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Australians Brutally Roast American Food, And It Gets Personal

It really can feel like other countries love sh*tting on American culture, and honestly, we deserve it sometimes. We ain't perfect, we got our issues. We don't have free education, high-speed trains, or Kinder eggs — It's honestly a toss-up on which one is the most important of the three. For the most part, we can handle the outside criticism because, as they say, haters gonna hate. But once you start coming for our food it gets personal. Yes, our cheese can come out of a can, what of it?

Australians Brutally Roast American Food, And It Gets Personal| thumbnail text - Needmoresnakes · 14d Biscuits and gravy. They served it to my Mum when she was in Texas on holiday. What the hell you guys. 9 Reply Share ...
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What Men Think About Women Paying On Dates

It's 2021, and dating norms have changed drastically over the years. Back in the day, men had the cash cash, so of course, they're the ones that paid. But times have changed, and the playing field has been leveled out. A Redditor started a thread asking Reddit men what they think about women paying on dates. Apparently, a man she casually seeing felt weird about her paying on some of their dates. Most Reddit men had no problem with it, whereas some were more old-fashioned about it. 

should men pay on the first date | thumbnail text - ThusBeName · 6h I've just been on a date where the girl paid for our drinks. It was awkward for me. I thought to myself "wait, I should be doing this, why does she insist?". But I forgot about it by the time we sat down, so I guess no biggie.
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Woman Aggravated When Foreign Housekeeper Only Listens To Her Husband

Cheezcake is excited to present another story from Reddit's infamous "Am I The A**hole?" thread. This week, a woman posted about how irritated she is over her foreign housekeeper who only listens to what her husband says. When she brought up the issue with her friends, they said that she's the a**hole for not respecting her housekeeper's patriarchal culture, but Redditors seem to unanimously disagree. Check out the details of the story below, and make your own call. 

Reddit thread about housekeeper's cultural differences | thumbnail text - * r/AmItheAsshole · Posted by u/BrokenKeystroke 6 hours ago AITA for refusing to accommodate my housekeeper's "cultural difference"? My husband and I hired a housekeeper and she's from another country, one that is very heavily patriarchal.
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Top Reasons Why The US And The UK Couldn't Be More Different

Whilethe USand the UK share the same language (with very different accents, of course), every day that passes makes it clear that they couldn't be more different from a cultural perspective. A Redditor started a thread asking people what the main difference is between the US and the UK, and the responses range from seriously accurate to hilarious. What differences did these Redditors miss? Let us know in the comments. 

Cultural differences between the UK and the USA | thumbnail text - Lem32 · 3h The US is blindly optimistic, and the UK is blindly pessimistic culturally.
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Photographer Takes Pictures Of Famous Landmarks Facing The Wrong Direction

Whenever anyone visits a famous landmark, the first thing they do is take a picture of themselves standing in front of it or just of the site itself. Imagine how many pictures there are out there of the same places, from slightly different angles, but all showing the same thing. But what happens if you have a different perspective, and choose to do something a little, well... backward? Photographer Oliver Curtis decided to mix things up when he visited famous places and took his photos from the wrong direction. He wanted to "turn around, and see a new aspect of the over-photographed sites of the world - to gaze elsewhere and to favor the incidental over the monumental." His collection of pictures seeks to draw attention to the fact that "It is easy to forget that these attractions are also places of work, staffed by janitors, security guards, cleaners and office guards who have a lack of awe born from daily exposure. Yet, despite not being present, the images are still suffused with their aura."

Check out the incredible pictures below, and see how many you would recognize if the names weren't written in!

photographer takes pictures of famous landmarks facing the wrong direction - thumbnail includes two pictures of the Eiffel Tower, Paris and St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City
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People Expose The Weird Things That Probably Only Happen In Their Countries

One of the most exciting parts of the internet is how we are able to easily meet and connect with people all over the world. It's so interesting to compare cultures with real people, rather than just basing our expectations on movies and books. Hearing from a real person is definitely the way to go. Plus they can share all the weird sh*t that they have in their country, and it's usually not the kind of stuff you'll see in a TV show. If you think your country is weird, maybe this thread will make you realize, really, all countries are weird.

