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Title: There are MORONS everywhere
Post by: Woodrow on January 02, 2004, 05:21:30 PM
Britons just can't seem to find "Chicago," "Dallas" on a map

LONDON (AFP) - Sixty-five percent of Britons don't know in which US city the hit musical "Chicago" is set in, according to a nationwide survey for an upcoming TV quiz show.
 
Another 57 percent didn't know where the celebrated television soap opera "Dallas" was set, and two-thirds were equally at a loss to identify the city at the heart of the Roger Whittaker ballad "Streets of London".

YouGov, a market research organisation that uses on-line panels, questioned 1,000 respondents for a quiz show on Channel 4 titled "Beat the Nation" that goes on air next Monday. Its findings were released Friday.

The poll also indicated that 67 percent of Britons don't know when World War II ended, 64 percent didn't know where the French Alps were, and 70 percent didn't know where the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is based.

The answers, by the way, are Chicago, Dallas, 1945, France and Vienna.

Reassuringly, the show's website on Friday said that "100 percent of the nation know the capital of France" -- but then there's never been a blockbuster hit called "Paris".

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=1516&ncid=1516&e=2&u=/afp/20040102/od_afp/lifestyle_britain_040102181601

This is for those people who always bring up how stupid Americans are.

This is proof there are fucking moron's everywhere...
Title: Re:There are MORONS everywhere
Post by: Lincoln on January 02, 2004, 05:48:21 PM
True. People in general are stupid nowadays. Look at everything popular nowadays, from TV shows to movies to music, etc...
Title: Re:There are MORONS everywhere
Post by: Jome on January 02, 2004, 08:19:42 PM

LONDON (AFP) - Sixty-five percent of Britons don't know in which US city the hit musical "Chicago" is set in, according to a nationwide survey for an upcoming TV quiz show.
 
Another 57 percent didn't know where the celebrated television soap opera "Dallas" was set, and two-thirds were equally at a loss to identify the city at the heart of the Roger Whittaker ballad "Streets of London".

YouGov, a market research organisation that uses on-line panels, questioned 1,000 respondents for a quiz show on Channel 4 titled "Beat the Nation" that goes on air next Monday. Its findings were released Friday.

The poll also indicated that 67 percent of Britons don't know when World War II ended, 64 percent didn't know where the French Alps were, and 70 percent didn't know where the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is based.


 :o

Title: Re:There are MORONS everywhere
Post by: Don Breezio on January 02, 2004, 10:39:30 PM
AFTER THIS I DONT EVER WANNA HEAR A BRITISH PERSON SAY AMERICANS ARE IGNORANT.
Title: Re:There are MORONS everywhere
Post by: Trauma-san on January 02, 2004, 11:29:57 PM
Damn.  I feel good now, hell, I knew all 5 of those answers.  I must be a genius.  Or at least 5 times as smart as a Brit.  
Title: Re:There are MORONS everywhere
Post by: mauzip on January 03, 2004, 04:00:33 AM
lol

Be real though, these are tricky questions. If someone would come up to you and asked: "In which US city is the the hit musical Chicago set in?" I can imagine you could think it's not Chicago. In fact, I'm not even sure myself because 1) I've never seen the musical and 2) I don't care for musicals.

The fact they don't know when WW2 ended is just plain stupid though :-X
Title: Re:There are MORONS everywhere
Post by: Citizen-Y on January 03, 2004, 10:13:03 AM
lol

Be real though, these are tricky questions. If someone would come up to you and asked: "In which US city is the the hit musical Chicago set in?" I can imagine you could think it's not Chicago. In fact, I'm not even sure myself because 1) I've never seen the musical and 2) I don't care for musicals.

The fact they don't know when WW2 ended is just plain stupid though :-X

Why is that tricky?  It's like asking someone where the New York Yankees play.
Title: Re:There are MORONS everywhere
Post by: mauzip on January 03, 2004, 10:42:16 AM
Yeah I know, but can't you imagine that if someone would come up to you to ask where the musical Chicago is set in you would think it is NOT set in Chicago because that would be an open door?
Title: Re:There are MORONS everywhere
Post by: bez on January 03, 2004, 01:16:26 PM
What the fuck. lol

If somebody came up to me and asked me where Chicago was set I would say Chicago.  If somebody came up to me and asked me where Dallas was set I would say Dallas.  
Title: Re:There are MORONS everywhere
Post by: Trauma-san on January 03, 2004, 01:57:39 PM
Yeah.  In america, we name our shows after other cities.  I'm writing a play right now called "Milwaulkee" that takes place in a small town near Nashville.  I just finished "Los Angeles", about a group of Brooklyn firefighters.  
Title: Re:There are MORONS everywhere
Post by: Nightfall on January 03, 2004, 03:48:40 PM
Yeah.  In america, we name our shows after other cities.  I'm writing a play right now called "Milwaulkee" that takes place in a small town near Nashville.  I just finished "Los Angeles", about a group of Brooklyn firefighters.  


lol
Title: Re:There are MORONS everywhere
Post by: Now_Im_Not_Banned on January 03, 2004, 04:40:21 PM
Brits just like putting Americans down to feel better...I bet if you asked a Brit what state Chicago was in, they wouldn't even know...PeACe
Title: Re:There are MORONS everywhere
Post by: Don Breezio on January 03, 2004, 07:02:37 PM
lol

Be real though, these are tricky questions. If someone would come up to you and asked: "In which US city is the the hit musical Chicago set in?" I can imagine you could think it's not Chicago. In fact, I'm not even sure myself because 1) I've never seen the musical and 2) I don't care for musicals.

