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Truth about Czech republic

Postby eso » 30-Oct-08 13:13

Truth about Czech republic: All people smell, urinate on streets and there are spiders everywhere!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ohz5nQmSU84

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Postby Polednikova » 30-Oct-08 13:53

How did I know she was going to be American before I watched it? What a very strange young lady. She ends with 'I should be doing this anonymously.' Too right she should have. I hope I never have the misfortune of meeting her.
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Postby Ceit » 30-Oct-08 15:04

Hmm...except for the spiders, and the city being beautiful, she could easily have been talking about Madrid :roll:

Is anyone else reminded of the Blair Witch Project the first time she starts whining about the spiders?
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Postby kibicz » 30-Oct-08 17:37

Realy good:-) i like it, its like definition of "ROFL" abreviation :lol:
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Postby Petr_B » 31-Oct-08 19:12

That video is kinda funny. What is funnier (or maybe it's actually sad) is that some people think it should be taken seriously -- the clip is full of not-so-subtle hints it's a joke, so even the most humour-impaired people should get it.

I haven't seen Blair Witch movie so I don't know if it's any similar, but I wouldn't be surprised if the video was a parody/reference/tribute to something (narrating style etc.).
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Postby jen » 01-Nov-08 7:42

I don't think she was joking - or at least, she took real issues and made them sound like jokes. Except for the "eating babies" part, I've read every single complaint in our "Do Czechs hate foreigners?" thread on expats.cz in one form or another....
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Postby Petr_B » 01-Nov-08 8:27

I don't visit that expats website so I wouldn't know, but maybe it's parody of those complaints?
Some of the hints it's a joke (aside from exaggerating existing problems):
- whole narration style, facial gestures of the girl and her acting, video cuts ...,
- "they eat babies",
- "everybody (waitress, shop assistant, ...) throws things at me",
- the spider thing, not only the issue itself but how she randomly screams "spiders" between other complaints later in the clip.
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Postby jen » 01-Nov-08 9:02

I think it's just her style - but I can assure you that the things she mentions are tagged regularly as "things that foreigners complain about when visiting Prague" - even the "waiters throwing things at me" (but not the babies - have no idea where she got that from). Trust me - I've been an admin on that site for over 7 years - I've heard it all :)

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Postby Ctyri koruny » 02-Nov-08 13:54

Ah ha she's so funny. I'd throw things at her too.
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Postby Ahabseye » 10-Nov-08 15:09

No wonder Americans are so hated across the globe.

She should go into any big city in America, and see, and smell the exact same things!!

Grrrrrrrr, man stupid people bring me down!!
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