Tuesday, August 28, 2007
perhaps miss teen usa should start administering the gss question on whether the earth goes around the sun, or the sun around the earth?*
1. If you have not seen this yet, and you enjoy laughing at beautiful young people embarrassing themselves on national television in ways that would probably haunt them for the rest of their lives if not for the fact that their beauty will allow themselves to select into adoring and/or infatuated peers, then you absolutely have to watch this (HT: Jennifer Lena, whose blog has moved).
2. Sure, it's funny, but if your intellectual trajectory has ever had cause to cross the literatures on "health inequalities" and "digital inequalities", you might see an analogy between the logic of the coherent part of her answer and various writings that wildly overattribute the cause of inequalities to differences in what can be straightforwardly characterized as "access."
3. I love that I was listening to "Maps" by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs just before I pulled up the clip.
* See previous post on the GSS question here, as well as Omar's instant classic original post here.
Update: Dan Myers, himself a winner of many boy-beauty-pageants in his youth, has posted this clip as well.