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sean
07-28-2003, 09:32 PM
My sister just emailed me a really funny list of actual warning labels found on products. By far the most likely to make all the guys here cringe and grab their "special area".

Swedish Chainsaw: Do not attempt to stop chain with genitals.

Zewu
07-29-2003, 07:17 AM
This is an insult to me as a Swede.

This links to the whole Sweden/(Switzerland) porn myth, we're all blond and blue eyed and we live in a sexual paradise.

Let me tell you this, I think it is such a pity to watch Ricki Lake (no, I don't think they represent all of the Americans), but still, we don't have many of those tragical cases over here. From what I've heard by chatting with many Americans online, they are much more focused on sex, than people I know over here, are.

By the way, I've got brown hair and brown eyes, my dad has even got black hair and brown eyes.


Yes I can take 'a funny notation'........but not stupid ones like this. This even had no class, no style, I think.

Govtcheez
07-29-2003, 08:10 AM
> Yes I can take 'a funny notation'........but not stupid ones like this. This even had no class, no style, I think.

Jesus H Christ. Take a joke. Besides, if Sean's source is true (I've seen that, too, but it doesn't really mean anything), that's a real warning label.

FillYourBrain
07-29-2003, 08:34 AM
Zewu, wake up on the wrong side of the bed? It wasn't a joke. And it wasn't a stab at sweden. If anything it's a stab at lawyers who cause these warning lables in the first place with stupid lawsuits. I can just imagine the lawsuit that caused this one.:eek:

Govtcheez
07-29-2003, 08:55 AM
"Well, my buddies told me I had balls of steel, so I'll just YEEAAAGGGHHHH!!!!"

Zewu
07-29-2003, 10:29 AM
Well, what is there to add here? I think American humor is simply stupid and obvious.

I've watched 'Jackass' several times, but it has never made me laugh. The same went with 'American Pie'. Shows like 'Fawlty Towers' or 'Àllo Àllo' though, they make me laugh all time when I'm watching them.

Shogun
07-29-2003, 10:35 AM
I'm a swede and I find that joke funny. Although I do agree with Zewu jackass and american pie arn't funny, shows like 'Fawlty Towers' or 'Àllo Àllo' are on the other hand.

Zewu
07-29-2003, 10:44 AM
Kvinnofängelset kl. 01:05 på TV 4 ikväll ;) Det förekom ett mord igår :D

Govtcheez
07-29-2003, 10:56 AM
Tons of people don't find Jackass and American Pie funny. America puts out more international stuff than any other country; do you really expect it all to be good? If Jackass and the like don't make you laugh, try Sports Night or something, but you likely won't get the jokes.

And don't post in another language.

Clyde
07-29-2003, 11:07 AM
What about Fraiser Zewu? That form of humour is similar to the British kind.

I find the simpsons very funny, family guy is freaking hilarious too, they are both American.

ZakkWylde969
07-29-2003, 11:12 AM
Zewu. That is just a funnny think about a chainsaw that happens to be in your country. America has many. Canada has many.

Zewu
07-29-2003, 11:12 AM
oh, Fraiser airs over here. Although, I haven't really watched it, I know my aunt likes it though. Well, it could be good.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that all TV that is produced in the US is bad, it's just that I don't like this typical 'brand' of humor referred to as 'American humor'. I mean, how could I pass a day without a dosage of satirical, American 'the Simpsons'?

Shogun
07-29-2003, 11:21 AM
Originally posted by Zewu
Kvinnofängelset kl. 01:05 på TV 4 ikväll ;) Det förekom ett mord igår :D

lol ska försöka se det ;)

:editerat blä jag stavar sämmre på svenska än på engelska:

and simpsons rocks!

FillYourBrain
07-29-2003, 11:21 AM
so far the only country bashing I've seen in this thread is toward america. Interesting.

Zewu
07-29-2003, 11:24 AM
Originally posted by FillYourBrain
so far the only country bashing I've seen in this thread is toward america. Interesting.
Oh, ok. May I ask you, fib, if you consider me to have bashed America in this thread?

