Thursday, March 02, 2006

Un-American

Un-American, adj. Wicked, intolerable, heathenish.

2006 Update: Indigenous.

38 comments:

ME Strauss said...

Un-American.
Able to speak more than one language. Knowing more than one person who had a passport. Can pronounce one major world city the way the locals do. Uses all of these words and uses them at the appropriate times: please, thank you, you're welcome, excuse me

2. Doesn't work seriously enough. Doesn't have a sense of urgency about anything. Doesn't know the meaning of these words: work ethic, stress, productivity

3. Doesn't know that I can beat up my country, but you better not lay a hand on it.

Sar said...

The fact that this blog could monitored for terrorist activity without a warrant is Un-American.

That said, good morning to the fine folks at the CIA!

karma said...

a smart Indian

Doug said...

Well, howdy, Liz! Let's hear your temporarily expatriate pronunciation of "Roma." Take your time. Make it glorious. Please.

Actually Sar, I once emailed a post to someone at CIA. Not working for the Vice President, I can not reveal his or her identity. But, hey! Wouldn't it be cool if we got a comment from Bigbrother76.

Karma, I'm writing from near San Jose. We got lots of smart Indians.

Doug said...

Oh, and Karma: The last time I was here I got into my rental car and the radio was set to a station broadcasting in Hindi so I hit the "Seek" button and the next station was broadcasting in Punjabi. They must have thought I meant "Sikh"

America, I mock you but I love you.

mireille said...

Depending on your viewpoint: being apprised of levees that would fail, watching levees fail, doing nothing about failing levees, lying about knowing the levees would fail. Or: videotaping and releasing said information. xoxo

Indeterminacy said...

Un-American:

Burning the U.S. Constitution or putting it through a paper shredder bit by bit.

Minka said...

See picture below!

Doug said...

Nice twist, Mireille. None of that could happen here, could it?

Indie, that's as American as apple pie.

Haha, Monika. The horns were a dead giveaway. I'd heard foreigners have horns.

Miz BoheMia said...

Un-American... Bush & Co...

kyahgirl said...

Americans spying on Americans is un-American.

karma said...

i bet the guys at the radio station knew all the capitals of other countries. do you think Dubya is in India for some sikhing?

pia said...

UnAmerican: oh where you talking about me again?

UnAmerican: something I have always been accused of being simply because I live in New York.

According to the American government we practically or maybe do invite terrorists in for dinner to thank them for destroying our lives

UnAmerican: being able to recite the five things the First Amendment covers

UnAmerican: not wanting to take away choice from women

Or is it the opposite of all thse things? I'm so confused.

You had to know that I would bait on this one--if that sentence made sense

Bigbrother76 said...

Mr. Pascover:

We are in fact aware of your seemingly unpatriotic actions and we'll thank you not to promote such Un-American behavior.

Thank you, and God Bless America.

LeesahEm. said...

un-american-having a well-thought out opinion of government

duxfine said...

Un-American, adj. Introspective, reflective, prone to measured response and long term foreign and domestic policy goals.

Jamie Dawn said...

One worded brilliance on your part today, Doug.

Un-American: Loathing the US in your heart and longing for it to become like another country that you admire in your heart.
My solution: Move to that country that you admire so much & change citizenship.

dddragon said...

Un-American: To work against what the Founding Fathers were hoping for. i.e. the current government.

Rob in China said...

Hi, I just wanted to say that I enjoy reading your blog!

cooper said...

Say What?

Doug wins t his one.

The Phoenix said...

Un-American: actually cleanning up after yourself.

AP3 said...

Un-American, n. Canadian.

Omnipotent Poobah said...

Un-American, adj. Wicked, intolerable, heathenish. Wouldn't that be the definition for "American"?

Doug said...

Miz Bohemia, you never disappoint.

Kyahgirl, by neighbors I hope you don't mean Canadians.

Karma, it doesn't sound like he's doing much swimming.

Pia, it's completely unamerican to alienate you because of your political views or which American City you live in. What's your religion again?

Hahaha, Bigbrother76, we've been waiting for you to stop lurking and join the fun.

