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paul wheaton
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The first few minutes of this make a very important point about how smart people tend to not reproduce as much ...






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Brad Davies
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Joined: Sep 22, 2011
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Location: Clarkston, MI
    
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One of my favorite movies. I think the intro should be mandatory viewing.

Thanks for the laugh!

*edit: "Water? like from the toilet?"

I'm glad I watched this again, classic...


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Wilson Foedus


Joined: Nov 07, 2011
Posts: 43
Location: NW Montana
This makes for great social commentary on what happens when the "battle for ideas" is lost.





All the more reason why the movie should be watched while eating pie.



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Great post Paul.


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paul wheaton
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Joined: Apr 01, 2005
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Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
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The full movie is now available on youtube again. I've embedded it in the first post.
August Hurtel


Joined: Mar 18, 2015
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There's an IQ researcher named Woodley who has proposed IQ has dropped about 13 points in the UK since Victorian times. I have found his work pretty compelling and suspect it applies to the U.S. as well. I suspect that intelligence was more highly prized before the revolutionary movements.

The epigenetic changes- industrial food, excess artificial light, xenoestrogens, etc...- these are the things that are making Idiocracy look prophetic. Often, even the intelligent are badly informed and that bad information is reinforced by the sick environment.
elle sagenev


Joined: Jun 13, 2014
Posts: 928
Location: Zone 5 Wyoming
    
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Yeah this video keeps my husband insisting we have more than 2 kids. He keeps telling me it is our responsibility to out breed the stupid. I informed him I'm not stupid so I'm not having any more kids.


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Kelly Smith


Joined: Aug 08, 2012
Posts: 446
Location: In a rain shadow - Fremont County, Southern CO
    
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we already have electrolyte water ("smart" water), so we are well on our way to where this movies shows we are headed.*














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Dominik Riva


Joined: Jul 01, 2014
Posts: 27
Location: Switzerland
    
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elle sagenev wrote:Yeah this video keeps my husband insisting we have more than 2 kids. He keeps telling me it is our responsibility to out breed the stupid. I informed him I'm not stupid so I'm not having any more kids.


Hooray for fools luck - the second time we got twins

On a more serious note, this film had a major influence on me reconsider having children at all.
And there is always the possibility to use a well known agent of temporarily dumbing down to initiate procreation.
I advice the agent and the movie in combination for maximum effect.

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Devin Lavign


Joined: May 01, 2015
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Location: Pac Northwest
    
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This is one of my favorite movies. It is rather scary even though it is a comedy and quite funny, because it is so easy to see we are heading in that direction if we don't do something about it.
Joe DiMeglio


Joined: Nov 30, 2011
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I love this movie! High Art for sure. I think it's funny that it was created by Mike Judge who gave us that serial cautionary tale called Beavis and Butthead, because to me it seems like it portrays a world where everyone is that dumb. Too bad "American Idiot" from Green Day wasn't out yet. Woulda made a perfect soundtrack song! Uuuuuuh, uh huh, huh, huh huh... he said butt...


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Rhys Firth


Joined: Mar 16, 2015
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how long before The Marching Morons is a documentary?
David Barmon


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Cassie Langstraat
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"Welcome to costco.. I luv you. "





I've always wished that part of the movie WOULD come true.. hahaha


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Dawn Hoff


Joined: Jun 30, 2013
Posts: 366
Location: AndalucĂ­a, Spain
    
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I Denmark they have used the same IQ test on all young men (military conscription) for a century - there is a demonstrable decline in intelligence...
Kelly Smith


Joined: Aug 08, 2012
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Location: In a rain shadow - Fremont County, Southern CO
    
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Cassie Langstraat wrote:"Welcome to costco.. I luv you. "





I've always wished that part of the movie WOULD come true.. hahaha


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