When I came up with today’s category, I was really excited about it. I thought, “Ooh! What are we going to watch that day?” Then I got a little panicky, “What are we going to watch that day?” I hadn’t figured it out, and the day was vastly approaching. As I was looking for a DVD for Cupcake to watch while I did some dishes, I saw it. It was as if the heavens opened up and a chorus of angels sang.
Idiocracy is about Joe, the most average soldier in the army, and Rita, a prostitute, who are part of the Human Hibernation Program. The military is experimenting on saving soldiers until they are needed in war. Joe and Rita are only supposed to hibernate for a year, but when the project is terminated and forgotten, they wake up 500 years later.
Unfortunately, society has all but crumbled. People are so dumb that they cannot understand Joe when he speaks. English had become a mixture of “hillbilly, valley girl, inner city slang, and a series of various grunts.” Everyone makes fun of Joe for his “f*ggy talk.” The government is even using a product called Brawndo, a Gatorade type drink, on crops. There’s a food shortage and a garbage crisis, but all people care about is money and sex.
I fear for us. It’s only a matter of time before “Ow! My Balls!” becomes the number one show on network television. There’s already a show on the G4 network, “Web Soup,” that has an entire segment devoted to people hurting themselves. Kim Kardashian like the Secretary of State in the film who says, “brought to you by Carl’s Jr” all the time, tweets about products and businesses for payment. And she’s not the only person who does that. A friend of mine who is a high school graduate asked me if the guys on Big Bang Theory were meant to be homosexual because they spoke properly (REALLY?! Heterosexuals can’t speak properly?).
Do you think the present is becoming more and more like Idiocracy? If so, what are you doing to prevent it? I read to Cupcake everyday.
Favorite Line: Lots of ‘tards are living really kick *ss lives. My first wife was ‘tarded, she’s a pilot now.
Favorite Character: Joe
Favorite Scene: Joe has to get a UPC tattoo and the computer changes his name to Not Sure.