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Cam'ron Giles
May 23rd, 2007, 02:22 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJuNgBkloFE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJuNgBkloFE)

Wigglytuff
May 23rd, 2007, 02:49 PM
can someone show me how to get this on my ipod

Wigglytuff
May 23rd, 2007, 02:50 PM
because i need to show this to people and see it again and again
because i just am shocked at how stupid some people are.

Kart
May 23rd, 2007, 03:04 PM
That's quite embarrassing.

Though I think you could probably get similar answers if you asked the right people here as well.

Cam'ron Giles
May 23rd, 2007, 03:10 PM
That's quite embarrassing.

Though I think you could probably get similar answers if you asked the right people here as well.

I agree...I think people just enjoy making fun of Americans...Kind of like tease the rich kid in school...I imagine that if you ask the same kind of people the same questioins in any country you would get pretty much the same answere...;)

Mina Vagante
May 23rd, 2007, 03:10 PM
i think its funny :lol:

Wigglytuff
May 23rd, 2007, 03:13 PM
That's quite embarrassing.

Though I think you could probably get similar answers if you asked the right people here as well.

exactly. but its still really funny.

i just see it as a collection of stupid people, but of course not all americans as that stupid.

Cam'ron Giles
May 23rd, 2007, 03:13 PM
That's quite embarrassing.

Though I think you could probably get similar answers if you asked the right people here as well.

BTW Kart...Rocky gave me the ok to shag you so that I can become a mod...:bounce:

Please leave you availability in a PM...:D

LoveFifteen
May 23rd, 2007, 03:59 PM
I imagine that if you ask the same kind of people the same questioins in any country you would get pretty much the same answere...;)

There are idiots in every country, but the ignorance per person in the United States is much higher than any other industrialized Western nation. It's disgusting. You don't encounter this kind of widespread rampant ignorance in Europe, for example.

Apoleb
May 23rd, 2007, 04:07 PM
(I didn't see the video but I think I know which one you're talking about). I wouldn't take that video or the other ones on youtube as evidence of the level of ignorance in the US public. They most likely omitted all the ones that answered correctly and yeah, you'd meet ignorant people basically everywhere.

There's a clip however on youtube in "who wants to be a millionaire" showing that 53% of a French audience thought that the sun gravitates around the earth. Now THAT is evidence. :rolls: (nope just kidding)

Naranoc
May 23rd, 2007, 04:10 PM
Confirms what a lot of people think of the US masses :D

~{X}~
May 23rd, 2007, 04:58 PM
I knew the answer to every one of those questions and I know my geography! :o

Rocketta
May 23rd, 2007, 05:33 PM
The real funny part of that video was half the people where first generation immigrants. :lol:

Rocketta
May 23rd, 2007, 05:34 PM
BTW Kart...Rocky gave me the ok to shag you so that I can become a mod...:bounce:

Please leave you availability in a PM...:D

Kart is way too smart to fall for those weak ass lies. :ras:

Cam'ron Giles
May 23rd, 2007, 05:37 PM
Kart is way too smart to fall for those weak ass lies. :ras:

Damn...you are on your business...:(

Rocketta
May 23rd, 2007, 05:38 PM
Damn...you are on your business...:(

always when concerning my man! :inlove:

gentenaire
May 23rd, 2007, 05:48 PM
I knew the answer to every one of those questions and I know my geography! :o

Wow! Congratulations. You are so smart.

roarke
May 23rd, 2007, 06:03 PM
It is funny and embarrassing all at the same time.

The tonight show has a regular segment called Jaywalkers, that pretty much does the same thing as this video. They will ask simple basic geographical, political and social questions about the US to people they see on the streets of Burbank California and the responses are very much the same as we have heard on this video. Some of the people interviewed were college students, teachers, secretaries, singers and actors.

Cam'ron Giles
May 23rd, 2007, 06:03 PM
People talk about the arrogance of Americans and yet overlook the air of intellectual superiority that Europeans have...But yet...they all want to study at American Universities...:rolleyes:

!<blocparty>!
May 23rd, 2007, 06:23 PM
That's quite embarrassing.

Though I think you could probably get similar answers if you asked the right people here as well.

You'd find it pretty difficult finding a Brit who didn't know who the US President was, or what currency they use.

People talk about the arrogance of Americans and yet overlook the air of intellectual superiority that Europeans have...But yet...they all want to study at American Universities...:rolleyes:

WTF?! :confused: We have our own Universities, where students get in based on merit, not Daddy's income. :)

ce
May 23rd, 2007, 06:27 PM
omg,just that.......................God help them:sad:

Fidello
May 23rd, 2007, 06:38 PM
People talk about the arrogance of Americans and yet overlook the air of intellectual superiority that Europeans have...But yet...they all want to study at American Universities...:rolleyes:
:lol: amazing. Tell us more...

