RE: RARA-AVIS: Re: Lots to be said, but probably not here...

From: Anthony Dauer (
Date: 12 Sep 2000

Why would there be a pissing contest? It's hilarious watching people who think they know so much about Americans when they don't have a clue make such silly statements. Odd thing is I wouldn't dream of telling Canadians or Brits what they are. That's just good old Yankee common sense ... don't know a man until you've walked in his shoes. Y'all want to hold on to your romantic notions and ignore the straight dope from the source ... that's your problem not ours.

volente Deo,

Anthony Dauer Alexandria, Virginia
"If you don't leave, I'll get somebody who will." -Raymond Chandler (1888-1959)

-----Original Message----- From: Kevin Burton Smith Sent: Sunday, September 10, 2000 10:56 AM
Chris asked:
>Is there something to be said for the notion that the US uses its >hard-boiled image in the same >way as the UK plays on its Kings and Queens heritage nonsense?
The short answer is "Yes."
The longer answer would soon devolve into an off-topic pissing contest full of silly chest-thumping and flag-waving.
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