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Old 08-28-2007, 02:34 PM   #41
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She did a beautiful poised job of damage control this morning with Matt Lauer. Hope of clip of that gets out on the net. Matt and his side kick were very kind to her.
I, too, would like to offer comfort...

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Old 08-28-2007, 04:15 PM   #42
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I, too, would like to offer comfort...

"Cause I'm built for comfort..." Willie Dixon
I found watching the clip with the sound turned off that I'd be happy to comfort her pain also. and after watching her performance on Today, she doesn't seem any dumber than the average teenager. It is amazing at what guys will let pretty girls get away with.

A couple of nights ago they interviewed a lady protesting a new ferry in Hawaii, holding a sign saying "Stupid Ferry, Stupid People." When she was interviewed by the local TV, she babbled something equally incoherent as our Miss Teen.

One of my friends thought maybe she'd make Leno, but of course being frumpy middle age woman and not a very pretty 18 year old she has no chance!
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Old 08-29-2007, 09:58 AM   #43
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Ya know....if someone launched a MISTER Teen USA contest, along the same lines as these girl-deals, it would become undeniably obvious how idiotic this stuff is. Parade them around in Tuxes, then in speedos, then have them answer some "IQ" question, then show some kind of talent at something.... anything. Maybe speedos again. LMAO!!
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[quote=Texas Proud;550856]Saw an artilce where she was on Good Morning America and answered the question again.... said she only heard a few words of the question and started to answer... she said she made a mistake and everybody makes mistakes....
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Uh, that's when you say "Can you please repeat the question?"
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I strayed for 25 years in Wisconsin (but the southern part of the state), but now again a southerner. And I occasionally say y'all.
Me too, can't get much farther South than that! August comes around and I long for the smell of cool wet sand and cotton candy in the Riviera at Lake Geneva, or "the Rive" as we called it. Pull up your shirt and show your beach tag.... Ah!
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Oh that was awful! It was just drivel. I don't think she knew what a map was.

So where is this "Diraq" that she was talking about?

For more entertainment... replay the video, but only watch the face of the guy that is holding the microphone at the end. Is he, or is he not, thinking "This girl doesn't have a brain in her head!"
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Old 08-29-2007, 02:58 PM   #47
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She did a beautiful poised job of damage control this morning with Matt Lauer. Hope of clip of that gets out on the net.
I agree that she did an excellent job of rebounding. I believe that they said that she had a HS average of 3.5GPA, and when Lauer spoke to her, she gave a very thoughtful, intelligent response. I think that it was just a case a nerves and her failure to ask " Can you please repeat the question?"

Hey the kid is only 16 years old. If this is the worst thing that ever happens to her, she'll be OK.
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Mickey, I didn't see Miss SC on TV, so I can't comment on whether she rebounded or not. But as for a 3.5 GPA in high school...don't be too impressed by that. Grade inflation is rampant, so A's don't mean all that much. Studies have shown that only 26% of kids who took college prep are prepared for college and able to achieve at least a C:

In Study, College-Prep Classes Left Many Unready - New York Times

And it's been said that only 31% of college graduates can read a complex book and extrapolate from it:

Literacy of College Graduates Is on Decline

I've seen statistics showing that at some schools (not the most competitive, but typical state colleges and universities) more than 50% of freshman need to take remedial courses to get them up to college level.

As someone who was 50 yo remarked to me about the difference between the English classes he took in HS versus his daughter currently: "When I was in HS, we were reading the Odyssey. My daughter's English class watched O Brother Where Art Thou? instead." (O Brother is a great film and loosely based on the Odyssey, but it does show how curriculum has been dumbed down.

Possibly this girl is not dumber than the majority of her peers. Or maybe she really was that nervous in the pageant. While I understand that there was more pressure and competition during the pageant than going on The Today Show, it still is interesting to me that she was that nervous as to be totally incoherent but a few days later was poised and articulate. Ostensibly she was speaking off the cuff in both instances, but of course, she had some prep help for the pageant. Possibly she was better coached for The Today Show and she may have been more motivated to try to learn and practice what to say on it after being ridiculed for her performance on the pageant.
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A couple of nights ago they interviewed a lady protesting a new ferry in Hawaii, holding a sign saying "Stupid Ferry, Stupid People." When she was interviewed by the local TV, she babbled something equally incoherent as our Miss Teen.
Boy, that situation went from zero to ugly in about 4.6 seconds. I was hoping that the ferry would produce some October holoholo bargains but just six weeks might not be enough time to recover from the court battles.

Have you been following the fuss over at HawaiiThreads.com? Wait until people realize that the venture capital for this project came from John "Command of the Seas" Lehman...
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oh, i forgot to add, she's a model (was in high school too) and on tv sometimes in commercials...
I suppose it's too much to hope that she's investing that money for FIRE......

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Not a comment on the young lady in question.

back in my high school algebra class we used to observe that (in our class)

B(rains) * b(eauty) = A(constant)
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