The Onion vs. Stupidity

Public Outraged As Price Of Fast-Depleting, Non-Renewable Resource Skyrockets

December 28, 2005 | Issue 41•52

ATLANTA (Oct. 12)—Americans are expressing their outrage at the soaring price of the non-renewable resource gasoline from the passenger seats of their vehicles across the country.

"America means having a right to cheap gas without having to say please," said Augusta, GA resident George Rizner, idling in his Hummer H2 in a protest near the Georgia State Capitol. "What are we supposed to do, walk?" Rizner then did doughnuts in a nearby parking ramp until his vehicle stalled.

Isn’t that wonderful? Here’s the full item , but that’s all I need. It’s a picture as it is. 

It reminds me of a quote which Issac Asimov thoughtfully adapted into one of his finest novels:

"Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain."

                                                                                                    –Friedrich von Schiller

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