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Us and Them

March 1, 2009

This is basically a copycat of Jay Leno’s “Jaywalking” segment. While it is undoubtedly not representative of all Americans, it offers some insight into the level of absolute ignorance some Americans have towards “them”—them being anyone outside of the US. Watch carefully, for instance, when they pull out the map of the world.

What is most disturbing is the section from 7:55 to the end, where several people agree that America should invade a threatening country that doesn’t even exist. If Americans are that credulous, then it’s no wonder they fully believed Saddam Hussein supported al Qaeda or had WMDs.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 2, 2009 5:15 am

    you need to see what these guys did at the APEC summit in Sydney a few years ago: sneaking a bloke dressed as Osama bin Laden through various checkpoints in a fake Canadian motorcade.

  2. missivesfrommarx permalink*
    March 2, 2009 9:49 am

    ibs: that was awesome; thanks for sharing! I’ve never heard of them before now. What’s the name of their show?

  3. March 2, 2009 12:49 pm

    They’re a comedy team from Australia called The Chaser. They started doing a satirical paper like The Onion, then various TV shows “The Chasers War on Everything” is the one those clips are from, I think. Wait I’m on hold with th phone company and they’r playing ICE ICE BABY

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