Half Assed America…

iAsked a co-worker about why the the Onion’s segment, “American Voices” systems analyst & piano teacher were talking about a delay of the World Trade Center to take up to 30 years.

American Voices, in case you didn’t know always has an obtuse, if not perverse look at real, everyday things in the news. The answers change depending on the topic, yet the faces do not. It’s truly one of the most solid and consistently funny things in the paper. What makes it stand out is that – it is the only thing in the Onion which really is true.

30 years? That is half-assed. Here is a few other items that were half assed in the history of our great land:

Statue of Liberty. A gift from the country of France, the statue of liberty camped out for years in a shed before grass-roots fundraiers by citizens and kids donating pennies raised enough capital to get New York off their asses.

The Washington Mounument Set smack dab near the middle of the Washington D.C. Capitol Hill, the Washington monument if really made from two different types of stone. You can clearly see that it is not one white glorious phallic pillar of power – it’s actually two types of stone, because after the USA started building it, they thought it cost too much.

What else can you think of that America has done half assed? Hone bridge, national parks, Foreign policy?


7 Responses to Half Assed America…

  1. Marinkina says:

    1 п. “Не имей сто друзей, а имей сто шекелей” тоже хорошо рифмуется 🙂
    8 п. Ты никогда не потеряешь работу. Когда закончатся фотографии можно размещать рисунки (да хоть бы и конкурс объявить на лучший рисунок Одри (-:), аппликации и фотографии поделок из пластилина…
    9 п. Сто пудов ! 🙂

  2. Cederash says:

    прочитал с большим интересом — очень очень понравилось

  3. Ferinannnd says:

    Шрифт трудновато читается у вас на блоге

  4. Avertedd says:

    Спасибо, пост действительно толково написан и по делу, есть что почерпнуть.

  5. Jed Rose says:

    Damn. I thought it was only Australia that was that bad (ok, maybe Russia as well) but it’s a bit of a jolt to know it’s similar in USA.

  6. Health care. I recently lost my job, and then my COBRA coverage ran out. I am a small businessman, but because I am diabetic and take lots of other medication, I can’t afford to try to “make a go of it” with my business, but am instead looking for another soul-killing tech job.

    If I were anywhere else in the developed world, health care would be a basic fact, and I could indulge my entrepreneurial impulses.

    Single payer healthcare needs to come NOW. (Look up HR 676 and write your Congressmen.)

    I’ll have to translate the Russian comments above to see what they’re talking about. I’d bet it’s interesting.

  7. Web Media says:

    Great on point comments. Seriously helpful – especially the Russian. thanks folks!

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