equires twenty minutes of close study to identify an American: indeed, a blind person can do it instantly at a distance of thirty yards. Unless you happen to have access to the volume knob inside your skull, you might as well be brave or stay home.

Posted by at April 3, 2003 11:43 PM

Just arrived in Bp. --- saw some interesting anti-American graffiti while taking the #2 tram.

1) "Jenkis* go home."

2) "USA = zsidó fasizmus" - (jew fascism)

*Hungarian version of Yankee/Yanqui

Posted by: vlad at April 4, 2003 01:25 AM

Jenkis? Yikes! That sounds like Yen-quiche...hadn't heard that one.

My favorite graffiti in BP is in a back street near Kalvin Ter: "Ado = legalizalt rablosag" (tax = legalized thievery)

Keep on truckin', Vlad!

Posted by: Christopher Walker at April 4, 2003 03:00 AM

Both the political and anti-American components of above graffitti surprised me --- In '96 I played water polo here in Bp. and I always had to smile when I saw this, much more typical graffitti, on the Metro wall:

Minden rendőr segfej.

All cops are assholes.

(Lit. segfej = ass-head)

truckin' in Pécs...

Posted by: vlad at April 4, 2003 04:32 AM

Please inform us ignorami where BP is.

Posted by: Clueless Reader at April 4, 2003 05:01 PM


Posted by: Matt Welch at April 4, 2003 05:19 PM

Canada who?

The only reason you woudn't want to be an American would be if your in a country where they kidnap or kill us, charge a special rate(we're all rich) or your married(don't want to be tempted).

Posted by: Bob at April 5, 2003 01:14 AM
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