A reader sends along the widely circulated image below, with which the U.S. continues to burnish its gleaming international reputation for the education and intellectual engagement of its citizenry:

(I see the predicted low temperature was 49°. How I wish; we’re sweltering here.)

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  1. This one’s too stupid even to comment upon, so I’m pleased to see that no one has commented upon it.

    Jeffery Hodges

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    Posted June 6, 2010 at 6:44 am | Permalink
  2. Malcolm says

    Well, now you’ve gone and spoiled the whole thing.

    But now that the floodgates are open: what really makes it for me is the dim-but-earnest expression on the anchor’s face.

    At first I thought this was too lame to be real, even in America. Sadly, however, it appears to be genuine.

    Posted June 6, 2010 at 11:50 am | Permalink
  3. Floodgates is right — that guy is getting all weepy! But it’s not what you think, Malcolm. The guy is highly educated and is lamenting the break-up of Pangaea, back when all continents were one. Hence the labeling of South America as “South Africa.”

    Jeffery Hodges

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    Posted June 6, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Permalink
  4. Malcolm says

    Well, I have to admit, things haven’t been the same since.

    Posted June 6, 2010 at 7:27 pm | Permalink
  5. Jesse Kaplan says

    Is this recursive to Shakira? Is she bringing you traffic?

    Posted June 8, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Permalink