What the hell is up with America?

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I heard on the news tonight that a bunch of freaks in America are forcing teachers to teach kids alternatives to Darwins theory of evolution, and that it's "not a fact". Then of course, this being America, another bunch of freaks then haul out their laywers to stop them. This will for sure be one of those great fights in the courts where things have to be black and white, and invariably the answer is somewhere in the middle.

This is from the same PC country that fined Dale Earnhardt Jr's arse $10,000 because he said shit on TV after winning a bloody big race. And the same country that had a huge spaz because some ugly chick's right boob flopped out on Telly. Both those events have consumed so much air time and column inches all out of proportion to how important they really are in the grand (God controlled?) scheme of things. I just don't grasp those 3 things in light of the fact it's the same country that has the most massive (because they take all those herbal pills) porn industry in the universe!

I'm pleased I live in New Zealand where the really important things consume our media.

Ever wondered why the moon looks so huge as it rises? This moon looked seriously cool in real life and particulary normal in the photo.

And one last thing. I never thought the day would arrive, but my Ma has yet again joined the ranks of normal people. She got herself on IM today. She's got a Yahoo IM account. It's kind of spooky to have my mother in my computer all the time. Although every time I say g'day to her, she says "Shh, I'm playing scrabble online, I'll talk to you later". Snigger.

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Posted: Tuesday, 4 October, 2005 20:16

Captured: 2005:05:23 17:09:30

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  • So why the hell do you work for a US company, mate? Have you lost respect for us all?
    Jody - Wednesday, 5 October, 2005 10:54
  • Quick quick ! Close your eyes all American employees at Netconcepts. Im going to tell Karen on you!
    Mr Crewcut - Wednesday, 5 October, 2005 14:03
  • I think sums up America (taken from the Life of Brian by the infamous Monty Python) STAN: Women have a perfect right to play a part in our movement, Reg. FRANCIS: Why are you always on about women, Stan? STAN: I want to be one. JUDITH: Well, why do you want to be Loretta, Stan? LORETTA: I want to have babies. REG: You want to have babies?! LORETTA: It's every man's right to have babies if he wants them. REG: But... you can't have babies. LORETTA: Don't you oppress me. REG: I'm not oppressing you, Stan. You haven't got a womb! Where's the foetus going to gestate?! You going to keep it in a box?! LORETTA: [crying] It's the dasterdly politicans that we elect that mess up the US, wasting my hard earned tax dollars on Jim Bob the nincompoop and him being upset that when he was stealing the hubcaps off of Joe Shmoe's car, that Joe drove off and ran over Jim's hand, so Jim sus Joe.. *sigh* Common sense has just about completely left the US. Freedom doesn't always mean you should just do what you want, but that you should do what you ought. Political Crapness! Gimme a break! It's funny that they fined Earnhardt, when how many other people have done the same thing and someone pressed the red BLEEEP button, since live tv in the US is 6 seconds delayed, so it gives the BLEEPER time to press the button. When are they gonna get over it.
    Scott - Wednesday, 5 October, 2005 22:10
  • The answer lies in the fact that a recent major survey of Americans revealed that 1 in 5 believe that the sun revolves around the earth... See point #3 at <a href="http://www.citypages.com/databank/26/1264/article12985.asp">http://www.citypages.com/databank/26/1264/article12985.asp</a>
    seriocomic - Tuesday, 11 October, 2005 1:27

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