WHAT I LIKE ABOUT EUROPE

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As people here know I'm European. Even though Switzerland is not in the EU (thankfully), and my nationality is Swiss, I define myself as an European. Why ? Because Europe is SMALL. And yes, dear Americans, I'm NOT a "Caucasian", because that mountain range is very far east where Asia meets Europe. To me, Europe is not a continent, it is a part of the Eurasian land mass, and only some old arrogant colonists had the nerve to define it as a continent.

 

Now what do I like about Europe ? Well, first of all, nowhere else on earth you will find so many really different cultures and languages on such a small amount of space. You can go to Africa, and from Ghana over to Kenya down to Zimbabwe you will find different languages too, but in regard of culture you find a lot more similarities than you will find when comparing a Finn to a Portuguese.

 

The same happens when you go from Mexico through Central America down to South America. Of course there are different cultures and customs, but colonization has wiped out a lot of them, as in Africa too. Asia is different. But Asia is BIG. That's the difference. When you go from Thailand through Malaysia over to Kalimantan and then cross to Indonesia, you will notice the differences of course, but there are still more similarities in culture than between an Islander and a Greek.

 

And the best thing about Europe is that after centuries of war, we have learned (learnt.....;-) to get along with each other despite all those differences. That's not obvious. Because we're so small all of us have neighboring countries which speak a different language, and we're almost forced to be multilingual as a result. You will hardly find a German, an Austrian or a Scandinavian who doesn't at least speak some English. Same as here in Switzerland, where most of us also speak some basic French or Italian.

 

Well, maybe the bigger nations like the Brits, the French or the Spaniards don't feel the need for that because...erm...they used to be the powerful colonizers, so "the OTHERS please learn OUR language" ;-)

 

Anyway, even though Europe today is only a shadow of what it was before, gone have the guts and the independence, there's still the diversity around where you can choose between Spaghetti all'olio and Filet Mignon, a Wienerschnitzel and a Paella, you can climb up mountains or go to the beach, and you will find the most gorgeous ladies the further South you go ;-)

 

And you don't necessarily have to talk politics, because there's too many political parties to choose from, and yes, they really have different views to offer....

 

Of course there are lots of negative points in Europe too - as there are everywhere. But after all I couldn't have been luckier than to be born here. We have the advantage to be on the pulse of where it happens. Nothing is really far away from us, except America and Australia. And so know sooner than others what happens and why. We live with history (we have an old one), and hopefully we're able in future too to draw the right conclusions of it.

 

You might say why leave Europe when it's such a good place ? Well. that's a decision which is purely personal and has more to do with people than with anything else....;-)

Comments

Dino Manalis Added Aug 19, 2018 - 8:45am
 The Old World is full of history and cultures!
Stone-Eater Added Aug 19, 2018 - 8:50am
It is indeed :)
EXPAT Added Aug 19, 2018 - 10:26am
Stone. Europeans didn't "And the best thing about Europe is that after centuries of war, we have learned (learnt.....;-) to get along with each other despite all those differences."
 
AMERICA forced them to cooperate by taking away their armies, and forming NATO. The first thing Serbia did, when they were freed from the Soviet Yoke, was to start killing Muslims in Croatia and Bosnia, which again AMERICA had to stop.
The old antagonisms are still there, if America pulls out of NATO. I won't even explore the Anti Semitism, that you and your beloved Europeans employ on a regular basis.
 
"Europe is not a continent." in their mind they were. China didn't exist until Marco, and they still try to diminish Columbus.
 
But what I do like about Europe, in spite of their bad manners and resentment of America, is their putting the quality of life above material possession. It is common to find families who drive the same car for 20 years, and pass down furniture for generations.
 
