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European tropers UNITE (or don't)!:

 51 Chabal 2, Fri, 10th Sep '10 7:26:17 AM from Plains of Tolosa
Fear me
Bah! Dizzguhsting Englishe food!

-Devours frogs and snails.-

(I'd like to point out that I've only eaten either of these once.)

And resurrected it has been.
 
 53 Flanker 66, Fri, 10th Sep '10 7:42:48 AM from 30,000 feet and climbing Relationship Status: You can be my wingman any time
PAX BRITANNIA
Yaaaay.
Locking you up on radar since '09

Sing to the ocean in the afternoon haze,

Up the iron pillars, rise in the waves
 54 rifflet, Sat, 11th Sep '10 2:56:41 PM from beyond the graaaaave!
YOU THINK I'M CUTE!?
AW, NICE WAN!

-eats shortbread. Which is actually really, really nice-
"A closed mouth doesn't get fed. An open mouth swallows 8 spiders a year." - Don Zabu
 55 Best Of, Mon, 18th Oct '10 10:53:22 PM from Finland Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
FABRICATI DIEM, PVNC!
Another Finnish troper, terve!

I'm gonna go put myself on the map so it'll look like there actually are European tropers out there (never seen the map).

Any Spaniards here? I've been supporting their team since the beginning of EURO 2008, so when it comes to football, I guess I knew true beauty when I saw it. As for Team Finland, we're really shitty at the moment because our manager sucks.

So, Necro thread or what?
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 56 Flanker 66, Tue, 19th Oct '10 6:08:28 AM from 30,000 feet and climbing Relationship Status: You can be my wingman any time
PAX BRITANNIA
The thread lives!

...And it'll probably die after I post this.

Oh well.
Locking you up on radar since '09

Sing to the ocean in the afternoon haze,

Up the iron pillars, rise in the waves
 57 Best Of, Tue, 19th Oct '10 10:18:56 AM from Finland Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
FABRICATI DIEM, PVNC!
I'd like to launch a discussion about the superiority of Europe over all other continents combined, but I think in actual fact we probably are slightly less than as awesome as the combined awesomeness of all the other continents.

They win because they have Antarctica. Seriously, fuck those penguins for being so cool.

There is one field where we really ARE better than all the other continents combined, and I'm glad to say it's the most important field there is.

Is it science? No, there's plenty of cool stuff going on in Canada, the US and the Far East. CERN goes a long way, though.

Is it economy? No, China owns our butts, and it also owns all of our competition.

Philosophy? As much as I'd like to argue that we rule supreme in this field, it's not as if India, Persia (I'm going by the historical term because I'm talking about historical Persia), the Midlle-East and China (and Russia, if you don't consider it European; I do, though) didn't have some basic stuff worked out well enough to out-compete some of our (seemingly) "more advanced" stuff, and I say this when I don't even know very much at all about non-European philosophy; just that they were really, really good at figuring some things out.

Space exploration? No, I suppose I'd have to concede that NASA is king, and besides, the ESA wouldn't be the most important space agency even if NASA suddenly disappeared: some countries have gone far enough to compete with us if they co-operate.

The arts? I'd say we kick everybody's ass when it comes to literature, but I don't tend to like European movies (except some real pearls, like Downfall or The Lives of Others for German examples). As for paintings, sculpture and architecture, I'm not very into those fields.

I suppose if I had to name a favourite in every field, my favourite artist in each field would be:
  • director: probably James Cameron,
  • writer: Terry Pratchett,
  • sculptor: I don't care enough to have a favourite,
  • architect: Whoever designed the Taj Mahal
  • painter: I dunno, William Blake?

So that gives 2 out of five by the best measure ever (asking me), so I guess we're kind of tied with the rest of the world in the field of artistic expression.

So, in which field DO we reign supreme over the combined might of all the other continents (including Antarctica)? Remember, it's the most important field of accomplishment there is.

We rule at football, hands down.

OK, so South America has about as many gold medals as we do.

What if you count all the medals combined?

What continent produced the top-3 of this year's Wolrd Cup?

We did, 'cause we're awesome where it counts.

EDIT: Spelling and grammar: not where it counts.

edited 19th Oct '10 10:22:27 AM by BestOf

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Europe is the best.
 59 Best Of, Sun, 9th Jan '11 1:53:37 PM from Finland Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
FABRICATI DIEM, PVNC!
[up]Says it all, really.
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Swing, You Sinners!
Figure I'll jump in this thread with both feet like an aggravated assault. I've already stuck the boot into the Irish diaspora thread with tremendous gusto, after all.

