Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Creature Comforts

I love this series in the U.K. format, but I'm wondering if it's translating well for the U.S. format.

Creature Comforts: Featuring the Voices of Your Fellow Americans

Actually, I think they should do a version where they talk to tourists in D.C.

Seems like 95 percent of the people who come here are morons who haven't done their homework before they get here, so they end up saying stupid stuff that makes me want to take off my shoe and whack them on the side of the head.

See examples of tourons* here.

* Eavesdrop D.C. calls them 'tourons.' Tourists + morons = tourons.


Adriana Velez said...

Oh My America!

Seriously funny reading there. Until you realize how many of these people have the right to vote.

Janet M Kincaid said...

Adriana: Sorta sad, huh? And scary....

There should be a rule: before you can visit a city, town, village, or locale of any historical significance, you must first read up on said place. There will be a quiz when you get on the plane, train, or automobile. If you don't get an 85%, you have to surrender your passport and check into an adult learning center where you have to take U.S. History 101 all over again. And if you're a teenager, not only will we whack you in the head with a shoe, we'll also whack your parents in the head for not paying attention to whether you had and/or did your history homework!

Humph! So there.

Anonymous said...

Thats right - American citizens come first to mind when you think of a people being well versed in Geography,History and Current Affairs.
So rather than make a rule - why not check out:


and then Americans all perhaps sit a test of your own?

Janet M Kincaid said...

Anon: Welcome to Rush Hour.

I tried your You Tube link, but it was, according to the site, 'malformed.' Eeck.

If you'll go to my profile and send me an email, I'll retrieve the link you suggest and have a look.