Also dining al fresco, and strolling in the park are still common. As an American it took me a while to get used to strangers sitting down at my table for a drink or meal, without asking.
EXPAT Added Aug 19, 2018 - 10:35am
P.S.
you can choose between Spaghetti all'olio and Filet Mignon, a Wienerschnitzel and a Paella, you can climb up mountains or go to the beach, and you will find the most gorgeous ladies the further South you go ;-)
SAME IN CALIFORNIA!
Stone-Eater Added Aug 19, 2018 - 10:45am
Expat
 
Sure you find that food in the US but the AMBIANCE est la difference LOL
 
For the rest.....Americans are ex-Europeans mostly. Who tells me that in economic circumstances like we had in the 30s' Americans would NOT have hailed to a chief ?
 
Wars do not start out of nothing. More often the source is not home-made....
 
And wait a bit. Trump is on the way ;) Chief Trump closing the press ? Like in old Nazi manner ?
Michael B. Added Aug 19, 2018 - 11:05am
LOL @ EXPAT! I was going to say the same thing! I like Europe mostly for two reasons. Their public transportation (in Germany anyway) and their female's generally casual attitude toward public displays of two of my favorite objects: TITS! Otherwise, the vast majority of the world's problems is all their fault, lol.
Katharine Otto Added Aug 19, 2018 - 11:47am
Stone,
Good article.  The multiplicity of cultures existing so close together is an achievement.  When I traveled in Europe, many years ago, I really liked the variety of languages, food, and the short distances between countries.  I don't understand the urge to consolidate under the EU, but it looks like that may not last.  
 
opher goodwin Added Aug 19, 2018 - 12:01pm
Ja oui - Vive le difference!
Benjamin Goldstein Added Aug 19, 2018 - 12:13pm
I know they sound awkward, but I've met Brits who speak English.
 
Good post.  I largely agree.
Stone-Eater Added Aug 19, 2018 - 1:26pm
Michael
 
Public transport is really good, that's true. Strange - one should think that bigger countries have better public transport....but then - it costs...
Stone-Eater Added Aug 19, 2018 - 1:28pm
Katharine
 
The EU won't last, don't worry. It was and is a mere control mechanism for some centrists. They're gonna get rid of Brussels, I hope...
Stone-Eater Added Aug 19, 2018 - 1:29pm
Oph
 
La difference, not le difference. Sorry, for once I'm the teacher LOL
Stone-Eater Added Aug 19, 2018 - 1:31pm
Ben
 
I like Brit English, Scot, Aussie, Kiwi, no matter which sort of "dialect". Except maybe US Southern Brawl and UK Cockney. Probably because they are the only ones I really don't understand :-)
Leroy Added Aug 19, 2018 - 1:49pm
Both Expat and Michael beat me to what I had to say.
 
"But what I do like about Europe, in spite of their bad manners and resentment of America, is their putting the quality of life above material possession."
 
I had a burst of laughter when I saw a billboard in France that read, "Some children don't go on vacation."  In the US, you might see one about starving children, but in France, no vacation.  And, as one Frenchman said to me, "Americans take vacation in order to work; the French work in order to take vacation."  There is a lot of truth to that.  Europeans were millennials before millennials were millennials. ;)
 
BTW, the best looking girls in Europe are hidden in Romania, but only in the summertime.
Leroy Added Aug 19, 2018 - 1:54pm
"Except maybe US Southern Brawl and UK Cockney."
 
It's drawl, man.  No wonder you don't understand it ... ;)
Michael B. Added Aug 19, 2018 - 2:15pm
Something I noticed there too - Show a movie in Europe that has a lot of sex, nudity and violence, and they'll edit out the violence but retain the nudity and sex. In the U.S. it's the total opposite, lol.
Leroy Added Aug 19, 2018 - 2:30pm
In France, on Thursday nights, the broadcast TV channels used to show X-Rated movies.  The women in commercials frequently bared their breasts.  It can be relaxing sitting on the beach watching two half-nude women playing paddleball or whatever they call it.  No doubt it was invented for this purpose.
Michael B. Added Aug 19, 2018 - 2:42pm
@ Leroy - Yes, their commercials would rate as being soft porn here. My favorite one was a woman fellating a certain ice cream stick, with her making the creaminess inside of it very obvious, lol.
Stone-Eater Added Aug 19, 2018 - 3:44pm
Show a movie in Europe that has a lot of sex, nudity and violence, and they'll edit out the violence but retain the nudity and sex. In the U.S. it's the total opposite, lol. 
 
