Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The Importance of Education

This has to be the best education-related video of 2007. Remember when John "Horseface" Kerry defamed our servicemen and women by saying if you don't get a good education, you get stuck in Iraq? Well, here's one data point that says that if you don't get a good education--including geography and public speaking, among other topics--you can make a fool of yourself in front of the entire world.

And points go to Mario Lopez for not losing it, such as.


allenm said...

In the famous words of Julie Brown from "Earth Girls are Easy":

Because I'm a blonde, I don't have to think.
I talk like a baby, and I [don't] pay for drinks.
Never have to worry 'bout gettin['] a man
[As long as I] keep this blond and I keep this tan,
'Cause I'm a blonde, yeah, yeah, yeah.
'Cause I'm a blonde, yeah, yeah, yeah.
I see people working and it only makes me giggle
'Cause I don't have to work; I just have to [j]iggle.
I'm a blonde, B-L-O-N-D[-E].
I'm a blonde; don't you wish you were me?

I never learned to read, and I never learned to cook.
Why should I bother when I look like I look?
I know lots of people are smarter than me,
But I have this philosophy:
So what?
I'm a blonde, yeah, yeah, yeah.
I see girls without dates, and I feel so sorry for 'em,
'Cause whenever I'm around, all the men ignore 'em,
'Cause I'm a blonde, nyah, nyah, nyah.
'Cause I'm a blonde, nyah, nyah, nyah.

They say that to make it, you need talent and ambition.
Well, I got a TV show, and this was my audition:
Umm ... okay ... what was it? ... umm ...
Don't tell me ... Oh, yeah, okay.
[Duck], Magnum, [duck]!
'Cause I'm a blonde, yeah, yeah, yeah.
'Cause I'm a blonde, yeah, yeah, yeah.

I took a VD test, and I flunked it, of course.
I can't spell VW, but I got a Porsche,
'Cause I'm a blonde, B-L-[O]-N-D[-E].
I'm a blonde; don't you wish you were me?
I just want to say that being chosen this month's Miss August
Is, like, a compliment that I'll remember for as long as I can.
Right now I'm a freshman in my fourth year at UCLA,
And my goal is to become a vetrinarian because I love children.
'Cause I'm a blonde, yeah, yeah, yeah.
'Cause I'm a blonde, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Other girls think I'm snotty, and maybe it's true.
With my hair and body, you would be too.
I'm a blonde, B-L- ... I don't know!
'Cause I'm a blonde, yeah, yeah, yeah.
'Cause I'm a blonde, yeah, yeah, yeah!

DADvocate said...

Quite embarrassing. I had seen this video a couple of months ago.

Looking back at the homecoming queens and the other beauty queens I knew in high school, most, if not all, were in the National Honor Society. It was "typical" public high school in Tennessee. But, there can be a big difference between a good GPA and keeping up with current national and international politics.

KauaiMark said...

In "some-ah" schools that answer would probably be acceptable to pass the CASHEE.


Ellen K said...

There have been studies done on how a student's appearance impacts their grades. Children viewed as attractive were assigned qualities such as popular, smart, clever, pleasant and polite regardless of their actual behavior. Names also have an impact. Socially prominent names drift down the socioeconomic scale through the years.In fact the whole study of names and their social significance is fascinating. I would refer you to "Freakanomics" for more details.

When you look at the Hollywood celebrities that are so revered in some circles and compare their appearance to their behavior, it really makes me wonder at what point justice will REALLY be blind, instead of blinded by bling.

Dan Edwards said...

I find it sadder, if not down right pathetic, that people in our US Department of State who deal with international relations, do not know the differences between a Shiite Muslim and a Sunni Muslim.