I’m currently in Florida on holiday, visiting family. If you’re American, you’ll know all about Florida, and how it isn’t really like the rest of the USA. How the entire state is… special. But for many international visitors, a trip to Florida may be their only experience of America. The state is the USA’s most popular… Read More “Florida Man”: The person who made the state into ‘America’s wang”
A poem, to be read to the peoples of the world on the eve of Donald Trump assuming the office of the Presidency: As America prepares for Trump’s inaugurationHowls of laughter are heard from every nation “You have chosen as President an orange ignoramus!” you shout from your rooftops, in an effort to shame us… Read More They shoot high horses, don’t they?
British people take Christmas very seriously. There are far more holiday traditions to be observed here in the UK than in the USA. I’ve listed many of them in a previous blog posting. Most of them I love. But there’s one I can’t get behind at all: Christmas pudding. Call me a Grinch. Declare me… Read More Traditional Christmas pudding: A bizarre holiday horror show
Christmas pantomime plays, or “pantos” are cultural institutions here in the UK, but have been relatively unknown in the USA, until very recently. As every British person knows, a panto is a musical comedy stage event, performed around Christmas time – featuring outrageous characters in bright, garish costumes. Usually based on a fairy tale or… Read More “It’s right in front of us”: British Christmas pantos come to America
Have you ever had someone from another country try to tell you about some singer or actor who is really famous in their homeland, but unknown anywhere else? They’ll say something like: “Johnny Hallyday is the Elvis of France,” or “Eppu Normaali are the Beatles of Finland.” Or even how “Shah Rukh Khan is the… Read More Who the hell is Cliff Richards? The secret megastars of the UK
I’m an American who has lived in Britain nearly a dozen years. Here is everything you need to know to not make an ass of yourself when visiting. … Read More American tourists’ guide to not making a prat, pillock or plonker of yourself in the UK
We’ve been living in the UK around 11 years. Our daughter was born and raised here. She’s an American citizen, but she’s not really American. Not in the ways that count. This weekend they’ll be celebrating the fourth of July back home, and I’ve been missing the USA a lot lately. I wanted to show my… Read More Teaching my kid American values: a video that has been years in the making
Dear Britain: This is a terrible time for you, and I want to offer my support. I know that 52% of you are celebrating the decision to leave the EU. But it’s the other 48% I’m worried about. As an American, I know how you feel – how frustrating it all must be. Not only… Read More I’m sorry Britain. Everyone now thinks you’re stupid. We know how that feels.
If you follow this blog, you’ve probably noticed that I target British people with my satire a bit more than I do Americans. This is because: America is already frequently satirised by British people and British media. I live here in the UK – and the things that i think are funny/annoying that I encounter every day are… Read More Britain’s got talent (for self destruction)
Look I get it, American culture is awesome. Who wouldn’t want to partake in it? There’s a reason that Hamburger joints are popping up all over London – Hamburgers taste great! There’s also a reason that action and superhero films make more money in the UK than any other genre- those movies kick ass! And there’s… Read More Polite notice: Britain, please stop stealing our culture. Signed – America