Trailer Parks in Australia?  

header1979 37M
404 posts
1/14/2006 9:43 pm

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Trailer Parks in Australia?


This is my first blog about something but probably not something very interesting. I had originally intended to post something on one of my pet peeves on the Advice Line. Yesterday some dude posted some really ignorant, insulting and offensive shit about guys with natural cocks. But I will get to that some other day.

But today I am surprised about something else. I was just visiting TheMissKrissy's blog in which there was a flame war going on with some dude that posts a lot of crap on the Advice Line. What amazed me was that terms like "trailer park trash" and talk about Oprah were being used by people from Australia and Canada. I had always though that trailer parks and "trailer park trash" were strictly US things. I was surprised that someone from Australia would mention that. Do they have trailer parks in Australia? Do they refer to "trailer park trash" in Australia? It just surprised me to hear this from an Australian. I would expect Canadians to know about this because we are neighbors and in close contact. Until 9/11 the border between the US and Canada was almost non-existent and we went back and forth just like we were crossing the street. But I didn't think that they had trailer parks in Canada. And talking about Oprah? I didn't know that anyone outside the US would even know about the show, except for Canadians. So it got me thinking about what people in other countries know about the small things in the US.

I am from a US foreign service family so I have lived a lot of my life outside the US in other countries. Plus I went to school in London. So I always thought that I knew a lot about other countries. But what I didn't really know is what others knew about the small things in the US.

When I am in foreign countries, I pretty much avoid US things. What is the point of going to another country if you are just going to stay in a US environment? So I don't go to US chain hotels and restaurants in Europe. It would be like taking a ham sandwich to a banquet. I have only been in two MacDonald's outside the US. Once at the MacDonald's across the street from the train station in Versailles, which was the only place open at the time and I needed to to buy some bottled water. The other was a MacDonald's in Venice. I went to that one because it served beer and I thought it was pretty funny to be drinking beer in a MacDonald's. Plus I was backpacking through Europe with some Australian guys and they wanted a beer. If you have ever traveled with Australian blokes you know that they can't pass a place that serves beer! lol

The other thing that surprised me was that the Australians talked about Condolezza Rice, who is now the US Secretary of State. This was several years ago at a time when I don't think 98 percent of people in the US knew who she was. And yet here were Australians who knew about her and could talk about her.

And I don't watch US TV programs in other countries. So I really have no idea what people in other countries are picking up about life in the US.

So today I learned the US trailer parks and trailer park trash are known around the world. Not necessarily, the best image for the US but a fact of life. (And lest I get flamed, not all people who live in trailers are trailer park trash. It is the stereotype that I am referring to.)

Actually I am not sure that the troll from Australia is really from Australia. He sounds more like another one of the fake profiles by the dude from a US western state that has so many fake handles on the website and posts most of the bogus questions. That will be the subject of another blog someday.

Now somebody will tell me whether they have trailer parks in the Australia and Canada? I have never seen them in the UK and in Europe.
So this is my first blog with a lot of blah, blah, blah about things that no body cares about. People will say, that guy's got a lot of time on his hands to wonder about trailer parks in Australia.

But the Redskins lost today. So life as we have known it is over. I think I will go over to Bardicman's blog and get cheered up. lol

sweethoneysouth 37F
280 posts
1/14/2006 10:38 pm

lol. go skins. sorry i cant answer your question about triler parks in austrailia. But I am assuming that with hurricanes like andrew and katrina, there is worldwide coverage. And when you see coverage of hurricane disaster, you see trailer parks. Just my thought.


SolarPowered0 67M
8018 posts
1/14/2006 10:41 pm

Header...

You ain't gonna get much cheer from the Bard, not after him having his ass hosed down by Trav and Bulge. *ROTFL*

I think most of the world knows about trailer park trash from the Blue Collar Tour. As Jeff Foxworthy has made himself a millionare by promoting this sterotype, and the fact Comedy Central is probably visible in most of the world, via sattelite, it doesn't surprise me much.

But you also have to keep in mind the internet. And with Bard, Trav and Bulge (though he's from NZ) on here, is it really any wonder the rest of the world thinks we Americans are a bunch of loonies? And that we ALL are trailer park trash?

Food for thought, Bud!

Solar...


themisskrissy 56F
2302 posts
1/15/2006 1:42 am

canada has mobile home parks and mobile home estates..
sadly the program 'trailer park boys' is available on cable tv..someone made me watch it...ONCE..
i think that police scanners are high brow entertainment for the trailer park set...my mother sleeps with hers... i had hoped that insult would work but it didn't... almost every one i know in this little town has one...
and unlike the tawdry stereotyping, some (trailers) are damn nice homes!!!

i abhor most television, so i don't watch it much.. i do like programs like "frontiers of construction" and "extreme engineering" and similar programs... i wonder if i was an engineer in a previous life...along with the spindoctor incarnation...

i share the house with my mom.. i look after her.. that is my JOB..
2 people and 4 tvs...a friend said that was one for every half-assed decent channel..

i agree that the troll lives in a (much maligned) tennessee type mountain area where they only got electricity in the past 10 years, and he and his kin are all real confused on fathers day...
a part of me wants to take pity on someone like him.... another part says NOT!!!!

see you in the funny pages...
xoxoxo

Virtue Alone Ennobles


bardicman 50M

1/17/2006 7:57 am

I am poor white trash... Not of the trailer park variety but of the Card Board box type. Some day I hope to get back into the trailor park.



I am not dead yet


LadytoPleaseYou 64F
5447 posts
1/18/2006 10:16 am

You know, header, I have often wondered these same things. If you find out would you let me know?
OH! I have an idea why don't we close Bard up in his cardboard box, write an Australian address on the outside and take it down to the post office and send him out to do a little research for us? He can search the place out for trailer parks and the type people who live there and he can spy out how they are receiving information. When he's done he can have someone send him back.

PENIS CHARMING....where are you?


SensuousWoman3 55F
3106 posts
1/21/2006 9:29 am

Header, I've wondered the same thing--I am glad you posted it in your blog. We'll have to query Miss GeorgiaRose and see what she has to say. However, I suspect your are correct about the suspect. I've wondered all along. ~~wink~~

SW3


header1979 37M
507 posts
1/22/2006 4:39 pm

Hey SensousWoman3, thanks for visting my blog. I appreciate your comments on all the blogs. "Nancy Drew" and "The Hardy boys" have to keep sleuthing the phantom of the fake profiles. lol


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