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Sunday, May 01, 2005

Looking at the States from Europe

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Blogger wafflestomper said...

i like to see some european negotiate the parking lot at krispy kreme in a honda...

my college had one of the biggest norwegian student populations in the u.s. their cars of choice: the lincoln behemoth, the oldsmobile goliath, and the chrysler titan - any land yacht that got less than 10 mpg. most said they chose those cars because back home they couldn't afford the gas, also they wouldn't fit on the streets.

... but i know what they chose when they were given the opportunity.

5/03/2005 07:49:00 PM  

Blogger Gustav said...

It's not just the big cars, it's the big people too - like huge toddlers who haven't outgrown their baby-fat, waddling along...

What sells for a super-size coke at Mickey D's here wouldn't pass for a small in the states. Conversely, a Pole could probably take a bath in an American "large" coke.

Have they figured out a way to get the REALLY big ones in the cupholders yet?

Nobody here eats in her car. Everybody drives a stick-shift.

Incidentally, I took this picture from last week's Economist features about making environmental conservation market viable. Extremely interesting. Required reading for anybody out there who's looking for middle ground between red and blue America.

5/05/2005 08:08:00 PM  

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