Friday, August 25, 2006

Dumb America


Okay, let's kick this sucker off. Just rented the documentary Spellbound. It's about spelling bees. It's well done, but the most intriguing/depressing thing is that the Indian and Asian families/kids in this country are absolutely no nonsense. They gobble the dictionary up like you wouldn't believe. A teacher goes on the record to say that no Indian child has even been a slacker in her class, and Cath concurred. They refuse to lose.

Meanwhile, youtube and MySpace are the absolute mothership for the standard Anglos of America. So while they are all engrossed in the life of lonelygirl, the Indian and Asian kids are taking over the world. Should be interesting come, say, 2030.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0334405/

2 comments:

Moses said...

Buit haven't people been saying this for years? I mean I remember TIME magazine had the "Asian Whiz Kids" cover in like the mid to late eighties. . .

Hadley said...

Sure, but I saw the movie on Wednesday night so I'm posting about it now. Got it Mr. Malone?