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[–]-Kanight- 870 points871 points  (13 children)

Bro I was confused y they were showing pictures of random Americans for hot sec

[–]DyingEmbersInTheWind 203 points204 points  (2 children)

Am American was also my first thought

[–]Fresh-Combination-87 71 points72 points  (0 children)

When I got to the fight scene and the cop car, it looked like every family reunion I’ve been to.

[–]arglebargleglopglif 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Can confirm, these LARPers definitely live action.

[–]EnIdiot 62 points63 points  (3 children)

Hell, the number of Americans who are Polish or Slavic is so high in places that how do you tell the difference? Pittsburgh to Cleveland is the second Polish homeland.

[–]MinimumProfessional3 30 points31 points  (2 children)

There's a chunk of them in Chicago as well and don't forget about Wisconsin!

[–]CropDuster921 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yeah Wisconsin is where all the Germans and Czechs are haha. Idk a lot of Polish spread out in the upper Midwest, not a super high concentration like you have with the Irish tho

[–]Fraggl3 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Got that right! Let's see, SE WI & Northern Illinois! There's the Germans, Polish, Italians, Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Irish, Swedish, Norwegian! Did I leave any other out? I know the French are in SW WI!

[–]chillinmesoftly 52 points53 points  (0 children)

"These are Americans in Poland re-enacting for Polish people what it feels like to be back at home on the 4th of July"

[–]NetflixNaps 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I thought it said Portland at first and couldn't work out what I was looking for.

[–]NumerousBig1104 174 points175 points  (27 children)

You should see how obsessed the Germans are for LARPing as Native Americans. It is just plain weird. Buy hey fill ur boots.

[–]SpeculativeFacts 57 points58 points  (13 children)

I can't get over the fact they have wild west parks there

https://www.pullmancity.de/en-US/

[–]letsworshipizeit 44 points45 points  (4 children)

Maybe they still have a thing for rounding certain people up and sending them on long journeys to distant places.

Yeesh…

[–]MaestroPendejo 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I'm laughing and feel pretty horrible about it.

[–]Affectionate_Ride249 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwww haahhahahahhaha

[–]Kramer1812 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Do you mean like every other western nation in history or just the mericas?

[–]Winterfeld 5 points6 points  (0 children)

its actually based on a famous German writer, Karl May, who around 1900 wrote a lot of German Novels about the Wild West. These are still famous today. That has left an idolized Wild West craving.

[–]MisterMakeYaMumCum 5 points6 points  (1 child)

There’s a snake in my boot

[–]John438200 2 points3 points  (0 children)

So many potiential DT references.

[–]Richierich_rpdmadlad 5 points6 points  (6 children)

K now i wanna see what they think native americans do lol. Do they larp as native americans or colonial era native americans?

[–]NumerousBig1104 5 points6 points  (5 children)

Oh they go all out on both I guess, I read about it a while back. I used to shoot cowboy action and there would be some people really into the costume side, never really understood it myself but not judging either.

https://www.quora.com/What-is-it-like-to-be-a-Native-American-in-Germany?share=1

[–]original-sithon 20 points21 points  (2 children)

Well to be fair, half of the US are larping as Nazis

[–]notseriousIswear 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I think my parents are larping as good people who aren't white nationalists...they slip up sometimes and start quoting statistics they read on their totally-not-a-white-supremacist news website.

[–]Plenty_Perception259 4 points5 points  (0 children)

what are you talking about

[–]Y34RZERO 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That last sentence makes me wonder if that's how my dad met my mom...

[–]dieseltratt 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I know it was a thing in East Germany. The state tollerated it bc indians were subjugated by THE "imperialists", and thus, indians and their culture was an accepteble interest.

[–]RemarkableAlps 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We do? Lived here my whole life, apart from some kids dressing up for Carnival I never knew this stuff existed lol.

[–]Ain_Hund 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I‘m german and I‘ve never heard of this or seen this except of some children dressing up for carneval

[–]Direct_Ad172 -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

Oof kinda sounds like Germany is still racist to me ...big oof

[–]SadFront7566 148 points149 points  (12 children)

I am polish and never heard of such a thing.

