Senator Al Franken Draws A Map Of The USA

Submitted by: fancylad 5 years ago

Senator Al Franken draws a map of all 50 states from memory during an appearance at the Minnesota State Fair. Genius?
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Male 331
LOL @ 0:59 The guy behind the laptop looks like he`s playing the piano background music.
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Female 500
@trickroom: That was supposed to be there. Y`know. Because he can`t draw Alaska to scale due to not enough paper and what not. Same with Hawaii.
(I still sometimes wonder if I just respond to trolls)
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Male 286
i was impressed until he drew Alaska where British Columbia should be.
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Male 7,340
Actually, a more accurate title would be: "Wannabe Senator Al Franken draws an approximate map of the U.S."

Yes, impressive, more than most can do. But this does not take `Genius`, or even `intelligence`. All it takes is practice.

It doesn`t take genius to be able to replicate a map, drawing or artwork.

This is autistic, savant Stephen Wiltshire drawing, from memory, an extremely accurate rendition of the Tokyo skyline:



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Male 3,364
@Mr. Peabody: Did you immigrate here from Solyndra?
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Male 3,364
@squirz4sale: I see squirrels can be more patriotic than some people.
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Male 4,594
I hate that idiot.
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Male 5,811
Alternate title: American that knows geography.
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Male 75
Everyone is asking "how is this genius? I already know this!" The point is, could you draw the EXACT SHAPES?! Not just KNOWING each state, but WHERE they are AND detailed SHAPES of each state AND have the final result come out LOOKING like a map of the US! He even had the sizes right for the scale of his map. Just KNOWING the states is nothing, but drawing a map like that FREE HAND? And in proportion? With detail? That IS pretty smart!
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Male 6,227
@JTRebowski: ~Squrlz raises his paw~
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Male 570
kinda skimped on Washington.....
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Male 10,339
This is a simple task.
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Female 6,381
Wanna bet most people on the street can`t even NAME TEN states, let alone draw 50?
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Male 626
How is this qualification of being a genius? I could do this in third grade + all the capitals. If you vote for someone who can`t name every state in the country, then you are even more idiotic than they are.
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Female 13
Texas needs to be bigger...
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Male 314
Everybody should be able to do this, at least poorly.
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Male 1,011
pretty easy, actually.

any art student could do it.
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Male 10,440
[quote] Genius? [/quote]
Nope.
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Male 1,920
"Raise your hand if you think presidential candidates should be able to do the same thing."

First they have to know there are 50 states not 59.
In case you forgot
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Male 17
@jtrebowski: nah, I just want one I could have a beer with
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Male 2,034
One of my history professors did this a couple weeks ago. He didn`t do all the states, but they were just as accurate.
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Male 2,436
Uh, I`m pretty sure I saw him do this a few... er, heck maybe 20 years ago...
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Male 3,364
Raise your hand if you think presidential candidates should be able to do the same thing.
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Female 4,447
Well I can`t do that, so hooray for him.
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Male 500
@DingDingDong: "the hip bone is connected to the..."

Something along those lines.
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Male 106
Overall very impressive, but that was a pretty craptastic Alaska.
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Male 3,364
"And yet, he seems to have trouble remembering that stealing elections is against the law. Hmmm..."

Not quite, AvatarJohn. I`ll bet you $10,000 of Romney`s money that he remembers Bush v. Gore quite well. We all do.
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Male 1,063
I bet my good friend George W. can do that too!
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Male 447
@thetas if you think that was a perfect map of the US then I encourage you to look at a map for perhaps the first time in your life.
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Male 2,376
i saw roosternballs like 3 times i think this guy just has a penis fetish
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Male 341
he didnt even try on Alaska or Hawaii lol.. "box with tail... and boxes trailing off.. TADA"
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Male 1,511
I want to know what he was saying while drawing it.
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Male 7,378
That is pretty goddamn brilliant. I bet $10,000 Romney couldn`t do that.
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Male 3,909
I`m impressed. Most people have a hard time just naming all the states.
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Male 1,540
@tvremote

Go draw us a perfectly proportional map of the U.S from memory. You have 30 minutes.
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Male 945
This was something he learned to do when he was in college as a drinking game. I remember seeing him do this on Week End Update when he was on Saturday Night Live back in the late eighties or early nineties.
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Male 25,416
Well... thats just awesome!
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Male 447
This really shouldn`t be difficult for any American to do.
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Male 10,845
@Gerry

Now draw the state of Florida
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Male 559
He`s clearly smart, but no pencil drawing is necessary. My cousin and my brother used to have competitions to see who could draw the most accurate depiction of the US.
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Male 1,059
And yet, he seems to have trouble remembering that stealing elections is against the law. Hmmm...
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Male 886
Not impossibly difficult. In my elementary school, we would take turns going to the blackboard to arrange a magnetic map of the states to form the United States.

As we would add a state, we would call out its name and capital and go to the next one.

I bet almost every kid from my class could at least put together a state puzzle lol.

Nice though, very nice.
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Male 14,330
@Gerry

LOL!!
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Male 244
I call crap... there was a pencil drawing that you can`t see... easy trick
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Male 37,888

Big deal. I know how to draw a cat.


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Male 19,850
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