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“What country will the US attack next…?”
Posted: 10 October 2005 11:31 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Very funny, especially for Non-Merkins, as it exploits a stereotype at the end.

“What country will the US attack next?” (street interview)

The funniest things is right at the end, when you get to see the map and realize something’s wrong there…. (I am quite certain though you could do that in any country, not just the US).

Our members Down Under should better start to worry…

(Not sure whether this should be in the “jokes” or “hoax” section….)

UPDATE: as thiis link seems not to work, try this one….

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Posted: 10 October 2005 12:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Maybe we should start taking bets….

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Posted: 10 October 2005 08:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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LOL CNNNN is funny.  It’s a satire news show.  Australian, at that.  And it just goes to show how bad some peoples geography is!

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Posted: 10 October 2005 10:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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And here’s another dig and the Americans - Texans in particular! Where’s Kyrgystan?

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Posted: 10 October 2005 11:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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They were acting. Right?

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Posted: 11 October 2005 01:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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The Americans?  No idea…if they were, it was very convincing!

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Posted: 21 October 2005 01:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Meh.. given how bad most americans are at geography, I wouldn’t be surprised if they couldn’t find something on a map..

And before anyone accuses me of american-bashing, I’m 100% Californian, and I *know* I couldn’t find Kyrgystan without squinting at the writing on the map..

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Posted: 22 October 2005 02:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Robin Bobcat - 21 October 2005 05:19 PM

Meh.. given how bad most americans are at geography, I wouldn’t be surprised if they couldn’t find something on a map..

And before anyone accuses me of american-bashing, I’m 100% Californian, and I *know* I couldn’t find Kyrgystan without squinting at the writing on the map..

Yeah, but I think you and most people would know where in the world to look.  I doubt anyone would actually have trouble finding “the middle east” on a map unless they were a moron in the medical sense.

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Posted: 23 October 2005 08:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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...Jason has this book of US History that sort of goes year-by-year.  Well, in the back is an index with states and capitols and things…I guessed about 10 capitol cities correctly.  The others I got either wildly wrong…or in some cases just guessed Charleston or Columbus…since every state seems to have one or the other city…Although, in my defence, I do deal with large cities in my job, so they might be our particular hub…and since the city is so big, I just mix it up b/c I know more about it.  So, I felt a little stupid afterwards…but then felt better when he didn’t know who Typhoid Mary or Queen Lilioukalani was.  (HELLO, didn’t you GROW UP in Hawai’i??)

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