What’s the quickest way to give them the most information on our culture and our society?
You could give them a set of encyclopedias, but that just gives information without any commentary, and it’s about the mechanics of the world in general, as opposed to the nuances of our culture.
You could point them to the Internet, but it’s not really something they could take with them, and there’s too much useless information to filter out.
I would hook them up with DVDs of The Simpsons. It is loaded with cultural information and would, provided they understood the nuances of humor, give them a pretty balanced view of us as a people.
What would you do?