Still waiting on Tingle, Groose, Linebeck, and the Happy Mask Salesman.
Maybe Ricky the kangaroo, too.
Looks like a Ridley Scott thing.
If they could just make more spartans why didn't they do that after Reach?
they did with the Spartan IV program but it took a while to crank them out. Master Chief is a Spartan 2 which are the ones that good juiced up and experimented on. Spartan4's are like regular soilders in battle armor 2's are like walking tanks.
Let me rephrase that, why didn't they make more Spartans that are exactly like Master Chief, or at the least Noble Squad.
Not to mention that all of the Halo games besides Halo Wars and Halo 4 take place in the span of a few months, so after the Spartan II's all died out, even if they were going to make more, they'd be years away from being completed. They had been working on less inhumane versions of Spartans during that time, though.
IF possible don't paint the picture for the rest of the internet that typical Americans somehow don't try tea or that we don't even know what electric tea kettles are. I mean granted, we've all had different upbringings, but on behalf of all Americans let me tell you fine folk out there - that is not the norm, we know what tea is and we understand tea kettle technology has come a ways since putting a black hunk of metal over a burning fire. Some of our.. inner country brethren .. may keep to themselves but let me assure you, we are a civilized nation.
Seriously, what the fuck. I was not speaking for America. I assumed that they weren't American because tea consumption is much more common in other countries and I don't personally believe many Americans would find it bizarre if another American expressed that they had never consumed black tea. I stated that I have tried tea. I stated that if you include all forms of tea, most Americans have consumed tea. I agreed that tea is readily available. I didn't even say it was STRANGE for an American to drink tea. Just that black tea (non-iced) is not one of our most popular drinks. People tend for other options. I did not speak on behalf of all Americans, I spoke as an American. Period. Maybe next time I shouldn't self-identify? Or I should have phrased "with normal tastes" differently when all I meant was that I am not finicky like Dan and Jeff? The electric kettle was also a personal anecdote that I did not attribute to anyone but myself.
And yes, Chicago is inner country, and despite being the 3rd largest city in the country is so uncivilized and unworldly. I'm a hick that knows nothing of the world, despite you personally knowing that I've travelled to many other countries even in the last few years.
Guys, you all know what I meant. Can you all just let it go? I can't tell if some of you are just playing along with this or there really is some outrage over some random statement made on a gaming forum on the internet about tea consumption in the US. This is just so bizarre.
It's pretty ethnocentric to say "most Americans have never had black tea."
Yep now I'm a borderline racist. Feel free to look at the stats I posted above that say over 50% of Americans drink tea but that 85% of that is iced tea.
Jesus guys, I made a blanket statement on tea consumption in a thread to say that I didn't think it was that uncommon for an American citizen to not have consumed plain black tea. And to an extent, the stats bear out my very specific, very off-the-top-of-my head statement about something I thought was relatively innocuous and unimportant.
@kcin: Here you go man, some facts for you from the Tea Association of the USA.
On any given day, over one half of the American population drinks tea. On a regional basis, the South and Northeast have the greatest concentration of tea drinkers.
Approximately 85% of tea consumed in America is iced.
Over half of the country drinks tea (they are referring to all forms of tea).
However, 85% of the tea consumed in America is iced. Since I specifically did not include iced tea in my statement, that means only 15% of the tea in the US is not iced, and not all of that is black. And that is for "over 50% of the country". So I think my statement that the majority of Americans do not commonly drink black tea is a safe one.
The Wikipedia page for "American tea culture" specifically points out equating drinking tea in the US to grandmothers. They say that it is inaccurate, but I was speaking to the stereotype, not the actual fact.
@wrighteous86: Iced tea is black tea, it's just cold. You also said that tea is "for the most part...seen as something old women drink". That's flat-out untrue. You spoke on behalf of America, and declared yourself "an American with normal tastes". It'd probably be better to only speak on behalf of yourself, and maybe your region of America. It's pretty big.
