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I finally got around to making a comic about the whole Wiki Leaks and Julian Assange mess.
For those of you wondering why Australia got the role as Assange, it’s simply because Assange is Australian.
15th December 2010
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5 months ago
This is an odd series of stereotypes though. It's almost like a non-American stereotyped them. : P
At least from my interpretation of what views other people here seem to hold, the American stereotypes of these countries are as follows:
France: Arrogant, rude, unwilling to get involved in overseas matters or military conflicts (not sure why that actually came to be, given French history, but I guess the people involved were uneducated), aristocratically pretentious.
Germany: there are several ways to interpret Germany, but they usually fall into the following stereotypes - militaristic, possibly still Nazis, probably wear combat boots (this is fading somewhat as we are losing the older generations who are mistrustful of Germans); partiers, wear lederhosen, drink beer in giant steins, eat tons of wurst; serious, punctual, humorless, tech-y and into engineering, analytical.
Italy: Womanizers (at least the men), possibly corrupt, at the very least politically disorganized, mafiosos, the men wear tons of tacky gold jewelry.
Russia: Possibly fascist, potentially scary, corrupt government (all remnant feelings from the Cold War), liable to have vodka on them at all times.
That's my two cents on things. I don't think hardly any Americans consider Germany to be weak (for some it's quite the opposite), or Italy to be subject to Russia. France might seem weak, but most only think that because of modern foreign relations.
5 months ago
"it's almost like a non-American stereotyped them :P"
Yeah the creator of this comic strip is Danish
5 months ago
Yes, that is correct. That premise was the basis for the crux of that joke. : )
3 months ago
I don't really see those stereotypes anymore... I blame APH and SatW entirely XD
6 months ago
America be like:"You do realize that revealing our illegal activities is illegal, right?"
3 months ago
cute how america wants to be invited for christmas
10 months ago
Pretending to be rape victims for the greater good!
11 months ago
Louisiana: ".... France.... Please.... Please take me back.... I can't live with that idiot anymore...."
2 years ago
No use in trying to talk sense to the true believers. They have their own little world where Assange is a shining hero beyond criticism and trying to bring him to court, were all of this can be settled in the proper manner is persecution. Assanges excuses are pathetic: "They will extradite me to America we're i'll get the death penalty", no we won't, because that would be a blatant violation of the Swedish constitution. "I don't understand the language", ever heard of a translator? We'll give you one for free, Dumbass. And EVERYONE in Sweden knows basic English.
This is actually a disturbing trend i noticed, with English, Australian and American men among others from the English speaking world, coming over here and basically acting like sex tourists. When they find out that Swedish girls aren't sluts but rather tough and independent and don't grab their ankles for the first pasty Australian computer nerd they see, they start crying and whining about "Feminism" and "Socialism". Absolutely no respect for our country or our laws. Throw Assanges pervert ass in Jail and then maybe we can find out if he really doesn't mind Swedens rape laws after all.
By the way Australia. Aren't you the ones who are censoring your Internet and more or less have a blanket ban on video games? Tell me who the Socialist are, again.
7 months ago
Usually I like Australia, but he kind of got what he deserved...
9 days ago
I can see why Sweden was so afraid, because he is a gay.
Maybe he doesn't want to everybody know it.
19 days ago
I feel bad for Germany in the first panel.
1 month ago
Australia is a guy. Sister Australia can be seen here:
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