The Miss Teen USA pageant was held on Friday night, and during the crucial question-from-the-panel segment at the end, Miss Teen South Carolina, Lauren Caitlin Upton, totally choked when she was asked why Americans are unable to locate the U.S. on a map. The poor dear rambles on about "The Iraq" and South Africa. Props to A.C. Slater, who managed not to laugh in her face, although you can tell he desperately wanted to. Ironically, as bumbling as her response was, it sort of answered the question: Because Americans are stupid! Needless to say, South Carolina did not win the title. Instead it went to Miss Teen Colorado who was grilled with the tough question, "Who do you prefer: Lindsay Lohan, Nicole Richie, or Paris Hilton?"
Please tell me that's not true.
I laughed until I cried when I saw this.
And then felt like crying more because THIS is the youth of America today that thinks Paris is a success story and Britney is talented and books are boring and talking on your cell phone anywhere at anytime in the middle of anything is god-given right and is perfectly socially acceptable and getting a 60,000 car for high school graduation is normal and $13,000 purses are bargains and Renee Z. looks great....
But I did see a dog hanging his head out of car window, loving the wind in his face and the people waving at him as he sped by on my way to work on this beautiful sunny morning.
So it's OK. The world is still a beautiful place.
I'm just sayin'...