Archive for July, 2014

15
Jul
14

an idiocracy starts with the police

July 15, 2014

I have written about police militarization issues before and I have written about the Mike Judge movie Idiocracy. I shouldn’t be surprised that those topics would eventually converge, and here we are.

Here is a (older) news article about a man barred from joining the police because his IQ score was too high.

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04
Jul
14

can’t use your hands

july 4, 2014

If you have been watching the World Cup, you’ve probably seen the bizarre ritual where players turn toward the camera and cross their arms as they are announced in the team line-up.

When I saw them, the players’ looked blatantly uncomfortable with these instructions. Their expressions range from ‘roid rage to sulky to defrocked maiden trying to save her modesty, like this:

Sulky-

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Angry-

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Modest.

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I was going to post elaborately about this topic but this Slate article beat me to it, in quality and quantity. Enjoy!