PLANKING THE WALK AND OTHER DUMB PLACES
by Todd Hartley
As an American, I tend to feel rather proprietary when it comes to the development and dissemination of stupid trends. It’s America, after all, that has given us such pinnacles of idiocy as the Hummer H2, teenage vampire movies, Paris Hilton, Perez Hilton, country line dancing, New Kids on the Block, pants worn around one’s thighs with one’s underwear hanging out, Lindsay Lohan, etc., etc. In short, we’re not just dumb; we’re the world leader in dumb, and we’re damn proud of it.
Mind you, I’m not saying that every moronic trend originates in the U.S. Japan has certainly had its share of success with things like Pokemon, bad animation and slaughtering dolphins, Read the rest of this entry →