Keep jumping on them bandwagons.
Keep jumping on them bandwagons.
The Internet has probably done a good job of educating people as to foreigners, if not their politics. It's really fun to talk to people from other countries and see that they're really not that different than... well, other people online, depending on their age and gender (which are definitely better indicators as to how they behave). I wouldn't have expected that had I not experienced it, actually. Even then, you do get uneducated people anywhere; anyone who claims to hate the US and that their citizens are all ignorant or stupid (or anything else that assumes something of an entire people) are great examples. Of course, I'm sure many, if not most, Americans are uneducated and uninformed. That's not to say they all are, or that it's a problem limited to Americans, though.
Or maybe I've just been reading too much about people and their tendencies to be part of the ignorant masses and the like recently.
Canadians:Actually, at least half the mods aren't, I think. A ton of us are Canadian. Disproportionately so. Go us! ...But that's unrelated.
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I'm seeing a majority of Americans... 5/10. (and I might be wrong on Shautieh he might be American, I forget).
So again... I'm right.
I'm sure I can say that about the world or ________ as any other country too.I'm sure many, if not most, Americans are uneducated and uninformed.
Hence my following statement about how the problem isn't limited to Americans.I'm sure I can say that about the world or ________ as any other country too.
I'm not making generalizations, and as some people have pointed out earlier, it depends where you ask the questions in. I'm not familiar with Texans or anything, so I'm not going to say anything about them. But what I think is, it's just amazing about the things they ask in the questions and how many people can't figure it out.
Even if you ask certain groups of people in other countries, you'll equally dumb responses. This one just happens to be in the US. Heck, I know someone who thought Pearl Harbour was the Chinese attacking Perth in Australia.
If that was only "mostly" aimed at qualia, who else was it aimed at?
Last but not least, the people in the video were real Americans (do you think they got Australian people to put on accents or something?). Most of it seemed real, but a couple of people looked like they had caught on to it and were playing along. Of course, anybody who got the questions right would have been edited out of the video, so you can't assume this is an accurate representation of people's knowledge. This was just The Chaser crew's attempt at poking fun. They make fun of everybody, Australians included, so I don't see why you should take this video more seriously than anything else they've made.
Last edited by MadDogMike; 04-20-2008 at 12:18 AM.
EDIT: also, for what it's worth, i'm american.
also, if someone came up to me on the street accompanied by men with earpieces and suits and said he was the Prime Minister of Australia, I wouldn't be inclined to say "heellll no you arent!" That being said, I'm pretty sure the last name of the PM of Australia is Rudd, but I don't pretend to know anything about Australian politics. For all I know, he could well be the youngest PM ever.
Last edited by Aikido; 04-20-2008 at 05:06 AM.