Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Idiocracy and MySpace

I just saw Mike Judge's "Idiocracy" a few weeks ago. Great movie, but I don't want to get into an in-depth review of it here... "or nuthin'". Except to say that it is a brilliant but sad expression of an American reality.
The reality? We will become a nation of idiots if we don't navigate ourselves out of the doldrums.
Case in point - Myspace.
I was talking to my friend Frank today, as we were browsing around the Internet site that connects people from all over the world. Myspace users have the ability to create a website of their own and choose the content they want, usually things that reflect their personality and tastes. Myspace users can also insert a text at the top of their page that reflects how they are feeling on any given day, or share an inspirational or meaningful quote; something that matters to them.
The following quote was take from a randomly selected Myspace user's site. Not since Solomon has the world heard such great wisdom. I give you a quote from a young American, from the great city of Opa Locka, Florida; the future of our great nation:
"If the devil wears prada,
Adam Eve wear nada,
I'm in between but way more FRESHER!
But way less Effort!
If you dont like me
there is nothing i can do
newsflash bitch
i dont live to please you"
In order to preserve the integrity and intent of what this person was trying to express, I did not correct grammatical errors. This actually be what she wrote.
Now, as you go through your week, I hope that this quote will give you the kind of charge you need to make it through. Believe in yourself. More importantly, believe in America... bitches.


Fayola said...

Yeah, if MySpace is full of Sage advice, the comments on YouTube are Sanskrit.

W Sofield said...

Idiocracy is right.

Hmmm...This blog (and a few others) and working against the strong tide. Thanks.