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The mailing of America, the violence that pervades the land, the sleazy films that fill the airwaves: I can go on and on. Even though these people were used as the butts of jokes, I ended up loving them — they were so human.
The whole of the global economy is based on supplying the cravings of two per cent of the world's population. If Americans suddenly stopped indulging themselves, or ran out of closet space, the world would fall apart.
It has the most perfect form of government, the most exciting sporting events, the tastiest food and amplest portions, the largest cars, the cheapest gasoline, the most abundant natural resources, the most productive farms, the most devastating nuclear arsenal and bill bryson the lost continent friendliest, most decent and most patriotic folks on earth.
Countries just don't come any better. So why anyone would want to live anywhere else is practically incomprehensible.
These sections correspond to two separate journeys made bill bryson the lost continent the autumn of and spring of Bryson's goal in this trip was generally to avoid tourist destinations, instead choosing to experience the real every-day America, stopping at small towns and forgotten points of interest.
Owners of the various-sized monstrosities called Recreational Vehicles are an eccentric subculture, as Bryson has noticed: These things, these RVs, are like life-support systems on wheels.
Astronauts go to the moon with less backup. RV people are another breed — and a largely demented one at that….
You can see these people at campgrounds all over the country, standing around their vehicles comparing gadgets — methane-powered ice-cube makers, portable tennis courts, bill bryson the lost continent flame throwers, inflatable lawns.
They are strange and dangerous people and on no account should be approached. Meanwhile, Bryson notes that the mini-monuments we construct in our cities and towns and rural sanctuaries are frequently appalling:
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