High intellect, low morals

I was looking for quiz questions and came across this at an American site:

Most American movie villains have British accents because we associate them with having high intellect and low morals.

LOL. Discuss.

29 comments for “High intellect, low morals

  1. dearieme
    March 20, 2018 at 09:56

    Many British movie villains have American accents because we associate them with having low intellect and low morals.

  2. Distant Relative
    March 20, 2018 at 10:23
  3. The Blocked Dwarf
    March 20, 2018 at 10:31

    I say that’s a dashed bad show from our colonial cousins, whato ?

    • Distant Relative
      March 20, 2018 at 10:44

      No decorum these foreign johnnies, eh?

  4. March 20, 2018 at 10:52

    Perhaps their brains are located lower down than the head.

  5. Chuckles
    March 20, 2018 at 11:04

    Not high intellect, more animal cunning, like a cornered rat.

  6. March 20, 2018 at 11:14

    Many British movie villains have American accents because we associate them with having low intellect and low morals.”

    Many American movie villains have British accents because we associate them with having high intellect and low morals.

    I think it comes from wanting a worthy adversary.

  7. March 20, 2018 at 12:28

    Just trying to get a bit of cross pond recoursive friction going here.

  8. Wolfie
    March 20, 2018 at 13:50

    In my experience of travelling the world, most stereotypes are true. Whereas most movie depictions are the opposite of reality.

    e.g. [movies] Clean exotic India. [stereotype] Filthy delapidated India.

    btw I love India but it is what it is.

  9. The Blocked Dwarf
    March 20, 2018 at 14:22

    “most stereotypes are true. “-Wolfie

    One of the more unfortunate and ignored features of BrexSShite is how we’ve confirmed the stereotype of ourselves in the eyes of Johnny Foreigner, especially within the EU. There was time, within my adult life time, when the phrases ‘the fine English art (of doing things)’, ‘an Englishman’s home is his castle’ and ‘an Englishman’s word is his bond’ were regarded, almost, as laws on the continent. I got jobs on the strength of them, quite literally. I avoided arrest on a couple of occasions because the Polizist assumed I was telling the truth simply because of my blue passport. No word of a lie , I was of course guilty as sin…but a GB passport was damn near a ‘Get Out Of Jail Free Card’, even to the extent the judge granted me bail on capital charges on my word I would keep to the conditions because my word was obviously my bond. Imagine that happening the other way round? A German criminal in the UK getting bail, without bond, on multiple attempted murder charges charges simply because of his nationality….although, mind you, if he was a German muslim….

    Now we’re seen as whinging,lying, conniving, wheedling fascist bully boys who , when they say ‘Good Morning’ have lied twice already and who are out to make a fast buck at everyone else’s expensive.

    • March 20, 2018 at 16:27

      I couldn’t give a Sh how the EU sees us. Proper people on the ground do not see it that way at all. In fact they want their own Frexit etc. My French mate just sent a post and the Dutch and Danish. It is total bollox that we’ve confirmed anything of the kind to people other than the PTB, except that we’re all friends across Europe.

      • The Blocked Dwarf
        March 20, 2018 at 19:01

        Might I suggest that if a majority of the population of France wanted a Frexit they wouldn’t have voted for the French Tony Blair ? Was the FN unclear about this? Were Gallic minds confused? Non, mais, non. I recall MLP being very clear about that -and my French is lousy. Le Pen got , what, 15% of the vote on her Frexit ticket? About the same as the AfD on their Gerexit ticket…and I guess what UKIP would have gotten, back when the plebis-cide hadn’t yet poisoned the cloyingly sweet waters of parliamentary democracy, the time before last, if we had had PR.

        As to how we are viewed now in Europe by ‘proper’ people , even the Daily ExpreSS makes clear that our name is mud -a fact in which they, the paper, revel….them not giving a shit about what people in the EU think of us and totally missing the point . There have been several well written and researched articles in other papers. It would be interesting if your French mate could find the time to report on how the UK is now portrayed in the French MSM. Seriously I ,for one, would be genuinely interested to hear, see how it compares with the German….where May is considered a member of the Fascist club of Trump, Putin and Erdogan , While the UK (nerve agent attacks excepted) only ever crops up in the ‘dancing cat laying the recorder’ section at the end of the news, unless they are reporting on another,supposed, Brexit induced xenophobic attack .

