Europe may have had a great many wars in the past, but America does seem to be doing its level best to catch up as fast as possible. Besides, we're not the ones who murdered 150'000 civilians in Hiroshima and the same again through radiation poisoning and mutations directly caused by the aftermath of the bombing, and half that again in Nagasaki. There were also about 5'000 American Japanese living in those two cities at the time. Way to salughter your own, America.
And yes, we do have small change. We call them pennies. But then, we're British and have a real currency, not some fake united shit cooked up for the EU. (I am thoroughly opposed to the idea of the euro as currency. Convenient, sure, but it has no soul. If I could, I'd revert to guineas, crowns, half-crowns, shillings, sixpences, tupenny bits, pennies, ha'pennies and farthings. Now that
's a financial system!)
America might have muscle cars, but Europe has the real supercars. The Bugatti Veyron, fastest car in the world. German. The Aston Martin DB9, classiest car in the world. British. Rolls Royce: British. Jaguar: British. Lotus: British. McLaren: British. Lamborghini: Italian. Ferrari: Italian. Alfa Romeo: Italian. And what does America have? Ford, Chrysler, Chevrolet and General Motors. Besides, if we're really going to talk cars, Japan beats us all. Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda, Subaru, Mitsubishi, Daimler (the guys who make hearses). Honda have also invented the only really environmentally viable car: the Honda Clarity. It runs on a hydrogen fuel cell and produces only water as a waste product. Whereas America wouldn't even sign the Kyoto Protocol.
At least the rest of the world cares what happens to the planet.
However, one thing I feel I ought to mention in favour of Texas: the only Texans I've met have all been extremely friendly people. It's like living in the north of England, where everybody knows their neighbours and gives you free pancakes every now and then. (That was a very good day.
) But maybe that's just general small-town America, I'm not sure.
I hope I am a good enough writer that some day dwarves kill me and drink my blood for wisdom.