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Old 03-07-2011, 09:20 PM
 
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What the flip???

Deep history? You do realize we've only been a country for (let me check my watch) about two hundred years now. I may not have ever used this smiley, but this post deserves it...!!!
To me, the length of time is not that crucial.

Do you remember a TV show - Don't Forget the Lyrics? It's on air now in Shanghai, China

Can you tell me how many songs have you Americans made till today? I insist this is a kind of deep history.

While Chinese people are proud of their history, however, how many songs have they produced? I guess not enough to make a TV show.

You should look at deep histories of films, sports, computers blah blah blah in the US
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:41 PM
 
Location: 30-40°N 90-100°W
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The Chinese have a musical history that stretch backs 3000 years. They have made plenty of songs, just not so much in the modern pop/rock world a show like that would desire.
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Sin City
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It depends on where you live. There's NYC, SF, Chicago, LA, and Boston, but the US is quite big. In between is a lot of suburbia where the houses and neighborhoods look very identical, where most of the shops and restaurants are big chains, where no one walks around because they have to drive to get anywhere.
I live in Italy man and guess what? A lot of the houses and towns look very identical. Yet no one has ever accused Italy of being generic. Yes there are plenty of big chains perched next to many mom and pop stores that have been around for decades.

The poster made the comment that the U.S is generic with no deep history. Clearly he/she has NO concept of America and American history. I guess things such as the American Revolution, slavery, the Civil War, the Old West, most of the early 20th century, and the Civil Rights movement aren't "deep" enough for him/her.
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Old 03-08-2011, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Østenfor sol og vestenfor måne
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Another thing people seem to neglect to think about is that Americans's ancestries go back long before the foundation of the country. Americans share the same heritage as their cousins in Europe, Africa, and Asia, etc. You can see that heritage reflected in a thousand different ways in America from its food, architecture, literature, etc.

I'm American born and raised, but if I had to ignore my heritage before my ancestors came to America, in the 1960's, I would have a very poor heritage indeed.
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Old 03-09-2011, 03:47 AM
 
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The Chinese have a musical history that stretch backs 3000 years. They have made plenty of songs, just not so much in the modern pop/rock world a show like that would desire.
Songs/music are different from tools such as vehicles or calculators. They can be sung/played as far as they are fine enough to people's ears, no matter how old they are.

I do believe there used to be a lot of songs in China, however, are they worth mentioning? If the answer is yes, I wonder why they have dissappered even in China. How many of those songs have you ever listened to?

Oh, IIRC, many of those songs (and musical instruments) did not originate in China; they were from 西域.

Well, I can sing hundreds of Chinese pop songs when I go to Karaoke. But still, I don't feel deep history in Chinese songs, especially if I compare them to the US ones.

There are tons of Hall of Fame in America, and many of them consist of deep histories. Americans should be proud of them
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Old 03-13-2011, 08:46 AM
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Sometimes you have to look in the mirror ! That could be why some places seem boring.
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I lived in a Muslim country for two years, and there was absolutely nothing boring about it. I had a four-hour layover by the train station in Rotterdam once, and I had nothing to read but Herbert Marcuse. That four hours lasted longer than my two years in Jordan.
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:47 PM
 
Location: City of Angels
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I am always biased to think of the Mediterranean as being the 'centre' of the world. In many ways it is a logical center for a map given the symmetry it provides. The further one moves from this, the more 'isolated' you are. So, Alaska, Australia, Chile, ect are boring and lonely. This is obviously NOT the case but it feels like it sometimes.
interesting, exact opposite for me. if it's not on the pacific rim i have absolutely no interest in the place. i would feel so alone in the med. seems so boring.
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Old 03-13-2011, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Østenfor sol og vestenfor måne
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I lived in a Muslim country for two years, and there was absolutely nothing boring about it. I had a four-hour layover by the train station in Rotterdam once, and I had nothing to read but Herbert Marcuse. That four hours lasted longer than my two years in Jordan.
So, four hours in a Dutch train station was more boring than than two years in an entire country? Who would have thought? :-)
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Old 03-13-2011, 02:48 PM
 
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I live in the US these days, and I am very bored. Have been bored in Sweden too, but seeing that I really LIVED and grew up there, I had a lot more going on and so wasn't as bored as I am these days. Sometimes I hate online schooling ...

I don't think you can judge a country's "boredness" (I'm bored and tired right now - don't expect me to musher up the motivation to find the correct word) unless you've lived there for a LONGER period of time (that is, not by spending a 2 week holiday there).

But hey, that's just my 2 cents!
You live in ANCHORAGE ALASKA!!!!!!!! That's not the USA, that's Northern Canada.
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