The fact they don't know when WW2 ended is just plain stupid though :-X

you have officially destroyed the tiny shred of intelligence i thought you had left in you.
Title: Re:There are MORONS everywhere
Post by: [Stoned]Jesus H. Christ[Wheat] on January 03, 2004, 10:25:28 PM
theres people like this everywhere....you could ask these types of questions to people and get the same answers as the title says There are morons everywhere
Title: Re:There are MORONS everywhere
Post by: Don Seer on January 04, 2004, 03:20:39 AM
knowing dates/geographical stuff isnt a measure of intelligence..
Title: Re:There are MORONS everywhere
Post by: mauzip on January 04, 2004, 04:16:59 AM
lol

Be real though, these are tricky questions. If someone would come up to you and asked: "In which US city is the the hit musical Chicago set in?" I can imagine you could think it's not Chicago. In fact, I'm not even sure myself because 1) I've never seen the musical and 2) I don't care for musicals.

The fact they don't know when WW2 ended is just plain stupid though :-X

you have officially destroyed the tiny shred of intelligence i thought you had left in you.

What's so stupid about my reply?
Title: Re:There are MORONS everywhere
Post by: I-Yoof on January 04, 2004, 08:07:10 AM
Brits just like putting Americans down to feel better...I bet if you asked a Brit what state Chicago was in, they wouldn't even know...PeACe

Thats stupid. Why would we need to know? If I asked you what county Sheffield was in, would you be able to tell? Probably not, and if you could, doesn't make you any less of a 'moron'.
Title: Re:There are MORONS everywhere
Post by: Trauma-san on January 04, 2004, 08:45:36 AM
knowing dates/geographical stuff isnt a measure of intelligence..

I know, but it is whenever Americans are given the test and ridiculed by other, less important parts of the world :)
Title: Re:There are MORONS everywhere
Post by: bez on January 04, 2004, 10:13:10 AM
This is totally a wild guess because I always thought Chicago was its own state but is it:

Chicago, Illanois.  I dunno how the fuck to spell it but I am guessing you know what I mean.
Title: Re:There are MORONS everywhere
Post by: Don Breezio on January 04, 2004, 11:42:30 AM
^^^ thankyou trauma for clarifying that...in reply to bez based on what trauma said which is very true...

bez you fucking ignorant asshole. you thought chicago was its own state! ha! you're as ignorant as everyone thinks americans are! jackass! ;D
Title: Re:There are MORONS everywhere
Post by: bez on January 04, 2004, 12:17:49 PM
^^^ thankyou trauma for clarifying that...in reply to bez based on what trauma said which is very true...

bez you fucking ignorant asshole. you thought chicago was its own state! ha! you're as ignorant as everyone thinks americans are! jackass! ;D

lol, like I give a fuck anyway.  I dont live in America so how the fuck I am suppose to know that.
Title: Re:There are MORONS everywhere
Post by: Trauma-san on January 04, 2004, 02:29:44 PM
Exacccccctly.  There's a double standard.  
Title: Re:There are MORONS everywhere
Post by: Maestro Minded on January 04, 2004, 02:54:01 PM
Exacccccctly.  There's a double standard.  

why??.. because dont dont know all the 50 states of USA?... i mean... how many of the swedish provices do you know... probably zero... knowing other countries "states/countys/provinces/whatever" is not a part of "general knowledge", is it?
Title: Re:There are MORONS everywhere
Post by: Now_Im_Not_Banned on January 04, 2004, 03:09:13 PM
Here's where the tables turn...I remember every Non-American bashing Americans for not knowing some geographical facts, but when British statistics about the same kind of stuff are posted up, they say "it's okay, we don't need to know that anyways, it doesn't make us any dumber"...Kinda weird, don't you think?
Title: Re:There are MORONS everywhere
Post by: Joachim on January 04, 2004, 03:26:53 PM

YouGov, a market research organisation that uses on-line panels, questioned 1,000 respondents for a quiz show on Channel 4 titled "Beat the Nation" that goes on air next Monday. Its findings were released Friday.  

I know this is all tongue in cheek but 1,000 people eh? Well these results are clearly representitive of the 60 million people in Britain.

