Quantifying American Arrogance

As a scientist, I’m always looking for ways to quantify the seemingly unquantifiable. I think it’s safe to say that Americans are, whether justifiably or not, arrogant. But what portion of Americans are arrogant? A recent CBS poll finally revealed the answer:
[Palin Poll]
That’s right, 76% of Americans think they can decipher the capricious whims of Sarah Palin. The best I could manage was something about the industrial revolution and a puppy.

In other news, by CBS News math, 52 + 24 + 14 = 100. Furthermore, showed their financial prowess by ritualistically setting more than $732,000 on fire.

This week in vanity plates

DRPASTA – Italian restaurant owner?

BOYLROY – This was accompanied by an Elroy Jetson decal. Apparently this SUV is owned by an 8 year old from the ’60s.

LIFGOSN – No, there was no Corky decal.

CAR2D2 – This is the second clever plate I’ve seen on a green VW Beetle. “KARMIT” in El Cerrito is the other.

KHAKI – Proof that I am prescient when it comes to the stupidity of humanity. Ok, so I said “BEIGE,” but I’m going to take credit anyway.

OBAMA – The bumper sticker wasn’t enough I guess.

S8TANIC – Maybe I could understand a skulled VW Bug having this plate, but not a White Audi A4.

THHRBO – I mentioned this in my other vanity plate post. I saw the vehicle again and realized that it’s a Chevy HHR. I’m not sure why you would want to draw attention to the fact that you’re driving the ugliest car on the road.