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    The Sistine Chapel, Blue? You can't eat nekkid sinners. Well, at least not yet. . .
    "No ray of sunshine is ever lost, but the green which it awakes into existence needs time to sprout, and it is not always granted to the sower to see the harvest. All work that is worth anything is done in faith." - Albert Schweitzer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anja View Post
    The Sistine Chapel, Blue? You can't eat nekkid sinners. Well, at least not yet. . .
    Repent Bluemonday, ye sinner. The power of Christ compels you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anja View Post
    The Sistine Chapel, Blue? You can't eat nekkid sinners. Well, at least not yet. . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Peguy View Post
    So what was the reference to the Sistine Chapel?

    Anways....in that case, then this thread must really be a sad joke. As one colleague of mine stated: European pop music makes rap sound like Bach.
    It was started by AO, of course it's a joke.

    The Sistine Chapel is part of our cultural heritage, not just our history.
    Yeah, Bach's ours too. Oh, and Beethoven. Did I mention Mozart?

    PWNATION!


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    Repent Bluemonday, ye sinner. The power of Christ compels you!
    You'll nevar take me alive!
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    Gosh, the world looks so small from up here on my high horse of menstruation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peguy View Post
    So what was the reference to the Sistine Chapel?

    Anways....in that case, then this thread must really be a sad joke. As one colleague of mine stated: European pop music makes rap sound like Bach.
    Well, if I read the title correctly, it's about comparison of European and American culture. In a very Tee-ish way we have fallen into the usual game of "I'm The Best!
    "No ray of sunshine is ever lost, but the green which it awakes into existence needs time to sprout, and it is not always granted to the sower to see the harvest. All work that is worth anything is done in faith." - Albert Schweitzer

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    Anyways...on a more serious level, I find the whole piss contest between Europe and America to be completely childish and asinine. Overall Europe and America seem to compliment each other, in both positive and negative aspects.

    My attitude is pretty much the same as George Weigel's:
    "A United States indifferent to the fate of Europe is a United States indifferent to its roots. Yes, Americans have developed a new form of European civilization. But that American civilization has long understood itself to be in continuity with the civilization of the West that we associate, in its origins, with Europe--with the unique civilizational accomplishment that emerged from the interaction of Jerusalem, Athens, and Rome. Americans learned about the dignity of the human person, about limited and constitutional government, about the principle of consent, and about the transcendent standards of justice to which the state is accountable in the school of political culture that we call "Europe." We should remember that, with pietas. We have seen what historical amnesia about cultural and civilizational roots has done to Europe. Americans ought not want that to happen in America."
    --"Europe's Problem -- and ours"
    Personally I seem to straddle between both worlds - Europe and America. ( @Anja)

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    Well, we did pwn you fatties, but we didn't address this stuff:

    Quote Originally Posted by AO
    To tell you the truth many aspects of American culture do not make much sense. (at least to me)

    Things like:

    Gun culture

    So strong impact of religion upon society

    Supporting of totally free market

    Denial of almost everything that has something to do with environment
    Who wants to defend them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluemonday View Post
    Yeah, Bach's ours too. Oh, and Beethoven. Did I mention Mozart?

    PWNATION!
    You forgot Techno.......I mean this is supposed to be about contemporary culture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluemonday View Post
    Well, we did pwn you fatties

    Obesity Higher in Some European Countries
    Posted on: Tuesday, 15 March 2005, 15:00 CST

    BRUSSELS, Belgium -- At least seven European countries now challenge the United States in size - at least around the waistline.

    In a group of nations from Greece to Germany, the proportion of overweight or obese men is higher than in the United States, experts said Tuesday in a major analysis of expanding girth on the European continent.

    "The time when obesity was thought to be a problem on the other side of the Atlantic has gone by," said Mars Di Bartolomeo, Luxembourg's Minister of Health.

    In Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Greece, Malta and Slovakia, a higher percentage of men are obese or overweight than the estimated 67 percent of men in the United States, according to a report from the International Obesity Task Force, a coalition of researchers and institutions.....
    Obesity Higher in Some European Countries - Health - redOrbit


    Apparently it's not just humans who are fat in Europe:
    Overweight Dogs In Europe To Benefit From Pfizer U.S. Experience

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    Fat dogs? That's all you got?

    It's worse than I thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluemonday View Post
    Fat dogs? That's all you got?
    "The time when obesity was thought to be a problem on the other side of the Atlantic has gone by..."
    --Mars Di Bartolomeo, Minister of Health in Luxembourg

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