But if it makes some of you Americans feel more secure about yourselves, then no, i honestly could not point out Chicago (or many other US cities for that matter) on a map of America.
Title: Re:There are MORONS everywhere
Post by: Trauma-san on January 04, 2004, 03:32:28 PM
LOL


I said "Double Standard" and you all proved it.  The U.S. is held to a higher standard than the rest of the world is.  It's alright for you not to know a huge city in the biggest country in the world, but yet we should know about the geopolitical climate of some half-ass country in the middle east we've never heard of.  THAT'S the point.  
Title: Re:There are MORONS everywhere
Post by: Immortal on January 04, 2004, 03:44:00 PM
this server has alot of morons in it
Title: Re:There are MORONS everywhere
Post by: bez on January 04, 2004, 04:34:33 PM
this server has alot of morons in it

you wanna take this outside motherfucker?

lol
Title: Re:There are MORONS everywhere
Post by: Now_Im_Not_Banned on January 04, 2004, 06:53:01 PM
this server has alot of morons in it

Yea, such as people who spell "a lot" as one word...
Title: Re:There are MORONS everywhere
Post by: Suga Foot on January 04, 2004, 07:12:18 PM
It's alright for you not to know a huge city in the biggest country in the world

The US isn't the biggest country in the world.  Area wise it's the third biggest.  Popualtion wise it isn't #1 either.  China and India both have over a billion people.


Title: Re:There are MORONS everywhere
Post by: Immortal on January 04, 2004, 07:21:46 PM
It's alright for you not to know a huge city in the biggest country in the world

The US isn't the biggest country in the world.  Area wise it's the third biggest.  Popualtion wise it isn't #1 either.  China and India both have over a billion people.




tramua got skooled  :P
Title: Re:There are MORONS everywhere
Post by: [Stoned]Jesus H. Christ[Wheat] on January 04, 2004, 07:21:54 PM
ahha, please tell me you didn't think US was the biggest country in the world
Title: Re:There are MORONS everywhere
Post by: Trauma-san on January 04, 2004, 10:54:55 PM
It's alright for you not to know a huge city in the biggest country in the world

The US isn't the biggest country in the world.  Area wise it's the third biggest.  Popualtion wise it isn't #1 either.  China and India both have over a billion people.




We're easily the biggest country in the world.  
Title: Re:There are MORONS everywhere
Post by: Don Breezio on January 04, 2004, 10:55:54 PM
It's alright for you not to know a huge city in the biggest country in the world

The US isn't the biggest country in the world.  Area wise it's the third biggest.  Popualtion wise it isn't #1 either.  China and India both have over a billion people.




We're easily the biggest country in the world.  

i agree...in terms of area. population we are not even close. but in terms of how big our actually country is. nobody is fuckin with us.
Title: Re:There are MORONS everywhere
Post by: Trauma-san on January 04, 2004, 11:00:04 PM
Well, nah, we're not the biggest in area, but we are in... um... influence; importance; military; growth; anything positive, basically, we are the biggest, most important country in the world.  Children everywhere should be taught about how big and great we are.  That's why I think it's more telling when these 'chaps' in europe aren't taught about Chicago, but we should be taught about the history of palestine?  Pfft.  
Title: Re:There are MORONS everywhere
Post by: Don Breezio on January 04, 2004, 11:02:16 PM
Well, nah, we're not the biggest in area, but we are in... um... influence; importance; military; growth; anything positive, basically, we are the biggest, most important country in the world.  Children everywhere should be taught about how big and great we are.  That's why I think it's more telling when these 'chaps' in europe aren't taught about Chicago, but we should be taught about the history of palestine?  Pfft.  

who's bigger than north america in area?
Title: Re:There are MORONS everywhere
Post by: Trauma-san on January 04, 2004, 11:05:46 PM
North America isn't a country, and I claimed the United States was the biggest country in the world.  Area wise, I would imagine China & Russia are both larger than us.  Australia is probably close, Brazil is huge.  
Title: Re:There are MORONS everywhere
Post by: Don Breezio on January 04, 2004, 11:07:12 PM
i know that but the majority of north america is the US (except canada). either way we're one of the biggest.
Title: Re:There are MORONS everywhere
Post by: mauzip on January 04, 2004, 11:29:37 PM
I believe America is the 4th biggest country in the world after China, Canada and Russia :)
Title: Re:There are MORONS everywhere
Post by: Suga Foot on January 04, 2004, 11:49:58 PM
Area wise, I would imagine China & Russia are both larger than us.

Canada is too.
Title: Re:There are MORONS everywhere
Post by: Trauma-san on January 05, 2004, 01:19:24 AM
We're both wrong :)  Russia's first, Canada's second, America third, China 4th.  
Title: Re:There are MORONS everywhere
Post by: mauzip on January 05, 2004, 09:33:25 AM
We're both wrong :)  Russia's first, Canada's second, America third, China 4th.  

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-the-worlds-biggest-countries.htm ;)
Title: Re:There are MORONS everywhere
Post by: Jome on January 05, 2004, 06:04:37 PM
We're both wrong :)  Russia's first, Canada's second, America third, China 4th.  

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-the-worlds-biggest-countries.htm ;)


LOL, I was almost sure that that link was made up, and sarcasticly meant, but there WAS a website there..  ;D