Only In America … Enough Said.February 15, 2011 Marina Y Sanchez Freelance Columnist
I am of course a proud American. We live in the land of the free, and home of the brave as our anthem so goes.
However, despite being the richest country and most advanced in technology, it has really not proved anything when it comes to our intelligence. It may not even be that Americans are stupid. I don’t think that we are; however there is something that is different about us then other countries.
Every day in articles around the nation, there is always some kind of proof that there is something wrong with America.
Country singer Toby Keith hinted toward this in his song, “American Ride”.
Momma gets her rocks off watchin’ Desperate Housewives
Daddy works his ass off payin’ for the good life
Kids on the youtube learnin’ how to be cool
Livin’ in a cruel world, it pays to be a mean girl
Then he goes on to say:
Poor little infa-Miss America’s down
She gained five pounds and lost her crown
Quick fix plastic surgical antidote
Got herself a record deal, can’t even sing a note.
Plasma g’ bigger, Jesus gettin’ smaller
Spill a cup of coffee make a million dollars
Customs got a thug with an aerosol can
If the shoe don’t fit…the fits gonna hit the shan
This was a perfect satire on daily life. It basically talks about American culture (or “The American Ride”), from crazy lawsuits to people who get record deals though they “can’t even sing a note.”
Did you know that the ozone layer is burning on both sides?And what do we Americans do? We just keep going on with our lives like nothing is happening.
The song mentions the stupid law suits that are handled probably on a daily basis.
Remember the incident of the woman who went to McDonald’s and spilt some hot coffee on herself. She sued McDonalds and won millions. Only America!
Only in America do people order a double meat burger, fries, and a diet coke.
There is a new app out. It’s called The Condom Finder. If you need a condom pronto, you just type in your location and presto! It will give you all the nearby locations to purchasing some condoms. The only thing I can think of is that we must fail so badly in responsibility, they need to make it even more conveinent than conveinent stores and drug stores to buy condoms.
Only in America do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while the healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front of the store.
Only in America can people be famous for doing absolutely nothing. They don’t contribute to society what so ever however they idolized. All you have to do is show up and party.
Some of the aspects of American society is quite unreal and is a real head scratcher. The days we live in and how we live has become absurd. Everything is about a free ride and not the work hard mentality our parents raised us with.
Now if you excuse me, I have recorded many episodes of Jersey Shore that I must see. Did you know that Snooki makes $10,000 per episode?!
God Bless America!