Cocobear
May 23rd, 2007, 07:01 PM
God, that makes me so proud to be American.:o

LefandePatty
May 23rd, 2007, 07:03 PM
" Tony Blair is an actor ".

HELP.

canuckfan
May 23rd, 2007, 07:34 PM
You could get those stupids answers anywhere in the world. I bet they got 10 right answers for every wrong ones. It's called editing.

One thing is true tough. When I travel in a foreign country, I meet a lot of people from Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Israel and Japan, but very few americans, even if they have a very large wealthy population. So I guess It's not really in the culture to be curious about what's outside their borders. I'm not telling everyone is like that, but there's a trend for sure.

SJW
May 23rd, 2007, 07:42 PM
People talk about the arrogance of Americans and yet overlook the air of intellectual superiority that Europeans have...But yet...they all want to study at American Universities...:rolleyes:

I assure you that most F-1 students do NOT come from Europe, but Africa and South East Asia.

ptkten
May 23rd, 2007, 07:44 PM
You could get those stupids answers anywhere in the world. I bet they got 10 right answers for every wrong ones. It's called editing.

One thing is true tough. When I travel in a foreign country, I meet a lot of people from Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Israel and Japan, but very few americans, even if they have a very large wealthy population. So I guess It's not really in the culture to be curious about what's outside their borders. I'm not telling everyone is like that, but there's a trend for sure.

Exactly, they obviously edited it to get the 10 dumbest people out of the 100 they interviewed.

Also, I agree with you about Americans, the problem is no one travels anywhere or cares about anything that's not American. Americans aren't stupid, they're just ignorant. I've been trying for a long time to get people more interested in other cultures.

Anyway, I personally think the U.S. still has the best secondary education in the world. There are hundreds of world class universities that offer great liberal arts educations (although it is ridiculously expensive) Plus, our system is getting a lot better at making sure acceptances are based on merits, not your upbringing, although there is still some work to be done.

Cam'ron Giles
May 23rd, 2007, 08:36 PM
I assure you that most F-1 students do NOT come from Europe, but Africa and South East Asia.


SJDub...that's not my point...I meant that the US have the best Colleges and Unis in the world.

!<blocparty>!
May 23rd, 2007, 08:42 PM
SJDub...that's not my point...I meant that the US have the best Colleges and Unis in the world.

That wasn't your point at all. :shrug:

But even if it was, it's not exactly the best one to be making in this particular thread now, is it? :lol:

Nicolás89
May 23rd, 2007, 08:51 PM
in every country you will get similar answers ;)

RJWCapriati
May 23rd, 2007, 08:56 PM
Well I'm sure if you go on the streets of other countries and ask random questions like that.....most won't know either. If they really wanted to prove a point they should have given those questions to people all over the world to prove its not just American citizens who don't know about world politics. Not everyone is interested in what happens around the world.....some choose to live their own life and not worry about the crazy shit that is happening in other places. :wavey:

Direwolf
May 23rd, 2007, 08:56 PM
name a country that starts with a letter U? ...

I guessed Uganda
n i feel stupid that
USoA didnt come to mind..
or UK...
:feels stupid:

Cam'ron Giles
May 23rd, 2007, 08:57 PM
That wasn't your point at all. :shrug:

But even if it was, it's not exactly the best one to be making in this particular thread now, is it? :lol:

You need to go back and read everything that I wrote and try and comprehend...Oh...your mind is on your next shag in the some bush in some park with some strangers...:tape:

Fidello
May 23rd, 2007, 09:04 PM
Well I'm sure if you go on the streets of other countries and ask random questions like that.....most won't know either. If they really wanted to prove a point they should have given those questions to people all over the world to prove its not just American citizens who don't know about world politics. Not everyone is interested in what happens around the world.....some choose to live their own life and not worry about the crazy shit that is happening in other places. :wavey:
Crazy shit caused by blood thirsty americans

RJWCapriati
May 23rd, 2007, 09:05 PM
Crazy shit caused by blood thirsty americans

Sorry......I'm not going to waste my time arguing with you on this board. I gave you my opinion and I am done.

Andy_
May 23rd, 2007, 09:06 PM
Of course this video is the result of careful and smart editing, aimed at selecting the dumbest and most ridiculous answers. I am sure a good few people here in Italy would give confused answers as far as the Middle East goes and all that.

What scares me a little bit is seeing all these people placing the flag on Australia just because the map has it called pretty much anything, from South Korea to Iran to France, I mean come on, freaking France in the southern hemisphere!? You guys gotta be kidding me...

