Welcome to America

★ INTERNET : From the country that  brought you Apple, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter , you would think that Mega high-speed would be the norm here ; but NO, it is actually really bad! Check the numbers below, on top of it , it is pretty expensive compared to France …

PHONE : from the country that brought you the iPhone you would expect 4G everywhere, but no !!! Even 3G sucks and it gets worst here, in NYC, where basically your iphone is on EDGE  50% of the time, or worse doesn’t even get signal. To cut it short: your iPhone is a mini iPad, you can make calls when using wi-fi on Skype.

TV ADS: Even if I’m a big fan of Mad Men, advertising here kinda sucks, compared to MTV era , and French commercials I grew up with:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOSnA7alx6c[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VvRPIZn2c4[/youtube]

And one my favorites Etienne Chatilliez for Eram (French Payless shoesource):

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDlGmTzMb1g[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVnrHx87IjM[/youtube]

CREDIT CARDS : “There’s a credit card for that” In average, an American owns 4 credit cards, and NONE of them is secured by a Smart Card, just  a signature and a magnetic stripe… Another retarded American move by orchestrated by those A$$hole from Walla Street and the Financial institutions here …, For the story  when I was a kid I wanted to be Roland Moreno , I thought he had the cooolest job ever, and he was always very nice with me letting me draw on MacPaint all day … And now he even put a comment on my blog, and put me in his , that is sharing 🙂