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The first few minutes of this make a very important point about how smart people tend to not reproduce as much ...





 
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One of my favorite movies. I think the intro should be mandatory viewing.

Thanks for the laugh!

*edit: "Water? like from the toilet?"

I'm glad I watched this again, classic...
 
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This makes for great social commentary on what happens when the "battle for ideas" is lost.





All the more reason why the movie should be watched while eating pie.



"The love of a pimp is different from that of a square."


Great post Paul.
 
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The full movie is now available on youtube again. I've embedded it in the first post.
 
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There's an IQ researcher named Woodley who has proposed IQ has dropped about 13 points in the UK since Victorian times. I have found his work pretty compelling and suspect it applies to the U.S. as well. I suspect that intelligence was more highly prized before the revolutionary movements.

The epigenetic changes- industrial food, excess artificial light, xenoestrogens, etc...- these are the things that are making Idiocracy look prophetic. Often, even the intelligent are badly informed and that bad information is reinforced by the sick environment.
 
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Yeah this video keeps my husband insisting we have more than 2 kids. He keeps telling me it is our responsibility to out breed the stupid. I informed him I'm not stupid so I'm not having any more kids.
 
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we already have electrolyte water ("smart" water), so we are well on our way to where this movies shows we are headed.*














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elle sagenev wrote:Yeah this video keeps my husband insisting we have more than 2 kids. He keeps telling me it is our responsibility to out breed the stupid. I informed him I'm not stupid so I'm not having any more kids.



Hooray for fools luck - the second time we got twins

On a more serious note, this film had a major influence on me reconsider having children at all.
And there is always the possibility to use a well known agent of temporarily dumbing down to initiate procreation.
I advice the agent and the movie in combination for maximum effect.

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This is one of my favorite movies. It is rather scary even though it is a comedy and quite funny, because it is so easy to see we are heading in that direction if we don't do something about it.
 
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I love this movie! High Art for sure. I think it's funny that it was created by Mike Judge who gave us that serial cautionary tale called Beavis and Butthead, because to me it seems like it portrays a world where everyone is that dumb. Too bad "American Idiot" from Green Day wasn't out yet. Woulda made a perfect soundtrack song! Uuuuuuh, uh huh, huh, huh huh... he said butt...
 
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how long before The Marching Morons is a documentary?
 
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BRAWNDO THE THIRST MUTILATOR HAS THE ELECTROLITES THAT PLANTS CRAVE!!!
 
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"Welcome to costco.. I luv you. "





I've always wished that part of the movie WOULD come true.. hahaha
 
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I Denmark they have used the same IQ test on all young men (military conscription) for a century - there is a demonstrable decline in intelligence...
 
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Cassie Langstraat wrote:"Welcome to costco.. I luv you. "





I've always wished that part of the movie WOULD come true.. hahaha



i got my degree at costco
 
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the full movie is now in the top post.
 
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Brawndo....it's got what plants crave!

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I was at work and eating lunch one day when some 25ish year old guys asked me what I was doing. I was jotting down notes for an idea I had, something I have done for years; always having a pad and pencil to jot down ideas to catch up on when I got home. So I told them, and they started making fun of me for not having a cell phone and thinking "I was smarter than the internet" for not having a smart phone. I never said that.

Today, 4 years later, they are still building ships, and I am retired.

I don't consider myself smart in any sense of the word, but I do think I know the difference between using something as a tool, or realizing something is a life-distratction.

You can actually see this taking place on YouTube. Watch videos on Homemade Inventions and you will see it is the than developed nations that are building the simple, but effective tools...the out-side-the-box thinking inventions. many in the developing world are more concerned about what is happening upon FaceBook.
 
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