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Reality Is Stranger Than Fiction: We’re Living In A Real-Life Version Of Idiocracy

Idiocracy: Orange Dumbass And President Camacho
An Alternate Reality: The Orange Monster And President Camacho

Every time I hear another one of the orange lunkhead’s suggestions on how to treat COVID-19, I feel like I’m living in the movie Idiocracy.

Who could have predicted that this silly 2006 film, written by Etan Cohen and Mike Judge, would end up being so prophetic? Idiocracy focuses on Joe Bauers (Luke Wilson), an average American man who agrees to be placed into hibernation for a year.

A mistake is made and he is forgotten. Instead of being awoken a year later, Joe wakes up in the year 2505. And he quickly discovers the world is now populated with complete buffoons and he is the smartest human being on the planet.

BRAWNDO – It’s Got What Plants Crave!

The prologue in Idiocracy states that evolution at the beginning of the 21st century is “at a crucial turning point. Qualities like intelligence and ingenuity have taken a backseat to the quantity of offspring produced by, say, a low-IQ high school football player who mindlessly fucks anything that moves.”

The president of the United States is a former porn star, cities are overrun with fast food restaurants and piles of garbage. Fuddruckers has changed its name to Buttfuckers. State executions are carried out on live television by corporate sponsored monster truck demolitions.

But my favorite storyline in Idiocracy involves the food supply crisis in the United States. The reason for this is because President Herbert Camacho (Terry Crews) made a deal with BRAWNDO (a product similar to Gatorade) to irrigate farmers’ crops, instead of using water. “It’s Got What Plants Crave! It’s Got Electrolytes,” is BRAWNDO’s slogan.

Trump Surrounds Himself With Idiots Just Like Him

Sound familiar? Let’s just change the premise a slight bit and say that Joe wakes up in 2020, instead of 2505. The intelligence level of the population is plummeting. The United States is facing an unprecedented crisis. And who’s at the helm? A failed businessman and reality TV host, Donald Trump. Continue reading “Reality Is Stranger Than Fiction: We’re Living In A Real-Life Version Of Idiocracy”

Health

Air Fresheners Are Nothing But Scented Poison

Air Fresheners Are The New Secondhand SmokeI am allergic to scents. I can’t wear perfume, I have to use unscented laundry detergent and fabric softener and I can immediately feel a sneeze coming on if I walk into a home filled with those god-awful fragrance plug-ins.

The worst of these scented products by far is Febreze. I’m sure you’ve seen the advertisements – we are inundated with them daily.  Spray it in the air with your young kids standing right beside you. Plug it into an outlet in every room of your house. Spray your teenage son’s entire room with it to “wash” the room, instead of making him clean it. Hell, if your car smells like french fries (god forbid) then plug one into your venting system.

Another insane ad I remember, from about 10 years ago, was for Lysol spray. The narrative was a kid taking his teddy bear with him everywhere, so therefore, who knows what kind of horrible bacteria it contained. When he got home, instead of his mother throwing it into the wash, she sprayed Lysol all over it. Then they showed him cuddling with it as he slept. I’m not a parent, but that ad freaked me out every time I saw it.

Air Fresheners Contain More Than 87 Poisonous Chemicals

But I digress. I truly believe that if it was up to Proctor And Gamble, every inch of your home would be covered by the more than 87 chemicals contained in their Febreze products.

As I sprayed Febreeze air freshener in my small bathroom one morning a few years ago, I noticed that as it fell through the air, I could actually see the particles in it. When it hit the floor, it left a sticky substance there. That’s when I stopped using it.

This got me thinking – what is this air freshener doing to my lungs?  Continue reading “Air Fresheners Are Nothing But Scented Poison”