Wednesday, March 10, 2010

thank you, Facebook friends

I'm ecstatic that someone on my list of Facebook friends linked to this hilarious YouTube video of a woman (a contestant on the show "Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?") who didn't seem to understand that Europe isn't a country.

This, folks, is why people from other countries think Americans are inbred rubes. (Of course, the reply to such scorn is simple: Judge us by our rubes, and we'll judge you by yours.)

Were I in Korea right now, I'd use this video in my English class. Jeff Foxworthy, the game show host, even takes a moment to rib women and their tendency to listen selectively.



Anne said...

Very entertaining, and horrifying -but I call BS. Just look at her. She knows all about the camera. She's acting. She's doing a Marilyn.

IMO. (And we Brits are always far too eager to buy into American stoopidity.)

Besides, no one could be both so savvy and that dumb.

Elisson said...

The contestant is Kelly Pickler, a former American Idol contestant. Back when she was on Idol, she developed a reputation for being a total airhead. How much of that was part of her act and how much was real, I cannot say... but she did (and evidently still does) manage to convey the aura of the Compleat Fucktard better than most of those 15-minutes-of-fame chuckleheads.

John from Daejeon said...

Basically, they are really states now that they are part of a bigger Union.

And, I wouldn't expect someone from Hungary to know where Idaho or Vermont are or look down at them for not knowing. There's more to life than geography.

Personally, I don't think I'd use that exact video in class as strength was spelled "strenght."

Anne said...

Mmmkay, thx Elisson. Asking "How stupid is Kellie Stickler?" - This is what Google gets me.

Anne said...

Yikes. *Pickler