Category Archives: US

The best gas in America

I drive a Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor which, with its 4.6-liter V8 engine, is quite a gas guzzler. According to the car’s specs, it should do 14 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on highway (which is less … Continue reading

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Washington, D.C.—surprisingly lovely

Before I traveled to the nation’s capital, I was kind of skeptical. I mean, I wanted to go and see the city I thus far had seen only on TV, but I also had the impression of a dry government … Continue reading

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The company that is even more useless than Royal Mail—United States Postal fucking Service

After five years of having fun with Royal Mail in the UK I really thought it was the worst delivery service in the entire universe. Boy have I been proved wrong. Never ever in my life have I seen a … Continue reading

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Getting a driver’s license in the U.S.

The older people get, the more difficult it is for them to learn new things. And yes, you might say 34 is not that old yet but hey, I hadn’t planned on learning anything as profound as a country’s traffic … Continue reading

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The Republican Party needs to be the party of common sense—not the opposite

Yesterday the Republican National Committee posted a questionnaire on Facebook asking their fans “to help shape the future of the Republican Party.” I took the questionnaire and answered truthfully according to how I feel, but at the same time I felt that … Continue reading

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Yippee-ki-yay, my friend—how censorship ruins the movie experience

Imagine Arnold Schwarzenegger as Douglas Quaid in Total Recall saying “baloney”. Imagine Joe Pesci as Tommy DeVito in Goodfellas saying “go foul your mother”. Or, imagine Alan Arkin as Senator Hawkins in Rendition saying “muddy things up”. And when worst … Continue reading

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Remembering a great man, 50 years later

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Food, drugs, and advertising

I am quite positively surprised at the quality of the commercials I see on TV here in the U.S. I mean… after seeing some really proper crap for the past five years in the UK that don’t even deserve to … Continue reading

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Chicago, baby!

I’m finally here! I’m in the United States, the country I’ve dreamed of since I was a little boy. I’m in Chicago, a lovely midwestern city with friendly people, a city I’m fortunate enough to call home. Oh yeah, I’m … Continue reading

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My kind of town, Chicago is / My kind of people, too / People who smile at you

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