I mean REALLY? Gnaw, gnaw, gnaw... Brace yourself for another onslaught of rampant stupidity. Secure in the knowledge that for teh profoundly stoopid, along with all the other words they don't understand, QUIT! and STOP! get dyslexisized within their cranial emptiness as GO! and KEEP IT UP!, OH YEAH! Give us lots more of THAT!
In the world we used to know, such lunacy was just as common, but didn't carry much import. didn't affect. didn't distract. didn't derail. didn't run for or hold office except in isolation.
But then teh stoopid organized. Well, actually they were rounded up, herded, branded and reprogrammed with simplistic jingoisms, jargon and phraseology to be used on everything, regardless of relevance, oblivious to how stoopid they sound in utterance.
My first recognizable experience with teh NEO-stoopids took place in the late 70s. That's when Steve Dahl programmed, wound up and unleashed his army of INSANE COHO LIPS upon the Chicago Music scene and the undeserving, unprepared population. Their mission was to kill, maim and destroy Disco Music. Their programming was simple; rudimentary; DISCO SUCKS! Spoken, chanted, shouted without regard to venue or genre. It was their battle cry, their mating call, their lunch order...AND THEY WERE EVERYWHERE!
You could no longer go to ANY venue without enduring the chant. Bands couldn't ignore it, couldn't reason with it or amplify over it and for damn sure didn't want to engage it. All they could do was ride it out; hope and pray that it would go away.
The effect was not lost on political strategists. The more mindless the better.
WE WANT TAX CUTS!
DON'T TREAD ON ME!
That was then; this is now? Teh Stoopids love to be the center of attention.
Somewhere in Bolingbrook, in his subterranean Winnebago, the Stever is still wondering WTF happened. Nowhere is he given the "credit" he deserves for the concept that changed EVERYTHING. His relative obscurity, despite his big idea, still provides him fodder for his podcasts.
Sure, jingoists and flim-flammers harnessed the mob prior to the Disco Sucks movement, but Steve modernized the approach, incorporated it with multimedia with corporate backing.
And changed the world into what we have today. Thanks?
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Posted by Rehctaw at 7:07 AM