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Article: EU

Score: 5

Nominated by: Sir ScottPat Icons-flag-gb Scotland Flag 1 UnS CUN VFH (talk) 19:28, April 23, 2013 (UTC)
For: 5
  1. Symbol for vote Self-Nom and For Sir ScottPat Icons-flag-gb Scotland Flag 1 UnS CUN VFH (talk) 19:28, April 23, 2013 (UTC)
  2. Symbol for vote For. Impressive work, well written and full of knowledge of the subject. If I can't vote for this I can't vote for anything. Aleister 1:02 25-4-'13
  3. Symbol for vote For. I think it is a good article despite all the comments. Anton (talk) 10:04, May 19, 2013 (UTC)
  4. For. Cheninquin (talk) 05:56, May 25, 2013 (UTC)
  5. For. Phrank Psinatra (talk) 14:09, June 21, 2013 (UTC)
Against: 0

No against votes

  • Comment. There are many missed opportunities here imho. i did laugh a couple times, I found most of the jokes are cliches that fall flat. instead of randomly narrating the antics of each country...the article could have an over all concept or clear purpose. if it must be a random article about psychopathic nations, then I think the atticle would benifit by sticking a few nations and taking the character of each country to higher level of comedic absurdity. At the very least I would argue that at least some of the ideas should last more than a paragraph. ShabiDOO 07:18, April 26, 2013 (UTC)
  • My take is similar. Section 1, on how each of the major nations cynically uses the EU to advance national goals, I regard as mostly true and about as funny as the 15 minutes of negotiations between moves in the game of Diplomacy. It's told jauntily, but some serious anti-federalists also tell things jauntily. Geopolitics and a joint stance vis-a-vis America are similar serious points. I don't claim that the author is advocating anything in particular, but it reads like advocacy. Spıke Ѧ 21:59 29-Apr-13
    Replying to both comments above. The idea of the article was to tell the truth about the EU in an over-exaggerated way (as I do in many other articles). I will admit that there are many cliches in here and that it seems to be written from the point of view of a UKIP member. However I think these cliches are still very funny and many other articles have major cliches such as the William Lane Craig article which seems near to being featured so cliches seem to be appreciated on this site. The main point of the article is less to mock the organisation of the EU but more to mock the patriotic, nationalistic, imperial views that European countries are stereotypically said to have, especially the relationship between France and Britain. I also admit there is a niche humour range and that if you are not into Geo-political humour or Radio 4 style British comedy you probably would not find this too funny. Sir ScottPat (talk) White Ensign Scotland Flag 1 Compassrose VFH UnS NotM WotM WotY 10:27, May 19, 2013 (UTC)
  • Comment. I agree that this has a few too many missed oppertunities. However, not enough to sway me to either side. The Slayer of Zaramoth DungeonSiegeAddict510 18:22, June 3, 2013 (UTC)


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