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Oct 17 2012

Watch in amazement as people make things up out of thin air!

On Tuesday before the second presidential debate took place, Jimmy Kimmel’s crew asked people on the street what they thought of “last night’s debate” – a debate which did not take place. And they answered, in great detail:

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    Carolyn

    Well, America has seen how Romney seems to get away with making up political facts out of thin air, so why shouldn’t they be able to get away with the same thing?

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    feralboy12

    Tomorrow night’s debate was even better.

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    trazan

    I see “person on the street” interviews as improv. A tv crew has authority. An interviewee has a notion of what is expected of them in this situation. That makes it easier to play along. Some people are better at it and the boring ones are edited out.

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    F [i'm not here, i'm gone]

    Equally amazing: Jimmy Kimmel involved with something mildly interesting and maybe even funny.

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    brenda

    Some of these people might just be making the assumption that the interviewer means “the last presidential-ish debate you saw and feel free to include your general impressions so far and what you and your friends think.” Others may be confabulating a debate the night before and just inserting their general opinion on the whole election process so far.

    Because that is just how language works. No one answers “How are you?” with how they genuinely feel at that moment. Everyone knows (except for high functioning autistics and sociopaths I guess) that the last thing you are suppose to do is say how you actually feel. Saying how you really feel is always a faux pas because the person asking you how you feel does *not* want to know.

    Reality is a social construct.

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    ImRike

    That was funny indeed. Thanks, Zinnia!

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    Lucy

    You couldn’t make it up! Oh, wait…

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