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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Dumb and Dumber

I admit to feeling like I was the the last guy in the world who had actually seen the 2006 movie Idiocracy. Had heard it mentioned for years.

The movie, by Mike Judge, is a satiric look at a future where the world is populated by imbeciles.

A U.S. Army librarian, played by Luke Wilson, is chosen for an experiment where he is put into suspended animation and wakes up 500 years in the future.

He arrives on a dumbed down planet that looks like a prescient observation of the way things are going today.

Bill loaned me his copy the other day. A raw and pithy look at a popular culture that is getting coarser and stupider by the day.

More relevant than ever.

I suggest you rent it on Netflix as soon as possible.


Jon Harwood said...

Apparently television is reality now. I don't know that "reality" is but I guess what those of us who are not of television experience is a poor set of raw materials waiting to reified by television. Television is truth.

Brigitte Schlemmer said...

I have been referencing this film for years - we are living the parody in some respects. The Wrestler for President may come true sooner than we think. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson announced recently that he will consider running for president in the future.