We've had some fun at the expense of our friend Lauren Caitlin Upton, the Miss Teen South Carolina who mangled a beauty pageant question so completely on Friday that the entire world is talking about it. Such as. But now it seems some real good has come of all this. A new web site has launched, Mapsforus.org, dedicated to bringing our children the maps they so desperately need.

From the site:

The children of the US America are in deep trouble. Because some people out there don't have maps. Such as South Africa. Therefore, you must email us maps to make it better. EMAIL: maps AT mapsforus.org. Our views of Attack of the Show's webpage will encourage our children to believe that there is a future outside of Asia. A future with maps. And such. South Africa.

My favorite map on there so far is the Mt. St. Helens Park/Road Access map, one which I have actually used. And the comments section is fun as well.

Meanwhile, Ms. Upton appeared on The Today Show on Tuesday to face the super-heated journalistic tribunal which is a Matt Lauer interview. And she did quite well (ding!). For our children.

Maps For Us.org

Miss Teen South Carolina Has Discovered The Map To Our Hearts [Deadspin]

Miss Teen South Carolina On The Today Show [YouTube]