Well what is more fun, sex or violence ? You see :)
Stone-Eater Added Aug 19, 2018 - 3:45pm
Leroy
 
Ah.....drawl. Ok LOL
Stone-Eater Added Aug 19, 2018 - 3:48pm
Expat
 
"But what I do like about Europe, in spite of their bad manners and resentment of America, is their putting the quality of life above material possession."
 
Not in German speaking countries unfortunately, I tell you. That's more the case in the South and in Scandinavia.
Lindsay Wheeler Added Aug 19, 2018 - 4:18pm
Enjoy it for just a little bit, Stone-Eater---you'll soon be living in a Sharia State of Eurabia!  They are miscegenating the European out of existence. Good-bye Europe. Hello Eurabia!
Jeff Michka Added Aug 19, 2018 - 5:14pm
Well, it will be interesting when we live in Europe next year.  Probably only for four months (that's how long our lease is), and how long the Italians will want us in Italy.  I'm looking forward to a break from America and a very much slowed pace of life in a rural area in Tuscany.  The "Slow food" movement in Italy was started nearby, and according to friends that were there, the food is slow, alomg with evrything else, but would agree with SEFa's idea "quality of life is a better choice."
A. Jones Added Aug 19, 2018 - 5:16pm
And yes, dear Americans, I'm NOT a "Caucasian", because that mountain range is very far east where Asia meets Europe.
 
A classic example of how fucked up your thinking is.
 
1) There's an old, funny American song, titled "Yes, We Have No Bananas." Do you understand why the title is funny? Probably not. Guess I'll have to explain: normally, we would say, "No, we have no bananas," and not "Yes, we have no bananas." 
 
Normal, logical cognition requires one to say, "No, dear Americans, I'm NOT a Caucasian," and not "Yes, dear Americans, I'm NOT a Caucasian." Yes, we have no bananas; Yes, I'm not a Caucasian. It's just plain fucked up logic. But so typical of you.
 
2) If you're white, then you're Caucasian, regardless of how close you live to the Caucasus. 
 
In any case, Stone-shitter, why are you back? You bragged about leaving WB. Were you simply asking for our sympathy ("No, please don't leave! We love you Stone-shitter! Please, stay!"). Seems like it.
 
Anyway, no sympathy from me. You're a dunce — a true European dunce.
opher goodwin Added Aug 19, 2018 - 6:16pm
Stone - sorry - I'll improve with time!
Stone-Eater Added Aug 19, 2018 - 6:17pm
Jones
 
Fuck you. Or look for a nice European lady to help you out getting a bit more positive.
Stone-Eater Added Aug 19, 2018 - 6:19pm
Lindsay
 
No way. Not in Switzerland, anyway. But since I'm leaving to Muslim Senegal and don't give a shit about any religion - no sweat :-)
 
….and believe it or not - I've got no problems with true Muslims. Only with scum that talks like a Muslim but behaves like an ordinary thug.
Stone-Eater Added Aug 19, 2018 - 6:21pm
Jeff
 
E bene ! I wish you a good time in Italy. You'll love it. Italy is one of my favs in Europe too :-)
James Travil Added Aug 19, 2018 - 7:24pm
Don't waste your time on Alex Jones, he is a pathetic excuse for a human being. As for Europe the only part of it I've visited is Great Britain. My first wife and I lived in Bristol for six months back in the early 90's. Traveled to London quite a bit for business and I can attest to the high quality of public transportation there, at least in comparison to trying to drive the London streets. Overall I felt like we were on another planet, although a pleasant one. One thing I'm sure more European than America is I work so I can take a vacation, not the other way around, which is slavish and stupid. I never understood the obsession with work in the United States. If you live for your job you are a mindless robot. 
Jeff Michka Added Aug 19, 2018 - 7:29pm
That's next year, starting in May after my wife retires.  Her boss and his wife stayed in same place and loved it.  Good food, wine and people sounded good and a trip my wife deserves.  She has been working since she was 16, save a brief time post kids.  We'll enoy watch our care built, then being able to tour around Europe a bit before heading back.   Seems all reviews have been good, including yours.  Cheers and Thanks.
Jeff Michka Added Aug 19, 2018 - 7:31pm
Ooops... "...enjoy watching our car built,...."
Stone-Eater Added Aug 20, 2018 - 3:14am
James
 
