It’s always been that way, Vince…

From an article in USA Today (the newspaper for the postliterate) that looks as if it’s there to whip up a little more anti-European hysteria rather than actually say something newsworthy:

During [Vince] Vaughn’s stay in England [for a film shoot], he found himself criticized on all those levels. Like a boxer countering each blow, he shot back with the best responses he could.

Sometimes the complaints left him speechless, like the time he was told ” ‘America had no culture’ by a kid wearing a Kobe Bryant T-shirt and listening to rapper DMX.”

But one incident really stung.

“Man, it was bad,” says the Rat Pack-y star of Swingers. “These girls saw us and were kind of flirting, and they kept asking us if we were American. Finally we said, ‘Yes,’ and they just took off.

“One girl turns and says, ‘We were hoping you were Canadian.’ Canadian? Since when was it cooler to be Canadian?”

[Thanks to BoingBoing for the link]

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