Friday, March 02, 2007

Stupid, stupid people

In honour of a new game show hosted by Jeff Foxworthy called Are you smarter than a 5th grader, a local radio station (93.9 Bob FM) had a radio contest which they called Are you smarter than a 3rd grader. The idea was they would ask you three 3rd grade-like questions. You had to get all 3 correct to win 4 seats to an Ottawa Senators game.

Now, as far as I can tell, the people who got through were all are a few samples of some of the questions...and answers...

"If a boy can be a HERO, a girl can be a...?"
Answer: Princess?

"Complete this saying: All clouds have a..."
Answer: water? (two callers answered the same thing!)

"Why are Mercury and Venus hotter than the Earth?"
Answer: ...well...the guy had no clue...said "I don't know" a few times, then finally threw out an exasperated "'cause they're closer to the sun, derrrp??" No shit, dumbass. He was the one who got the HERO/HEROINE question wrong (I added the "derrrp" for emphasis).

"Which ocean is the largest?"
Answer: "Atlantic?"

Sigh. And you just know that some, if not all, of these adults have kids (or are planning to). There were more, but I think my brain just forced out the memory of them in some sort of self-preservation effort. This contest was attempted 4 times (with multiple callers each time) on the first day, and actually went into a SECOND day, before some woman won.

I honestly believe that radio station telephone systems have some sort of IQ tester so smart people get a busy signal when they try to call in. It's either that or a majority of adults are lip-diddling dipshits and numbnuts who have no business breathing in precious air and getting in front of me on the highway let alone breeding.

If these people don't know the answer to some pretty fucking simple questions, how the FUCK are they going to help their kids with school work??