You're right :-) Hm...public transport in London...I mean the tube is not really comfortable - often lights go out, it shakes and rumbles constantly LOL 
 
But it's ok compared to some cities in the US (Miami for example) where you need a car, because buses run once an hour or so in the afternoons (at least that's what it was like in 2000 when I was there).
 
Concerning work we Swiss are terrible (not me, lol). Here also people live for work, and where and what you work defines your social status mostly. Crazy.
Stone-Eater Added Aug 20, 2018 - 3:18am
Jeff
 
I know Italy quite well. When you have the time, check out the Gargano (a half-island on the East coast. I drove down all the way from Switzerland to Lecce on the southernmost tip, and that coast is far nicer than the West Coast. Also try to see Naples, Rome for sure and stay some time in Calabria to meet the mafia and get lost in that nice and rough landscape :-)
Stone-Eater Added Aug 20, 2018 - 3:20am
BTW: The South is cheaper than the North, less developed, but people are far more welcoming. What you don't need to see is Milan or Torino. Lots of industry up north. Avoid the ripoff in Monaco too.
Stone-Eater Added Aug 20, 2018 - 3:27am
BTW2: If you go by car and have time: Unless you're really well off avoid Switzerland (too expensive, except if you want to see the Alps), Germany (cheap but quite crowded, although Bavaria has some nice spots, and up north on the Danish coast you find those typical fishing villages and rough sailor type of people ;-), but check out Portugal. The South around Lagos is breathtaking, and the Portuguese are really nice people and they also have good sea food.
 
Plan two or three months if you can, and if you have a mobile home you can get by on about 30 € a day (except gas) when you cook for yourself.
Stone-Eater Added Aug 20, 2018 - 3:31am
Last tip: If you like, you can drive down to Lecce or Brindisi, and across the sea is Croatia, very nice too. You just drive up back again on the Croatian coast instead of going the same way back up in Italy. There's a ferry crossing from Italy to Croatia.
Leroy Added Aug 20, 2018 - 10:24am
"And the best thing about Europe is that after centuries of war, we have learned (learnt.....;-) to get along with each other despite all those differences."
 
I like how the Spanish get along with the British. ;)
Jeff Michka Added Aug 20, 2018 - 12:44pm
Thanks for the travel tips, SEFa.  Not planning major time "Up north", but probably Paris and coast, maybe UK.  Going to ship car from UK.  Past that, it will be good to watch the olives and grapes grow to harvest, then back to the states.  Undoubtedly find a similar experience of boredom once we get back, but looking forward to a few months of "unwinding", my wife in particular.  I've been retired for a couple of years, and she'll have retire a month before we leave.
Ari Silverstein Added Aug 20, 2018 - 1:55pm
Based on the geographic size of Europe and the quantity of different countries within that area, it’s safe to say you folks have done a lot of warring over the years.  By way of example, see Yugoslavia and its breakup.  Not to mention the ugly ethnic cleaning that occurred.  All of which happened relatively recently.  Or one can go back in time see what happened to the continent during the Holocaust and World War II.  If peace, stability and ethnic harmony are what you value, look no further than the USA. 
Stone-Eater Added Aug 20, 2018 - 1:58pm
Jeff
 
No sweat. Have a good trip and write here about it :-)
Stone-Eater Added Aug 20, 2018 - 2:09pm
Ari
 
By way of example, see Yugoslavia and its breakup.  Not to mention the ugly ethnic cleaning that occurred.  All of which happened relatively recently
 
https://www.history.com/topics/bosnian-genocide
 
Ok. And what has that to do with Western states such as Central Europe ? Did we start it ?
 
