The importance of college

Lest you wonder why I don’t faint with awe at the sight of a flashed university degree:

Genius #1: Yeah! It’s fucked up! You can shoot yourself and anyone else you want in Texas, and you won’t get in trouble!

Genius #2: Man, that’s messed up. Are you serious?

Genius #1: Totally serious, dude! People can have all the guns they want, no limit, and they can legally shoot whoever they want! I’m serious dude! Watch the news!

Genius #2: Fuuuuuck, man. That ain’t right. No wonder they have so much crime down here.

I have travelled the world over and I have never been surrounded by more clueless idiots than when I was attending an expensive university on the East Coast. My favorite moment of observable madness was when the young woman with the second-highest GPA in the Economics department demanded to know why the USA didn’t deal with the problem of storing nuclear waste by sending it up on the Space Shuttle.

And yes, this was post-Challenger….