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#1 Old 11-09-2006, 08:43 PM
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They look different, they act different, and sometimes they smell different, but different cultures can be deliciously amazing. So appreciate 'em.



I appreciate TJ, he's Canadian, the first real Canadian I've ever known and he does not disappoint.



Oh, and the Japanese pop group Pizzicato Five. They have some fantastic songs.

[youtube]8_A7qaX3R0o[/youtube]



Oh, I also like French bread, Chinese food, and Madagascar hissing cockroaches.

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#2 Old 11-09-2006, 08:55 PM
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I appreciate every single culture out there... it wouldnt make this world a better place to live.
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#3 Old 11-09-2006, 09:49 PM
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I appreciate TJ, too.



And ~Wonder.



But I don't appreciate either as much as I'd like. *snort*
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#4 Old 11-09-2006, 10:20 PM
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I'm not really foreign. I'm just a state kiddie corner. Unless you're saying your immune system would recognize me as a foreign body and proceed to attack me should I enter your bloodstream. But that's some pretty odd appreciation.

Hehe, my dog used to snort. She was also obsessed with licking her, um, nether regions.

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Oh..if only.

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Anyhoo... I can appreciate most cultures. Like that one episode of Morgan Spurlock's 30 days where the guy went to go spend 30 days with a muslim family. That was cool.
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Miso good.

Bonito very, very bad.
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#7 Old 11-10-2006, 05:09 AM
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I find American culture fascinating.
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#8 Old 11-10-2006, 06:03 AM
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I appreciate american culture and all the others really. I think norwegian culture is boring though, thats probably since Im norwegian :P
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I wonder what inspired the bit of ending of a stripped away soundtrack sound unmistakably forming a James Bond melody.



Who is TJ btw?
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I wonder what inspired the bit of ending of a stripped away soundtrack sound unmistakably forming a James Bond melody.

I don't know, but the name of the song is "Twiggy Twiggy Twiggy Versus James Bond".



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A bald Canadian Vegan obsessed with, among other things, hummus.

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I appreciate american culture and all the others really. I think norwegian culture is boring though, thats probably since Im norwegian :P





You're Norwegian? Wow. Anyway, I have a question about Norwegians. Are they above average height? Because I know this Norwegian who is so tall he doesn't fit through doorways.
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*gets mushy and gushy*



It's a world of laughter, a world of tears

It's a world of hopes and a world of fears

There's so much that we share

That it's time we're aware

It's a small world after all.



CHORUS:

It's a small world after all

It's a small world after all

It's a small world after all

It's a small, small world.



There is just one moon and one golden sun

And a smile means friendship to everyone.

Though the mountains divide

And the oceans are wide

It's a small world after all.



(chorus)

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*gets mushy and gushy*



It's a world of laughter, a world of tears

It's a world of hopes and a world of fears

There's so much that we share

That it's time we're aware

It's a small world after all.



CHORUS:

It's a small world after all

It's a small world after all

It's a small world after all

It's a small, small world.



There is just one moon and one golden sun

And a smile means friendship to everyone.

Though the mountains divide

And the oceans are wide

It's a small world after all.



(chorus)







Good times...
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I'm a Brazilian myself, and I love learning about different cultures, it's very interesting.
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You're Norwegian? Wow. Anyway, I have a question about Norwegians. Are they above average height? Because I know this Norwegian who is so tall he doesn't fit through doorways.

Indian Summer is Norwegian, and he is a giant.

The ones I pity are the ones who never stick out their neck for something they believe, never know the taste of moral struggle, and never have the thrill of victory. - Jonathan Kozol
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<<<shoots the hell of out of Amy's ghetto-blaster







See now, y'all thought I was all pro-gun control, eh? I just needed the proper motivation.



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*gets mushy and gushy*



It's a world of laughter, a world of tears

It's a world of hopes and a world of fears

There's so much that we share

That it's time we're aware

It's a small world after all.



CHORUS:

It's a small world after all

It's a small world after all

It's a small world after all

It's a small, small world.



There is just one moon and one golden sun

And a smile means friendship to everyone.

Though the mountains divide

And the oceans are wide

It's a small world after all.



(chorus)


The ones I pity are the ones who never stick out their neck for something they believe, never know the taste of moral struggle, and never have the thrill of victory. - Jonathan Kozol
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I find American culture very intriguing, although the culture of my own country is already heavily influenced by it.



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Indian Summer is Norwegian, and he is a giant.

But not a troll I hope (I wanted to make sure since trolls are an integral part of Norwegian mythology).

"and I stand

upon a mountain

made of weak and useless men"

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I find all cultures fascinating.



<<<< anthropology geek



As a Canadian, I love comparisons of Canada and the US, as well as all the little subcultures embedded into every other one.



I don't know if subcultures count as foreign, but, I just had to throw that in.



I am currently especially appreciating:

Japanese culture; thank you for miso and avocado kappa rolls

Greek culture; thank you for belly dancing, philosophy and dolmades

Irish culture; thank you for love of life and beer.

South African culture; thank you for that booty shakin' funk dance I'm learning

and Jamaican culture; for Bob Marley and for my wonderful man.

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Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavanto

'May everyone everywhere be happy
May the whole world be joyous'
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I like that Pizzicato Five song.



I love celebrating foreign culture. Sometimes I will embrace many cultures in one night... Belgian Ale, German Lager, American Amber....



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Japanese culture. I love Japanese music, movies, etc. I'm going there one day...
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#21 Old 11-14-2006, 06:08 PM
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Japanese culture. I love Japanese music, movies, etc. I'm going there one day...



Me too! I especially love Japanese food! (as long as it's vegan).

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I think everyone knows me as a japanese fan by now, but add me too anyway! ^_^
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Pretty much every Spanish person I've met I've got along with famously. I love the country and I want to go back sooo bad.
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Pretty much every Spanish person I've met I've got along with famously. I love the country and I want to go back sooo bad.
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