I'm not talking of the Holocaust anymore. That's gone, finito, terminé since. I talk of the last 30 years. Yugo was an inner-European conflict. And once more religion and economy played into it. That's a difference to the wars in Iraq, Iran, Syria and Libya which were orchestrated from the outside for purely economic and geostrategic reasons.
 
Pretty strange to compare the millions of deaths from these wars to that single conflict in Yugoslavia. Of course there will always be conflicts everywhere, but whitewashing the US is too simple as well. 
Ari Silverstein Added Aug 20, 2018 - 4:59pm
You didn’t say only Western Europe is the part of Europe you like.  You even included a map of what you’re calling “Europe” and right in the center of that map is the former Yugoslavia.  So Yugoslavia remains an excellent example that proves this article to be a fiction. 
 
Furthermore, all those anti-Semites that allowed their Jewish population to be butchered, continue to live in Western Europe.  And as seen in the many terrorists acts throughout Europe, your large and increasing Muslim population have escalated attacks against Jews who live in Europe.  The fact you’re so willing to exclude the Holocaust and blatant anti-Semitism, only proves you don’t know anything about the history of Europe. 
 
Oh and by the way, even if you convinced me to exclude the ethnic cleaning and the Holocaust, I could still come up with many examples of Europeans behaving badly.  Don't mistake me for being anti-European, I think Europe is great.  It's simply not the bed of roses you portray it to be.  
Stone-Eater Added Aug 20, 2018 - 5:46pm
Ari
 
I never said it's a bed of roses. But what we fucked up in the first half of the 20th century the US is repeating since then until today. What we killed in 10 years in Europe (mind you, not ALL of Europe…), the US is keeping up since then. Count all the deaths from Vietnam to Syria you get some millions as well.
 
But let that be. This article is not about what the world did and does wrong. It's about culture and diversity.
Ric Wells Added Aug 20, 2018 - 6:59pm
Stone what I like about the world are the people. The majority are kind, courteous and generous to a fault. Just respect the culture your are experiencing. A friendly and genuine hello goes a long was as an ice breaker. The key is respect.
Jeff Michka Added Aug 20, 2018 - 7:29pm
That's true, Ric.  And that, as we'll find out, is part of the general charm of where we'll be:  the people.  Yup, hello and polite carries the day most places, particularly offshore. 
Michael B. Added Aug 20, 2018 - 8:23pm
Kind, courteous, and generous to a fault, just like Bitchka here! Damn Bitchka, for such a committed leftist, that's quite a trip you're planning, and a car to boot! Let me guess...your real purpose is to help smuggle illegals and plant anti-Trump stickers, right? Think of all of the hungry children and homeless people that could be taken care of with such money, you fucking hypocrite asshole. I hope you get hit head-on and/or go over a very tall cliff, you and that slimy gutter whore you call your wife, you fucking polack asshole. Or, better yet, you and your gutter whore get robbed and killed by some fucking refugees, lol!
Wendy Bugliari Added Aug 20, 2018 - 9:54pm
A big plus, for Europe that is, ~The Bug~ has never been there
but I have a 1/2 sister in UK where my Mum Married an American sailor and came here to states with two of her three children.
My Nanny was Australian born and so I grew up with lovely British accent wrapped in Brooklyn one.
Guess we can call that Brooklish
OH and Leroy,
I had the MOST original thought about you today.
I thought WOW that Leroy is a real Maggat burger HA!
Cheers,
~The Bug~
Michael B. Added Aug 20, 2018 - 10:52pm
@ Leroy - That's the Bug's invitation for you to eat her vile, insect-infested pussy, which is probably why she is known as the Bug. Not like you'd take her up on it, but if you do, expect your entire crotch and groin regions to look like a pock-marked, oil-slicked tide pool within minutes, lol.
Stone-Eater Added Aug 20, 2018 - 11:00pm
Ric
 