People Expose The Weird Things That Probably Only Happen In Their Countries| thumbnail text- VenenoG • 16h There's this sport in Finland called eukonkanto, where men participate in running a specific distance, all while carrying their wife or girlfriend. Winner gets their woman's weight in beer. G Reply 4 1.3k 3 ...
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Thirteen Reasons Why People Are Obsessed With Australians And Their Culture

I don't know about you, but I don't really know anybody who doesn't like Australia (except for maybe Kiwis from New Zealand). Yes, this is 100% a generalization, but the people seem so unproblematic compared to Americans. What's not to like about Australian culture either? You may find that many people have very strong opinions on Vegemite, but personally, it doesn't get in the way of my appreciation for the land down under. So, Australia, keep doing what you're doing, Americans seem to be loving each and every bit of it. 

And if you don't give a sh*t about how American's feel about you that's cool too, you can just laugh at these Tweets.

13 Reasons Why People Are Obsessed With Australians And Their Culture| thumbnail text - Scooter - Amaz... · Nov 23, 2020 •.. I love when bad things happen to Australians and they're like "ooouuurrrrh noeeerrrrurrr" 1
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People Disclose Their Not So Traditional Cultural Traditions

Every culture is rich with unique traditions. It is amazing to be able to hear how somebody else was brought up completely different from you. All cultures should be celebrated and loved. But let's be honest, whatever culture you grew up with: Western, Eastern-European, Asian, Middle-Eastern, etc, there are some questionable traditions that you never found weird until you grew up and realized not everyone could relate. Some just seem downright silly, but hey, a part of loving your culture is laughing at your culture!

People Disclose Their Not So Traditional Cultural Traditions| Thumbnail text - yaois 3 years ago Growing up with Asian parents, my parents always told my sisters and I that they found us in the dumpster. We never believed them of course, but it seems to be a rite of passage of sorts for most Asian Americans. 105 Give Award Share Report Save
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More Classical Art Memes For The Cultured Souls

Classical Art Memes is basically the only way to get your dose of culture, art, and history. Oh, and laughs. Because let's face it, no one wants to remember what we're living through now, so we might as well go back in time and look at how bad it was back then. And is there a better way to do that than through memes? We don't think so either. Scroll through and educate yourselves! 

classical art memes culture history funny facebook | Picasso painting an S shape figure Super S Stussy
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'Very British Problems' Making Life Awkward For Brits Everywhere

I am British and I know that my fellow Brits and I have a special way of making everything awkward. I know, that statement sounds like I'm in some sort of 'Brits Anonymous' meeting, but I think it's important to acknowledge and embrace who we are at the core of our culture. Is it ridiculous that we insist on being so polite all the time? Yes. but would I change anything about it? No, because when you start pointing out the situations we put ourselves in every day, they are pretty hilarious. Twitter page Very British Problems articulates all the awkward nuances of what it means to be "so very British", and they're brilliantly accurate. So get comfy, make yourself a cup of good old British tea, and have a laugh at our expense. 

funny tweets, British, problems, polite, culture, twitter | Tweet VeryBritishProblems T@SoVeryBritish Brit 1: Excuse sorry, can just Brit 2: Yes course, sorry Brit 1: Sorry, thanks <both Brits somehow know 's happening> 04/04/2015 21:53 6,375 RETWEETS 8,229 FAVOURITES | Looking into having hands surgically removed after waving at someone who waving at someone behind
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Tumblr Users Share What Recipes Are Like In Different Cultures

In America, we sprinkle bacon everywhere. Even in places you're not expecting, such as chapstick. Seriously? Why does that exist? And we also sprinkle bacon in places one should never sprinkle bacon. 

Use your imagination, we will not elaborate. 

What are recipes like in your culture? Share them with us in the comments below. 

tumblr lol funny recipes cultures thread | posted by piedude Irish recipes: POTATOES BOIL EM MASH 'EM STICK EM STEW. samwise gamgee from lord of the rings.
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When Artists Use Sex Dolls To Explore The Place Of Women In Our Culture

With her book Play with Me: Dolls, Women and Art, journalist Grace Banks has decided to document how artists use these sex dolls to explore the place of women in our culture. Between objectification, gender and caricature of the female body, these dolls for adults trigger a real ethical and political debate, which contemporary artists seek to dissect. In her book, Grace Banks gathers the work and interviews of 40 artists, centered on the use of these dolls but also on the representation of women in the visual culture. Via: Ufunk

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video showing the differences between boys and girls in our society
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Pink for girls, blue for boys. A girl must be pretty, a boy must be strong. Pink and Blue is a powerful short film that illustrates the cultural differences between girls and boys, the image they have to represent and how to educate them. An awesome video directed by Jake Dypka and Hollie McNish.