Wed
Mar 1 2006
11:41 am
By: R. Neal  shortURL

According to this study, 22% of Americans surveyed could name all five Simpsons characters, but only 0.1% could name all five rights enumerated in the First Amendment. There were some other interesting findings, too. Sounds like the Simpsons should do an episode on the Bill of Rights.

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Andy Axel's picture

Nitpicky?

Just off the top of my head, I came up with religion, speech, petition, and assembly -- damn if I could figure out what the five were until I read the text.

(Exercise and establishment are considered separate rights, huh?)
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R. Neal's picture

Don't feel bad. I could only

Don't feel bad. I could only name two Simpsons characters (Bart and Marge).

Rachel's picture

I admit when I read it I

I admit when I read the story I couldn't come up with the right to petition. Got the other 4 tho.

Andy Axel's picture

It's shameful how many

It's shameful how many Simpsons characters I can name

Homer, Lisa, Bart, Maggie, Marge, Moe Cyzlak, Barney, Lionel Hutz, Bleeding Gums Murphy, C. Montgomery Burns, Waylon Smithers, Reverend Lovejoy, Ned Flanders, Maude Flanders, Rod & Todd Flanders, Abraham "Grandpa" Simpson, Apu Nahasapimapetalon (ph), Dr. Nick Riviera, Professor Frink, Disco Stu, Sideshow Bob Terwilliger, Herschel "Krusty the Klown" Krustovsky, Sideshow Mel, Patty & Selma Beauvier, Milhouse Van Houten, Ralph Wiggum, Chief Wiggum, Ranier Wolfcastle, Mayor Quimby, The Comic Book Guy, Dr. Julius Hibbert, Nelson Muntz, Otto Mann, Edna Krabappel, Superintendent Chalmers...
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R. Neal's picture

Now you're just showing off.

Now you're just showing off.

R. Neal's picture

P.S. I only came up with

P.S. I only came up with four rights, but I was counting assembly/petition as one. It's a trick question!

Andy Axel's picture

Yep...

Now you're just showing off.

It's a fair cop.

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SayUncle's picture

About one in five people

About one in five people thought the right to own a pet was protected

Oh dear. Of course it means there's hope for those living constitution types.

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SayUncle
Can't we all just get a long gun?

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