I don’t usually watch Leno, but he was on, I was bored, what can I say?
So there’s this segment when he goes out and asks people on the street some pretty basic questions to see what they’ll answer, then puts some of them on in a game show format called Battle of the Jaywalk All-Stars.
Apparently, you can graduate high school and even go to college to be a lawyer and be pretty damned ignorant.
Some questions and answers I can remember:
Why did Washington cross the Delaware? A – “To get to the other side.” I somehow knew she was going to say that. The other girl suggested “To attack the Native Americans.” The team of two guys came up with “To attack those rebel guys with the X on the flag”.
I shook my head.
Who was President during the Civil War? A – “George Washington. ”
I nearly cried.
(While presenting a picture of Nancy Pelosi) “Who is this person? Some people would consider her the most powerful woman in America…” A – ” Are you sure about that? She’s not Oprah Winfrey.”
(While presenting a picture of Al Gore) “Who is this person?” A – “I don’t know, but he’s freaking me out with those eyes.”
I did cry.
Will somebody please shoot me?
It’s no damned wonder con-artists like William A. Dembski and Sylvia Browne and Pat Robertson and Deepok Chopra (or whatever the hell his name is) can make millions in this country.