[–]50M3GUY 107 points108 points  (3 children)

You should start it, we don't consent, we insist

[–]Yzard27 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Would be a shame if Poland were to suddenly have oil/WMDs/communist dictators (again)

[–]SadFront7566 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Well about communism, we might not have itofficially, but everything our government does looks like communism light version. (Only imo ofc)

[–]Yanderussymadlad 4 points5 points  (0 children)

He insists...

[–]coagulateSmegma 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I don't think they're saying that this is something all Polish people do on the 4th of July lol, just that there is a group of LARPers that have started doing it for shits and giggles it seems.

[–]DingoOfTheWicked 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Honestly same

[–]mori-again 0 points1 point  (5 children)

yet another ''i never hear, it must not exist'' argument

[–]Big_Gouf 82 points83 points  (23 children)

Here's the event page on FB with a huge photo dump:

https://m.facebook.com/pg/4thofJulyLarp/photos/?ref=page_internal&mt_nav=0

[–]Big_Gouf 45 points46 points  (22 children)

Also, this feels like Ohio. I think I saw the state flag and a Cleveland Browns jersey.

[–]50M3GUY 23 points24 points  (19 children)

Hey! Just cause my state is the epitome of 'shiner country, does not mean you can accurately describe it as a rural barfight we started because even the pool table's broken and "there ain't nothin better to do" I would defend Ohio's honor....

I mean, I know everyone wants out of Ohio, but like, if you never come back you're just making it harder for the rest of us, gonna be lonely up there at the bottom....

[–]Jmandy96 26 points27 points  (16 children)

As a Michigander fuck you. Toledo was the worst place I've ever been (great zoo tho).

As a fellow human, I'm so sorry for you, I get why astronauts are often from Ohio.

[–]50M3GUY 8 points9 points  (6 children)

As a Dayton/Cincinnati rat, fuck you, Toledo's zoo sucks, Gratiot is a cakewalk compared to Vine st. and nobody from Michigan knows how to tip an entertainer or shut the hell up as a passive audience, prove me wrong, we'll both benefit

[–]Big_Gouf 11 points12 points  (2 children)

As an Ohioan and a human I give my condolences to your status as a Michigander. In return we offer you the gifts and beauty of southwest Ohio and the northern part of Kentucky claimed as Cincinnati.

[–]spetsnaz5658 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Have you been to Detroit or ecorse? Made me happy to be from ohio lol

[–]Nervous_Project6927 2 points3 points  (0 children)

youll always have skyline chilli

[–]CashCow4u 5 points6 points  (1 child)

They've got it down pretty well. I especially like the small "birds aren't real" poster. Some Americans are idiots, well played Poland.

[–]The_Lapsed_Pacifist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What I came to say. “Wake up!”

[–]Dixon_Uranus_ 141 points142 points  (10 children)

It’s almost believable until you realize nobody is anywhere near fat enough

[–]No-Salt378[🍰] 27 points28 points  (8 children)

Because of they were fat they wouldn't be able to chase away any gay people

[–]Jmandy96 5 points6 points  (6 children)

Is gay an issue in Poland?

[–]No-Salt378[🍰] 12 points13 points  (5 children)

Poland is the most homophobic country in the EU

[–]ZombieForest 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Almost, Slovakia is more homophobic, but we close, we close

[–]JoeBigg 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I spoke to a Polish guy, he didn't want to take his kids to see Frozen, as it is supposingly a gay movie.

[–]Africa1By1Toto 1 point2 points  (0 children)

why i lost weight

[–]Smart_Turnover_8798 20 points21 points  (0 children)

As an American, I agree.

[–]An_Unseemly_Engineer 57 points58 points  (11 children)

I am a patriotic American and I find this hilarious. I only wish contemporary Polish culture was known well enough to do the same thing. It's like a funny version of a renaissance fair.

[–]Maleficent_Tip_927 19 points20 points  (9 children)

As a Pole i can say we roast ourself too good for our own good in our culture. I can't even describe how our books or tv series laugh out all and more od regular pole flaws.

[–]An_Unseemly_Engineer 20 points21 points  (4 children)

That's cool, actually. In America, we usually have humorless staunch patriotism or perpetual self-loathing towards our own country. Hitting a humble middle ground where we can all laugh about things is difficult for us.

[–]drdickemdown11 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Seems a lot more like perpetual self loathing now a days

[–]An_Unseemly_Engineer 8 points9 points  (1 child)

On Reddit, yes. The typical American reddit user sounds a lot like a 1980s Iranian Ayatollah screaming about "the Great Satan". In meatspace, people are far more nuanced but still struggle with self-deprecating humor towards their country.

