March 17, 2016

Annals of The Marching Morons: Who is the nation's capitol capital named after?

If, after watching this, you just want to go out and inject a half a quart of Seconal directly into your brain through your pupils I quite understand the impulse. Remember that all you see being interviewed here graduated, at least, from high school. The moron at 1:26 is especially illuminating.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at March 17, 2016 6:39 PM
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uuuuhhh.........Washington Irving?

Posted by: Rob De Witt at March 17, 2016 9:54 PM

Booker T. Washington.

Thank God they weren't asked a simple math problem. Head might explode. I hope most of these folks don't vote.

Posted by: Snakepit Kansas at March 18, 2016 4:32 AM

I begin to see why many Americans believe that Obama is "the smartest man in the room". Such confusion on such a large scale explains a lot.

Posted by: Cascadian at March 18, 2016 5:46 AM

DC Comics?

Posted by: Gagdad Bob at March 18, 2016 8:40 AM

Feel the Bern, dude!

Posted by: UncleJefe at March 18, 2016 10:53 AM

Washington, District of Columbia?
How about George Washington AND Christopher Columbus?

Posted by: Shakespeare'sDebtor at March 18, 2016 10:58 AM

This would actually be more effective if you'd used the right capital.

The Capitol is the building in which the legisltature sits. Thus, Capitol Hill.

A capital is the chief seat of government of a political entity. Thus, a state capital, etc.

I do not mean to be picky, but...posts about ignorance need avoid displaying one's own.

Posted by: Dianna at March 18, 2016 12:45 PM

Makes a person want to go out and smack one of these liberal teachers!

Posted by: bartdp at March 19, 2016 8:38 AM

Tanks, Diana, eye yam sootably chastized und know dekree ewe shoal bee deklared Kwueen ub da Nigggle.

You are, of course, quite correct and I am grateful for the correction.

It's always good to be reminded of:

Bell's First Law of USENET: Flames of spelling and/or grammar will have spelling and/or grammatical errors.

"Do not use etc. with a “list” that gives only one example; there should be at least two items listed. "

Posted by: vanderleun at March 19, 2016 9:30 AM