Thursday, May 29, 2008

Some of the people, some of the time

The most frightening thing about the United States is the pride with we carry our abject ignorance and stupidity. There's almost a pride in indulging in the most brainless TV series, in wallowing in the most ludicrous myths, in holding dear our favorite superstitions.

Ben Smith at Politico gives some scientific grounding to the W.C. Field's line that "there's a sucker born every minute." And allows us to hope that the sasquatch factor found in polls will not prevent the best person from being elected president.

Go here, for The Amazing Bigfoot Diet, a Mojo Nixon song which scorns the sensational press, and America's gullibility.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I hope you got the opportunity to see the picture of our beloved President chest-bumping" with graduates from the Air Force Academy - a picture worth a thousand sighs.
The picture is in today's Hartford Courant and other viable news outlet (I suppose.)