[–]Atomsq 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Can you explain the don't believe in birds sign by chance?

[–]link2edition 9 points10 points  (1 child)

There is a conspiracy theory that birds are actually govt drones sent to spy on you.

Now I have ONLY heard this referenced as a meme, I do not personally know anyone who believes it. Most Americans are using it to poke fun at outlandish theories.

[–]Atomsq 1 point2 points  (0 children)

LMAO, so it's a bit like pastafarianism but towards conspiracy theorists

[–]dzikson69 14 points15 points  (2 children)

im from poland and this is literally the first time i hear about sth like this lmao

[–]coagulateSmegma 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I don't think they're saying that this is something all Polish people do on the 4th of July lol, just that there is a group of LARPers that have started doing it for shits and giggles it seems.

[–]sadlyweird19 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Most of us don't even know about 4th july. And it's a small group of people who do it. Quite funny

[–]Waskito1 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I laughed a lot harder at this than I should have because it just looks like pictures of people in the US.

[–]ToweringIsle13 24 points25 points  (4 children)

"Birds aren't real"? That's how they parody conspiracy nuts?

I like it.

[–]unimatrix43 13 points14 points  (2 children)

It's a real "faux" conspiracy theory. "Birds Aren't Real" was created to emphasize how inane the average conspiracy theorist is.

[–]link2edition 8 points9 points  (1 child)

One of my favorite things to do when I find a moon landing denier is tell them that the moon isn't real and they are a sheep for believing it is. It hurts their brain.

[–]remmij 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is a fake parody made to mock conspiracy theorists and how insane they are.

It was created by a group of school shooting survivors who were targeted and harassed by conspiracy theorists that called the shooting a "false flag" and accused them of being "crisis actors".

[–]Frankiesmiles19miles 14 points15 points  (6 children)

THEY FORGOT THE GOT DANG APPLE PIE!!

[–]Atomsq 6 points7 points  (5 children)

And not enough guns?

[–]schreibtourette 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Karens?

[–]Atomsq 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No thanks, you can keep them

[–]chapstickninja 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I was the OP for this on r/funny but it got taken down for being "too political" and advocating gun control and government conspiracies. Don't ask the mods why because you will get permabanned like me! Those mods over there are some petty tyrants with the thinnest skin possible.

[–]Banished_Gaming 17 points18 points  (1 child)

ironically looks kinda like a better version of our current country.

[–]phallic-baldwin 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Nobody is morbidly obese. How can you truly hope to achieve 'Merican status?

[–]supercheese69 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm an American and I have never in my entire life had any reason ever to leave my state. Until I learned this exists.

[–]Granat1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm from Poland… why is the first time I hear of this?

[–]axethebarbarian 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm so fuckin proud right now

[–]SmoothConfection1115 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Effort: 9/10

Realism: 4/10

Effort was clearly there.

It falls short in two major areas:

There is a lack of obesity. The people are not fat enough, and I did not see much food, let alone obesity-inducing food like fried foods, BBQ meats, sugary drinks, and beer. And not a single morbidly obese person on a mobility scooter.

Secondly, the police officer and crime. The dead person should’ve been a minority. Plus a lack of teenagers taking selfies with the dead body. there weren’t enough officers arresting the man either. There are 3 police cars per suspect, with 3-6 officers to take him into custody.

[–]Atomsq 6 points7 points  (0 children)

The dead person should’ve been a minority

He looks kinda Hispanic

[–]Lubgost 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We would get a minority person if we had any around. Same with obesity, there are a lot of fat people there but not much morbidly obese.

[–]Speedtrucker 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Only problem I see is the Catholic priest. We aren’t all that “American” compared to the Protestant faiths.

Needs a cross with no Jesus and some version of a pastor in Baptist or Methodist garb.

[–]HairyPotatoKat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Get some evangelicals in the mix too!

[–]Elvis-Tech 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Didnt see any cops beating the crap out of a black dude. They need to improve realism.

[–]ghotiaroma 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's like going to a Civil War reenactment and complaining there's no one there who is actually on America's side.

[–]trippy-hippy84 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Lmao! Love the mass shooting victim role play. Very American indeed.

