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sawtooth    Posted 02-04-2005 at 14:28:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Ever since Ken Jennings was on Jeapordy the show's been more interesting to me. Lately they've been having teens. Last night along with all the "sophisticated?" topics (literature?) with answers I never heard of came a strange topic-- Farming. The teens were asked to identify a machine making hay bales- "what is a baler". (correct) Alex showed a clip of a combine cutting soybeans. First contestant responded "what is a tractor", the next tried "what is a harvester". The last didn't want to guess. What is a COMBINE! Hard to believe educated teens are THAT far removed from agriculture! BTW, what purpose is it to answer in the form of a question??? And BTW, Ken Jennings is suppose to be on that show again soon with a showdown of champions. Sure wish I could compete against him- LOL!

hay    Posted 02-05-2005 at 02:54:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
i saw that show too. i was truly amazed no one knew what a combine was. what if they showed a picture of a haybine? or a swather?

Darryl - MO    Posted 02-04-2005 at 16:46:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
<< Hard to believe educated teens are THAT far removed from agriculture! >>

My cousin's twin girls, age about five - seven, were at their grandparents when chickens were being butchered. They watched the killing and scalding without comment. As the plucking progressed and the 'bald' carcass started to appear one of them said, "Look! There's a chicken in there!" The only chickens they were familiar with were the bagged ones at the store. These are kids just one generation removed from the farm and they've already lost nearly all their connection to or awareness of how their food is produced. I think a lot of the 'animal rights' kooks are in similar situations. They just have no idea of the realities of agriculture or nature.

SusieQ    Posted 02-04-2005 at 15:57:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
this is one of my favorite shows, from way back when....we here, play along, it is fun, educational and very very interesting.......

Alias    Posted 02-04-2005 at 14:37:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sawtooth, there's no way I want to match wit with Mr. Jennings. I couldn't stand the embarrassment.

Now, about today's youngsters, they know all about hip-hop and rap music but they haven't a clue as to where Mickey Dees get those French Fries. And, the saddest part of all is that it's not just the inner city kids that don't know....gfp

JoeK    Posted 02-04-2005 at 14:49:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ya mean they don't come from a small village in France,named Fries :)

Grove r    Posted 02-04-2005 at 15:05:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Know what ya mean on the kids not knowing about things of the very near past....thank heavens I have taught mine and my grandkids, something of what goes on in the world...their friends sure have no idea....still remember my cousins, from the city, wouldn't drink milk when they saw my dad milking the cows...and wouldn't eat purple potatoes because of their color....don't know about these people, and what about their kids??? Food for thought....have a good one, R.E.L.

Its pronounced ...    Posted 02-04-2005 at 15:01:32       [Reply]  [No Email]

(Fries, France that is.) LOL

- Peanut

Randy    Posted 02-04-2005 at 15:13:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Peanut, you didn't say "What is"!

deadcarp    Posted 02-04-2005 at 15:23:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
oh silly, he did too. french fries is apparently "fronge fwa"! lol, bom ami there, mope teat!

Peanut    Posted 02-04-2005 at 15:17:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Shoot. Happens to me when I blurt out answers at the TV too.

Careful, Randy, we'll start calling you Alex Trebeck. he he he.

Betty oh    Posted 02-04-2005 at 18:08:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Was watching millionaire one night and the question is what vegetable is mixed to make succotash and he did not know it. I thought everyone knew what succotash was.

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