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We seem to really revel in the freakishly stupid and appalling as a society and I can't help but think that the media traipses out the freak show to make us feel better about ourselves. Look at shows like Honey Boo Boo or that show about hoarders. Why do we revel in the abnormality and lack of intelligence of others? Maybe I'm just thinking too much again but sometimes I think it's to make us be insensitive to others. What else would you call a show or news article that is so blisteringly painful/stupid other that basically makes a mockery of other people?
Originally posted by crazylexxi
The banana is cool as hell though. I want one.
This is the best purchase I've ever made. Period.
Originally posted by adjensen
I saw this yesterday and felt kind of sorry for the guy after watching the video... walking along dejected, with only a giant stuffed banana to console him.
The giant stuffed banana intrigued me, though, so I did some digging -- there's apparently quite the market for those things, and I found a place that sells them for $150. I debated buying a bunch and sending them to him so that he could have more "friends", but nah...
Originally posted by Cabin
reply to post by jrod
Exactly. I personally believe schools should put more effort on teaching kids how pointless such games are. In statistics lessons it is easy to take such things on and show how bad the odds are.
My math teacher taught us such things by personally making the exercises. I remember one problem where we calculated weekly lottery things. It came out if you buy 2 tickets a week you will win 3 times in 40 000 years. Is it worth it? No and I remember the lesson forever