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"Hello America!" - a message of greeting from the UK by Pat Condell including some nasty truthiness from good old Europe. [MySpace Video]
posted by homodigitalis (21 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Thank you, I'll be here all night, don't forget to tip your waitresses, hey-oh, am I a crazy guy or what?
posted by billysumday at 1:22 PM on April 12, 2007

A little hack-y. Nothing I've never heard before. Also, "drink driving"?
posted by ColdChef at 1:37 PM on April 12, 2007

"You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him suck your cock."

I did get a chuckle out of that one, I must say.
posted by LMGM at 1:38 PM on April 12, 2007

The phrase "MySpace Video" will keep me from clicking on a link much better than "YouTube Video", it turns out.

but it's a close race
posted by davejay at 1:55 PM on April 12, 2007 [1 favorite]

"All American Christians are wackjobs! All white people can't dance! All black people are good athletes! All Mexicans are lazy! All Asians are bad drivers! All Myspace videos are idiotic and force me to comment on MeFi using lots of exclamation points!!!!!"

Remember kids, generalizations employing overly simplified platitudes is a universal language we all can understand. It has a beat we can all nod our collective heads to and should be employed at every possible chance.
posted by schleppo at 1:56 PM on April 12, 2007 [1 favorite]

schleppo doesn't understand satire and sarcasm....poor guy
posted by GavinR at 2:06 PM on April 12, 2007

Who on earth is Pat Condell?

Good to see that simplistic-left-wing-comedy hasn't been swept away by the current scourge of boyish surreality. And by good, I mean bad.
posted by seanyboy at 2:10 PM on April 12, 2007

GavinR obviously doesn't either.
posted by schleppo at 2:16 PM on April 12, 2007

This guy is like a British version of Ze Frank.

Ze Frank is charming, witty, intelligent and good to listen to. This guy is crap. Welcome to modern Britain!
posted by humblepigeon at 2:29 PM on April 12, 2007

Did everybody wake up on the grumpy side of the bed this morning?
posted by TBoneMcCool at 3:00 PM on April 12, 2007

I thought this was great, don't know what everyones problem is. does anybody outside a small (and shrinking) subset of Americans think the bush administration has done anything well in the last 6 years? and I'm not talking about double-negatives here.
posted by ryanfou at 4:01 PM on April 12, 2007

Your optimism is heartening, but I don't think it's a small subset.
posted by pompomtom at 4:39 PM on April 12, 2007

Also, "drink driving"?

That's just how they say "drunk driving" in England, mate.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:41 PM on April 12, 2007

That's just how they say "drunk driving" in England, mate.

I sincerely had no idea. Thank you.
posted by ColdChef at 5:53 PM on April 12, 2007

So it's a cynical, sarcastic, pissed off asshole dismissively ranting in absolutes about America, the UK, religion, and Tony Blair.

The big difference between this guy and Ze Frank is Ze Frank's ability to recognize nuance. And also, Ze Frank isn't British (UKian or whatever, you'll excuse my ignorance, as I am American) or an asshole. But whatever. Nuance.
posted by !Jim at 5:58 PM on April 12, 2007

Concidentally, the BBC today kicks off a three-part series on Anti-Americanism. Washington correspondent Justin Webb visits Cairo, Caracas, and — sacre [Pepsi] bleu! — Paris.
posted by rob511 at 6:23 PM on April 12, 2007

I like this guy because:
1) the accent
2) he wasn't reading it
3) he has balls [shouts at internets from basement webcam type of balls]
4) current events have turned me into a cynical, sarcastic, pissed off, dismissive American asshole.
posted by HyperBlue at 6:34 PM on April 12, 2007

You know, I agree with his sentiments, I really do, but his hectoring tone makes me wanna stab a broken bottle through his throat. Of course, I'm just a stupid American, so whadda I know?
posted by BitterOldPunk at 11:06 PM on April 12, 2007

"Tony Blair feels the hand of history on his genitals." What's wrong with you people? This is your manna! When did Metafilter, of all people, grow a blinding sense of laugh-inhibiting patriotism?
posted by DenOfSizer at 3:48 AM on April 13, 2007

America bashing seems only oke, when Americans do it?
posted by homodigitalis at 4:14 AM on April 13, 2007

I'm an American and I would be proud to buy that man a beer. Or ten.
posted by lordrunningclam at 6:57 AM on April 13, 2007

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