Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The dumbing down of America

I know I don't often come on and rant here because I try to stay away from that here...but...

Fox has a show called "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?". It's set up just like "Millionaire", except you are answering questions from grade school, and win money for it. A selection of questions:

  • 1st grade art: If you mixed equal amounts of red paint and yellow paint, what color do you get?

  • 1st grade astronomy: What is the closest star to the Earth?

  • 2nd grade geography: Which country has the longest border with the US?

  • 4th grade math: How many sides are there on a trapezoid?

  • 3rd grade reading: True or False. Fiction books are not assigned numbers in the Dewey Decimal System.

  • 3rd grade measurements: How many decades are in 2 millenia?


I can't tell if this show is a complete joke or if they are for real. I'm really hoping that it's a complete joke because if it is not...I am left speechless. I am in shock of this show and yet I can't stop watching. I think they'd reject me from this show cuz I know too much... I did get one of those questions wrong. Answers to come tomorrow.

3 comments:

spousal unit said...

Art: It's a trick! Not a color found in nature! it makes chartruse!

Astronmy: Lindsey Lohan??

Geography: Easy. I majored in this in college....California!

Reading: Whats the Dewey decimal System? I staht a Orocle system?

Math: As many as it want as long as it feal good about itself!

measurement: I don't do metrics. I'm Americun!!
Rest easy everyone, the Spousal Unit is on guard protecting America from the barbarian hordes

The Mighty Oracle said...

Do you think I could use a tape of this show in my Iceland asylum petition as evidence of systemic human rights abuse in the U.S.?

Alison said...

Your sock from last post is gorgeous. Beautiful colorway.

The Dumbing Down - it's just too sad to comment.