Is Europe a country?

by Volker Weber

Comments

I liked "I'm listening to what your saying, but, I only hear what I want to"

Dwight Wilbanks, 2007-11-29

My favourite:
"...hung(a)ry?...I've heared of turkey!..." - Ouch!

Fozi Nisiropoulos, 2007-11-29

This one would fall into the same category: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJuNgBkloFE

Frank-Leonardo Quednau, 2007-11-29

I've never watched the show, but OMG!

Ben Langhinrichs, 2007-11-29

All I can say is it's a good thing that gal can sing, because she's clearly not even smart enough to get by on her looks.

Richard Schwartz, 2007-11-29

Sure. And German, Hugarian, Italian, and French are dialects. Isn't that our goal? One Europe. Without borders.

Cem Basman, 2007-11-29

Actually, the primary goal is to remove all liberty rights first and unite the languages later.

Stefan Rubner, 2007-11-29

I don't know this lady, but I'd love to see her puzzled look when I tell her that Switzerland's not part of Europe. =) =) =)

Philipp Sury, 2007-11-30

Philipp, I think she'd have a brain explosion when you explain to her that while Switzerland is part of Europe, it's not part of the European Union. Muaha!

Patrick Montavon, 2007-11-30

Are you guys aware, that Switzerland has moved six years ago?

Volker Weber, 2007-11-30

Patrick, she wouldn't have a clue what the European Union is, let alone where Switzerland is!

Mitch

Mitch Wolfson, 2007-11-30

Ever heard of Tianjin, Dhaka, Shenyang, Fortaleza? These are megacities. Some of them have a larger population then Switzerland. Each. So don't make fun of a blond head who is not familiar with your own cultural context.

Cem Basman, 2007-11-30

I like her. The show would be less fun if she had just given the correct answer.

Also, the Hungry/Turkey thing is rather brilliant :-) Hungary Americans having turkey in Turkey for thanksgiving...

Ole Saalmann, 2007-11-30

As a Swiss, I have also learned in the US that Swaziland, Sweden and Switzerland are all the same :)

No kidding !

Andy Brunner, 2007-11-30

And despite the fact that telling her about Switzerland or the European Union would confuse her, how on earth would she have a brain explosion? Which brain?

Ragnar Schierholz, 2007-11-30

Ragnar, wie wär's damit:
Ausgangs-Gehirn -> Weißer Zwerg -> Supernova? (ok, ein Ausgangs-Gehirn mit einer Masse von mehr bis zu 8 Sonnenmassen dürfte selten sein, aber ...)

Stefan Rubner, 2007-11-30

ROTFL at that CNN map. If we stopped moving around like crazy, people would've less trouble locating us on a map.

@Cem: so who will be left to make fun of? At least until we get denied this right as well, we should have fun as much as we get.

@Andy: are you implying that they're not? :grin

@Ragnar: you're right. I should have said head explosion. Two braincells to rub together don't result in a noticeable explosion. :)

Patrick Montavon, 2007-11-30

I think, she is acting! If you didn't know Budapest, how could you assert that they speak French there? The showmaster's female/male jokes appear rehearsed, he is pronouncing Hungary intentionally like "hungry". And then out of the blue she is witty enough to associate Hung(a)ry and Turkey?

Moritz Schroeder, 2007-11-30

Stupid Americans!

Franz Meisner, 2007-12-02

Hardly, Franz. There is a small boy, also American, who has no difficulty answering the question in a split second. If you did not see him, I could say "blind Austrians".

Volker Weber, 2007-12-02

@Patrick, best to make fun of are always people who think they are smart, important, better... you get the idea.

Cem Basman, 2007-12-02

@Stefan,
Depends on which books you are reading. "Accelerando" by Charles Stross envisiones matrioshka brains engulfing entire star systems...
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matrioshka_brain)

@Cem,
you do have a point there. We are living in a society in which the need to know specific details has been greatly diminished by some of the tools that we elect to use.
Mobiles know phone numbers, organizers know dates, navigation systems know locations and google knows everything ;-).
"Accelerando" also touches upon this and envisions a future where man and his gadgets blend into an enhanced persona.
We are not there yet, but getting closer.

Martin Forisch, 2007-12-02

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