Monday, July 04, 2005

Our future?

While all of you are going to barbecues, eating burgers, hot dogs and bratwurst and drinking beer to celebrate our nation's independence today, think about this. In a recent survey by the newspaper San Francisco Examiner of American highschool students proved our country is doomed.

When asked by the paper to name what country we fought to gain our independence, here's what was given as replies:

"Eh, Japan or something?"

"Canada, isn't it?"

"Korea, right?"


Ok, last word to all of you keynote speakers at next year's graduation ceremonies. Please, oh please don't say the phrase "You are the future" because that really scares the living shit out of me, ok?

With that said and done, have a happy 4th of July!

Copyright 2005 Thomas J Wolfenden

1 comment:

Becky said...

Heh, heh, heh. We ran a story back before the VP debates last fall... asking people on the street who the current VP is, who was debating that evening, and similar no-brainer questions.

Only one "man on the street" had a clue. Several people named Al Gore... who, last time I checked, hadn't been vice president for at least four years and some change.

Yeah, Whitney Houston can take that "I believe the children are the future" crap and stick it in her ear.