While we were in Hawaii we watched some late night TV. There were two things that surprised me. One was the adverts. In Australia it is illegal to advertise prescription drugs, not so in the US. However it must be obligatory to state the side effects. After listening to all the possible side effects I’m surprised they find the adverts effective!

The other thing that surprised me was what Americans laugh at. Some months ago an American celebratory was in Australia and was offended by some Australian humor which didn’t bother me. So I expected American humor to be very politically correct but I was surprised to find this was not so. Or perhaps it was just late at night… My conclusion was that what we laugh at is very much governed by culture.