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Old 11-07-2006, 01:39 PM   #51
Ron Tisdale
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Re: Do Americans lack humor

Welshmen SPEAK???

Wow, learn something new everyday...

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Old 11-07-2006, 03:01 PM   #52
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Re: Do Americans lack humor

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Welshmen SPEAK???

Wow, learn something new everyday...
Well .. mostly, they sing ...

The difference between a Welshman and an Irishman is that the Welshman sings more than he drinks ...

And the difference between an Irishman and a Scot is .... [Anyone? Anyone??]

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Old 11-08-2006, 06:47 AM   #53
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Faulty towers is excellent! But I rarely get to watch it anymore...my French GF just doesn't find it funny. Maybe it's the French who have no sense of humor!

Best,
Ron (ok, if ANYONE tells her I said that, you are TOAST)

PS If I survive her finding out...
It's 'Fawlty' Towers not 'Faulty'. That's if we're not talking about some ghastly knock-off for American TV. You guys will be asking for a Waldorf salad next!

Does anybody on here actually find Friends funny? Most of them should have been put down at birth. Perhaps the French like it.
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Old 11-08-2006, 06:53 AM   #54
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Re: Do Americans lack humor

Quite right Mike...pardon the mis-spelling.

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Well .. mostly, they sing
And quite beautifully at that! One of my favorite books growing up was "How Green Was My Valley", and one of my favorite B&W movies is the old screen version. Not to mention the Master Piece Theater version...also excellent.

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Old 11-08-2006, 11:05 AM   #55
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Does anybody on here actually find Friends funny? Most of them should have been put down at birth. Perhaps the French like it.
I think it's funny how much those people got paid!
Seriously folks, the cast of Friends has contributed much to society.


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Old 11-08-2006, 11:33 AM   #56
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To be fair, there's some cr*p TV comedy on over here too. We've also started to move beyond take-the-p*ss-out-of-the-Germans mode at long last. At one time, the latter was about 70% of TV comedy over here. The Germans may not have a sense of humour, but they sure do take it pretty well from we Brits.

Don't mention the War! I mentioned it once but I think i got away with it...

Two world wars and one world cup....

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Old 11-08-2006, 03:39 PM   #57
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(Once yo' got an aircraft carrier, yo' really somebody.....)[/quote]
The collected broadcasts of Idi Amin no less!! Aaah, John Bird at his finest.http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/newrep...eply&p=157924#
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Old 11-09-2006, 03:18 AM   #58
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Finish the joke- ...an aikidoka walks into a bar and........
his sensei dispares at his lack of awareness. I mean seriously, a simple tai sabaki would have doen the trick, what are they teaching this guy

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Old 11-09-2006, 07:52 AM   #59
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(Once yo' got an aircraft carrier, yo' really somebody.....)
The collected broadcasts of Idi Amin no less!! Aaah, John Bird at his finest.http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/newrep...eply&p=157924#
Smilie[/quote]

It is indeed General President Idi Amin Esq., PhD VC

People getting off the pavement when yo' walking by...you ain't walking naked into the conference chambers of de world!

A great pity that John Bird can't do a Texan accent. (If he's still around that is!)
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Old 11-09-2006, 08:27 AM   #60
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A great pity that John Bird can't do a Texan accent. (If he's still around that is!)
He is, and he's still on TV quite often, usually with John Fortune and Rory Bremner. (Bremner does 'Texan' on those shows.)

You might be thinking of John Wells, hes the one who sadly died a few years ago. (He was best known in his latter years for spoofing Dennis Thatcher.)
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Old 11-09-2006, 09:22 AM   #61
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Ah yes! Anyone for Dennis. Another classic. Along with Mike Yarwood's impression of Ted Heath (I was very young for that one. Honest!)

Rory Bremner has got Blair down to a 't'. Haven't seen anyone do Cherie yet, but I guess all you would have to do is walk into the nearest supermarket and start loading freebies into a very large bag whilst at the same gurning and going cross eyed...

Bin Laden would be another easy target for a take off by Bremner. Can't imagine him ever doing it though. Salman Rushdie II here we come...
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Old 11-09-2006, 10:35 AM   #62
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They don't have a sense of humour and they don't even have a language of their own. Guys, maybe you could at least learn to spell if you're going to borrow ours....
When I was young, my english teacher (he was scottish) when someone asked him the difference between english and american, simply said laughing

"Oh not much you have to care for - simply imagine me with a potato in the mouth while speaking, that's american"

I cannot figure out at the time, but after meeting many americans and british people in my life and watching some UK/USA films with the original soundtrack, I can say the statement fits pretty well to my perception...
I always panic when I have to phone an american for job-related stuff

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