Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Al Franken - comedian, politician, artist, cartographer?

If there was any question that Senator Al Franken is a man of many talents, watch this video of him at the Minnesota State Fair, drawing an amazingly accurate map of the 50 states from memory.


26 comments:

Anonymous said...

amaaaazing

Anonymous said...

wow. isnt the internewt full of really useful stuff.

Anonymous said...

Wooot MN State fair. Though I don't like Al Franken.

Anonymous said...

Lul.

Anonymous said...

crazay!!!!

Anonymous said...

Props

Anonymous said...

nice

Anonymous said...

OMG! Genius

Anonymous said...

It's not that hard if you know the politico-geographic nature of the individual states.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't he have something better to do? Like deliver on his party's promises to reform healthcare? What happened to having it done before the August recess?

Anonymous said...

xD Don't senators have anything better to do?

Anonymous said...

amazing. i could never do that ever

Anonymous said...

most politicians can't name the 50 states...

Anonymous said...

Man... obviously he had it drawn in a page beneath the one he was drawing on... how can americans believe that and say GENIOUS!!.... GOD!! There goes THE america

Anonymous said...

i agree, most politicians cant name all 50 states to save their lives. R.I.P Ted Kennedy, he was the only one who made such a big difference.

Anonymous said...

I bet he had a picture behind it ^^

Anonymous said...

Impressive!
and you all you haters.... F*CK YOU!
hahaha

planstoprosper said...

Whoever wrote that it was "amazingly accurate" needs to look at an actual map of the fifty states... Sure, he got the general placement right, and he got Minnesota right, and the square states look okay. But come on. What about West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Maine, Kentucky, Ohio, Washington, Alaska? Or Michigan's UP? Or for that matter, Lake Ontario, which is at right angles to where it should be? And he thinks San Francisco is really that big? I mean, seriously... it's neat that he can do this, but it's only "amazingly accurate" in comparison to Miss South Carolina's stance on maps for U.S. Americans.

Anonymous said...

He's not good enough, not smart enough and doggone it.... people don't like him.

He'll always be Stuart Smalley.

Congerjan said...

Wish we could hear what he was saying!

Anonymous said...

:31 he have a mark on his cheek!

Anonymous said...

he traced it through the back

Anonymous said...

In the closeups you can see he is tracing an image behind the paper he's drawing on... and he's also wearing an "I hate America" tshirt underneath his shirt and you can clearly see his joseph stalin tattoo under his sleeve and he's just come from a secret death panel meeting where he practised on live 90 year old's by pulling the plugs to their respirators... old republicans, polluting every commenting space on the internet they can find.

Anonymous said...

The Republican map of the USA would consist of all Southern states.

Anonymous said...

Well aren't we all cynical? Stop critisizing how inacurrate the map is, I challenge anyone who commented here to draw a map of the US better than he just did. Republicans are still whining about how they chose a mentally challenged ape as the 43rd President and paid the price for it.

Anonymous said...

I saw him do this on SNL about 25 or so years ago.

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