FillYourBrain
07-29-2003, 11:25 AM
Originally posted by Zewu
Oh, ok. May I ask you, fib, if you consider me to have bashed America in this thread?
I think American humor is simply stupid and obvious. No, not at all :rolleyes:

Govtcheez
07-29-2003, 11:26 AM
You seemed pretty intent on it your first post. Is it only acceptable for people to tell jokes that mention the country they're from, now?

Zewu
07-29-2003, 11:53 AM
Originally posted by FillYourBrain

Originally posted by Zewu
Oh, ok. May I ask you, fib, if you consider me to have bashed America in this thread?

I think American humor is simply stupid and obvious.

No, not at all :rolleyes:

Yet, I pointed out that it is not specifically humor that is produced in America that I dislike. Let me remind you:

Originally posted by Zewu
Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that all TV that is produced in the US is bad, it's just that I don't like this typical 'brand' of humor referred to as 'American humor'. I mean, how could I pass a day without a dosage of satirical, American 'the Simpsons'?
Maybe it's just that you're a bad listener, fib. I think that my statement that you quoted and used as an example of bashing America, would be the same as when saying, when 'Freedom Fries' were known as 'French Fries', 'French Fries simply taste bad and they have no crisp', would be bashing France.

FillYourBrain
07-29-2003, 11:57 AM
you're right. I'm a terrible person. Burn, sweden burn. ;)

FillYourBrain
07-29-2003, 12:00 PM
Hey, Shogun. How'd you turn out so well in the same country that produced Zewu?

Govtcheez
07-29-2003, 12:07 PM
> 'French Fries simply taste bad and they have no crisp', would be bashing France.

Except French Fries aren't made in France, you tool.

> How'd you turn out so well in the same country that produced Zewu?

No kidding... Not to mention CrystalSky/Series.

Zewu
07-29-2003, 12:09 PM
Originally posted by FillYourBrain
you're right. I'm a terrible person. Burn, sweden burn. ;)

Originally posted by FillYourBrain

Hey, Shogun. How'd you turn out so well in the same country that produced Zewu?
heh, looks to me as if you're trying to provoke me, fib. Well, just a lil' hint for you, I am in no means proud to be a Swede. This country can go in whatever way it wants to, I don't care about any nation, I only care about certain people, and I despice nationalism and patriotism.

FillYourBrain
07-29-2003, 12:12 PM
Originally posted by Zewu
This is an insult to me as a Swede.
Originally posted by Zewu
I am in no means proud to be a Swede.

Zewu
07-29-2003, 12:17 PM
Originally posted by Govtcheez
> 'French Fries simply taste bad and they have no crisp', would be bashing France.

Except French Fries aren't made in France, you tool.
Ok, maybe you want another example. What about bashing America by saying that the 'American van' is too big and consumes too much fuel, even though it would be manufactured by Wolkswagen in Germany?

FillYourBrain
07-29-2003, 12:20 PM
I never heard of Wolkswagen. Are they a good company?

Govtcheez
07-29-2003, 12:21 PM
WTF is an American van?

Zewu
07-29-2003, 12:22 PM
Originally posted by FillYourBrain

Originally posted by Zewu
This is an insult to me as a Swede.

Originally posted by Zewu
I am in no means proud to be a Swede.


Do these connect in any way? It's an insult to me as a Swede, because by me being a Swede, whether I'm proud of it or not, some people will have prejudices about me.

FillYourBrain
07-29-2003, 12:24 PM
Originally posted by Govtcheez
WTF is an American van? It's produced by Wolkswagon. Were you not listening?!?!

Zewu
07-29-2003, 12:24 PM
Originally posted by Govtcheez
WTF is an American van?
It's not about whether the specific examples that I stated are exaclty true or not, it's about that there are examples, and I think you know that.

Zewu
07-29-2003, 12:28 PM
Ok, this is getting more complicated, and now fib is just being ironic. So I decide to end it here, for my part. My point was that I did not bash America.

Govtcheez
07-29-2003, 12:32 PM
> some people will have prejudices about me.