Do I have any fellow Scots in attendance? Or Geordies?

Goddamn it, that was painfully provincial...

What sets Europe apart? History. We've all got a massive, sprawling, inter-connected history. Sure, that manifests as horrendous grudges carried down through the eons, but we're like Vitriolic Best Buds or something.

edited 26th Apr '11 8:52:51 PM by TomViolence

"I remain just one thing, and one thing only and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any politician."
Inexplicable Student
As an avowed pro-Europe troper I figured I'd best drop in to tip my cap to you all. smile
 62 Best Of, Fri, 29th Apr '11 2:09:41 PM from Finland Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
FABRICATI DIEM, PVNC!
I was just gonna post about how the Champions League unites us all, but then I remembered that we already have a thread for it...

edited 29th Apr '11 2:09:52 PM by BestOf

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 63 Octo, Sat, 28th May '11 9:42:22 AM from Germany
Prince of Dorne
Nonono, European tropers (and countries) STAY APART!tongue
Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken.

Unrelated ME1 Fanfic
...and the thread awoken from the death once again (only to die the second I post this, probably).

Anyway, here is one Czech tropette (yes, we're the ones with the crazy president who doesn't believe in global warming). I actually kinda-sorta like the idea of European Union... I mean, lot of things could be easier when we don't spend half the time glowering at each other over the borders.
I do art-stuff. Here, too.
 65 Best Of, Sat, 25th Jun '11 3:39:25 AM from Finland Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
FABRICATI DIEM, PVNC!
Out of the top-10 largest economies in the world, 4 are EU members: Germany (4), France (5), UK (6) and Italy (8).

The reason for this is that the EU kicks ass.

[up]I was really surprised to find out that our economy is actually bigger than yours: we're ranked 36 and the Czech Republic is number 45. The reason I didn't expect that is that the Czech Republic has about twice the population of Finland.

(I recommend everyone to take a look at that list. There are some major surprises in there - like that Finland has a higher GDP than Pakistan and Egypt.)
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 66 pagad, Sat, 25th Jun '11 8:09:55 AM from perfidious Albion Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Sneering Imperialist
Go EU!

It's time Britain realised it's better off with a close relationship with the Continent than a completely farcical "special" relationship with the United States. I think as time goes on the UK will only remain relevant on the world stage as part of the wider EU.
[up][up] Well, we're post-com country...everything went bananas in 89 and we're still recovering. That, and our main industry was the unlucky kind: heavy industry (which went down like hell in last 20 years), and arms industry (which was shot down for political reasons after 89). —shrugs— basically, history happened. :D
I do art-stuff. Here, too.
 68 Best Of, Mon, 27th Jun '11 11:36:16 AM from Finland Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
FABRICATI DIEM, PVNC!
The history that's happened to us (or rather, the history that we've made together) is what makes Europe a continent - culturally - instead of just part of Asia.

Even the bad stuff.
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All is serene
Europe, the continent may not be that big, but we still managed to start two world wars. I'm from Norway anyway, so that makes at least 4. And Europe rules!

Hell yeah, we are important like that!

Another Finn signs up.

edited 30th Sep '11 8:51:43 AM by sveni

 71 pagad, Wed, 5th Oct '11 3:32:05 PM from perfidious Albion Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Sneering Imperialist
This site gets a lot of Finns but practically no other Scandinavians except [up][up], for some reason.

edited 5th Oct '11 3:32:35 PM by pagad

 72 Atum, Wed, 5th Oct '11 6:24:16 PM from Nowhere
All is serene
The swedes and danish are too boring [lol]

 73 Joesolo, Mon, 14th Nov '11 8:48:48 PM Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Indiana Solo
My Ancestors are from Europe, does that count?
I am going to shove the sunshine so far up where the sun don't shine that you will vomit nothing but warm summer days -Belkar
 74 Best Of, Tue, 15th Nov '11 6:09:35 AM from Finland Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
FABRICATI DIEM, PVNC!
Not with that avatar, it doesn't!
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 75 Joesolo, Tue, 15th Nov '11 2:40:00 PM Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Indiana Solo
Heh, didn't think so.

Though you have to remeber about 1/3 of the people in that picture were saving you.

EDIT- Is this more acceptable?*wishes the monkeys didn't have corsica*

edited 15th Nov '11 2:50:57 PM by Joesolo

I am going to shove the sunshine so far up where the sun don't shine that you will vomit nothing but warm summer days -Belkar
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