Is she smarter than a fifth grader? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THyTnt00b5I
she must live on a little planet, in a box if she knows what one looks like!
No one is that much of a ditz. A young person who quickly parlayed sixth place on American Idol into a multi-million dollar career cannot be that dumb. Itís not unusual for an adult American to not know that Budapest is the capital of Hungary. I knew it, but many would have forgotten in the years after school days. Hungary hasnít been in our news very often over the last fifty years. How many Europeans know which U.S. state with a population and area greater than Hungary has Springfield as its capital?
A typical person not knowing about Budapest would have simply responded, ďI donít know; Iíll accept the fifth graderís answer.Ē Instead, Kellie raised her arms to indicate that she had no idea, and then spent three minutes revealing a train of thought that had the audience rolling in laughter, yet left her unbothered.
Kellie and her agent probably realized that playing an airhead on American Idol enhanced her appeal, especially with people in that part of the U.S. partial to her Country & Western music. That would be those in the southeastern and Rocky Mountain states who voted for Bush. Iím sure she did not want to purposely lose any money for the charity she represented. But it would not surprise me, if Kellie and her agent had agreed it would be a good idea to pretend to be Gracie Allen whenever she became stumped for an answer. I suspect that Kellie is not only a cute and talented singer, but also a fine actress.
How many Europeans know which U.S. state with a population and area greater than Hungary has Springfield as its capital?
hmmmmmmmmmm will that be the U.S state of Illinois with an estimated population of 116,482 recorded in 2006!
originally called Calhoun after the vice president John.C.Calhoun!
No one is that much of a ditz.
erm !i like to beg to differ on that!
Last edited by Centaur; 2008-Feb-11 at 09:55 PM.
just glad that you edited what you had wrote and called me centaur!
just want to know why you put this on fun and games ? should it not be best suited for babbling? as here its fun and games where we want to get away from the arguments!
all i can say for her is good for her if she wants to look stupid infront of millions of people, but having money doesnt give you more intelligence!
I went on here because i thought it was an intelligent quiz for geography, why would i feel discomfort , you wanted an opinion from the clip you posted and i gave mine !
I think your reaction was a bit more on the defence and you didnt like what i wrote and i think there must be a crush with her for you to go to what you had said, unless you know someone personally you cant say if they are pretending to be dumb or intelligent and what you made out was she was every thing!
I wish I knew all those years ago that simply joining this board and proclaiming myself to be rational would magically transform my uninformed opinions into science; it would have saved me a lot of time and effort.
Maybe a Mod will move this to Babbling, see if anyone there thinks the OP worth discussing, it sure does not belong on F&G.