Ms. South Carolina

“Brains times Beauty equals a constant”  (B X b = K)

In college, I was actually brave enough to say that to two ladies in a bar one night.
One was good looking and the other one was not.

The not so good looking one said; “That’s not funny….asshole”

The hot one said; “I don’t get it”

Lauren Caitlin Upton obviously gave one of the worst answers on the planet. So bad that 40 million people have viewed it on YouTube.

“I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uh, some, people out there in our nation don’t have maps and, uh, I believe that our, uh, education like such as, uh, South Africa and, uh, the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and, I believe that they should, our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S., uh, or, uh, should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future, for our children.”

But to her credit, she got right back on TV again. She got right back on the horse.

Could you do that?  Get right back on TV after something that horrible, or would you have crawled under a stone somewhere?

Can you imagine Katie Couric asking Mr. Jenkins of Simon and Jenkins Pharmaceutical;

“Mr. Jenkins, how in the world could you have released your new weight loss product to the public without FDA approval?”

“Well I personally believe that the FDA is confusing because it is a Three Letter Acronym, and, uh, or as such, uh TLA’s don’t belong in our school systems, because global warming is a problem that all people, and animals and such in the Afghanistan and, uh, and such should be concerned”Would Mr. Jenkins have been brave enough to get back on TV?


Would you?

p.s. Upton now has all kinds of jobs, modeling gigs, and a contract with Donald Trump for $30K a photo shoot.

Brains or Beauty….or both ?

Mark L. Fox

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Mark L. Fox is a leading authority on teaching practical creative thinking techniques for business. Mark was the youngest Chief Engineer ever on the Space Shuttle program at the age of 31. He received NASA’s highest recognition of “Launch Honoree” at the age of 23. Mark has an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering with an MBA. Having held top management positions in Rocket Science, Aircraft Hydraulics, Engineering Services, Customer Service, Software, and e-Business, Mark has an extremely diversified background.


  1. Mark,
    Great stuff…a logical, common sense look at our world of today with twist of humor to fuel it. Continued success.

  2. You have inspired me. Thank you very much. Good luck with your site

  3. Hi, gr8 post thanks for posting. Information is useful!

  4. I don’t get it… 🙂

    Seriously, Mark, I am enjoying your blogs. Kudos.

  5. Maybe you should edit the blog subject Ms. South Carolina | Tangent Time to more catching for your content you write. I loved the blog post still.

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