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Old 11-23-2007, 08:35 AM   #21
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What about Japan?
Yes, Japan's end result is similar in terms of the all encompassing work ethic (I suppose it's even worse), but since the Japanese culture has such a totally divergent history from western culture, I didn't include that. Especially since it doesn't have western religious origins.

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Old 11-23-2007, 08:53 AM   #22
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I think we can find interesting work ethic parallels in each cultures movie monsters.

European monsters were often slow and ponderous and only came out at night for brief periods, and frequently found daylight frightening or harmful.

American monsters are found in the air, on land, underground and in the water. Working primarily by daylight, they're fully capable of dispatching a dozen scantily clad or showering co-eds before dinner.

Japanese monsters are the size of skyscrapers and enjoy demolishing entire cities while laughing off the pathetic attempts by the army and air force to take them out. After lunch they turn on each other for some additional citywide destruction.

All of which goes to prove that I shouldnt write any posts until my second cup of coffee.
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I think we can find interesting work ethic parallels in each cultures movie monsters.....
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On thinking further on the matter, it occurred to me that there arent any obvious Canadian monsters (although many american monster movies are filmed in Vancouver), and the only Mexican monster I can think of is the Chupacabra, which was recently discovered to be a dog with bad skin.

Then there is the south american Pomberro, who comes to peoples homes, steals their rum and cigarettes, and can make women pregnant by touching their tummy.

Not sure if that makes it more interesting or not.

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Have another cup of joe Bunny! I rather enjoyed the monster posts.
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I have a funny feeling it'll get worse if I drink any more caffeine.

I've been pondering whether the localized monster situation is more closely correlated with work ethic or with spending patterns.

Can I get someone to pick one of those and argue with me about it for a couple of days?
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On thinking further on the matter, it occurred to me that there arent any obvious Canadian monsters (although many american monster movies are filmed in Vancouver).
Bigfoot has been sighted in Canada too so our friends up north have some claim to him, eh.
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I think that the bigfoot wanted to get in on that free socialized Canadian health care system and migrated north.
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I think that the bigfoot wanted to get in on that free socialized Canadian health care system and migrated north.
Is Dave Ramsey bigfoot then? Is that his retirement plan?
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Far out.

Now I know why my ancestors left Europe.
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Americans are the Canadian monsters.

(I love it. I really do think some are frightened of me. For instance, my project managers. Snarl!)

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Americans are the Canadian monsters.

(I love it. I really do think some are frightened of me.)
Maybe so Ed, but judging by how they have coloured your spelling, I wonder who's winning.
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Now taking a job away from two Canadians.
See? I *knew* there was some sort of 2 for 1 exchange rate.
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Dave Ramsey deals with "normal" people. By that, I'll use Dave's definition which is broke and in debt. They also generally fall into the "clueless" camp which is why I think that he has a very low percentage of success despite the number of card cutters and "debt free" shouts on the show.

I find his show entertaining from the standpoint of how people have ended up in horrible situations usually by their own actions. They are then in some form of denial in how to get out of their trouble.

His radio audience wouldn't be able to comprehend early retirement as we discuss here. He may find himself getting more FIRE type questions on the TV show since Fox Business is attracting a more affluent crowd.
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