A Short History of Stupid: The Decline of Reason and Why by Helen Razer, Bernard Keane PDF

By Helen Razer, Bernard Keane

ISBN-10: 1743437234

ISBN-13: 9781743437230

How did every thing get so dumb? How did we turn into hostages to idiocy? What needs to we do to be free of a captor whose ransom notice easily reads, 'D'oh'?

The deteriorating caliber of our public debate and the dwindling of logic in media, politics and tradition can force you to depression and rage. It definitely drove writers Helen Razer and Bernard Keane to a determined act: befriending one another for lengthy sufficient to write down a ebook. subscribe to forces with those uneasy allies to struggle opposed to an international that has misplaced its cause. discover what's at the back of the remorseless unfold of idiocy, and why there's simply so a lot rattling silly round you.

Stupid isn't simply lack of know-how; it's not only laziness. Worse than the absence of idea, silly is a scourge that drains our productiveness and leaves us in poor health and lowered. And silly has an extended, complicated and bad earlier, one we have to comprehend that allows you to defeat it.

A brief heritage of Stupid strains the origins of this maddening in poor health, studying different ways that we've been stricken during the last 3 thousand years. It damns those that have unfold silly and celebrates the courageous few who resisted. It indicates how silly tightens the grubby grip of the silly round our throats. Hilarious, clever, disagreeable, infuriating and impolite, A brief background of Stupid is right now a provocation and a convenience. it is going to spark debate, soothe the terminally pissed off and outrage the righteously silly. it's a publication whose silly time has come.

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Doctor, every morning when I get up and look in the mirror, I feel like throwing up. ” 80. There are no winners in life…only survivors. 81. Some cause happiness wherever they go. Others whenever they go. 82. Without ME, it’s just AWESO. 83. The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn. 84. I’m in shape. Round is a shape isn’t it? 85. The farther away the future is, the better it looks. 86. There are two kinds of people who don’t say much: those who are quiet and those who talk a lot.

Joke 46: As a old man was driving down the freeway, his car phone rang. Answering, he heard his wife's voice urgently warning him, "Herman, I just heard on the news that there's a car going the wrong way on Route 280. " Joke 47: Why do men chase women they have no intention of marrying? For the same reason dogs chase cars they have no intention of driving. Joke 48: What's the definition of lawyer? The larval form of a politician Joke 49: Sardar comes back 2 his car & finds a note saying "Parking Fine" Joke 50: How do you recognize a Sardar in School?

Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night. 11. I didn’t say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you. 12. The shinbone is a device for finding furniture in a dark room. 13. Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet? 14. The sole purpose of a child’s middle name, is so he can tell when he’s really in trouble. 15. Good girls are bad girls that never get caught. 16. Some people say “If you can’t beat them, join them”.

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