Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Black Hole, Part 2

This may fall under the department heading of "beating a dead horse to death," but I think it's way too sad to pass up. Meg, in a comment to the last post Britney & Paris Einstein, found this incredible piece of tape for us.

Diction: the clarity with which somebody pronounces words when speaking or singing. Thank goodness for the subtitles because Miss S.C. Teen never learned to speak any variation of the English language. The questioner is marginally better; her question is, "Recent polls have shown that some Americans cannot locate the U.S. on a world map. Why do you think this is?"




It's a damn good thing they didn't ask this girl a difficult question like "What is your zip code?" or "Do you want to super-size that?"

Savannah, in another comment from the last post, said:

". . . [T]hese 'pageants' are not about pretty girls who happen to be smart and wanting to win scholarships - they are celebrations of the superficial and transitory."

Superficial and transitory is exactly right, but how many of our fellow Amer'cans would watch a contest of intelligent girls and women?


(Regular programming will return to this blog in a day or two—I've had enough of clueless bimbos with Valley Girl Syndrome.)

11 comments:

Wandering Coyote said...

I remember the hoo-haw over this when it happened and I was just appalled. I mean...I still, uh, just don't know what to say about it. She was given a second chance on a talk show, as I recall, but still...

Stinkypaw said...

Me too!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I haven't had the giddy pleasure of seeing this before. This is amazing! I love it so much, I would have made it up if it didn't already exist.

kara said...

basically what i want to know if there are age and, um, weight restrictions for entering pageants. because i think i could have some real fun as a contestant. and i need a hobby bad-like.

Charlie said...

WC: "I mean...I still, uh, just don't know what to say about it."

Is that your final answer?

STINKY: I assume you mean you remember the incident and stuttered like WC.

BARBARA: C'mon, B., there's no way you could be that stupid.

KARA: I don't know about restrictions but yes, there must be age and weight to enter. You could even wear your rose dress with the bow in back.

Marie Jarrell said...

"how many of our fellow Amer'cans would watch a contest of intelligent girls and women?"

About as many as the number of men who pee sitting down.

(Women actually exist who prefer to watch shows that don't insult their intelligence.)

Meg said...

I feel better about myself every time I watch that.

Charlie said...

MARIE: "(Women actually exist who prefer to watch shows that don't insult their intelligence.)"

Or exploit them, I would add. That's why I have no use for the "romance" genre.

MEG: You weren't that air-headed when you were three or four—you oughta feel better!

Lady_Amanda said...

OMG... that girl is dumb!

Just a grail said...

The boys and I like to watch this video, it makes me laugh and stuff!

I also find it amusing that my 16 points out that she is really stupid, but hot. GAWD!!!!!

Charlie said...

LADY_A: An understatement to be sure, but who knows: maybe she's gotten smarter during the two years since this disaster.

Nah.

JAG: I assume you're talking about your sixteen-year-old son who thinks she's hot. Teenage hormones are a terrible, ugly thing.

To me, all these contestants look like they were made at Mattel's Barbie factory in El Segundo: seen one, seen 'em all.