Years ago, Gwyneth Paltrow informed the world that "the British are much more intelligent and civilized than the Americans." Today, America's leading social scientist explained to an Associated Press reporter how much more evolved things are in Spain:
"It is so different from the United States. It seemed to have a history, and the buildings are years and years and years old. Here in the United States an old building is about 17 (years old), and over there it's from 500 B.C., it's incredible," she said. "Also, the way people live over there. They seem to enjoy life a little bit more. They aren't running around as much as in New York. They enjoy time with the family. They don't always have their Blackberries on."
This is great and really helpful; we sure are glad to be educated by Gwyneth like this, but what we, the people at home, would really like from her is some solid proof of these superior cultures. Maybe next time she goes to Western Europe, she can bring some calipers with which to measure everyone's heads.