‘Accidental lobotomy’ … a ‘system feature’

Tuesday 14 May 2013, 2.45am HKT


2.30am local time, 24°C (75°F) hot and effing humid

British schooling comeback to American TV host

Relevant: Apply cold water to burnt area

(hat tip to MINI Microfone for image via Imgur)

Nearly all of my American friends have validated the truth of this, that their geography sucks.

The rest of us know THAT already:—

“War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography.” — Ambrose Bierce

Reason?

America is a large, complicated place. Lots of states, and you have to remember at lot about each of those. Still, learn.”

But the truth is…

“I always thought Nicaragua was next to Sweden. Because. Everything. Is. Next. To. Sweden.

The absolute reality is even more terrifying…

“Liberals are only concerned with watching awful network programming, and Occupying Obama thinks there are 57 states.”

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“They’re still figuring out how to work the cellphone…”
— the movie “Robodoc” (2008)

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“Have you lost an eye or a testicle, or some other small but pricey part
of your body? Sue your doctor. Lost your brain? Accidental
lobotomy is not a defect — it’s an education system feature.”

— ‘MINI Microfone’ (a 100% regular American)

(Thanks, MINI Microfone, you’re a real stand-up guy…—Editor)

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5 Responses to “‘Accidental lobotomy’ … a ‘system feature’”

  1. Ed Hurst said

    I taught geography. That is, I was trained to teach geography, but during my stint in US public education, there were no geography courses above 8th year, and the classes I saw stunk really bad. No school offered anything advanced.

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  2. Ed Hurst said

    No offense taken; Americans are dangerously stupid about a whole lot of things.

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  3. I’m sad to say I agree that it’s absolutely true. I had the benefit of attending school on military bases, so my classes were a bit more in depth but not much. I learned a little more northern European geography through university because I had classes through the German, Scandinavian and Dutch department. Again, though, it wasn’t exactly an emphasis. I think part of the reason we (I’ve been guilty of this myself in the past) expect people from outside the United States to be familiar with our geography is because we spend so much time on it ourselves. >.<

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