Masil, you're practically in Canada already.

So, Duxfine, it's like boring?

Thanks, Jamie Dawn. Tanzania, here I come!

Dddragon, the founding fathers were hoping for the present administration?

Thanks Rob, and Welcome.

Gracias, Cooper.

Well, Phoenix. I'd have to say I'm pretty red-blooded then.

Good one, Aral. Why can't I own a Canadian?

Poobah, remember Bierce was a big fan of irony.

A Little Bar of Soap said...

UN-AMERICAN, n. One who has not accepted Jesus Christ as one's personal Lord and Savior.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Un-American, n., Failing to check in on Awaking Ambrose until almost midnight.

Bigbrother76 said...

Mr. Pascover:

This is no laughing matter. In fact, we take these matters very seriously. Furthermore, we do not take kindly to the reference of Lurker as that would be Un-American.

Thank you for your timely attention to this matter and God Bless America.

Doug said...

Soapy, God Bless You, you've been missed.

TLP, if you don't love our country I'm sure they'll be very kind to you IN CANADA!

Big Brother, I just feel safer knowing you're watching. Some of my readers are very liberal if you know what I mean. Jamie Dawn's cool, though.

SquareGirl said...

Walking somewhere, when you can just drive . Not super-sizing your fast food order. Taking more than 30 minutes to sit down and enjoy a meal. Greeting friends and strangers with an friendly embrace. Working any less than 50 hours a week. Not owning a cell phone. Buying coffee from somewhere other than Starbucks or seven-eleven. Calling a Holiday by it's actual name.

Oh yes, God bless America...or is saying that Un-American now?

shayna said...

"An American Trilogy" Based on the performance by Elvis Presley
"Un-American Trilogy" Parody by Michael Pacholek

Oh, a fishy cuss from the land of cotton.
Old crimes, they are not forgotten.
Go away, go away, go away, fishy man.
Sing it, fellas.

Oh, that Bush, he is so fishy.
Oy vey, oy vey.
A fishy man I cannot stand.
Why is this guy so fishy?

For this fishy man, I must warn
he thinks he was royal born.
Go away, go away, go away, fishy man.

Georgie, Georgie, tell him, "Boo-ya!"
Georgie, Georgie, tell him, "Boo-ya!"
Georgie, Georgie, tell him, "Boo-ya!"
The truth is long, long gone.

Oh, hush, little baby, don't you cry.
You know that Georgie is bound to lie.
But all his guile, Lord, will soon be over.

(instrumental buildup)

Georgie, Georgie, tell him, "Boo-ya!"
The truth is long, long gone.
The truth is long, long...
goooooooooooooooonnnne!

Ariella said...

Whew, thanks to the time difference I am not in trouble by TLP's definition, thank goodness!

Un-american~ all those fabulous foreigners that I love so well!

ariel said...

Little Bar Of Soap, Un-Christian Americans are so much in trouble, aren't they?

Jamie Dawn, it's a funny idea, and I wonder what'd happen if everyone suddenly moved to the country they admire in their hearts. Hungary, my home, would become almost empty... well, maybe I'd just stay here then. :)

Un-American: the rest of the world.

Jenna Howard said...

Me...the Canadian.

Doug said...

Squaregirl, it's like this: If you take more than 30 minutes per meal you can only fit in 32 and still get a full night's sleep.

Shayna, purveyor of fine lyrics, guile reincarnates nicely.

Ariella, bless us everyone.

Ariel, an empty nation is a strong one, equal and just.

Jenna, I prefer to think of Canadians as vice-Americans.

Comfort Addict said...

Promoting the commonweal at the expense of profit and personal gain.

~Daydreamer~ said...

Un-American: NOT having the freedom/ability to start any war (on terror or whatever they call it) and people would still cheer for you (AKA as George W. Bush).

Un-American: Un-opinionated.

AsianSmiles said...

Un-american: n/a

Allow me to Exercise the Fifth Amendment.

Doug said...

Comfort Addict, so is it like idealism?

Marwa, I have no perspective to offer on that.

Asiansmiles, nothing could be more American.