I don't know anyone who thinks tea is strange, and I don't know anyone who hasn't had hot black tea before, let alone any other variety of tea. Never having drank tea in one's entire life, as an American, is unusual. It's not damnable or reprehensible, it's just unusual, because tea is not uncommon, and presented to Americans just about anywhere.
Alright dude, take it easy.
This is a forum, I gave my opinion. I did not speak on behalf of America, but gave my experience, and no, I do not know many people that drink black tea in the specific way that I implied, in a tea cup, boiled, possibly with milk and sugar. That is an old woman stereotype in my experience, old women having tea time or little girls having imaginary tea parties. I specifically took out things like iced tea and other versions of tea in my statement.
I also was not speaking as "Joe America". I did not say I have normal American tastes, I said I was an American with normal tastes, in that, unlike Jeff and Dan, I have eaten mayonnaise and ketchup. I am not a "finicky eater".
I also didn't say that drinking tea was strange, just that it was not the norm. MOST PEOPLE IN AMERICA DO NOT REGULARLY DRINK PLAIN BLACK TEA when compared to other countries where tea is very common with every meal and between meals. That was my point. I do not think this is a controversial statement.
I never said damnable or reprehensible, I said not as common as in other countries, and not the majority. I did not say unavailable, I said not usually consumed with as much regularity as other drinks.
Maybe you should re-evaluate why you're getting so upset about this. Next time I will try to include statistics and facts in my generalization to defend my belief that it is not that odd for Dan Ryckert to not have consumed black tea to the same extent that it is odd that he has not eaten mayonnaise.
And others in this thread seem to agree.
Starbucks Chai Tea is ridiculously popular in the Bay Area. Also, every Asian restaurant gives you tea before you order. (But Dan has probably never had Asian food)
Maybe this is true of the middle of America, as I have never been there, but it is not true of its coasts by a longshot. Tea is as common as coffee, and is consumed by all age groups. McDonalds sells it. It's on tap on soda fountains. Starbucks has an extensive line of teas. Arizona Iced Tea (the tall can with the ikat design around the rim) was a staple of the late 90's. An American who hasn't drank tea in their entire life is, indeed, a strange thing. I think you are speaking on behalf of yourself more than anyone else.
I specifically pointed out that I was talking about plain tea, not iced tea or green tea or anything. Just plain black tea. Then again, I haven't listened to the podcast yet, so if they were talking about ANY manner of tea, of course that's a different story.
But I still don't think black tea is "common" anywhere in America, and I'm well traveled on both coasts. Plenty of people have had black tea in the US, but it is not absurd to think an American has not consumed black tea, whereas it would be to say that of a Brit. That was my only point. Coffee is much more commonplace.
I almost always want the "full experience" and never wind up using my NG+, but I admit that it's really stupid.
Same reason I usually don't wear "alternate costumes" and stuff, because their "canon" outfit is their default one.
..I'm a bit crazy.
I'll join you on that train. Never had tea?!?!?!? I mean, it would be one thing to not like tea, but holy crap.
The Food talk on the podcast drives me neurotic. Like, I feel we as a community need a food intervention for Dan. I just like what the fuck? Who hasn't tried TEA of all things? Every week he unveils a new food sin that I just can't seem to comprehend in my brain.
I'm going to assume neither of you are American, but tea is not really all that common here (unless you include iced tea, green tea, etc). Sure, I'd say a decent number of people have had tea before, but it's far from "normal". For the most part it's seen as something old women drink.
I'm an American with normal tastes. I like to try new things and explore foods etc (just had some gator tail actually). The first time I had tea was visiting my British girlfriend in the UK at the age of 25. And that was my second trip to the UK in my life, and I only drank it to "fully immerse myself in the culture". It's alright, but I only drink it when it's there. I'd never make it for myself. When she came to visit me that summer, I had to go out and buy an electric kettle for her, and was confused because I had never used or seen one before (I only envisioned the old school teapots on a stove).
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