Friday, December 07, 2007

American Stupidity

If I didn't, at one point, have a real life roommate who asked me if London was in France (she also happened to be a cute blonde with a very thick East Texan accent, lol), I would have a much harder time believing that this wasn't an act:

*shakes head sadly*


jdavidb said...

Circa 2001 I managed to ask someone from Singapore, in an online chat session, what country Singapore was in.

There was a brief uncomfortable silence, and then I realized my mistake, and apologized profusely. (But the conversation still didn't last much longer after that.)

You do have to remember television and radio have a huge pool to pick from so they can pick the absolute dumbest at the bottom of the bell curve for stuff like this. :)

Reminds me of a Thanksgiving Jaywalking segment I once saw on Jay Leno.

Stephanie said...

Well, like I said, it wouldn't bother me all that much (as you said, they have a big pool to pick from), except I've run into numerous real life people who are just as oblivious. That's what scares me!!