Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Questions and Answers

Most questions have many answers. Some questions are more difficult to answer than others. Some answers are easier to understand than others.

How would you answer the following question:
Recent polls have shown a fifth of Americans can't locate the U.S. on a world map. Why do you think this is?

I might discuss the failure of our education system, the prevalence of television in the lives of children, the lack of funding for geography, American hegemony and nationalism making people uninterested in the world, or myriad other explanations for this poll's results.

I would be incorrect, of course, because Miss South Carolina explains it most succinctly:

See it at

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Anonymous said...

Clearly this kid is part of that 20%. It is also clear that Miss South Carolina is under the impression that South Africans and Iraqis are actually Americans.

Did she win?


DM said...

Miss Tennessee was crowned Miss USA. I do not know if se was able to more succintly answer the map question.

See her here: Miss USA