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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

# Posted 11:38 AM by Patrick Porter  

AMERICANS BORE actor Gwyneth Paltrow (hat-tip, HP). Apparently, since moving to the UK, she finds that
The British are much more intelligent and civilised than the Americans...I love the English lifestyle. It's not as capitalistic as America. People talk about interesting things at dinner - not about work and money.
When one pauses to note that these dinners are probably full of rich and/or famous people, this is a truly representative measure of the calibre of cultures: what people at dinner talk about.

The Brits also take care of the mansions better, wash their yachts more often, and are nicer to their servants.
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Comments:
I'm no expert on movie stars, but Ms. Paltrow now says that her alleged remarks were pure fiction and that she is "proud to be an American". See here for more. Hat tip to Glenn.
 
why do you guys take so long to post these stories? This surfaced 4 days ago.
 
It doesn't seem that Patrick and David have had a very good time in England...

Don't worry Porter, maybe next time they'll let you into the Dept. of War Studies. Maybe you'll even be the next Will Philpott...

Nah, maybe not.
 
Gwyneth Paltrow is an "actor"?!? That's not what her Oscar says!
 
anonymous 1, because I have a life. if you want breaking news, go to cnn

anonymous 2, I've had a great time in the UK, I'm just a little tired of witless anti-americanism

jeff, I thought actor has the preferred term these days, or something
 
well, i'm tired of witless anti-anti americanism. you guys keep banging on about how you have to endure it; cmon, be a little bit more tough.
 
tough, as in writing critical comments anonymously? That kind of toughness?
 
anonymous 1, because I have a life. if you want breaking news, go to cnn

sorry. but if you're going to post shit news, at least post it on time.

(Also; i'm sure you have a life, since you're at defence studies. You are so inter-agency. I bet you get to talk to Dandeker!)

Anon-1
 
tough, as in writing critical comments anonymously? That kind of toughness?

ooo, patrick, be gentle. I don't know what difference it makes (we're on a blog, portwine) but if you want my deets - ryanshar@gmail.com
 
Hi,

Yeah, this story did come out a few days ago. That's one thing I dislike about blogging. Whenever you wanna comment about something, it seems that the moment goes by too quickly. However, it's a rather cheap shot to criticize someone for it.

I felt that the post had just the right amount of sarcasm at the end. Much appreciated. I generally find the best way to deal with anti-Americanism is with a mocking tone. We get enough of the passive-aggressive kind, here, in Canada.

In the end, though, David may be right in that there may be reason to give Ms. Paltrow the benefit of the doubt. This could be "fiction".
 
Why do Canadians love telling everyone they are?
 
It could be fiction, but I doubt it -- she has said the same thing in interviews before, but since it didn't attract so much attention/criticism, she never bothered to deny it.
 
Does Patrick Belton still write for Oxblog? Even before his mother passed away, he barely posted, and since then he hasn't at all. Just curious.
 
Anon 2:42,

Hmm. I didn't say that I was Canadian in my previous post. Rather I wrote about anti-Americanism in Canada. I thought part of the subject in this post was anti-Americanism. If it happens in Canada, does it not qualify?

Perhaps you mean my screen name. It does say "Canadian Tar Heel". If this is what you're refering to, why does the part about Canada interest you as opposed to the part about North Carolina? I seen no problem in demonstrating pride for either.
 
damn eurotrash

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L27G_HM24o0
 
Gwyneth Paltrow is an "actor"?!? That's not what her Oscar says!

Well, the Oscar also says "best", but who believes that?
 
Clearly emboldened for some old-fashioned pom-bashing by Shane Warne's arm (and newfound, wholly laudable ability to keep his mobile in his trousers...) :)
 
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