The danger of distracted pedestrians

First, they came for Muffy’s iPod, and I said nothing. …

Jesus H. Christ. Do our lawmakers have nothing more pressing to take up than the blistering stupidity of fleawits who fall into fountains or totter into traffic while entranced by their Personal Lobotomy Devices?

I fail to see the problem here. Stupidity should be painful, and if it is occasionally fatal, well, the gene pool appears badly in need of chlorination, does it not? Back to job creation, if you please. Hey, here’s a thought: Hire personal assistants for everyone to keep them from hurting themselves!

7 Responses to “The danger of distracted pedestrians”

  1. khal spencer Says:

    Byrne was a pretty girl (check out the picture) and “… was on the honor roll at Pecos High School, ran on the cross country team and was active in the Pecos Rodeo, according The New Mexican’s archives…”

    Not the kind of person you would normally expect to find competing hard for the Darwin Award. But these kids are sooo lacking in common sense. As far as that box of rocks that fell in the fountain? I laughed so hard I almost cried.

  2. Larry T. Says:

    Jogging on railroad tracks? Walking along, not looking where the hell you’re going? Voting for the Repuglican Party? Eating fast food? Driving your car in the dark with the lights off? Being a fan of Sarah Palin?
    As the wife always answers when I ask WHY……”people are stupid.”
    They oughta charge the ditz who walked into the fountain with filing an inane lawsuit…isn’t there a sign saying “stay out of the fountain” in the mall? In the old daze they’d say, “what’s wrong with you, are you stupid?” I guess that’s not PC nowadays?

  3. khal spencer Says:

    Jogging on railroad tracks would have been a sign of insanity where I grew up. There were multiple railroad tracks near my parent’s house, about 20 miles east of Buffalo, N.Y. Those trains went scary fast. One minute a distant light. The next instant, 100 cars whipping by. We were used to thinking about the seriousness of those tracks.

    Trains fell out of favor for a while and many became rails to trails conversions. Honestly, from the number of successful RR Crossing Darwin Award contestants we’ve had in these parts, I don’t think people take the railroad tracks seriously. Dumb.

    Its definitely not PC to ask people why they checked their brains at the door before leaving in the morning. But its a question that often needs to be asked. My mom used to sarcastically ask me that when I pulled a boner. Moms used to instill a sense of personal responsibility in us. No more.

  4. Charley Says:

    Maybe it has to do with the contrails we see in the sky, the governments secret way to make us dumber and dumber. That was suggested to me by someone in Aztec NM. They were serious!

  5. Khal Spencer Says:

    I sat through a long and painful haircut one day in Santa Fe, being lectured, in all dire seriousness, about “chemtrails”.

  6. Larry T. Says:

    Whatever the gummint is doing to make us dumber, Sarah Palin is living proof that it’s working!

  7. swell Says:

    Every time I have to spend time with my brother-in-law, I have to hear the story about how the Dinosaurs all died 12,000 years ago because God had made the air too clean. Fortunately, I’m usually already drunk.

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