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Anyone catch ER last night with the Anti-American dribble?(14 posts)

Anyone catch ER last night with the Anti-American dribble?chopper
Dec 12, 2003 9:35 AM
ER is one of only two shows I watch regularly and I hope last night isn't an indication of things to come. The show centred on Carter, who is in an African country working in terrible conditions, dealing mainly with HIV/AIDS. There are other Doctors from other countries there and during one scene they start going off on America and its Imperialistic policies, yada, yada, yada. The funny thing is it was from a French woman and they're in an African country that you have to assume was once a French colony because the locals are speaking French!

They're on a continent that was mainly carved up by Europeans and they're somehow trying to tie American Imperialism into this? They're completely glossing over the history and problems of Africa and taking cheap shots about Iraq? Lame. If they keeo this up I'll only be watching 1 show.

Oh, and what was Carter's response to all of this. "Hey I voted for the other guy."
Al Qaeda basketball team? nmOldEdScott
Dec 12, 2003 9:39 AM
Dec 12, 2003 12:50 PM
Although the right is headed by Bush, who is not known for his command of the language.
Are you guys serious? You've never heard the term dribble?chopper
Dec 12, 2003 2:44 PM
Used in reference to a weak stream of stuff spewing from someone's mouth?? I know its not just an English term, surely you Yanks use it.
I think you are thinking of the term "DRIVEL"jtolleson
Dec 12, 2003 3:47 PM
generally translated as "verbal nonsense"
can't imagine that ever happens in real lifemohair_chair
Dec 12, 2003 10:00 AM
You should turn off your TV because it's definitely not meeting your expectations. It's the only choice you have when the content of the show doesn't match your views.

In the original script, Carter had a 15-minute response where he covered the history and problems of Africa, including mentioning the role of France. He was drawing maps, acting out parts, and doing accents (Lord Kitchner was the best). It was a great scene. With each passing minute, more and more people gathered around, until a large crowd had gathered. When he finished, the rapt villagers brought him a velvet robe, a fatted calf, sixteen vestal virgins, and then elected him King. They all swore their allegiance to him and declared that America was not imperialist after all. Oh man, let me tell you, the tears were flowing like Niagra Falls.

Unfortunately, but the show was too long, so they cut the scene down to Carter saying "Hey I voted for the other guy." Hollywood. Bunch of panty waists....
My take was that they were just making the French look bad...The Walrus
Dec 12, 2003 10:57 AM
...Hah! Talk about a redundancy! I was having the same thoughts about France's colonial past, but then, I'm sure the French actually had no thoughts of profiteering and raping and pillaging when they went to Asia and the South Pacific and Africa and Canada... They traveled the world only to promote that Gallic
i joie de vivre
and their peculiar approach to personal hygiene.

...and ya gotta cut the show some slack--having that helicopter land on Romano compensates for any other failings they might have this season.
Whew! I thought we might not have a liberal conspiracy today! nmCory
Dec 12, 2003 11:40 AM
Naw, man, we're like rust. We never sleep, nmOldEdScott
Dec 12, 2003 11:57 AM
Oh boy, you guys are too much! LOL!! :) nmAsiago
Dec 12, 2003 12:32 PM
Just our usual dribble. nmOldEdScott
Dec 12, 2003 12:41 PM
I suppose someone from Kentucky would only associate itchopper
Dec 12, 2003 2:47 PM
with basketball but it has other uses in the English language. You might want to bookmark
I used that bookmark and foundmickey-mac
Dec 12, 2003 2:55 PM
driv·el ( P ) Pronunciation Key (drvl)
v. driv·eled, or driv·elled driv·el·ing, or driv·el·ling driv·els or driv·els
v. intr.
To slobber; drool.
To flow like spittle or saliva.
To talk stupidly or childishly.

v. tr.
To allow to flow from the mouth.
To say (something) stupidly.

Saliva flowing from the mouth.
Stupid or senseless talk.
I'll be kind and assume the usage differsOldEdScott
Dec 12, 2003 7:22 PM
in your country. And I'll choose to be complimented that you associate Kentucky with fine basketball.

Your politics, however, suck. :-)