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Interviewing Idiocracy
« on: September 13, 2022, 08:16:27 AM »

I realize that these kinds of interviews focus on the dummies while not including those who can answer the (extremely easy) questions correctly, but it blows my mind that they can find this many morons.

On the telling time thing, it's my understanding that even otherwise intelligent youth can no longer tell analog time, much as they can't figure out how to use a rotary phone, so that's likely different than the blank looks for "what's 3x3x3?"

The interviews appear to be in a large urban area, probably back East. Note: The interviewer is kind of annoying.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wu7RXlIEbog
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Re: Interviewing Idiocracy
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2022, 08:39:04 AM »

Yes.

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Re: Interviewing Idiocracy
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2022, 08:56:36 AM »

Have you seen the one where they ask people what country the "Queen of England" is from?  People get it wrong.

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Re: Interviewing Idiocracy
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2022, 09:00:57 AM »

Have you seen the one where they ask people what country the "Queen of England" is from?  People get it wrong.

He asks several like that, and I guess I can see where even intelligent people would initially do a double take before they said, "ha ha, okay, wiseguy". The ones that get me are the questions like asking what countries border the US, or "Name five states" (the Bronx!).
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Re: Interviewing Idiocracy
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2022, 09:41:42 AM »

I always wonder if it's people who know the answer but want to be a celebrity, albeit a dumb one.
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Re: Interviewing Idiocracy
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2022, 09:57:02 AM »

I always wonder if it's people who know the answer but want to be a celebrity, albeit a dumb one.
I've had that same thought myself . . . people who know the (obvious) answers will never make the cut and appear in the videos.
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Re: Interviewing Idiocracy
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2022, 10:47:57 AM »

A lot of girls think it's cute to look dumb. I wouldn't be surprised if some guys think so, too.
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Re: Interviewing Idiocracy
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2022, 11:02:59 AM »

A lot of girls think it's cute to look dumb. I wouldn't be surprised if some guys think so, too.
True.  Culturally some things are more acceptable or even fashionable to be stupid about too - math, for instance.  I imagine some subcultures and age groups take that and run with it.

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Re: Interviewing Idiocracy
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2022, 11:37:48 AM »

Have you seen the one where they ask people what country the "Queen of England" is from?  People get it wrong.

Is this some semantic nonsense question, where they're looking for precise designation of exactly whatever the hell England is?  Is it the United Kingdom?  Is Wales a "country" according to Brit nomenclature and she's from there?  Or is any British-ish answer accurate and people are that dumb?
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Re: Interviewing Idiocracy
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2022, 11:52:24 AM »

Have you seen the one where they ask people what country the "Queen of England" is from?  People get it wrong.

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Re: Interviewing Idiocracy
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2022, 05:50:17 PM »

Have you seen the one where they ask people what country the "Queen of England" is from?  People get it wrong.

She is from Germany.
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Re: Interviewing Idiocracy
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2022, 07:55:13 PM »

06:38 --

Dweeb: "Do you know what 3 times 3 times 3 is?"

Chick: "Yes."

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Re: Interviewing Idiocracy
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2022, 07:56:28 PM »

She is from Germany.

Wrong.

Born in London.

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Re: Interviewing Idiocracy
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2022, 08:09:18 PM »

They have been doing stuff like this as long as I can remember.  It doesn't represent any sort of new trend.
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« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2022, 11:27:16 PM »

Wrong.

Born in London.


I think he's saying the British royals are of German heritage. Or Austrian, or whatever it was.
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« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2022, 07:54:45 AM »


I think he's saying the British royals are of German heritage. Or Austrian, or whatever it was.

This one.
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Re: Interviewing Idiocracy
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2022, 09:12:06 AM »

They don't know anything about anything but I bet all of them are proponents of the "I f****** love science!" psyop.

Believe the "experts", you will believe the "experts" ... A bunch of hypnotized imbeciles.
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« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2022, 09:18:42 AM »

They have been doing stuff like this as long as I can remember.  It doesn't represent any sort of new trend.

Sure, but my OP point was the fact that they find so many stupid people. These are all voters, and they can't name five states.

Actually, I'd like to see this guy go to Congress and ask the exact same questions. I seriously bet that 20% of current congressionals would miss most of the questions.
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« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2022, 09:20:19 AM »

Sure, but my OP point was the fact that they find so many stupid people. These are all voters, and they can't name five states.

Actually, I'd like to see this guy go to Congress and ask the exact same question. I seriously bet that 20% of current congressionals would miss most of the questions.

That's mighty optimistic of you.
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Re: Interviewing Idiocracy
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2022, 10:10:43 AM »

Is this some semantic nonsense question, where they're looking for precise designation of exactly whatever the hell England is?  Is it the United Kingdom?  Is Wales a "country" according to Brit nomenclature and she's from there?  Or is any British-ish answer accurate and people are that dumb?

No they were looking for "England".  I assume they would have taken the UK, Scotland, Wales, Canada, Australia or Jamaica if someone had been quick enough to rattle them off.  Most people [that made the video edit] just said some version of "I don't know"

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« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2022, 10:19:50 AM »

A disturbingly large % of those unable to do basic math or simple logical deduction, which is disturbing all by itself, will also tell you it's a scientific fact men can get pregnant.

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Re: Interviewing Idiocracy
« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2022, 09:25:43 PM »

This one.

If the Queen (who was born in London) is "from" Germany, then I'm "from" France. (But I was born in Texas, and both of my parents were born in the USA.)

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« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2022, 09:29:15 PM »

If the Queen (who was born in London) is "from" Germany, then I'm "from" France. (But I was born in Texas, and both of my parents were born in the USA.)

Well my dad was born in Paris..................Paris Tennessee
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« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2022, 09:49:59 PM »

If the Queen (who was born in London) is "from" Germany, then I'm "from" France. (But I was born in Texas, and both of my parents were born in the USA.)

If you were British royalty, that comparison might be apt. Think about it.
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« Reply #24 on: September 15, 2022, 12:27:20 AM »

Wrong.

Born in London.

Wasn't the late Prince Phillip (QE2's husband) from Germany?
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