No one was prejudiced against you, jackhole. We're sure judging you now, but we weren't before. Is your skin actually thin enough to see through, or does it have a bit of color to it?

> It's not about whether the specific examples that I stated are exaclty true or not, it's about that there are examples, and I think you know that

"I'm right. I don't know why and I can't even come up with a comparable analogy that makes any minute amount of sense or connects to it in any way, but I'm right, dammit!"

> My point was that I did not bash America.

Product X from Sweden sucks. I've never said anything negative about it.

Zewu
07-29-2003, 12:37 PM
hahaha, ok ok ok........you're right Govt. Ok, so my purpose here was to provoke and then to withdraw, I guess.

Well, after all this I think I need a ::mod edit:: more clever line than the previous ::/edit::

FillYourBrain
07-29-2003, 12:39 PM
:rolleyes:
line two // board rules protection

sean
07-29-2003, 03:10 PM
Lighten up Zewu. You just lessened my opinion of Sweden.

Clyde
07-29-2003, 03:23 PM
You just lessened my opinion of Sweden


That is a foolish statement.

sean
07-29-2003, 03:26 PM
OK, OK, you're right... I was going to say something about how Swedish humor can't be funny because I've never seen Kimi Raikonen smile. Oh wait... he's from Finland. Well they're practically the same, right Zewu!?

Heh heh... that'll make him mad...

Zewu
07-29-2003, 03:33 PM
Originally posted by Clyde
That is a foolish statement.
ok, I'll go serious again. Yes, I agree with you Clyde, never judge several after one.

Clyde
07-29-2003, 04:43 PM
or even one after several.

UnregdRegd
07-29-2003, 05:08 PM
I saw a mention of Volkswagon's "American Van" a few posts back; in the United States, Volkswagon has some sort of monstrosity called the "Euro-Van." They're probably the same thing (those corporate naming people, sully and tan their hides!).

I'd like to mention that, as I read it, I did not perceive of this joke as being directed against the intelligence of the Swedish people but instead as a joke culled from the "stupid warning labels" category. If someone doesn't like the way things are done (or as they suppose things must be done) in the United States, there's no reason to lash out against the culture and people in general when calm, constructive criticism is so much more effective.

Fredd
07-30-2003, 04:28 PM
Kvinnofängelset kl. 01:05 på TV 4 ikväll Det förekom ett mord igår
lol ska försöka se det :editerat blä jag stavar sämmre på svenska än på engelska:
if anyone wonders / cares: " "Prisoner" at 01:05 on Tv4 tonight, there was a homicide yesterday.
lol, i'll try to see it. :edit: yuck i spell worse in swedish than english.

about the origin of this thread, was this a product marketed in America? could have been a bad translation. anyways funny stuff :)

Not all Swedes are like Zewu ( luckily :p. )

Zewu
07-30-2003, 04:35 PM
Originally posted by Fredd
if anyone wonders / cares: " "Prisoner" at 01:05 on Tv4 tonight, there was a homicide yesterday.
lol, i'll try to see it. :edit: yuck i spell worse in swedish than english.

about the origin of this thread, was this a product marketed in America? could have been a bad translation. anyways funny stuff :)

Not all Swedes are like Zewu ( luckily :p. )
Not all Swedes are as quick to judge others as Fredd seems to be ( luckily :mad:. )

[Joan Ferguson]nice translation of you there, Fredd[/Joan Ferguson]

Fredd
07-30-2003, 06:23 PM
[Joan Ferguson]nice translation of you there, Fredd[/Joan Ferguson]
I'm not even going to begin to ponder what that's supposed to mean...


Not all Swedes are as quick to judge others as Fredd seems to be ( luckily . )
Oh, this wasn't the Zewu bashing thread? ;)
oh well... *returns to underneath his rock

ZakkWylde969
07-30-2003, 07:13 PM
Does anyone want to sum this confusing thread up?

confuted
07-30-2003, 08:09 PM
Three words: Nonsense, trash, crap.

Hammer
07-31-2003, 06:10 AM
Originally posted by blackrat364
Three words: Nonsense, trash, crap.
... then I think we're done here.