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If our influence went into the Boston Harbor along with the tea, why are your houses still described as Georgian, Victorian or Edwardian?
The context was originally political influence, then I went on a slight tangent as per my modus operandi. Speaking of Love Actually, it would not surprise me if there are Americans who think that Hugh Grant, having overcome that bit of embarrassment over Divine Brown and perhaps even grown as a person, was indeed prime minister for a while.
 
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Does America have its own version of Ant and Dec?
 
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My subconscious worked on this overnight, like a dog worrying a bone. The last thing I read before falling into a troubled sleep was the poll on the cast of Star Trek. All were most excellent descriptions. I particularly enjoyed "Jean-Luc Picard, streamlined authoritarian".

Upon awakening it struck me that Bill Nighy’s character in that seasonal offering so many of us love to hate

View: https://youtu.be/c2mVtSyRcA8

A rare redeeming moment

had put his finger on the problem: Ant and Dec’s interchangeability is not a template I remember seeing across the pond. They could easily be the result of a transporter accident, one person split exactly in two (but not in a The Enemy Within kind of way). I wanted so badly to say, for example, Lenny and Squiggy

View: https://youtu.be/HLTx5ZwJiS0

or even Laverne and Shirley,

View: https://youtu.be/bJzF8_df1R8

though they don’t have the same job description as AntDec, but they just look too different to each other. I finally decided that these guys, though they’re easy enough to tell apart, possess a je ne sais quoi-lity which makes them as close as we may come:

View: https://youtu.be/aK1gnNTVxvc

The story in which the movie Arrival is based makes a very good attempt at it, well worth a read
Thanks for prompting me to track down Story of your Life.
 
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anothersam

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(Very) old business:
Why do Americans think a Yorkshire Pudding is a pancake that can be eaten as a dessert?
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Call it New Yorkshire.

Old business:
What is the American dream?
As you can see from my recent browsing history,

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-41506032
http://www.celebyouth.org/the-american-dream/
https://qz.com/1096215/theresa-mays-big-speech-comparing-the-british-chinese-and-american-dreams/
https://www.quora.com/Why-is-there-no-English-Dream-as-there-is-an-American-Dream
https://www.newstatesman.com/node/154131
https://www.obv.org.uk/news-blogs/will-there-ever-be-british-dream
https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/polis/2011/...y-–-are-they-really-that-different-guest-blo/

This has been on my mind since my initial reply. Here's my dream as an American abroad:

No more empire.

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"We've got Handmaids in our cabinet, what more do you want?"

Without wishing to get this thread pulled to the politics board, that's honestly the way I think of the homeland. But we have a recurring problem:

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Why didn't you nuke moscow at the end of WWII when you had the chance?
Well, some folks certainly wanted to, but apparently we didn't have enough bombs in stock. Richard Rhodes's magnum opus is well worth a read.

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classic33

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Given that New York is in Nidderdale in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, when will the Americans correct their mistake and rename, correctly this time, New York as New New York?
 

classic33

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Why didn't you nuke moscow at the end of WWII when you had the chance?
Prior to the dropping of the first atomic bomb in combat, America had three atomic bombs.

Only two were actually dropped. Where did the third one go to/What happened to the third one?
 
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Given that New York is in Nidderdale in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, when will the Americans correct their mistake and rename, correctly this time, New York as New New York?
5000000023 A.D.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmBdIN5_ZxE&t=1m31s

Was President Nixon's first name really Tricky?
No, it fairly rolls off the tongue.

Dick won in a genuine landslide in '72, and will again.

View: https://youtu.be/_uFbwRlIJHw

Speaking of presidents, I’ve prepared the following, for the Donald’s final departure from the White House:

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Why didn't you nuke moscow at the end of WWII when you had the chance?
There's a reason the British plan for attacking the Soviets immediately after WW2 was called "Operation Unthinkable"
I was going to say, while it may be true that we could’ve bombed Moscow – if not straight away, then soon enough – it’s never as easy as just bombing Moscow, is it.

Prior to the dropping of the first atomic bomb in combat, America had three atomic bombs. Only two were actually dropped. Where did the third one go to/What happened to the third one?

View: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRP0MBNoieY&t=1m18s
 
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