New York City the greatest city on earth?


And I can see those fighter planes
And I can see those fighter planes
Across the mud huts as children sleep
Through the alleys of a quiet city street
And take the staircase to the first floor
Turn the key and slowly unlock the door
As a man breathes into his saxophone
And through the walls you hear the city groan
Outside, it’s America
Outside, it’s America


I’d say he’d be as confused as a cow on AstroTurf if he went over


Just Irish people?


Irish people In particular.


You need to get out more.




A Yank.

If you think Ireland is the only country that likes the US and wants to visit it then you really are a bit ignorant.


Nope. I said Irish people in particular are obsessed with America. I don’t see the fascination with it, personally.


Yes I think you need to get out more and see how other countries look at the US.


I think you need to stop being so testy at being labelled a yankophile.


He’s an American


Well then he need not be so testy about criticism of America.


The savage loves his native shore, Though rude the soil and chill the air;


Is it not a criticism of Irish people?


It’s a criticism of whichever part you felt insulted by.


America is 50 times better than mainland Europe.


I wasn’t insulted. The US is a huge place. You can do pretty much anything there. If you don’t like going to a large metropolis that’s your decision, it isn’t all that’s in the US but whatever.

It was more about the Irish obsession with there being unusual. The visitor numbers show this, the culture of other countries being influenced by there shows this…if anything Ireland has a grossly disproportionate influence on the United States.


one of the best weeks of my life was spent on a house boat in Lake Shasta when I was 17. The sheer beauty and vastness of that part of America never left me.


OK mate, we get it, the Irish in general are obsessed with America. I’ve been there and wouldn’t be all that bothered about it.

Can’t we just agree to disagree without you getting so testy?


You fell in love?