Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 23

Thread: Culture shock: "Is this food?" page

  1. #1
    dragonmamma's Avatar
    dragonmamma is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    1,765

    Culture shock: "Is this food?"

    What a shame that their introduction to American food is unidentifiable stuff in packages and donuts with multi-colored sprinkles:

    TYWKIWDBI ("Tai-Wiki-Widbee"): Trying to adapt to life in the United States

  2. #2
    Aphrodite's Avatar
    Aphrodite is offline Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    35
    Totally agree!

    Wow that's an amazing video, I'm going to have to watch the whole movie now. It's really sort of refreshing, to see an outsider's take on our culture. Eye opening, in a way.

    Thanks for sharing!
    I journal cuz I can: My Primal Journal of Super-ness

  3. #3
    supersellen's Avatar
    supersellen is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    892
    I just watched God Grew Tired of Us on Netflix this week, highly recommend it, it is on instant watch. It was a bummer that they were introduced to the potato chip as a much more convenient and easy way to eat their potatoes than what they were used to. What we have to remember though, is that most people in the world are just happy to have a meal, and a donut is heaven after sucking moisture out of balls of mud due to lack of water.
    For lots of tasty recipes, check out my blog -http://lifeasadreger.wordpress.com/

  4. #4
    Aphrodite's Avatar
    Aphrodite is offline Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    35
    Quote Originally Posted by supersellen View Post
    What we have to remember though, is that most people in the world are just happy to have a meal, and a donut is heaven after sucking moisture out of balls of mud due to lack of water.
    Very, very true.

    Yay for Netflix.
    I journal cuz I can: My Primal Journal of Super-ness

  5. #5
    LJH's Avatar
    LJH
    LJH is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    652
    Quote Originally Posted by dragonmamma View Post
    What a shame that their introduction to American food is unidentifiable stuff in packages and donuts with multi-colored sprinkles:

    TYWKIWDBI ("Tai-Wiki-Widbee"): Trying to adapt to life in the United States
    See how fit and healthy they all look now. It saddens me to think what they'll look (and feel) like a year from now on a SAD.

  6. #6
    Stabby's Avatar
    Stabby is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Stabsville
    Posts
    2,462
    Noooooo! Come to Canada. We're less despicable. Put down the chips, damnit.
    Stabbing conventional wisdom in its face.

    Anyone who wants to talk nutrition should PM me!

  7. #7
    TheFastCat's Avatar
    TheFastCat is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Denver
    Posts
    1,039
    If I was capable of tears this video would make me cry.

    I feel ashamed of the current human condition in America. Sprinkles, racist store owners and all.
    ad astra per aspera

  8. #8
    freethinkingcavewoman's Avatar
    freethinkingcavewoman is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Utah
    Posts
    138
    I saw this last night. They get to eat fake food, and have to deal with the "un-friendlyness" of us Americans. "You can not go to the house of someone you don't know, though you are all Americans" aint that the truth! They even had to split up when they did things, because they were "intimidating people". I think I would love a trip to Sudan. I would love to be greeted by people as I walk by, and be able to drop at someones door just to have a chat. I think they will be homesick for their food, and people in a very short time.

  9. #9
    PoeticPixe's Avatar
    PoeticPixe is offline Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    MO USA
    Posts
    80
    I just added this documentary to instant queue on Netflix. It looks really good! Thanks dragonmamma.
    Sleep is the best meditation.
    - H.H. 14th Dalai Lama

  10. #10
    supersellen's Avatar
    supersellen is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    892
    Primal Blueprint Expert Certification
    Quote Originally Posted by freethinkingcavewoman View Post
    I saw this last night. They get to eat fake food, and have to deal with the "un-friendlyness" of us Americans. "You can not go to the house of someone you don't know, though you are all Americans" aint that the truth! They even had to split up when they did things, because they were "intimidating people". I think I would love a trip to Sudan. I would love to be greeted by people as I walk by, and be able to drop at someones door just to have a chat. I think they will be homesick for their food, and people in a very short time.
    This is main thing that has not left me since I watched it, I have lived in this house for a year and a half and have never had a conversation with my neighbors. I interact more with people online that live all over the world than I do with the people that live 20 feet from me.
    For lots of tasty recipes, check out my blog -http://lifeasadreger.wordpress.com/

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •