The Stupidity of Humans

21 December 2007

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”

–Albert Einstein

During the holiday season, you might think it insensitive to post such a quotation. But as the end of the year approaches, I cannot help but remember all the stupid things my fellow species has done, and will continue to do in the next year.

Or, to put it another way:

1. Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

2. If you lined up all the cars in the world end to end, someone would be stupid enough to try to pass them, five or six at a time on a hill. In the fog.

3. When you go into court, you are putting yourself into the hands of 12 people who weren’t smart enough to get out of jury duty.

And so on.

Happy Holidays.