Thursday, December 18, 2008

F*cked At Birth

Invariably, we Americans -- whether we're entitled or not -- deem ourselves an intelligent bunch. Regardless of the fact that we consume junk food at alarmingly high rates, purchase (and consume) beverages -- coffee, soda, sugar-flavored juices -- in gallon-size containers, and make celebrities out of people like Jeff Foxworthy, Larry The Cable Guy, Sarah Palin and Dan Quayle, we are -- on many levels, relatively speaking -- an intelligent nation.

So what if a large chunk of Americans can't find North Dakota on a map? So what if more Americans vote for an American Idol than the US President? So what if most Americans weigh more than their IQ?

These factors alone neither confirm nor contradict the issue of our nation's stupidity.

This story, however, makes it official: we should be proud we have some of the dumbest people on the planet as fellow Americans.

Incidentally, if you've ever seen the movie "Idiocracy" and thought to yourself "That could never really happen here," think again. And keep in mind that by doing so, you could one day -- soon -- be in the minority.

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