Wanda Sykes on the Metric System

Yep, she’s right. The US has been trying to convert since the 1870s. I remember when we tried very hard to convert back in the seventies just like Wanda does. We did not have that many tears though. NASA JSC and Shell Oil used to send representatives to local schools to suppress all resistance to the metric system. And Shell used to make sure that no creationism slipped into the lessons.

But she’s right. Resistance to metrification is a 150 year old tradition:

If you have any other favorite funny videos, post them in the comments. I need to be cheered up. Regular readers of The Board can guess why. I don’t want to talk about that.

Just post funny videos or talk about the imperiled bomber in the comments of my previous post.


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