Did I miss something here?

I spotted this on Yahoo! Answers and did a spit take:

Are there any vietnamese girls who actually own a pair of high heels shoes ?

I’m just curious because i have never seen an vietnamese girl in high heels shoes before, only on shows and stuffs. But do any vietnamese girls wear high heels shoes ???

I am tempted just to leave a “Yes” and be done with it. But I’m wondering just where this notion came from; if the last Census is to be believed, we have about 5,000 women of Vietnamese descent here in town, and the ones I see don’t seem to be disinclined to wear heels. Is this a stereotype I managed to avoid hearing?


  1. Closet Atheist »

    7 July 2009 · 10:50 am

    I just saw one at Wal-Mart walking into the nail salon. So yeah, at least one does.

  2. Closet Atheist »

    7 July 2009 · 11:10 am

    BTW Yahoo Answers gets questions like:

    1) I stuck my tongue in my dad’s penis pump. How do I get the swelling to go down? (Obviously a judge’s kid from Bristow.)
    2) Cheerleaders: Y du u think there stupid?
    3) My gf and I made love on the webcam while chatting. She’s in a different state. I’m a bit anxious about the pregnancy. We’re not ready for that.
    4) This little gem: http://failblog.org/2009/05/18/improvement-fail/
    5) How do I become a mermaid?

    Robert Wilensky once jocularly remarked, “We’ve all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters will eventually reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare. Now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true.” Yeah, they produced Yahoo Answers.

  3. CGHill »

    7 July 2009 · 11:25 am

    I am, in fact, contemplating something like “Worst Yahoo! Answers Questions of the Week,” having answered enough of them to be able to feign some sort of insight.

  4. fillyjonk »

    7 July 2009 · 11:30 am

    I wonder how many of the Yahoo Answers questions are someone doing it as a joke, or to try to get on there and tell all their friends, “Yeah, that real idiot question that everyone’s commenting on, that was me. It took me a while to come up with something that dumb.”

    Then again, I probably give people too much credit.

  5. CGHill »

    7 July 2009 · 11:36 am

    I’d bet as much as a third of “Society & Culture” is so motivated.

  6. McGehee »

    7 July 2009 · 12:51 pm

    Are there any vietnamese girls who actually own a pair of high heels shoes ?

    I can’t help but think there had to be a lot of Vietnam War veterans who could answer that with firsthand knowledge, but it’s pure speculation on my part.

  7. Duyen Ky »

    7 July 2009 · 6:00 pm

    Is this guy serious?

    Charles, you put this up just to get my attention, didn’t you?

  8. CGHill »

    7 July 2009 · 6:11 pm

    Well, not just to get your attention, although I’d be lying if I said it never, ever occurred to me to do such a thing.

    And I have no idea how serious he is; as noted previously, rather a lot of people on Y!A are inclined to play head games.

  9. Jacqueline »

    7 July 2009 · 11:18 pm

    I think you would find ask.metafilter.com to be a better use of your time than Yahoo Answers.

  10. CGHill »

    8 July 2009 · 7:09 am

    Oh, surely. But there’s a place in the limbic system where we keep monster movies with $50 budgets, Reese’s Hazelnut Crème Cups, anything with Uwe Boll’s name on it, Michael Savage, and other affronts to taste and dignity. This is how I view Y!A.

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