Fully agree. But respect has to be taught from early age...
Ken Added Aug 21, 2018 - 12:02am
- that is the caucusus, not the caucasians.
- you will find as many diverse cultures traveling through the USA as you will in Europe - in fact, you will find far more.
- The only reason you don't speak German and/or Russian is because of the USA
Dr. Rupert Green Added Aug 21, 2018 - 6:34am
Cheers to you for explicating the positives of Europe. Of course, no one tells of its country based on its evil deeds.  When I was a wee lass in Africa, I shuddered in fear as I saw them dare European ships a coming.  I must express my chagrin that though some early Europeans gave Africa credits for teaching them math, science, and architecture, other did not...even claiming one of theirs was the father of medicine (Hippocrates) and the father of mathematics (Archimedes) when thousands of years before  European learn such at the feet of Himoteph.  Ahh, your religions, was Africa given credit for Europe's stealing/borrowing (without crediting) its religious precepts from Africa? Horus, Osiris, AmenRa. Reading the Book of the Dead would be most enlightening (Book of Coming Forth by Day)
What European country can I visit to see the presence of early African influence?
Leroy Added Aug 21, 2018 - 7:10am
"Avoid the ripoff in Monaco too."
 
If you mean the gambling scene, I agree.  Otherwise, Monaco is one of my favorite places to visit.  It's a beautiful city.  At least back when I was there, when you get a block or two away from the casino, the prices are reasonable.  And the drive from there to La Turbie (I think it is) is incredible.  The view from there is remarkable.
Leroy Added Aug 21, 2018 - 7:12am
"@ Leroy - That's the Bug's invitation for you to eat her vile, insect-infested pussy, which is probably why she is known as the Bug."
 
Glad to see someone fantasizes about me.  But, you're right; I take a pass on that one...lol.
Stone-Eater Added Aug 21, 2018 - 7:27am
Rupert
 
I'm afraid that African influence starts only now....in times of globalism African art, music and philosophy starts to catch on on the generations of today. Good.
Stone-Eater Added Aug 21, 2018 - 7:28am
Leroy
 
To me, Monaco is the city of the snobish and superficial. Never mind its scenery ;)
Stone-Eater Added Aug 21, 2018 - 7:31am
Ken
 
German is my mother tongue....here in Switzerland. And I like it ;)
 
BTW: These cultures in the US you talk about you will find in people's homes maybe. But not in architecture and daily public life. History can't be transported like furniture :)
Wendy Bugliari Added Aug 21, 2018 - 3:22pm
Stone,
A little birdy told me not to use "mother" in reference to native language being German but it also told me 
(Tweedilly-tweedilly-deet, tweedilly-tweedilly-deet)
(Tweedilly-tweedilly-deet, tweedilly-tweedilly-deet)
(Tweedilly-tweedilly-deet, tweedilly-tweedilly-deet)
(Tweet-tweet-tweet-tweet)
Cheers,
~The Bug~
Wendy Bugliari Added Aug 21, 2018 - 3:32pm
Stone, 
When you or if you are still on FB, check this dude out!
"The New Jersey Globe reports that Jankowski has “withdrawn” his candidacy, due to revelations that he’s something of a crazy racist. The outlet had originally reported on a series of terribly racist and inflammatory posts and “rants” by Jankowski on his target="_blank">Facebook page between the years 2013 and 2016.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/8/20/1789588/-New-Jersey-man-s-insanely-racist-Facebook-rants-lead-him-to-remove-himself-from-school-board-race?detail=emaildkre
Never have I ever seen soo many crazier than
~The Bug~
Cheers!
Stone-Eater Added Aug 21, 2018 - 3:41pm
Buggie
 
I have quit Fuckbook about 4 months ago.....;-)
Wendy Bugliari Added Aug 21, 2018 - 6:35pm
Stone,
OH, I hate trolling people and you have not been on my feed the few times visiting FB myself. You and David E. are ONLY connects I trust enough there. Just for my family (my son is NOT allowed contact so activity NOT evident, long story really) and a few friends that go WAY back to Wall Street Career days which ended April 1989.
 
