Americans are NOT stupid....

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    May 21, 2010 5:00 AM GMT
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    May 21, 2010 5:08 AM GMT
    Sigh.

    ::hangs head::

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    May 21, 2010 5:38 AM GMT
    You would get near similar results in many parts of the world. Though it is fun to laugh at Murikuns.

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    May 21, 2010 12:28 PM GMT
    I would think that you could find this ANY WHERE in the world.
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    May 21, 2010 12:36 PM GMT
    anyone can make a video of people giving stupid answers to questions anywhere in the world icon_rolleyes.gif



    besides, this video is old. I've seen it since 9/11
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    May 21, 2010 12:39 PM GMT
    Read this about CNNNN, whose logo is seen on the TV screen:

    CNNNN (Chaser NoN-stop News Network) was an Australian television show, satirising American news channels CNN and Fox News. It was produced and hosted by the same team that published The Chaser newspaper.

    CNNNN's slogan was "We Report, You Believe.", a parody of Fox News' slogan ("We Report, You Decide.").

    In April 2004, CNNNN won a Logie Award for 'Most Outstanding Comedy Program'...


    This is a satire, gentlemen, the validity of these people being interviewed unknown. And I don't know who added the subtitles, if they were original to the program, but some are mispelled (like "ideia" for "idea"). CNNNN was kind of like the Onion for Australians.

    Now if you want to see genuinely stupid Americans being asked questions on the street, catch Jay Leno's "Jaywalking" segments on The Tonight Show.

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    May 21, 2010 3:02 PM GMT
    I wonder how many hours of correct answers they had to cut in order to make that short video. icon_wink.gif
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    May 21, 2010 3:05 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI wonder how many hours of correct answers they had to cut in order to make that short video. icon_wink.gif


    In America... not that many icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 21, 2010 3:36 PM GMT
    I think I have to come to the defense here because there are probably just as many stupid Canadians running around. It's just that these type of shows are always about Americans, I'm sure if they did it here or in the UK or Australia they'd get just as many dumb answers.
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    May 21, 2010 3:52 PM GMT
    What I found the most amusing wasn't the idots answering the questions, but rather the supposedly intelliegnt people who misspelled something in almost every one of the subtitles.
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    May 21, 2010 4:12 PM GMT


    Oh, I hate when folks beat up and embarass Americans...but you know... a bit of humble pie and that original posting...a fairly sad state of affairs which is highly entertaining...we see it every day with our politics...

    sigh.

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    May 21, 2010 4:24 PM GMT
    Bowie saidWhat I found the most amusing wasn't the idots answering the questions, but rather the supposedly intelliegnt people who misspelled something in almost every one of the subtitles.


    sorry, you asked for this:

    idots?

    intelliegnt?

    It´s easy to misspell. Be kind.
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    May 21, 2010 4:24 PM GMT


    I was so happy from Grandpa's responses I nearly had an orgasm!
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    May 21, 2010 4:25 PM GMT
    Lostboy said
    Bowie saidWhat I found the most amusing wasn't the idots answering the questions, but rather the supposedly intelliegnt people who misspelled something in almost every one of the subtitles.


    sorry, you asked for this:

    idots?

    intelliegnt?

    It´s easy to misspell. Be kind.


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    May 21, 2010 4:27 PM GMT
    PE_Teacher saidI would think that you could find this ANY WHERE in the world.


    Nope you can't, this is only in America. That's why it's funny.

    OK, Admitted that as this was taken on the Venice boardwalk you get the daytrippers from east LA and tourists from some flyover states, but still that IS the average American.
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    May 21, 2010 4:29 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI wonder how many hours of correct answers they had to cut in order to make that short video. icon_wink.gif


    Exactly.
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    May 21, 2010 4:30 PM GMT
    Independence from Greece? In 1922?
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    May 21, 2010 4:41 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI wonder how many hours of correct answers they had to cut in order to make that short video. icon_wink.gif


    Touche


    Can't be THAT stupid if...according to the video, we're the "Country that Runs the World"

    Seriously, if you're gonna make fun of someone, look at who you're making fun of before doing so (this is directed at the makers of the video..not the OP so don't get your panties in a bunch) .

    Oh....and let me tell you all a secret....but SHHHHHHH...don't tell anyone guys...its a SEEEECRET.......

    There are stupid people in every part of the world....who's a thunk it...huh?? Go figureicon_rolleyes.gif

    Sorry to sound bitchy but i don't appreciate ppl poking fun at my country and the people inhabiting it.

    Have a nice day y'all.
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    May 21, 2010 4:45 PM GMT
    I can just hear the thought bubble of the guy that came up with this idea...
    "Hey you guys, I have an idea! Lets use journalism manipulation to go around and interview every redneck, geriatric and uneducated person we can find. We'll show EVERYONE what the U.S. is really about... BRILLIANT idea right?"

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    May 21, 2010 4:54 PM GMT
    exhibit 1: Ex president who spoke of the COUNTRY of Africa... nuf sed?
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    May 21, 2010 5:27 PM GMT
    Allathlete saidI can just hear the thought bubble of the guy that came up with this idea...
    "Hey you guys, I have an idea! Lets use journalism manipulation to go around and interview every redneck, geriatric and uneducated person we can find. We'll show EVERYONE what the U.S. is really about... BRILLIANT idea right?"


    All nations are (probably) chauvinistic. They're patriots of their own nation and feel the need to insult others under the guise of being better in order to compensate for their own insecurities. People need an enemy to vent their hostilities on and get the attention off of their own problems. One way nations unite is to degrade a common foe or other nation they're jealous of. The US is a common target due to, amongst other things, our place in the world. Sometimes their hostilities are justified, sometimes they are baseless hatred. I'll go as far as to say that although we aren't close to all-around-perfect, 'they' are surely less so!

    Once a foreign national tried to prove to me that the US was so uncultured since, amongst other things, it didn't have it's own cuisine and borrowed everything from other cultures. Then, as a result, it dawned on me how particularly wonderful the US actually is since it is so accepting of adopting and evolving others ways which we feel make our society more enjoyable and stronger instead of the strict rigid provincialism of foreign countries. As long as we keep ourselves open minded and keep learning from others- they'll stay jealous and will stay the butt of their jokes (which in actuality will prove a great thing).

    And yes, we speak the American language and are proud of it.
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    May 21, 2010 5:41 PM GMT
    BuddyinNYC saidAnd yes, we speak the American language and are proud of it.

    Are you sure you weren't on this show? We speak English, sometimes referred to as American English, to reflect a series of dialects peculiar to the USA. There is no such language as "American."
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    May 21, 2010 5:45 PM GMT
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    BuddyinNYC saidAnd yes, we speak the American language and are proud of it.

    Are you sure you weren't on this show? We speak English, sometimes referred to as American English, to reflect a series of dialects peculiar to the USA. There is no such language as "American."


    Haha.
    You would think.
    I guess you think that there is no American ethnicity either.
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    May 21, 2010 5:46 PM GMT
    So glad I didn't get an American Education as a child!!!
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    May 21, 2010 5:48 PM GMT
    Lostboy saidexhibit 1: Ex president who spoke of the COUNTRY of Africa... nuf sed?

    Indeed. Here's why the rest of the world laughs about the US being so dumb. As you elect so it reflects on you. And this wasn't the only newspaper in the world that mocked us in 2004, as US prestige and world respect continued to tumble. You elect dumb, then YOU are dumb. What do you think was the inspiration for that piece from CNNNN?

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