Miss South Carolina Sparks Online Cartography Craze

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A few days ago we watched this (subtitled!) video for the Miss Teen America pageant, in which Miss South Carolina is asked (by a girl named Aimee Teegarden! Who finds these people and how do beauty pageants get so many of them?) why 1/5 of Americans can't locate the US on a map.

Her response was curious at best, but the point she made was that too few Americans have maps, and we also need to help South Africans and the people in the Iraq.

This on its own is probably not worthy of rantage, but this - inspired by Miss South Carolina's epiphany - kind of is.

Maps for Us is a collection of maps that have been compiled by and for the children of the US. Thus far it includes a map of chromosome 3 in humans, Brazil in tattoo form, a character map, bigfoot sightings, beer excise taxes, a phrenology map, and Fox's 2005 NFL affiliate game coverage map.

Oddly, there isn't a map that shows the US in the context of the rest of the world, which is what her whole weird shpiel was about, unless you count the map of Pangea, where you can kind of make out where the US might be.

This one by far is our favorite.

Written by Angela Natividad    Comments (7)     File: Good, Online, Spoofs     Aug-30-07  
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Comments

Angela...
Great find. I just posted about it on AdScam and gave you credit, 'cos you and "Agency Spy" are the two hottest women in adblogging... Oooops make that three, Ask from AdLand is also hot. Shit, all women are hot. Anyway, the video reinforces my impression of the American educational system. Jesus... But I bet miss teen thickie could tell you which rehab Paris or Lindsey are in this week.
Cheers/George

Posted by: George Parker on August 30, 2007 04:04 PM

I'm sorry George, I didn't catch any of that, because of the children in the Iraq and like such as.

Posted by: Angela on August 31, 2007 12:48 AM

Angela...
No... The children, like, are in the South Africa. "Eyerak" is where the Taliban lives in a cave, like!!! Oh, and like, I support world peace 'cos they have maps, like!
Cheers/George Like.

Posted by: George Parker on August 31, 2007 12:51 PM

Ms Eyerak also placed 3rd in the contest! Nice.

My favorite Youtube parody

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQc6oBCuDXk

Posted by: miked on September 1, 2007 03:35 PM

Ms Eyerak also placed 3rd in the contest! Nice.

My favorite Youtube parody

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQc6oBCuDXk

The origional video is well past 10m views with related views it is at twice that.

Posted by: miked on September 1, 2007 03:36 PM

Ms Eyerak also placed 3rd in the contest! Nice.

My favorite Youtube parody

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQc6oBCuDXk

The origional video is well past 10m views with related views it is at twice that.

Posted by: miked on September 1, 2007 03:39 PM

Isn't amazing that if she became President of the United States and it would be a step up?

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www.jackejett.com

Posted by: Jack Jett on September 3, 2007 06:09 PM

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