Your wife is lovely for what my opinion is worth as a white woman who cant tell the difference between those black people, lol, 
Also suspect she allows your rude ass lots of space perhaps reason you went black and blame Swiss Misses being bitches because they wont put UP with misogynistic BOYS ha!
Later dude,
~The Bug~ 
Jeff Michka Added Aug 21, 2018 - 7:40pm
Speaking of gutter whores, I see "bad taste" Janie trundled back.  Is she going to confirm her poor taste in people by stroking you, online.  Janie and I. if she's to be believed, are almost neighbors, but given her poor taste in people, someone here I rather not know.  Maybe she'll invite you up here, and you can come looking for me and repeat that gutter whore comment, interesting coming from a nazi-wannabe clown who trolls the streets of LA looking for underage latino hookers.  Go fuck yourself Michael B, tell some Aussies how snappy nazi uniforms are.  You are same old shit. A JUST a big noise, not this "Miltary hero" and "patriot." Best you did was enforce NATO'S "Fulda gap community plan"  And didn't do much but show up for it.
Stone-Eater Added Aug 22, 2018 - 1:56am
Buggie
 
Lol thanks for the honor :) Well to me white women remind me of featherless chickens, in my native tongue (thx 4 the lesson ;) called "gerupfte Hühner":)))
 
BTW Greetz to David and Jadviga from me !
Stone-Eater Added Aug 22, 2018 - 1:58am
Michael
 
Too bad falling into old habits...
opher goodwin Added Aug 22, 2018 - 7:38am
Europe is so full of history, different languages, different cultures, different attitudes, different climates, different foods, costumes, music and ways. Travelling if an adventure.
Dr. Rupert Green Added Aug 22, 2018 - 9:17am
@Stone.
Rupert
 
I'm afraid that African influence starts only now....in times of globalism African art, music and philosophy starts to catch on on the generations of today. Good.
 
Please watch.
 
 
 
Stone-Eater Added Aug 22, 2018 - 12:21pm
Will do.
Michael B. Added Aug 23, 2018 - 12:24am
Stone, "Too bad falling into old habits..."
 
LOL. Yes, I am! The funny part of this is that this time, I exercised some restraint, lol!
 
 
 
Michael B. Added Aug 23, 2018 - 12:31am
@ Bitchka - For what it's worth, I had a witch place a curse on you and your family. Every dark force I could possibly summon has been directed toward you, your slimy, disgusting GUTTER WHORE wife, and all of your bastard children. I specifically requested that you be put in a position to watch your loved ones die the most slow and painful death possible, lol.
Dr. Rupert Green Added Aug 23, 2018 - 3:55am
"@ Bitchka - For what it's worth, I had a witch place a curse on you and your family. Every dark force I could possibly summon has been directed toward you, your slimy, disgusting GUTTER WHORE wife, and all of your bastard children. I specifically requested that you be put in a position to watch your loved ones die the most slow and painful death possible, lol."
 
Really? Is such not beyond the pale if it is not bantering being expressed in a manner that the actors only know the express themselves? If not, it would appear revolting to the reasonable WB person and is the approach used by the ignoramus who lacks words to articulate his/her position.
Michael B. Added Aug 25, 2018 - 2:16am
@ Rupert - You may find this hard to believe, but when I was in school, I got "F's" in both Ebonics 101 and Mumbling 101. Once again, I'm more than well-disposed toward stripping you of the "Dr" title that you continue to shamelessly display. I hate to say it, but I gotta tell an oldie-but-goodie racist joke:
 
Q: "What do you call a black billionaire PhD-holding nuclear scientist?"
 
A: "Nigger!"
 
