The SFG (try to pronounce that as if it were a word, as the clued-in among you pronounce the GZA or the RZA) notes a TV program he recently saw, called "What the World Thinks of America", broadcast on CBC, the national network of our neighbors to the south. I often find myself wincing because I suspect I know how the buffoonery of our higher-ups must be perceived abroad.
Really, though, this whole entry is mainly an excuse to quote the SFG's wonderful last sentence:
By the way, a note to any international visitors: Coca Cola and McDonald's are not coming to your country for political reasons. They just want your money.
There is no satisfaction in hanging a man who does not object to it.
— G.B. Shaw