Monday, August 27, 2007

Why Barb Worries About The Future

Miss Teen USA 2007 Competition - Question:
"Recent polls have shown a 5th of Americans can't locate the U.S. on a world map. Why do you think this is?"

Miss South Carolina's reply (an excuriating 48 seconds):
"I personally believe that US Americans are unable to do so because (ah)somma(?) people out there in our nation don't have maps and I (ah) believe that our education like such (ah) South Africa and the Iraq everywhere like such as and I believe that they should our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S. or should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future....
Guy with mike: "Thank you." I think the guy with the mike was talking to whoever rang the buzzer and cut her off.

Good. Lord.

h/t Barb "Righty in a Lefty State"

13 comments:

Pia said...

I just watched this on Fox News. How painful. She should have just stopped and said, "I don't know. Aren't I pretty?"

Heading your way in a couple of days to have a Fenway Frank!

Anonymous said...

Do you think anyone was REALLY listening who matters? Or that she matters? Or that ANY beauty contestant matters. Shes a hottie and everyone stopped listening at the first sign of cleavage anyway.

BostonMaggie said...

Pia! Drop me an email. I would love to meet you & Chris for a beer before or after the game. You can drink beer, I will drink something else.

Anonymous - Very cynical! But if you're ok with her being as dumb as a rock.....good for you.

AFSister said...

Maggie, I applaud your transcription efforts and your incredible will to force yourself to listen to that crap over and over again just to get it in writing.

Good Lord. I mean, I know she was nervous, but DAMN. Not one complete, or even understandable sentence? Unbelievable.

If given the chance, I think I'd answer the question with a quick "Honestly, I think half of the people in the United States are from Mexico and need some help with directions on how to get back home from here."
Of course, that answer wouldn't have scored me any more points than her "um, US Americans" answer.

Is that a new category now? When I fill out my next census questionaire maybe I'll be asked if I'm a "US American" or a "Non-US American".....

BillT said...

excuriating?

Ah -- now I get it.

A combo of excoriating and excruciating, as in "The contestant's answer succeeded in excoriating my brain, which resulted in excruciating pain."

But she was so *sincere* I didn't mind the pain...

*coff*

BostonMaggie said...

I'm going to give you a pain!

There is no spellcheck when you type on the YouTube website. Then when you notice your typo, you can't go back and edit or the video disappears (blogger quirk).

I know you were a teacher.....but can't you just be entertained?

Are you this much of a nitpicker in bed?

I can just picture it......Princess Crabby, perfectly coiffed, fabulous mani/pedi, flowing negligee, killer stilettoes standing in a candlelit boudoir, the inviting king size bed in the background......and the Chief points out that the seam running up the back of my stockings isn't straight!

Trias said...

Osama people need to just stop talking.

I can't believe you wrote it down. That would mean paying attention to it which is really just too much torture.

Andi said...

She's giving my southern sisters a very bad name...

Homefront Six said...

She's giving BLONDES a very bad name!


Maggie ~ you'd actually allow Bill to speak? Not how I would have envisioned it!

BostonMaggie said...

Smartass!

BillT said...

Maggie ~ you'd actually allow Bill to speak? Not how I would have envisioned it!

Nor I.

But I was kind of hoping she'd allow me to breathe every so often...

BillT said...

A-hem.

Naturally, I *meant* to say that such a radiant vision would render me incapable of speech.

*rubbing swatted nose*

BostonMaggie said...

I give up.