Mick I am really shocked at the animosity you are showing about our country. What is the reason behind it?
The really sad part here is the fact that you are so off base its astounding.
Our country has its faults as does yours but don't presume to know what they are when there is obviously no way you possibly could if you are comparing a fiction movie you watched to reality.
That ridiculous remark about the movie deliverance being an accurate description of our southern citizens was not only disturbing it has hurt your credibilty greatly.
You call that reliably informed?
I haven't really formed an opinion about Australia yet (although this thread is helping me a great deal) but let me watch a couple of movies tonight and get back to you.
I am thinking if I watch the movie Australia I should learn most everthing I need to know about your country but there is one I remember from years ago called the Walk about with the aborigines you have there.
It was pretty bizarre with a father trying to murder his kids and bizarre nudity with prepubescent teens among other things.
What was that other one with the woman... hmm, let me think, "the dingo ate your baby" is the line I remember from it.
I thought that guy "crocodile dundee" was a complete idiot, I guess that is what I should picture all of your people like.
What about steve irwin who waved his infant baby in front of a crocodile.
Between him doing that and the other guy trying to shoot his kids while they are on a picnic its a wonder you all have any children at all.
So lets see, just from the movies I have watched so far it seems that you have aborigines running around everywhere with the crocodile hunters and people waving babies in front of hungry crocs, taking their young children on dangerous safaris, using their kids for target practice, sniffiing petrol fumes and running from the police, suicides, and thats not counting the one who's dingo ate her baby.
You all seem pretty unstable to me and I have been reliably informed.
You have made other remarks in the past some that are actually harmless but showed you do not know anything about our country.
Off the top of my head, not long ago you started a thread about this wonderful new singer that you have in australia that is the new sensation, doing sold out shows and how if australia likes you they just tuck you under the covers and keep them to yourselves and how you were not going to share her with the rest of the world or something to that effect.
Here is the funny part. Her name is PINK and she is and has been for a few years already a VERY famous AMERICAN performer who has toured all over the United States.
Here you think you have she is from your country and telling us what we are missing.
You may want to watch the movie australia as well there are a couple of actors from our country that are pretty good, Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman.
You really do not know anything about our country but it does not stop you from starting these types of threads.
The title of this thread is "ONLY IN AMERICA" so I knew you were not going to be nice but I had no idea how degrading and nonsensical it would be.
Mick why did you start this thread? It seems you were trying to start trouble from what I can tell.
Okay guys if I am not online tonight its because I am going to be studying a foreign country, I am going to rent crocodile dundee so I can lean about Mick's country.
If anyone wants to join me just bring some extra popcorn. :pop:
Where the Green Ants Dream (German: Wo die grünen Ameisen träumen) is a 1984 film by German film director Werner Herzog. It is set in the Australian desert and is about a land feud between a mining company and the native Aborigines. The Aborigines claim that an area the mining company wishes to work on is the place where green ants dream, and that disturbing them will destroy humanity. um okay.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walkabout_(film
high school girl (Jenny Agutter) and her much younger brother (Luc Roeg), are seen walking home across the urban landscape of Sydney, Australia. Their father, a geologist, drives them far into the outback, where they stop for a picnic. Suddenly, without warning or reason, he begins shooting at them, and when they run behind rocks for cover, he sets the car on fire and kills himself.
This is probably a fair representation of what the australian people are all like:
Yolngu Boy is an Australian film which was released in 2001.
The film is about three Aboriginal Australians, Botj (Sean Mununggurr), Lorrpu (John Sebastian) and Milika (Nathan Daniels), that trek through Australia's Northern Territory when Botj, shortly after returning from prison, commits arson and vandalism whilst high from sniffing petrol. The three flee from the police who threaten to send Botj back to jail, and head to Darwin by coast. However, soon after their arrival, they are discovered by the police while sleeping in a hotel room. Botj leaves before the other two wake, and has been breathing petrol fumes for their hallucinogenic effects, which leads him to commit suicide by jumping off a bridge.
Something I noticed, in all three of these movies someone commits suicide, what is it about australia that they all want to kill themselves?
I will have to watch more movies to find out.