However, calling you a nigger is an insult to niggers world-wide, lol!
Michael B. Added Aug 25, 2018 - 2:32am
BTW - Speaking of the "n" word, I gotta ask: If it is such a HORRIBLE word, then why is it that you motherfuckers use it so incredibly frequently on yourselves, but OH MY GOD, if a non-Nigger person says it, they're RACISTS! Isn't telling me that I can't say and/or do something because of the color of my skin racism? Please impress me with your emotional and intellectual skill how that is?
Stone-Eater Added Aug 25, 2018 - 11:40am
Good point.
Jeff Michka Added Aug 25, 2018 - 4:44pm
Michael B needs to company of another of his underahe latino hookers.  You, MB  are a racist, not because of N WORDS, but you have more creds.  Your racial likes and hates, according to you, are based on how people smell.  I'll pass your nice thoughts along to my family, they'll be impressed.  How come you don't show your av pic in color like it use to be.  Afraid folks might say that orange jumpsuit is the new black?  Probably.  You are still a Third Reich romantic pig, and will never be better.  I'm sure your comments will draw sighs of love from Janie, you socially diseased piece of human waste. 
Ward Tipton Added Aug 28, 2018 - 12:42am
Bangers and beer, wine, cheese and dark bread. Did I miss anything? Perhaps the occasional fish and chips ... ? 
Stone-Eater Added Aug 29, 2018 - 12:55am
Ward
 
Not enough space here to mention everything :-)
Ward Tipton Added Aug 29, 2018 - 7:58am
Did I mention I also have a very pronounced Southern DRAWL? 
 
Funny, the one word I could never erase the drawl from was "Orn" ... as in "Put my beer down orn the table dear!" 
 
Ward Tipton Added Aug 29, 2018 - 8:00am
Okay, Europe has a really cool history and lots of great places for archaeological digs! And okay, there are other sausages even better than bangers but you always get more bangers to the pound right and more bangers for your buck! Right? (That was a joke)
Stone-Eater Added Aug 30, 2018 - 8:50am
Ward
 
Did I mention I also have a very pronounced Southern DRAWL
 
Which means I'd have problems understanding you ;-)
Ward Tipton Added Aug 30, 2018 - 10:03am
Most normal people do have problems understanding me ... but even when they do understand what I am saying, they do not always understand that I mean what I am saying. 
Ward Tipton Added Aug 30, 2018 - 10:04am
We could always converse in Spanish if you can handle a Southern Mexican accent ... as in from the Southern part of Mexico. I hope to need to learn French soon. Will be handy when I make it to Geneva to visit my friends there. 
Ward Tipton Added Aug 30, 2018 - 10:05am
Speaking of which ... the Belgian and Swiss do make very nice chocolates too. 
Stone-Eater Added Aug 31, 2018 - 4:18am
Ward
 
I don't speak Spanish.....strange, but I never liked that language. I do speak French - needed in Africa, and I think when you master Spanish you get a grip on French pretty easily. If I happen to be in Switzerland when you pass by, pop in at my place Winterthur (15 km from Zurich approx.).
 
But I guess I'll be in Thiès, Senegal, once you get here. They speak French there too ;-)
Stone-Eater Added Aug 31, 2018 - 4:19am
...and: I don't like Chocolate too much, actually....
The Burghal Hidage Added Sep 5, 2018 - 2:20pm
One must bloom where they are planted
Ward Tipton Added Sep 5, 2018 - 9:25pm
Stone - I was fine til you said you do not like chocolate that much ... that is just ... weird. 
 
The French does seem relatively easy, though I should have practiced more when I was traveling, it was difficult to commit the necessary time while working on the more expansive projects and negotiating with the governments. Now it seems, I have nothing but time so ... no time like the present. 
 
PS People from Spain are often quite perturbed when they discover that I have learned such a beautiful language (Spanish) but "speak like a Mexican" ... which I always considered to be something of a compliment as it shows they recognize the accent from where I learned ... now if I can accomplish French with the same level of proficiency.
 
TBH - I was shat on a stump and hatched by the sun ... bloomed? Not the choice of words most people who know me would choose. Just saying ... 
Stone-Eater Added Sep 6, 2018 - 8:03am
Sorry but chocolate is sugar. Apart from not liking that (sweets in general) it causes teeth to fall out, diabetes and fattens. Do I want that ? Not really :)
Ward Tipton Added Sep 6, 2018 - 10:05am
I have no teeth left and I am too skinny.