Boston needs more British culture, group says

An area group of Dr. Who fans is trying to organize a Boston BritCon in 2019 to celebrate British pop culture:

Boston BritCon aims to be the first and best fan event in Boston focused on all things British, including television, film, literature, and culture!

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Didn't we fight a war

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Didn't we fight a war specifically to avoid things like this?

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We failed?

"Huh huh, wood, heh heh, boooooiiiinnngggggg" isn't cultured?

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As someone who both

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As someone who both absolutely loved Beavis and Butt-head as a kid, but also hates the seeming dumbing down of the country, this has been a real roller coaster. Certainly plays into my generation's love for irony, though.

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No culture?

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Do you also believe that most Americans have no accent?

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Or that a lot don't wear

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Or that a lot don't wear shoes? Or that some dogs are different colors than others? I figured I'd get a few more non-sequiturs out of the way along with you.

But do you really equate stupid accents with culture? Does pronouncing your Dunks (khed!) as "coffee", and not the way that those damn New Yorkers say it, make it "culture"?

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Well said!

I think much of this country has lost its identity...in large part because of societal dramatics and focus on insignificant things like social media interactions, that have been relentlessly spotlighted by media (on all levels) and spun as "important". (FYI, they're not.)

On the entertainment aspect alone, British media is AGES ahead of American media offerings. Television & radio are very respectably presented & executed, unlike the domestic offerings of 10 hours of "local" news repeated & terrible "pop" music rotations that predictably air on multiple stations at multiple times per day.

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Appropriate

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Very appropriate Faulty Towers reference. You are a master.

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Fawlty Towers

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My nominee for "most overrated British comedy series".

And I generally enjoy British comedy.

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Oh, come on ...

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As a Man About Town (tm), surely you know about stuff like the Bastille Day celebration, the Caribbean Carnival, etc., etc.

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touché

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but we are not at the level of London, LA, DC, SF, NYC.....yet.

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So you have heard

Not that you ever leave your basement, let alone travel and see them for yourself.

"Omg cities are SCARY BROWN PEOPLE PLACES!!!!" is not a valid assessment of urban quality of life, education, resources, etc.

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Scary Brown people?

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London? Not so much.

I give Doug this, ask enough disgruntled locals and everywhere is a shithole. Meanwhile, somehow millions of international tourists think Boston is one of the most cultured cities in the nation.

In a weird aside, somehow YouTube/google thinks I like watching videos discussing how much of a shithole downtown San Francisco is. Mostly local news clips. I have no reason why these are recommended to me.

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Im so chuffed.

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Im so chuffed.

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Tea-aboo

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Tea-aboo

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British culture?

Why can't we be happy with greek yogurt and regular yogurt? Seems like enough options.

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Careful now...

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Before you know it, they'll be taxing our tea.

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Be careful

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I have just been to Dunkin Donuts (far superior tea to Starbuck’s) and they indeed tax my tea.

The reason for the superior label is due to the Hot water they use, Starbuck’s has tepid water, TEPID I SAY!

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Welcome

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To Taxachusetts! We also taxed the money used by buy the tea, before we taxed for for the tea.....

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I'd go

I can be from Boston and enjoy Doctor Who stuff too. But yes, I'll be clutching my Dunks cup throughout.

I'm not a cultcha snaaaab!

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"British" or "English"?

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While it might seem like hair-splitting, "British" typically refers not only to England proper but Wales and Scotland (we'll leave out the Northern Irish question in this instance).
With that qualification, Boston has quite a bit of British culture when it comes to folk music and dance traditions: regularly occurring English country dance events, for instance, and a number of groups that perform morris and sword dancing -- all of which is featured at the annual May Day gathering by the Weeks Footbridge. In fact, until the Arnold Arboretum saw fit to change the format, the Lilac Sunday celebration was the setting for one of the largest morris/sword dance festivals in New England.
Boston's also got a wealth of Scottish music and dance, vis-a-vis the local branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (one of oldest and largest outside Scotland) and a sizeable and multi-generational Scottish music community.
Yes, I know not everyone particularly likes folk/traditional music, and that's fine. But it _is_ a part of culture.

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Live culture yogurt and unfiltered beer

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We have loads of culture in New England!

All England has is clotted cream and some very suspect banger ingredients.

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