Once I was invited to a wee school (posh one) in Washington to lecture a class about SouthAmerica. It was an spanish class and the idea was to make it simple and have chat for a bit. Well, I was horrified about the ignorance of those kids. You know, your country is not your world but for them was far enough and they dont even know about languages or countries in that part of the continent. This is not about EEUU, this is about the lack of interest from new generations. Here in Europe is almost the same. So, I am not impressed about this things.
The only thing that came to my mind when I am serious is that they are supposed to be our future… then is when I feel alone and sad.
Sadly yes they can. My younger brother (he’s 28) didn’t know what the Holocaust was. This was two days ago. Yes, a grown man nearing the age of 30 didn’t know what the Holocaust was. He knows everything about the NFL and football cards and football jerseys but he doesn’t know what the Holocaust is.
@freezit nothing wrong with being cute. What is wrong is that alot of young girls think being cute is all that they need in life, sort of like a free ride. Cute is not an accomplishment. Cute is an accident of birth and very much about your parents genetic contribution. So if you are cute, like me, and like my daughter, one should not take pride in it as they would in something they did or created.
Just got told Hatey is NOT part of the United States but a HUGE thing next to Bermuda, and sometimes connected to Cuba. And its part of Africa NOT America, which is its own incontinent. It’s like they changed the map since I was a kid, people, for real!
Penny, I agree with your cute people comments. My daughter whom I love dearly can be a ditz sometimes. I fear for her. Luckily she is still young enough to grow out of it.
But along the lines of idiots, I knew a friend who when I made a comment about Marc Antony, she had no idea who I was talking about once I said not the singer. When I named Caesar, Octavian,& Cleopatra she was more confused. I get ancient history is not everyone strong suit, but she never had heard the names before.
Much like my previously discussed Mark rule, I also have a Will rule. Now, I was tihking of scrapping it, after a Will in an old Lamebook post ripped theh ell out of Twilight. But, wow… Will from this post… if this is real… you’re a FUCKING idiot.
Seriously, why do all these people think that Haiti jokes are funny? Oh, people are dying, and losing their families and homes, their lives are being ruined. LOL.
iwant to stab mriah.. haiti is my neighbour contry and i really dont appreciate anythign that makes fun of them.. what happened i really unfortunate and itll take awhile to get back to the way they were and even that was horrible….. so just shove it up ur ass
@pennylane “I have one child. I love her, but sometimes I think we need to all just die out.”
There are plenty of dumbass people out there who hold high positions within the fields of government, business, media, etc, and we’re not doing so bad. Don’t judge the future based on people like Lauren; for all we know, she could be a ten year old who has no concept of what is going on in the world & feels the need to update her facebook based on what she saw on MTV.
As for Haiti jokes, does this really shock everyone? There have ALWAYS been jokes pertaining to every catastrophic event as far as I can remember. Some people deal with pain through humor, and some people are just sick and like to get a reaction from others, plain and simple.
@PennyLane, never fear. I am convinced you are mistaken in your theory. Men want to boink the dum dums and yes since men are often irresponsible about birth control, there will be bastards born out of those flings. But most men I know would not care to marry one. They want women like us for marriage and family.
I feel like maybe the first one is Lauren being sarcastic. Like maybe she was a little offended that Will would try to pull a fast one on her. Will was kind of being a jerk.
But of course, I had a friend once who was trying to give a good argument as to why pot should be legalized. She said that they should make alcohol illegal. I said “They tried that already, didn’t work.” She replied with.. “what?” I said.. you know.. prohibition… and she had nooo clue what I was talking about. Girl was almost out of high school too.