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Thursday, September 20, 2007
Never go on a trip with Sherri Shepherd
Who the f*** is Sherri Shepherd, anyway, and who gave her a job on TV?
An excerpt from a video going around, which you can Google if you care:

WHOOPI GOLDBERG: Is the world flat?
SHERRI SHEPHERD: Is the world flat? (laughter)
SHEPHERD: …I don’t know.

It goes on from there. None of the other religibabbling ladies comes off all that well in my view (HA!) but at least they recognize that if you start flying east, you'll eventually come back around the other side.

I'm reminded of the day when I stared at my globe for a very long time, turning it this way and that and thinking about my limited knowledge of the sun and stars and gravity, and finally got frustrated and went to ask my mom: Do we live *inside* the planet, or *on* it? In my defense, I was very young at the time. I still have that same globe, though it needs some repair to its equator. Did you know that the equator is not an imaginary line around the planet, but actually a blue sticker that keeps the northern hemisphere attached to the southern hemisphere? Isn't science cool?!


Blogger Heather said...

How very sad. I just asked my kids the same question. Here are their answers:
"Is the world flat?"
Rachel, 3: "No."

Madeleine, 6: "It's round."
Dale, 4 added: "Like a circle!"

They also know that dinosaurs were around before people, the earth goes around the sun (along with the other planets), and babies grow in their mother's bellies.

I think if I were to watch the video I would cry.

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