Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Cultural Differences Between Yanks and Aussies

The other night while watching Flight of the Conchords, a ridiculously boring Kiwi TV show that has somehow managed to win a Grammy, Steve made a comment which highlighted quite obviously the fact that we are from different countries. There was a segment on the show where the two Kiwi blokes in the US are being told how Kiwis are the most hated 'race' in America. When one of them asked the Yank who said this "What about black people?" the response was "Yeah they pretty much hate your guts too." (Keep in mind this is a comedy and that in this instance, the Kiwis were being confused with the English.) Anyhoo move on to various shows of racism towards our 2 Kiwi friends, the last of which being them boarding a bus and being told by the passengers to move to the back. Steve looked at me and said "What's wrong with the back of the bus?" You know, I did take him to the Ford Museum in Michigan but I think he missed the Rosa Parks exhibit...

Something else I came across while posting this, that is worth a read.

1 comment:

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

One of the nice things about the back of the bus is that it's easy to eat and drink back there cus no one can see you :)