I know I should stop making fun of the amazingly coherent, lucid response from Miss Teen South Carolina (I've done my share of poor public speaking, and such as.), but I can't stop laughing at this latest report from Deadspin.
To remind everyone, Miss Teen South Carolina was asked why 1/5 of Americans can't locate the US on a world map. Here is her response. I recommend reading it out loud for the full experience:
"I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because uh, some people out there in our nation don't have maps and uh, I believe that our education like such as in South Africa, and the Iraq everywhere like such as. And I believe that they should our education over here in the US should help the US, or should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries so that we will be able to build up our future for our children."
Alerted to this new crisis of children across our country that are desperately lacking maps, a new website has been created, called Mapsforus.org. Their goal is a simple one:
The children of the US America are in deep trouble. Because some people out there don't have maps. Such as South Africa. Therefore, you must email us maps to make it better. Your views of our webpage will encourage our children to believe that there is a future outside of Asia. A future with maps. And such. South Africa.
I'm dying here... just dying.