When I was in the US I once exchanged a few words with a little kid who must have been 5-6. He was nice and talkative and he was curious to know where my friends and I were from, so I told him we were from Italy. And do you wanna know what his answer was? He asked me "And where is that?"
I tried by saying it's the country with Rome... I mentioned pasta... pizza... I went on to tell him it's in Europe, and he gave me the most bewildered look ever.
So I guess there might be something like a tendency to not look beyond the US borders, at least to a certain extent. Then of course we're not talking of ALL US citizens, like I'm not saying that any European citizen would be able to answer all of those questions correctly.

Tennace
May 23rd, 2007, 09:07 PM
I knew nearly all of those :haha: :speakles:

I think it's just the adults in the US, most kids I know could answer most of those :tape:

Andy_
May 23rd, 2007, 09:11 PM
Not everyone is interested in what happens around the world.....some choose to live their own life and not worry about the crazy shit that is happening in other places. :wavey:

Sure... it's not mandatory that one follows closely the events occurring all over the world. It's fine to be content with one's life in one's hometown and everything. Politics can be frustrating to follow, and it's not like everyone should know what the main religion is in Israel. Still, I find it a little depressing to not be able to say Australia from France on a map of the world... or guess that Buddhist monks may practice Buddhism, for instance? :help:

Fidello
May 23rd, 2007, 09:12 PM
Sorry......I'm not going to waste my time arguing with you on this board. I gave you my opinion and I am done.
No, no my friend. You are partially responsible for that "crazy shit" just as I am for what Slobodan Milosevic has done.

Cam'ron Giles
May 23rd, 2007, 09:23 PM
No, no my friend. You are partially responsible for that "crazy shit" just as I am for what Slobodan Milosevic has done.

You are an idiot and you are turning this into something it does not have to be...:rolleyes: Give me a fuking break...Blood thirsty Americans? :rolleyes:

Fidello
May 23rd, 2007, 09:54 PM
You are an idiot and you are turning this into something it does not have to be...:rolleyes: Give me a fuking break...Blood thirsty Americans? :rolleyes:
See, why are you calling me an idiot? Are you a bully or something? You people have no right to NOT CARE, and thats why you are ignorant and stupid (Not all of you, of course).

SJW
May 23rd, 2007, 10:06 PM
From my experience studying there, Americans are as smart as anybody else in things such as business and science, but not when it comes to current affairs and foreign countries.

The amount of ridiculous questions I get asked about England on a daily basis is disheartening.

Kart
May 24th, 2007, 08:22 AM
You'd find it pretty difficult finding a Brit who didn't know who the US President was, or what currency they use.

I don't think it would be quite as difficult to find a Brit that couldn't name the components of the 'axis of evil.'

BTW Kart...Rocky gave me the ok to shag you so that I can become a mod...:bounce:

Please leave you availability in a PM...:D

For you I'm always available :D.

I don't get involved with appointing new mods though - bans and more bans suspensions is my preferred specialty.

fifiricci
May 24th, 2007, 10:15 AM
There are idiots in every country, but the ignorance per person in the United States is much higher than any other industrialized Western nation. It's disgusting. You don't encounter this kind of widespread rampant ignorance in Europe, for example.

I agree. There are stupid/ignorant people everywhere, it's just that stupid/ignorant Americans unfortunately appear to be the most stupid and most ignorant people on the planet :o . I don't believe they are taught anything that even vaguely resembles "general world knowledge". Maybe that's because they think they don't need to be generally knowledgeable about the world outside the USA. That's fine with me, provided they are not provided with passports and stay within the confines of their own God Kissed Country. :lol:

Having said all that, some Americans I met on my last trip there were undoubtedly some of the friendliest and most charming people I have ever met anywhere. :)

I also think that ignorant boorish drunken fat arsed Brits who go abroad and don't know how to behave in a civilised way should also be refused passports ;) ....

Yasmine
May 24th, 2007, 10:29 AM
I had seen that video before and seriously I feel sorry for people like that, I'm not wondering anymore why this world goes nuts at times :tape:. And as a few said, it's not typical of americans, I'ld suspect you'ld get that kind of answers in any country really.

rockstar
May 24th, 2007, 11:40 AM
:help:

funny that there's so many 'stupid american' videos on youtube (linked from that video itself). the 'stupid americans' on millionaire are really quite dumb...

Shuji Shuriken
May 24th, 2007, 01:13 PM
For you I'm always available :D.

I don't get involved with appointing new mods though - bans and more bans suspensions is my preferred specialty.

Really? What can I do to get banned by you or that sexy lesbian Griff :worship::devil::worship:? She's the only woman I would sleep with :tape::help:

!<blocparty>!
May 24th, 2007, 01:32 PM
I don't think it would be quite as difficult to find a Brit that couldn't name the components of the 'axis of evil.'


Well obviously, since it was coined by the US president. You can't really put that one in the same category as the current currency and president questions either.