If you've ever given your notice at a job, you know there's nothing better than those final two weeks of work. Technically you're still employed at the company, but you don't give a fuck any more, and the company has no recourse when you suddenly stop trying. What are they going to do, fire you? Which leads us to our story of the day. New York Representative Gary Ackerman, who just retired from Congress, announced that he thinks our country is stupid. From BusinessWeek.com:
"It used to be you had real friends on the other side of the aisle. It's not like that anymore. Society has changed. The public is to blame as well. I think the people have gotten dumber. I don’t know that I would’ve said that out loud pre-my announcement that I was going to be leaving. [Laughter] But I think that's true."
Thanks to the Internet, there's so much more information available to the average person than there was 20 years ago. In fact, it seems like there might be too much information available. I've noticed that people these days have a wealth of facts they can bring up, regardless of the topic. At the same time, it seems like fewer people are thinking analytically. Remember in high school how some kids would memorize the answers to a test, get an A, then forget everything immediately? We all knew a few of these kids. They weren't really that smart; they were just good at memorizing. America has become a nation of memorizers. America needs to be more like me and my friends from high school. Instead of memorizing answers, they should get the tests ahead of time from their senior friends, program the answers into their TI-82 graphing calculators, and then spend their free time discussing life's important existential questions, like the number of Arbor Mists that Amy Wright would have to drink before we had a chance to hook up with her.
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