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Date: 07/02/11 02:19 PM

75 Responses to 4th Of July: What Does It Mean, America?

  1. Profile photo of emmettyville
    emmettyville Female 40-49
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    July 2, 2011 at 2:20 pm
    Link: 4th Of July: What Does It Mean, America? - Thats right, you won the civil war and defeated the nazis! U-S-A! U-S-A!
  2. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 2:29 pm
    oh yes. how original. let`s interview many many people and then edit out all of the people who knew the right answers, and leave in the few that didn`t, so we look stupid.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    July 2, 2011 at 2:30 pm
    Long video was long, but I got the gist of it. :D
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    CW19872 Female 18-29
    38 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 2:32 pm
    Wow.... And I guess it was named "Independance Day" for no reason at all.
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    TypicalJerk Male 18-29
    533 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 2:34 pm
    Disgusting
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    TypicalJerk Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 2:35 pm
    It`s not just a `few.` Ten minutes worth of video is more than enough for one small beach. x_X
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    diylobotomy Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 2:41 pm
    i`m sad now..
  8. Profile photo of ggolbez
    ggolbez Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 2:42 pm
    I know this is edited to hell to get the dumbest people (at least that`s what I hope). But I have lost a good deal of my faith in humanity, and this isn`t helping.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    July 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm
    Did anyone say it was named after the day that the film was released?
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    aquaman1227 Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 2:51 pm
    I am ashamed. Damn you California beach goers.
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    Paulacookie Female 13-17
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    July 2, 2011 at 3:02 pm
    He pisses me off for some reason.
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    Tubby12370 Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 3:05 pm
    Are These people stupid? I couldn`t watch more then 3:00 minutes of this. I stopped watching after the Victory over the Nazi.

    That is just sad.
  13. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 2, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    What further proof do you need that
    our school system has failed us.
  14. Profile photo of HalfPintRoo
    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 3:17 pm
    Wow. that is all I have to say. Wow.
  15. Profile photo of alibi19
    alibi19 Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 3:28 pm
    Sterilize them all. I dont want their genes in the gene pool. They have lost the right to reproduce :P
  16. Profile photo of Lobotomy
    Lobotomy Male 13-17
    495 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 3:29 pm
    People say stupid things when you shove them in front of a camera and microphone.
  17. Profile photo of Twist13
    Twist13 Male 70 & Over
    607 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 3:32 pm
    Sigh, this just makes me sad......
  18. Profile photo of planty
    planty Female 30-39
    119 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 3:37 pm
    This makes me sick.
  19. Profile photo of xiquiripat
    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 4:11 pm
    *sigh*
  20. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 4:15 pm
    While I`d like to think these are just a few isolated stupid responses strung together by video editing, there`s more to it than that: namely, the "dumbing down" of America. Study after study has shown that Americans have some of the least knowledge of geography, history, math, and science of any population of a privileged country. This is both sad and dangerous.
  21. Profile photo of RobSwindol
    RobSwindol Male 30-39
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    July 2, 2011 at 4:41 pm
    It would be more watchable if the guy with the microphone wasn`t such a douche.
  22. Profile photo of mykunter
    mykunter Male 40-49
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    July 2, 2011 at 4:56 pm
    *Facepalm*
    Well... at least this is in California, land of fruits and nuts. They should secede and make their own country, America would be better off.
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    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 4:57 pm
    It would be more watchable if the guy with the microphone wasn`t such a douche.

    Yea.. he stuck me as someone who googled it just before doing this so he could show up other idiots, then act all high and mighty about himself.
  24. Profile photo of nny156
    nny156 Male 18-29
    182 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 5:10 pm
    how do people like this survive?!
    seriously how do people this stupid succeed in life?!
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    DShephard Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 5:12 pm
    I don`t have sound at the moment but judging by comments and title of video I can tell that everything sucks.

    This must be shot in Jersey.

    *Insert Jersey Shore picture here*
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    skypirate Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 5:14 pm
    i bet most of these people actually know what the 4th means. but you get a little beer and a guy with a mic and most people here would go along with what ever hes saying.
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    Spider_sol Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 5:16 pm
    It was really irritating that he couldn`t really figure out how a microphone works. Not only would he pull it away from a person while talking but he`d pull it away from himself midsentence.
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    Sachi001 Male 30-39
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    July 2, 2011 at 5:46 pm
    @nny156
    how do people like this survive?!
    seriously how do people this stupid succeed in life?!

    Because mommy and daddy has been inserting the silver spoon.
  29. Profile photo of whyme73
    whyme73 Male 18-29
    469 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 6:00 pm
    Damn idiots giving San Diego a bad name.
  30. Profile photo of rrlocksmith
    rrlocksmith Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 6:33 pm
    this is the most heartbreaking thing i have ever seen, happy birthday america
  31. Profile photo of teph2112
    teph2112 Male 13-17
    650 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 7:01 pm
    The beach usually doesn`t have the cleverest people
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    July 2, 2011 at 7:04 pm
    I live in Canada and knew what the 4th represented as a little kid. (And no, we don`t celebrate it, to the surprise of a couple of American customers who phoned the store I worked in to place a mail order.)
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    DarkMonkey Female 18-29
    62 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 7:24 pm
    That guy sucks with a microphone.
  34. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 2, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Inspired by this video, I asked my neighbor why we celebrate the 4th of July... she said it`s our independance from France.


    FRANCE!!!!!!

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    BostonKaiser Male 40-49
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    July 2, 2011 at 8:39 pm
    Sweet Zombie Jesus! These idiots make Palin and Bachman look like Rhodes scholars!
  36. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    July 2, 2011 at 8:48 pm
    I`m betting that they edited out the smart people that answered the questions correctly, That`s a pretty common way of making a population of people look stupid.
  37. Profile photo of Enjin
    Enjin Male 30-39
    802 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 8:59 pm
    Obviously if these people represented most Americans then we wouldn`t be watching this and finding it funny.
  38. Profile photo of thenedman
    thenedman Male 18-29
    294 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 9:05 pm
    @CrakrJak of course they are just showing the stupid people, but the fact they can make a 9:38 video from them is worrying.
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    vegascartman Male 30-39
    735 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 10:04 pm
    Video could have been funny if the interviewer wasn`t such a tool.
  40. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    July 2, 2011 at 10:13 pm
    @CrakrJak- Uh oh- you better tell that to the editorial board of the sociology journal he submitted this study to.

    Come on, Jay Leno does the same poo all the time. It`s funny. Relax.
  41. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 10:16 pm
    Actually, this isn`t really that funny. But he tried.
  42. Profile photo of dude21862004
    dude21862004 Male 18-29
    768 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 10:56 pm
    I dunno, if someone came up to me out of the blue and started telling me what Independence Day was celebrated for while on camera I think I would either:

    A) Go along with him until he left me alone
    B) Figure he was right and I was getting it wrong.

    If he had just asked some of those people what Independence Day was for instead of telling them I`m sure a few more would have came up with the right answer.
  43. Profile photo of xelous
    xelous Male 18-29
    2513 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 10:59 pm
    wow, these people are dumb
  44. Profile photo of Rawrg
    Rawrg Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 11:30 pm
    I always have a hard time believing people are this misinformed. I mean, sure, it`s not really all that important that we know which country we declared independence from, because practically, it is so far back in time that it is now arbitrary. That said, if people are this misinformed or ignorant on a subject which I assume falls under "common knowledge" then it`s frightening to imagine that ignorance extrapolated onto issues that really do matter.
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    mst3k Male 18-29
    79 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 11:40 pm
    oo mark dice. does anyone know who he is?? conspiracy??
  46. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    July 2, 2011 at 11:41 pm
    Dude was a bit of a dick. If I had a microphone and camera waved randomly (so randomly! Hold it to your face when you`re talking, `tard, then switch it over!), I`d blubber too.
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    flyducks Male 13-17
    231 posts
    July 3, 2011 at 12:07 am
    I hate it when country`s say they defeated the Nazis it was team work
  48. Profile photo of kinky_afr0
    kinky_afr0 Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2011 at 12:57 am
    stupid americans
  49. Profile photo of 8BitHero
    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2011 at 2:32 am
    Ha!
  50. Profile photo of tedgp
    tedgp Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2011 at 2:37 am
    Some, mainly the OP doesnt know why 4th of July is celebrated in the US.
  51. Profile photo of IrishJesus
    IrishJesus Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2011 at 2:41 am
    Rawrg: My girlfriend thought Europe was a country and Britain was under Norway.

    Yes, It killed me inside.
  52. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2011 at 2:46 am
    ... This has got to be edited to put more stupid people in...

    I`m sticking by that.
  53. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    July 3, 2011 at 2:49 am
    "My girlfriend thought Europe was a country and Britain was under Norway."

    Britain kindof is under Norway... It`s SW of it rather than directly S, but that ain`t that bad.
  54. Profile photo of Sachi001
    Sachi001 Male 30-39
    599 posts
    July 3, 2011 at 4:51 am
    Was it me or did the guy with the mic look like he was sucking in his gut?
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
    4903 posts
    July 3, 2011 at 5:15 am
    And that ladies and Gents is what the F*CK is wrong with our country today!
  56. Profile photo of beternal
    beternal Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2011 at 5:52 am
    @davymid

    Seriously?! - that`s your defenCe for all this?! - that they were nervous and `caught on the spot` from having a mic shoved in their face?!

