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The Coming Collapse

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Oct. 8th, 2008 | 01:13 am
music: High on Fire - To Cross the Bridge

If anyone reads this blog, they might read the title of this post and think that I'm referring to the current economic troubles that are facing this country. And while all of that stuff really sucks for some people, I'm not getting too worked up about that shit because I live in a van most of the year and don't really have that much money to lose anyway so whatever, my horses won't starve because I can't afford horses in the first place, and I haven't driven a car in over two weeks because gas is too expensive and riding a bike is cooler.
The collapse that I am talking about has more to do with the anti-intellectualism that seems to pervade our culture. I'm talking specifically about some evidence I've recently noticed about this country's slide towards an environment depicted in the movie "Idiocracy."
This movie plays out the scenario of intelligent people being more cautious about reproducing due to economic and social concerns and stupid people not really caring and having children at an alarming rate, thus diluting the gene-pool and turning this country's citizenry into a bunch of semi-retarded consumerist morons. It's a really funny movie, but the sad thing is that I think it's slowly coming true. How do I know this, you ask? Even educational programming has suffered. Just watch the Discovery Channel and you'll see. There used to be all sorts of good, informational, educational shows on there, now what has it become? Well let's see, there's a show on there called "Destroyed in Seconds" which is nothing more than a run-of-the-mill footage show of stuff blowing up.
Now there's a show on there called time warp or something like that. It's basically a show of stuff being filmed happening in super-duper-slow-motion. They shot a banana in slow-motion. Wow. They have a guy making farting noises... in slow-motion. And the big capper? They show something blowing up in, you guessed it, slow-motion. Seriously, the next step is "Ouch My Balls." The show where people get hit in the balls with stuff...then the spin off can be Ouch My Balls, in slow motion.

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from: anonymous
date: Aug. 30th, 2009 07:07 am (UTC)

here i thought that i was the only one who felt that way

bobby-lincoln city, or

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