Old 6th March 2007, 03:24   #1
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Of all the "Americans are Stupid" videos I've seen, this one is by far the longest and best put together.

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Old 6th March 2007, 03:43   #2
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Oh. My. God.

Are we that stupid?

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Old 6th March 2007, 03:48   #3
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Stupid shit, here's why:

- They only put in the wrong answers
- They ask about things that normal, every day joes don't give a shit about.


I hate people as much as the next guy, but this shit is slanted. I could go to any other country and do the same thing, and provide you with the illusion of stupidity too.
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Old 6th March 2007, 04:02   #4
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I'm I the only one who percieves the rest of the world as inane for creating/watching this kind of tripe?


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Old 6th March 2007, 04:24   #5
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Sure the answers were hand picked for maximum mowronitude, but damn, those were some dum people.


"They ask about things that normal, every day joes don't give a shit about."
How many sides does a triangle have? that's a question that doesn't stump many kindergardeners.

Which state does Kentucky Fried Chicken come from? har! what language is spoken in Isreal? whoa.....

Kegistan!!!

"Which is worse, ignorance or indifference?"

"I don't know, and I don't care."
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Old 6th March 2007, 05:20   #6
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We elected this guy president twice, and now to fix that blundering error we are considering this!:

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Any questions?

The sage of american wisdom is Oprah Winfrey and we care more about what Paris Hilton did last night than just about anything else.

Stupid?. Stupid was standing in line ahead of us.

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Old 6th March 2007, 05:46   #7
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I challenge anybody to name all the nations in the Coalition of the Willing offhand.

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Old 6th March 2007, 06:18   #8
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When we started or now?
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Old 6th March 2007, 06:20   #9
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Yea I felt like that was heavily slanted. If that many Americans are dumb how come I don't know a single one who couldn't answer any of those questions correctly. Even my friends who aren't up on current events at least know where Iran is and I am from Texas.
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Any questions?

yes actually....

how long do you figure it will be before we feed our plants gatorade and have a prez from the WWF? al la "idiocracy"

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Old 6th March 2007, 11:26   #11
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I live in a place where having an Associates degree is considered well educated. I think most people here couldn't answer all those questions. =/

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Old 6th March 2007, 13:28   #12
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Yea I felt like that was heavily slanted. If that many Americans are dumb how come I don't know a single one who couldn't answer any of those questions correctly. Even my friends who aren't up on current events at least know where Iran is and I am from Texas.
'Cause there are 300 million people crowding the gene pool, many of them in stuck forever in the shallow end.


Stupid?. Stupid was standing in line ahead of us.
I find myself in lockstep with ROH on this one. Sure, everyone of my friends and most of my acquaintences could answer all those questions in a laugh. But there are tons of people living just outside our own personal echo chambers with an astoundingly narrow pipline to what is happening in the world all around them. for example, last Sunday I went to hear former vp candidate and current prez candidate John edwards speak at an event in Berkeley. I mentioned this to two people at the ice rink I know from hockey and both of them had never heard of John Edwards. I mean, I didn't expect them to be able to recite his personal history or know his campaign platform from 2004 and 2007, but sheesh; this guy ran for vp just 3 years ago and is currently in the news constantly in his bid for the next chance at the gig.

It is amazing how much people do not know. And yes this is universal and not limited to Americans, though in general we are pretty zenophobic and only see the world through pretty heavily weighted filters. We're only a corner of the world but we tend to think we're king shit. Every nation in their empire age feels this. I'm not surprised for a moment that ignorant hick mowroons think there is a nation called Kegistan and that they support our invasion therein.

"Which is worse, ignorance or indifference?"

"I don't know, and I don't care."
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Old 6th March 2007, 14:09   #13
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I saw Al Gore on Conan Obrien last night plugging his environmental movie. What did he say?. When Conan asked him whether he was going to run for president again, Gore said "The political environment is ... well ... toxic. I think thats about the smartest thing I heard anyone say in a while. He almost sounded relieved to be making a movie and not being in the mess. Maybe he just wanted republicans to watch his movie too.

I think a lot of the time, we are so stupid, we don't even know how good we've got it. Take a drive down to TJ and then tell me about adversity.

I think the US is like high school that never went away. It full of cliques, back biting, hair pulling, nit picking bullshit that just pisses everyone off.

I feel like 10th graders are running the country, while 5th graders cheer.

This morning John Edwards is more popular because Ann Richards called him a faggot. Edwards has wimpily expressed his dismay at the errant Richards, lisping "this is unnacceptable". It seemed to really get his panties in a bunch.

Is this your 8th grade cafeteria morning in grade school or is this the way we run and decide on the leaders of the most powerful nation on the planet?.

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Old 6th March 2007, 14:19   #14
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Pretty funny, too. I hope Al stays out of politics. He's doing more good out side of holding office. He seems to be a more relaxed, happier guy, too.

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"I don't know, and I don't care."
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This wasn't worth breaking news, but I thought it was funny.

According to CBS, Gore has a $2400 electric bill in a month. I'm glad he got an Oscar, somebody might think he wasn't eco-conscious.....

It's not easy being green

Did Al's mom not slap him for leaving the light on?.
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Old 6th March 2007, 15:24   #16
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Ann richards is dead, btw. Just a data point.

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- They only put in the wrong answers

Granted. I'd like to know how many people they asked.

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- They ask about things that normal, every day joes don't give a shit about.
And yet we give them the right to vote and decide the fates of extraordinary joes like yourself... Aren't you at least a little uncomfortable that people who mistake Australia for Iran are choosing your leaders?

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And yet we give them the right to vote
The right to vote should never be based on a subjective quality like intelligence.

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The right to vote should never be based on a subjective quality like intelligence.
QF-themotherfuckin'-T

Except (in this case) it's knowledge being tested...not intelligence.
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Aren't you at least a little uncomfortable that people who mistake Australia for Iran are choosing your leaders?
I'll give you that it's a little unnerving, but look at who they're testing. They're asking people on the streets that

-Look like they're on vacation
:. don't really want to think
-Don't use this kind of knowledge every day
-Aren't affected by not knowing these facts

If you asked someone who is currently enrolled in school in which their main focus is acquiring this knowledge, you'd have a better outcome. I guarantee it.
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I got stumped on a couple of the questions.

The funniest thing I thought of it was them putting flags on Australia when it was marked as North Korea or something else.

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QF-themotherfuckin'-T
-Look like they're on vacation
:. don't really want to think
-Don't use this kind of knowledge every day
-Aren't affected by not knowing these facts
Ok, this might be linked to my student bias, but 1) isn't it a little irresponsible to stop thinking just because you're on vacation?, 2) If you don't use it every day, you're less likely to use it ever, and 3) Granted, they aren't affected, but it's their responsibility to have at least some rudimentary knowledge about who they're bombing to hell.


And I think the blind devotion to the "president's policy" is a disgusting. I don't belong to the camp who fanatically follow or bask the president, because that would be surrendering my ability to judge accurately. And one thing you can say about these people is that they by no means are judging accurately.

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Don't get me wrong, one should know who they're putting their faith in. I'm not arguing that one bit, because it's important. What I'm saying is, it's a very slanted study.
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This morning John Edwards is more popular because Ann Richards called him a faggot. Edwards has wimpily expressed his dismay at the errant Richards, lisping "this is unnacceptable". It seemed to really get his panties in a bunch.

I believe you meant Ann Coulter
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