I was feeling the same way about Bo. I feel bad for the guy, but I’m betting at his age I might have fallen for it. Well, I’m assuming he’s teenage since he lives with his parents, although maybe he’s just a deadbeat and then I don’t feel bad for him after all.
C’mon people, don’t be a bunch of Dawns! You know that between North and South America there is a CENTRAL America, where Honduras is, right? And also, how many people have owls in their attic for it to be an actual plot to rob a house, that’s just hilarious to me!!!
I think Bo sold all that stuff him/herself to get money for drugs, then told his/her parents it had been stolen. In order to make the story look more believable, (s)he posted it on FB, knowing that the olds were on the friends list.
I never said it was a continent. I was merely trying to point out that they were separate countries, and give an approximate location of each. If you would like to point out where anyone said that Central America was a continent, please do so.
Oh, my God… Quoting Jason: Wow. Honduras is a country. Far from Mexico(thank God). Could Dawn and Erich be more ignorant? I’m officially offended by that. We don’t like mexican people. They don’t like us hondurans as well. Gotta be a 2-way street.
But to reiterate, Central America is not a continent. I live in North America, which consists of (and I remember this from school, lol!) Canada, US, and Mexico. Latin America (Belize, Honduras, Guatemala, etc.) are all considered South America, even though they are also known to be called Central America (which is fair enough, it is in the centre of the two Americas!) and Panamerica.
Can we please just add this one to the BEN and frodo file. Also could anyone who is a bit more savvy with the interwebs set up a page to explain this stuff. Just so a link could be posted and save all the facepalming.
@Walter: Oh… sorry. Haha, I thought you were still harping on me even after I apologized for my mistake. I was like, come ON, dude, lay off, I acknowledged that I screwed up! But you were not so… carry on
Don’t worry, Bry, I was taught the same thing I didn’t learn the truth until the mission trip, sadly. I love the US, but I have to agree with the rest of the world, spread across all 9 continents-as a general rule, Americans are terrible at geography.
Here’s the scary thing, MasterProp: I can’t even blame it on American teachers. I felt that I had a pretty good & accurate education, because I’m Canadian….
Now I don’t even want to admit that. But I can’t lie. *Submit Comment*
Oh… well… ummm… *scratches head* Yeah, Bry, no excuses for you. Canadians should know that sort of thing.
I guess it’s just a general failing, then. Honestly, I’m glad it’s not just an American thing. Phew! It is pretty sad, though. The last geography class they even offered was in 7th grade, and then nary a mention of it after that. Not that it’s an excuse, just… I wish it’d been a little more of a priority.
I’m going to have to plead ignorance on this one, too. I knew it was a place south of the US, but that’s about it.
In my defense, I live on the other side of the world, and have never set foot in America, north or south.
As for the girl in the comment, when in doubt, Google!
hazmat coming to kill an owl in the attic, yeah i’d believe it too…
and if he only had an owl up there, why wasn’t he curious as to why they had multiple bags,or why when he was outside waiting for his house to be robbed didn’t he notice there wasn’t a hazmat vehicle on the street….idiot.
his parents must be so proud..
Actually had a Bo type incident happen to some neighbors of mine once. Three guys told them they had to see their kitchen floor so they could lay concrete outside the back door . . . Knowing damn good and well you don’t lay concrete from inside the idiots still let them in . . . Next day they got robbed.
Use frickin’ common sense people. Would you really have people in HAZMAT uniforms show up to EXTERMINATE an owl? They usually try to bring the animal out alive . . . Or swat it like a fly. If I was the kid’s mother I would whip his ass for being so damn stupid. Jeez.
And on a final note . . . Bo is just so damn stupid . . . Wouldn’t your parents have left a note saying “Hey Bo, let the Haz-Mat fellas in so they can nuke the poor old owl that is hanging out in the attic. Don’t be scared, they aren’t going to rob you. P. S. please find a job today. Love, Mommy”
@priscipop – there’s a theory that people are so stupid that they aren’t even aware that they are idiots. Meaning, they wouldn’t even know that they had to google because they don’t have doubt or the realization that they are wrong. Ugh, I can’t explain shit today… here’s an article on it from the New York Times. Super interesting.
While it is geographically accurate to state that Honduras (and Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Belize, and most of Panama) are part of North America, they are formally known as Central America…so #19 was absolutely correct. It is NEVER correct to say that Central American countries are in South America, or that all Latin American countries are South American.
MasterProp: I’ve eaten iguana in Honduras! ay que rica.
+ principe… off coast of africa?
west africa (cap. yamoussokro)
is that the one that’s actually IN south africa? (mbabane?)
kiribati sounds pacific
azerbaijan is…. north east of turkey…? to the west of all the other bans and jans (baku, lots of oil)
put him out of his misery.
katypants thanks for the fascinating article. kind of thing i read at 4am when i’m stoned and eating pringles.
I just pulled a list of UN recognised sovereign states, and chose a few lesser known ones, to make the point.
Côte d’Ivorie is easy though, it’s on the Ivory Coast. It’s name says so.
I’m glad you like the name. It’s an ATHF reference, if that’s what you’re admiring. A giant talking, nappy (daiper?) wearing spider attempts to indoctrinate children into his world domination scheme through rap music.
He intends to use the brainwaves of children to power drills, so he may free demons from hell, to hellp him run his Diet Pill Pyramid Scheme.
I figured it made for a good anonymous screen name.
I don’t see him/her often, but I bow to Paranoid Android and his/her username.
This like what happened to Bo happens all the time. Most people tend to scurry out of the way when important looking people in professional suits come marching in and take over a situation… especially idiots like Bo.
I would like to thank Dawn for making me feel slightly smarter today. And also for reminding me of my 4th favorite moment from “Clueless”:
Cher: Lucy, you know I don’t speak Mexican.
Lucy: I NOT A MEXICAN. [storms off]
Cher: Great. What was that about?
Josh: Lucy’s from El Salvador.
Josh: So, it’s an entirely different country.
Cher: What does that matter?
Josh: You get mad if anyone thinks you live below Sunset.
@Samosah: Perhaps it’s just that I saw that Futurama movie last week, but that is ABSOLUTELY what popped into my head. I was wondering if Bo was faking because he had just seen it, or if the robbers had gotten sudden inspiration from seeing it. Frankly, I’m just amazed it worked.
Yeah my boyfriend told me about a surprise party for me that was supposed to be this weekend… but it was because the people throwing it had so many grammatical and spelling errors that he had to show me the message in order to understand what the hell the person was trying to say. But I was glad. I didn’t want a surprise party and even if I ever had one, I wouldn’t want those people to throw it. I met them like 5 days ago… that’s my 2 cents.