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Apr 22nd 2009 3:40AM The first time I ever saw those, the escalator had stopped working and I had to walk down them. I started feeling vertigo. I almost had an anxiety attack, actually, but talked myself out of it.
Mar 6th 2009 2:43PM Too many attempts at a "California" accent. I'd like to hear more attempts at American regional accents (e.g., accents from Boston, New York, Texas, Georgia, Chicago, etc.)
Feb 28th 2009 4:18AM Germans seem to love New Orleans, and places with jazz/blues music, I've noticed.
May 19th 2008 7:39PM but.....if I "point that car south and keep on going"....I will end up in Tijuana. (I live in San Diego).
Mar 11th 2008 4:16AM I'll be in JFK.....photos and a brilliant recap of the experience shall be yours!
Jan 31st 2008 2:41PM Years of colonialism and corruption take their toll.
Jan 3rd 2008 1:01AM I've never been to Branson, Missouri, but it sounds like a positively awful place to go. Its attempts at a homey, family atmosphere would probably make me ill.
Dec 19th 2007 2:52AM I think that in Previous eras, there was the expectation that newcomers would assimilate and speak a common language. Now, people can stay within their community and never have to learn English, because accommodations are made. This is fine in terms of their ability to get day to day things done, but it works against deeper conversations, esp. with the people who hold most of the power and wealth, which means mostly English speakers in this country. This doesn't unite the country, it divides it. It's fine to keep your native tongue, but learn to communicate deeply with those who are not of your culture. It's what I would (and have) done when I've visited other countries. It is claimed that second generation immigrants (the children) learn English, but I'd say that functional English and a deeper command of the language are two different things. I understand the sentiment, but think that the sign is insensitive. Would he have a similar sign for people who were deaf?
Nov 24th 2007 10:09PM Most of the flight attendants I see here in the U.S. and are very well dressed, and professional. As far as pretty, I will take a seasoned flight attendant who knows how to get people in their seats and the flight underway with a wry sense of humor over someone who is simply "pretty" any day.
Nov 13th 2007 10:49PM I'm guessing this thing requires periodic recharging. Doesn't that assume the existence of a functional power grid?