    If someone caught me randomly on the street and said "what does Easter mean to you? - Did Noah really lay a golden pine cone?!" - I`d correct him flat out...

    You either know it or you don`t. And I bet most Brits would know it too even though we lost! (or won, depending on how you look at it... based on the video, I would say `won`).
  57. Profile photo of Andrei_M
    Andrei_M Male 18-29
    31 posts
    July 3, 2011 at 6:21 am
    Yeautch... guys... really? I`m from Romania and I know this stuff :)) it`s really funny when a country that yells freedom has no idea how it got it and the sacrifices that led to it... you have a reaaaally big peace of paper that symbolizes that (the declaration of independence). Pay some respect to your forefathers and learn a bit of your history..... Or at least use Google for something else than looking for boobs.

    Sorry about the ranting but this really made me lough...
  58. Profile photo of trippyhippy9
    trippyhippy9 Male 18-29
    559 posts
    July 3, 2011 at 6:32 am
    This is some strong evidence that our education system has failed.
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    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2011 at 7:48 am
    no trippyhippy, this is some strong evidence that anyone can edit their videos to show what they`d like
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    chimion Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2011 at 8:21 am
    i`m from indonesia.... and I know all these stuffs.... really tho, many american these days are way too "uneducated"
  61. Profile photo of lizbian_2
    lizbian_2 Female 18-29
    185 posts
    July 3, 2011 at 8:54 am
    Yeah, actually I do not know anyone that DOESN`T know what the 4th of July is! Where is this? These people are stupid... I`ve never known anyone that doesn`t know... someone has a poor school district or an insane amount of students that skipped all of high school, middle school, and elementary!
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2011 at 9:27 am
    I dunno about you lot, but I`m celebrating Jeff Goldblum being able to program a computer virus that will run successfully on an alien computer.
  63. Profile photo of beternal
    beternal Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2011 at 10:49 am
    @almightybob1

    Bob-win :-)
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2011 at 11:14 am
    Stupid people on a California beach nooooo never!!
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    AaronianKen Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2011 at 11:40 am
    okay, i`ve never learnt about america in school but i`m under the impression the 4th of july is when the declaration of independance from the british was signed?

    also i met some people when i was in florida this year who had no idea who the pilgrim fathers were, so this video doesn`t surprise me
  66. Profile photo of mcfarland123
    mcfarland123 Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2011 at 12:24 pm
    Personally I believe you only need so much history, not knowing the names of historical characters doesn`t make you stupid. Personally history bores the hell out of me.

    I`d rather my child learn the reasons/morals (or lack thereof) behind an action rather than who actually did it.
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    moefreak Female 18-29
    1963 posts
    July 3, 2011 at 1:42 pm
    This Mike Dice dude is a nut. That is all.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2011 at 2:47 pm
    meh....
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    savemejebus Female 30-39
    143 posts
    July 3, 2011 at 11:52 pm
    I hate it when foreigners call us out on our S H I T.
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    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
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    July 4, 2011 at 9:39 am
    I hate the way he handles the mike.And don`t forget that the french helped them to their freedom.
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    rogue_knight Male 40-49
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    July 4, 2011 at 10:00 am
    I see dumb people ...everywhere.. The Boston Tea party was when a bunch of American`s got drunk , climbed on British ships and tea bagged them...
  72. Profile photo of ohplease
    ohplease Male 50-59
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    July 4, 2011 at 10:42 am
    How`d he find so many Fox "news" viewers in one place?
  73. Profile photo of SaintsFan
    SaintsFan Male 30-39
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    July 4, 2011 at 11:30 am
    Hmmmm, creative editing at its finest. "I know, I`ll interview as many people as I can and those that fit my agenda, I`ll put in my video!"

    Besides, Jay Leno already does this.
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    OsirisXero Male 40-49
    38 posts
    July 4, 2011 at 12:10 pm
    While this type of thing is not original, it does bring a level of sadness to know that people are so oblivious as to why they are celebrating this holiday. Also it shows just how easily society can be dumbed down by the media and government, meaning there is too much concentration and money on the stuff that doesn`t matter ("reality" shows, sensationalized news) and not enough on the things that really do (better education system, pulling our society out of the toilet).
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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
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    July 4, 2011 at 4:57 pm
    i got to "we won independence from like, Mexico? `China` OH china, china" and quit. too depressing.

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