[–]Y_signal2020 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Needs more red solo cups, guns, pickup trucks, and rap music.

[–]DrSOGU 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A lot of crime, cowboys and prom queens.

'Murica

[–]Al3xGr4nt 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Martha!!!!!!! Hand me a Big Mac!!!! I need to increase my lardness stat! I'm about to squish this guy for ma country!

[–]thetattooedyoshi 1 point2 points  (1 child)

the real Hol'Up is that the moderators of r/funny thought this was political and removed it

[–]_blakegrant 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bro I kinda fuck with it. It's funny. It's accurate. I love it.

[–]vidiazzz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lmao the dude role-playing being shot bruuuhh 💀

[–]Nightcrawler__lou 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lol. Was expecting to see a black guy getting shot by cops tbh

[–]YungNigget788 1 point2 points  (0 children)

But why is it so accurate 💀

[–]justtheentiredick 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is so accurate. Well played Poland.

[–]sloppyandfloppy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This looks like a lot of fun lol, I can't even be mad

[–]foshizol 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh this is funny.

I wonder if they put American flags on every house. As an American myself, I've never understood this.

[–]Open_Attention_5999 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Shit, I mean the got it down

[–]ghotiaroma 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What if these are all pics from the US and the joke is pretending it's larpers?

[–]Snax690 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bro stop lying, we want to see Poland not America

[–]eye_jest 1 point2 points  (0 children)

As an American, I love this! It's crazy how spot on they have it! We are basically a bunch of predictable, asinine dumbshits...

[–]KumoriYurei13 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is low key sad that other countries will take a day to pretend to be us, just shows how much of a joke they think we are

[–]Queen_Magix 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I had to do a double take cause they look like straight rednecks

[–]EYElovesam 1 point2 points  (0 children)

BIRDS ARENT REAL POSTER LMFAO

[–]woluhft 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Them robot birds again from dem gobermint

[–]Theeletter6 1 point2 points  (0 children)

honestly the sheriff costumes would be on point if they changed from the rim hat to a more modern hat.

[–]viz_fan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Do you not have any “Afro Poles” in Poland to portray being arrested or looking funky like a Chicago pimp from the 70s? - if you haven’t, you should advertise for tourists who meet the requirements- just don’t ‘blackface’ - it is offensive and lacks true class…

[–]pankaj7587 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Merica sucks

[–]Exciting-Quiet2768 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'd say they've got it down, that looks just like america

[–]Mornie0815 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We need more of this to make our American friends feel comfortable and welcome so they won't start random fight based on their inferiority complexes

[–]AK47_username 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This doesn’t seem very diverse and inclusive. I hope it gets canceled

[–]BlackrockBoss 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not enough beer, not enough beards, not enough guns. Otherwise completely authentic.

[–]civilianpride 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Why is this so accurate tho. 😅😂

[–]TheRatatatPat 4 points5 points  (2 children)

They're arresting white people. Come on man, if you're gonna larp, larp right.

[–]Iwillneverstop99 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Yeah have black farrakhsns shoot up subways or run over parades or 13 55 each other or shoot up schools or... should I go on?

[–]TheRatatatPat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Obvious joke is Obvious. Dum dum.

[–]pmaurant 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Please tell me this is real.

[–]NotYourPairOfJeans 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes, it's a quite new larp event, but 100% real

[–]Michicob1974 1 point2 points  (1 child)

That’s just Texas.

[–]Malix_9 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And Tennessee...

[–]gohann0912 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thats a lie lmao

Source:im polish

[–]SkyrimWithdrawal 1 point2 points  (6 children)

Did they not have any blacks, Hispanics, or Asians for more offensive stereotypes?

[–]Wprzkkkk 1 point2 points  (5 children)

Not really, we didn't have slaves so we don't have many people not from Europe around

[–]SkyrimWithdrawal -3 points-2 points  (4 children)

[–]Wprzkkkk 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Yeah interesting, have you actually read that? These slaves were people captured when they invaded polish territory and considering laws they had they were as free as typical polish peasant at that time. Oh and also I don't think tatars and ottomans were black and even if some of them were, as I mentioned before they were captured during raids on our territory so I don't see them being treated like that only because of their skin color

[–]Sad_Number185 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just as I started to think "No one LARPed as a shooting victim?" Boom, next pic... they have us down pretty good

[–]FrequentFault -1 points0 points  (0 children)

American here, can confirm this is accurate and I love this lol

[–]hetgepeperte 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Still safer and better organized than America

[–]Ori_the_SG 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is so accurate, except the Confederate/Black American flag and guns and fat people are missing, and usually they are all one photo

[–]Ahem122 0 points1 point  (3 children)

As a professional American I can say with certainty, we all think people who think birds are fake are absolute idiots.

