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Brits Are Crackers for the American-Style Prom

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Posted on Apr 3, 2011
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The once-mighty British television empire has fallen to the blitzkrieg of inane American tele-teens. At least that’s the conclusion we’re drawing from this Guardian report, which says shows such as “90210” and “Glee” are responsible for a 500 percent explosion in prom bookings at just one hotel chain.  —PZS

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Holiday Inn says it has seen a 500% rise in the number of proms being booked at its hotels, and the chain says the surge has come as a direct result of the success of US television programming.

[...] OnePoll’s survey of 1,000 people found that 40% of 18-year-olds were planning to attend prom events this year. “The increase in US TV shows is having a huge influence with American-style proms in particular growing in popularity,” said Holiday Inn spokesman Tom Rowntree.

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By MK Ultra, April 6, 2011 at 4:12 pm Link to this comment

Of all the things those nitwits could have picked up from their former colony, this is bar none the worst.  Are they really as stupid as the Amerikans or just pretending to be?

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