The Idiocracy is upon us

Last month I watched Mike Judge’s hysterical view of the future, Idiocracy, which predicts a future where stupidity rises to the top in the evolutionary process as smart people are more selective with their birth rates than stupid ones. Luke Wilson — who improbably is frozen into hibernation, only to thaw out in a garbage avalanche — is the smartest man in the world.

Which isn’t saying much.

Anyway, Luke has to save the world from starvation as the idiots have decided that water is for toilets only and that all crops should be watered with Brawndo, a sports energy drink that flows out of even the water fountains.

Today’s front page of the New York Times gives us the great news from the soda companies that they will introduce “new carbonated drinks that are fortified with vitamins and minerals.”

One exec argued at an industry conference, that “his diet products should be included in the health and wellness category because, with few or no calories, they are a logical answer to expanding waistlines.”

Author: David Churbuck

Cape Codder with an itch to write

0 thoughts on “The Idiocracy is upon us”

  1. >>One exec argued at an industry conference, that “his diet products should be included in the health and wellness category because, with few or no calories, they are a logical answer to expanding waistlines.”

    Except for the minor detail of not knowing what the long term effects of all these sugar substitutes will be, sure let’s go ahead and encourage everybody to drink soda all day long without having a ‘real sugar’ overload. Amazing that as a society we can’t just enjoy good ol’ water on a regular basis and have other drinks as the exception.

    Rant aside, sounds like an interesting film.

  2. It’s not going to take 500 years, maybe 5. Look at the current top contenders for the presidency. Anybody who’s excited about any one of them basses it on emotion and not policy. Not that what they say relates to what they intend to do once in office.

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