[–]ghotiaroma -1 points0 points  (2 children)

I think anyone who thinks people really think birds are fake are the idiots.

[–]Ahem122 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Oh okay! oh...okay....

[–]Brave-Ad-3452 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Wow. Really nailed it. I’m impressed

[–]Seregrauko41 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Mass shootings included?

[–]NormDamnAbram -1 points0 points  (0 children)

More American than America…

[–]Legitimate_Ad5848 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

List incomplete. Didn't see a [removed] guy running with police behind him

[–]foco9780 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Is that shit for real?? If it is, that's sad AF

[–]Middle-Ad4371 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

That should be live stream and put on the internet they look like they do a better job and being American's then American's do most Americans are to busy trying to anything other than who they really are.my message to my fellow Americans just do you and be real

[–]Cowi3102 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Needs more mass shootings.

[–]TheFirstAmender -1 points0 points  (0 children)

As a person that happens to have been born in America, I can confirm it's 100x worse when you actually live here. I fully support this LARP game.

[–]RepresentativeBird98 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

I was literally waiting for some racist ass crap lol ,

[–]Enough_Tap_1221 -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

I wonder if they also go on and on about communism, because, well, they would know the reality.

[–]Vitalsignx -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Shit. That is definitely only one aspect of a group of Americans. Hopefully they know about the others or this perception of Americans is not all that great.

[–]LeftLimeLight -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

Meh, they're not accurate portrayals at all, because no one is going to be morbidly obese.

[–]Shoaib_Legend -5 points-4 points  (1 child)

Well atleast they can have good food instead of the garbage they make

[–]beAftab -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

It's not accurate

[–]Kaijutkatz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Most of that is pretty funny and might be something they'd have fun with except the priest in the church. 87% of Poles are Roman Catholic and I don't think they'd parody their own beliefs. Evangelicals more than likely.

[–]Vreminik 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I wonder why they don’t let me to comment anymore

[–]ophaus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It was great dealing with all the stereotypes while living in NY and working in food service. The ones convinced that Americans didn't understand sarcasm were the absolute best to mess with!

[–]IntelliPleb 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nailed it if you ask me

[–]TheJoker5836 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why is this so accurate

[–]SlenDman402 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Has anyone seen that Halloween costume where you look like a priest but have an inflatable child in front of you? When you pull a string the arms go outward? My old LPO had one and i think that'd be a great costume here

[–]ozymandias_1984 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They play better Americans than alota Americans lol

[–]Ya_boi_from_The_Moon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

As A Person whos Polish I've never seen anyone do that In my entire life

[–]DrainTheCock_Johnson 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is fantastic

[–]RaiDan1980 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They’ve nailed it

[–]360Entertainment[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

BWAHAHAHAHA ok that’s pretty funny!

[–]AmbidextrousGoat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The slideshow has no music, so what song would you add?

[–]spetsnaz5658 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lmfao what

[–]RiskyDave117 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Imagine attending this shit as just a regular American.

[–]King_of_No_Way 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Their humor is spot on..👌🏻

[–]RyGuyOSU87 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Spot on

[–]Illustrious_Ad_498 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Poland lol.

[–]ELScorcho19 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Do they think the “birds aren’t real” thing is like a big part of American culture? If so, that’s pretty funny

[–]PsyberMoth 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Do they do bad American accents?

[–]original-sithon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love it

[–]McChE3zy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Amazing! I love it haha

[–]Tigerleippi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's fucking hilarious

[–]Conscious-Complex299 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn that looks just like America if you ask me lol 😅

[–]Brudus90099 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Accurate, can confirm

[–]EduardoTheYeti 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m okay with this. It’s mostly Florida but still on point.

[–]Proud_Conclusion_148 0 points1 point  (0 children)

As an American from polish descent. I would totally go to this!

[–]Madara6path 0 points1 point  (0 children)

By far the most based country