        • March 20, 2018 at 19:18

          Not with the ordinary people we’re not. At the level of Speakers Corner, we’re well liked. I get incoming by the hour and it’s all positive.

          As for Macron, he was running on a close to Le Pen platform and fooled the French with his promises, just as May fooled enough voters here that she’d implement Brexit properly. Huge angst today but why? She was always a lying toerag.

          Le Pen made errors in her last debate and in some things she said regarding:

          1. Feminism
          2. Socialism

          … which was precisely what those who would have voted for her did not wish to hear. Marion Marechel is more on song but too young and all over the place. Unfortunately, people seem to like smarmy pollies who promise whatever’s popular at the time. The French are now repenting at leisure.

          • Distant Relative
            March 20, 2018 at 20:40

            Macron came in proclaiming there would be change and that is what got him elected primarily. However, not many months after his victory he claimed that the French don’t actually like change so he was going to maintain the status quo. Same things happen nearly every time a politician gets voted in on pre-election promises – they find an excuse not to deliver though it is not usually that quick. Macron’s popularity plummeted as a result – actually it’s taken another dive as the folks here think he’s too close to Merkel. “Frexit” is finding its way onto political billboards more and more. It is alleged – heard it second-hand – that Macron has said that the French would vote to leave the EU if they were given the chance and that is why he is not going to give them that opportunity! Just another globalist con-artist, imo.

  10. The Blocked Dwarf
    March 20, 2018 at 14:33

    I await the day the MAD Scientist, with a hankering for World Domination, isn’t German. Damn you Mary Shelley!

    • sackersonwp
      March 21, 2018 at 07:08

      You are referring to Merkel the chemist and evangelical Christian-cum-Marxist?

  11. March 20, 2018 at 20:46

    Just remembering now – in the last week or so she became arrogant, saying either way France was going to be headed by a woman. Many French don’t like that sort of thing.

    • Distant Relative
      March 20, 2018 at 20:53

      “Just remembering now – in the last week or so she became arrogant, saying either way France was going to be headed by a woman. Many French don’t like that sort of thing.”

      French men especially don’t like that – not out here in the nether reaches.

      • March 20, 2018 at 20:59

        In correspondence right at this moment with my Parisien friend, awaiting his response on it now.

        “She lost because she was extremely bad during the presidential debate, and no one listens to her anymore.

        She danced the whole night after the final result

        She is SHAMEFUL.

        Sarkozy is 1000% crooked, as many other politicians. He killed Khaddafi with Hillary Evil, it’s disgusting. He must pay for that.“

      • Distant Relative
        March 20, 2018 at 21:01

        And the “other” woman she was referring to was Merkel! lol!

  12. March 20, 2018 at 21:11

    The thing I’m hearing this evening from so many [and you’re there too but further out] is that this church ransacking has French blood boiling.

    He just said, “We’re used to lies here.” Join the club.

    Aussi: “People don’t care, less than 5% of the population has a brain, to be honest.”

    • Distant Relative
      March 20, 2018 at 21:32

      Not hearing much reaction to the Church debacle though that may be because we haven’t seen many people about due to the bad weather atm. Could be the line crossed. French can be a bolshy lot when pushed.

      Laughing at your Parisien friend. Paris is a place apart from the rest of France. We village dwellers are regarded by the Parisiens (sp?) as peasants. The “peasants” equally hold the Paris-dwellers in high regard. 🙂

      Re Sark/Hell/Libya see link to wikileaks email I left above.

      • March 21, 2018 at 01:50

        Sark – yes.

        Parisien, Parisienne, Parisiennes. Not sure of the plural for males. I prefer local spellings, e.g. Venezia, Firenze, Le Châtelet-en-Brie.

  13. March 21, 2018 at 02:02

    Most American movie villains have upper-class English accents because the upper-class English are imagined to have high intellect and low morals (and they’re right about the low morals bit). You don’t encounter many movie super-villains with Scouse or Geordie accents. Or Cockney accents. Or Welsh accents.

  14. March 21, 2018 at 08:42

    I never fail to be astounded how a casual, throwaway post can go [sort of] viral and one with effort behind it remains friendless. The wonders of social media.

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