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46 Responses to Senator Al Franken Draws A Map Of The USA

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    December 13, 2011 at 12:46 pm
    Link: Senator Al Franken Draws A Map Of The USA - 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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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    December 13, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Big deal. I know how to draw a cat.


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    bentley22 Male 30-39
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    December 13, 2011 at 1:05 pm
    I call crap... there was a pencil drawing that you can`t see... easy trick
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    December 13, 2011 at 1:09 pm
    @Gerry

    LOL!!
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    GhettoNinja Male 30-39
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    December 13, 2011 at 1:11 pm
    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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    AvatarJohn Male 30-39
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    December 13, 2011 at 1:16 pm
    And yet, he seems to have trouble remembering that stealing elections is against the law. Hmmm...
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    evanbartlett Male 30-39
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    December 13, 2011 at 1:20 pm
    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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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2011 at 1:22 pm
    @Gerry

    Now draw the state of Florida
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    tvremote Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2011 at 1:26 pm
    This really shouldn`t be difficult for any American to do.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    December 13, 2011 at 1:32 pm
    Well... thats just awesome!
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    gary8162 Male 40-49
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    December 13, 2011 at 1:38 pm
    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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    Thetas Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2011 at 1:40 pm
    @tvremote

    Go draw us a perfectly proportional map of the U.S from memory. You have 30 minutes.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    December 13, 2011 at 1:43 pm
    I`m impressed. Most people have a hard time just naming all the states.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    December 13, 2011 at 1:57 pm
    That is pretty goddamn brilliant. I bet $10,000 Romney couldn`t do that.
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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
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    December 13, 2011 at 1:59 pm
    I want to know what he was saying while drawing it.
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    denmarkcm Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2011 at 2:20 pm
    he didnt even try on Alaska or Hawaii lol.. "box with tail... and boxes trailing off.. TADA"
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    greenbasterd Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2011 at 2:31 pm
    i saw roosternballs like 3 times i think this guy just has a penis fetish
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    tvremote Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2011 at 2:32 pm
    @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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    lukeforv123 Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2011 at 2:37 pm
    I bet my good friend George W. can do that too!
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    December 13, 2011 at 2:49 pm
    "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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    corywebb Male 30-39
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    December 13, 2011 at 2:49 pm
    Overall very impressive, but that was a pretty craptastic Alaska.
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    TheOrigin Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2011 at 3:00 pm
    @DingDingDong: "the hip bone is connected to the..."

    Something along those lines.
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    Ani187 Female 30-39
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    December 13, 2011 at 5:08 pm
    Well I can`t do that, so hooray for him.
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    December 13, 2011 at 5:09 pm
    Raise your hand if you think presidential candidates should be able to do the same thing.
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    mykunter Male 40-49
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    December 13, 2011 at 5:20 pm
    Uh, I`m pretty sure I saw him do this a few... er, heck maybe 20 years ago...
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    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2011 at 6:37 pm
    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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    Bcoat Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2011 at 7:43 pm
    @jtrebowski: nah, I just want one I could have a beer with
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
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    December 13, 2011 at 8:07 pm
    "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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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2011 at 9:00 pm
    Genius?
    Nope.
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    Norris Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2011 at 9:07 pm
    pretty easy, actually.

    any art student could do it.
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    pfkdxius Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2011 at 9:09 pm
    Everybody should be able to do this, at least poorly.
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    Thedaringeel Female 18-29
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    December 13, 2011 at 9:23 pm
    Texas needs to be bigger...
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    TheShgn2 Male 13-17
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    December 13, 2011 at 10:18 pm
    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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    carmium Female 50-59
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    December 13, 2011 at 10:22 pm
    Wanna bet most people on the street can`t even NAME TEN states, let alone draw 50?
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    December 13, 2011 at 10:41 pm
    This is a simple task.
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    defendors87 Male 18-29
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    December 13, 2011 at 10:55 pm
    kinda skimped on Washington.....
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    December 13, 2011 at 11:56 pm
    @JTRebowski: ~Squrlz raises his paw~
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    Mysterycat00 Male 30-39
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    December 14, 2011 at 6:01 am
    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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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    December 14, 2011 at 7:27 am
    Alternate title: American that knows geography.
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    pmarren Male 40-49
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    December 14, 2011 at 8:33 am
    I hate that idiot.
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    December 14, 2011 at 8:57 am
    @squirz4sale: I see squirrels can be more patriotic than some people.
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    December 14, 2011 at 8:59 am
    @Mr. Peabody: Did you immigrate here from Solyndra?
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    December 14, 2011 at 9:28 am
    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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    trickroom Male 18-29
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    December 14, 2011 at 2:38 pm
    i was impressed until he drew Alaska where British Columbia should be.
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    kittilia Female 18-29
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    December 14, 2011 at 3:55 pm
    @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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    angelo0317 Male 18-29
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    December 15, 2011 at 6:14 pm
    LOL @ 0:59 The guy behind the laptop looks like he`s playing the piano background music.

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