This list was clearly written for people who are under 25, and recognize every lamebrain character from every mindless episode of Real World. Viggo Mortenson? How do you claim people “haven’t thought about” someone whose face is on millions of “one does not simply” memes? Maybe the compiler (I refrain from using the word “writer”) of this list never matured beyond LOTR, but the last 10 years have included A History of Violence, Eastern Promises, Appaloosa, and The Road.
Response to Applebee’s Server Gets Stiffed By Pastor Who Gave Her Tip To God, Promptly Gets Fired By Applebee’s:
You really ought to aim for accuracy in your stories. The person who was fired was NOT the waitress, but a friend of hers who copied the receipt and posted it, with the customer’s name being visible. That’s a clear violation of any employer’s rules, and the firing was justified. The tipping problem is a separate issue. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1329241&sc=emaf
I’m not sure I see anything in these pictures to support the premise that the U.S. is “an overcompensating, attention-seeking brat.” We’re bigger than most countries, smaller than others. So what? We produce more cars, cell phones, patents, medical devices, doctors, research papers, wheat, corn, soy, beef, milk, cheese, rice, tanks, fighter jets, helicopters, foreign assistance, relief shipments, blockbuster movies, and rock-and-roll albums than almost any 40 countries combined. Our “poor” people eat more hamburgers in a day than all of Pyongyang and Kinshasa will eat in a decade. If anything, much of the rest of the world is an underperforming, handout-seeking mooch. Where does that show on the map?
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