[quote:820180ba4f="huggy baps"]has anyone ever apllied for this and/or won? Ive always thought about it was wasnt sure if there was any point due to the numbers that aplly etc. any thoughts?[/quote:820180ba4f]
i think if your from certain parts of northern ireland theres a scheme for making getting a visa easier, can't remember what it is tho :?
The weather? The enhanced economic opportunities? The lack of obsession with 16th century-based religious struggle? Some of the greatest cities, scenery and culture in the world?
Admittedly we have Lisburn. So I take your point. :P
[quote:90f3519904="T Entertainment"]The weather? The enhanced economic opportunities? The lack of obsession with 16th century-based religious struggle? Some of the greatest cities, scenery and culture in the world?
Admittedly we have Lisburn. So I take your point. :P[/quote:90f3519904]
ive been before on the J1 visa and liked it, so i think the lottery may be worthwhile
[quote:829a8e0a4a]The weather? The enhanced economic opportunities? The lack of obsession with 16th century-based religious struggle? Some of the greatest cities, scenery and culture in the world? [/quote:829a8e0a4a]
The US does have all of those wonderful things.. but not in the same place.. :)
So the United States has not produced some of the finest writing, art, drama, comedy, music and cinema of the past 50 years? And is it not readily available in the major US conurbations?
Yes it has and yes it is.
And it was US society which provided the cradle for this undeniable contribution to the world's culture in these fields. It's not perfect by any means, but we're ill-placed to diss it from here.
my sis is on one of the 3 year walsh visas - dont think they still exist now though?? If i had the chance i'd move to California in the morning,..wouldnt fancy anywhere else in the states apart from the west coast!
One of the TV channels in my hotel room has been showing 24 hours james bond movies since I got here on saturday .... other than that the telly seems to consist of adverts for slimming pills which tell you that they may have serious side effects ... and dominoes pizza offering a 14 ft pizza which comes with 6 free pizza's and a side order of pizza ..... but the american people are generally very friendly .... fags are cheap too
Quite a lot of God channels ...... give me money or burn in hell .... I did get to see some of the new series of scrubs and Law and Order:SVU but thats it really ...... and they seem to blur out any nudity at all on all the channel ..... no nipples at all ...
I was mearly making the distinction between Entertainment and Culture. The US is so vast that one connot possibly pinpoint any difinitive "US culture".
There are massive cultural achievments as diversity etc. within differnt locals in the US but I would resist trying to define a single US Culture. For instance I whent o Kentucky for 2 weeks last year and it was like a different country from Boston. Different Culture, Lifestyle, different Language by all accounts. There was almost a greater difference between Boston and Kentucky than there is between Belfast and Paris.
Don't get me wrong, I'm the biggest fan of Family Guy, I love The Simpsons and I like Baseball (for my sins a Red Sox fan for 12 years and counting). My fav films are (mostly) US films, I love The Smashing Pumpkins and The Kings Of Leon, Jimi Hendrix and inumerable other american music and entertainment.
(hate Lost and West Wing and 24 and all that new US TV Ballix tho)
What I was saying tho is that the lines between Entertainment and Culture have been severely blurred. And a distiction has to be made between the two.
Ach come on now it's pretty hard to make that distinction. What do you define culture as? Do you consider classical music and the works of Charles Dickens to be works of entertainment or culture? Dickens work was serialised for publics pleasure so initially it was defo entertainment but it now defo considered classical literature and therefore "culture" IMHO.