OOPS! What the *&^! ??? OOPS Our Way

OOPS! Another example of inaccurate information from the news source famous for misinformation, misrepresentation and–now-mis-location. OOPS! Who needs social studies classes? Where in the world IS Egypt???? Not “here”…..OOOPS!

Where in the world?

These are serious times, deadly serious times and yet–yet there are moments of sublime humor. Though the degree of sublimity depends upon your own individual subjective  sense of humor. Btw, if anyone is interested, there is a little town called Sublimity in Oregon. Really, I’ve been there. Sublimity has a beautiful park of OLD trees, a post office built in 1890 and a few cemeteries for your touring pleasure. Now back to the main menu:  

 Oh lordy, lordy, lordy! I first heard about Fox’s inability to find Egypt via KKFI radio–but I thought they were being sarcastic and facetious–until a friend shared the image. I just could not keep it all to myself. Have to share it with everyone else who missed this priceless piece of world news coverage.  

Where’s a geography teacher when Fox News desperately needs one? Mapquest anyone? Got a 3D globe? Rand McNally wall map? Hey, they only report “news”, right? What do we expect from journalists? Who needs geographic accuracy? Might be useful for a “smart bomb” programmer—or not. Just send out the drones.

Oh hey, ABC is on the ball–or the “CAN” as in this case.  Yes, if you haven’t had the dubious pleasure of tear gas in person, this is its package. complete with Made in the USA.   Click the can to read more news coverage–American style. OOPS! WE make this stuff? Export it? Our economy needs some  serious greening from the looks of things.

ABC: Made in America

OOPS! And a major OOOOUCH! to everyone enjoying unemployment in America.  What can one billion American dollars buy? Depends on where you’re spending it. It could house a few people made homeless by the ongoing foreclosure crisis.  It  would buy A LOT of propane for folks on the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota –which, btw,  contains  THE POOREST county in the USA–Ziebach. What would you spend a BILLION dollars on? According to Democracy Now! the American government has been “donating” at least a billion dollars a year to the Egyptian government for the last 30 years.  Click on the bundled buckeroos to learn more about this artwork–and view other visual aids.  You can visit Democracy Now! for more about what H. Clinton did and didn’t say about Egypt at http://www.democracynow.org/2011/1/27/egyptian_american_activist_hillary_clinton_forget

Visual Aid: One Billion American Dollars

Come on, don’t be shy–what would you do with a BILLION dollars every year?

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12 Comments

  1. Meg said,

    February 3, 2011 at 2:17 am

    Faux News. Craziness, I was looking at the picture and saying wait Egypt is in Africa, hey isn’t that Jordan. Wow.

    • February 3, 2011 at 4:00 pm

      Strange but true, Meg. Oh what faux pas will Fox News next delight my funny bone with? Wait! Was this a deliberate mistake? Was it a “standardized test” in disguise to see if informed viewers would catch the misplacement? HMMMM! Perhaps this is a Fox News conspiracy to keep us on our toes?

  2. Scent of my heart said,

    February 3, 2011 at 6:58 am

    Ah, I am so in love with Egypt and seeing that map with showing the wrong place for that sacred place … well … no comment.

    With the strikes here in Athens, and the police trying to get rid off the protesting people on the street with tear gas .. I’ve been caught few times accidentally in such delightful scenes, not knowing what’s going on out there, so I could avoid it. So I guess thanks are in order here for shedding a tear or a two 🙂

    I like your posts .. thanks!

    • February 3, 2011 at 4:04 pm

      I sniff a delightful scent from someone’s heart—oooo!
      Oh go ahead and COMMENT! Rant, vent, scream–please speak/write your mind!
      Thank you for your kind words1

  3. Robert X. Jones said,

    February 3, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Haha, it’s all true. When my kids were little they couldn’t go play until they finished their homework and could find a country on our world wall map. They got really good at it and could find Mali or Bhutan in seconds…they are still good at it.

    • February 3, 2011 at 4:07 pm

      Hello Robert! Welcome to my blogcasa. Hey, sounds like your children could hire themselvs out to Fox News as “location specialists” for some big bucks.

  4. Artswebshow said,

    February 3, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Ha ha.
    Insanely bad mistake on their part. lol
    .
    What would i do with a billion dollars
    Well i couldn’t possibly spend that much.
    But i do hear Egypt has a very powerful army

    • February 4, 2011 at 1:59 am

      You could buy A LOT of gourmet food.
      Or part of a rainforest.
      A small mercenary force?
      Lots of geek toys for your ever evolving ‘show’.
      ummm
      Hi, Tart!

  5. Posky said,

    February 4, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    They don’t call it “tear gas” anymore. I’m 99% sure it’s called “freedom gas.”

    • February 9, 2011 at 8:58 pm

      “freedom gas” –as in LET ME GO!? or did you have something more devious in your pen, Posky?

  6. artistatexit0 said,

    February 7, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    This just cracked me up!! It’s perfect and reinforces the way I already feel about Fox news. How can they continue to dupe so many people by misrepresenting the obvious? On the subject of a billion dollars, I’m not sure I’m strong enough should I become that rich to keep it from ruining my life.

    • February 9, 2011 at 9:03 pm

      LOL–Oh Al–hmm, how could a billion dollars ruin one’s life? I guess that would depend on how much is left AFTER all the bill of living are paid. Glad you ‘cracked’ up. My pleasure.


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