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Justin Bieber: Super Star or Super Stupid?

Justin Bieber: Super Star or Super Stupid?

By on Jan 23, 2014 in Blog | 1 comment

It seems that Justin Bieber is going the way of many a child star. Like many others before him, he is perfect example of what happens when a terribly immature person finds fame and fortune and does not have proper guidance or upbringing to help him make good life choices. The result for Bieber and many like him is pure stupidity! (Lately it seems he and Miley Cyrus are in some sort of competition to see who can be the most stupid and/or offensive.) He MIGHT be talented (that’s debatable), but all most people know of him are his dumb antics and legal troubles that have put him in the news time after time. He has become a laughing stock. Does anyone really take his music seriously? Instead, nobody is surprised when he gets in trouble for public urination, drug use, egg throwing, DUI, drag racing, etc. He’s shown here with a big, toothy grin in the mugshot going around the internet today after his latest arrest. It’s not funny, Biebs! Everyone thinks you’re an idiot! Everyone but you sees that you’re headed down a dangerous path. My hope is that the kids who are his fans will recognize that his behavior is stupid and self-destructive and will shun him rather than emulate him. If only the rich and famous would keep their heads, THINK and not succumb to stupidity. If only!...

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Movie Review: Idiocracy

Movie Review: Idiocracy

By on Jan 6, 2014 in Blog | 1 comment

The 2006 movie Idiocracy, written and directed by Mike Judge (creator of Beavis & Butthead and King of the Hill), is considered to be a comedy, but we found it to be an astoundingly, and disturbingly, accurate preview of where humanity is headed IF we don’t make some drastic changes ASAP! (NOTE: If you choose to watch this movie, please be forewarned that it is quite vulgar. It is NOT appropriate for children and may be offensive to many adults.) The vulgarity is not gratuitous, though. It is actually important to show the result of the continued downward spiral of society. If we continue on our current path, our world could easily deteriorate into something much like that depicted in Idiocracy, a world devoid of all morals, intelligence and reason. While some find humor in this film, we believe it is worth watching from a purely sociological standpoint. One can see many parallels to current trends, behaviors and ideologies. It underscores our mission to encourage people to use their brains to avoid such an outcome....

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Ridiculous Warning Labels

Ridiculous Warning Labels

By on Nov 15, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Another alarming trend we’ve noticed is that as people’s mental capacity declines, they will do things that in the past they would have never even considered – and then try to sue to receive money for their bad judgment. Companies have found themselves in the difficult position of having to anticipate all of the absurd possibilities for misuse of their products and include an endless array of warnings (that intelligent, thinking people find to be ridiculously obvious and often quite humorous) to protect themselves from litigation. Seriously, why must any person with half a brain have to be warned that coffee is hot, that sleep aids cause drowsiness, that fireworks are flammable, that power tools should not be used while sleeping, etc., etc.?? It’s maddening! Maybe instead of specific warning labels that try to cover every contingency, there should just be a universal label warning against use by stupid people period. It would save on printing costs and legal fees. Everyone could just use the same label. The Center for America¬† sponsors an annual Wacky Warning Label Contest to draw attention to the growing problem. They believe (and we agree) that American innovation and jobs are threatened by abusive litigation. It has most definitely gotten out of hand. Check out the finalists in the 2013 Wacky Warning Label Contest to see just how nonsensical these labels can be! Here’s an article from Women’s Day magazine that includes some more examples of warning label overkill: http://www.womansday.com/life/11-funny-fine-print-warnings-114710 And here’s an entire web site dedicated to “dumb” warning labels: http://www.dumbwarnings.com/ What are some of the most ridiculous warning labels you’ve encountered? Share with us by submitting a comment....

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Use It or Lose It

Use It or Lose It

By on Oct 23, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

It’s a known fact that, like your muscles, if you don’t use your brain, it will become weak. People run and bike and do all kinds of physical activities to stay in good physical condition, but they don’t think about the importance of exercising their brains. We hope you’ll follow our blog to learn about some great (and fun) ways to give your brain a workout and stay mentally fit. Philipp Lenssen has created some remarkable online games for this very purpose. Here’s one to try called “Dragger.” You have to take the jumbled up pieces of an image and drag them into place to form the correct picture. Try it and let us know how you do. After you complete one, you can click “continue” to get a new picture. The more you do, the faster you’ll be able to assemble them! Try Dragger now! >> NOTE: Due to the technology used by Dragger, this game works only on a computer and not on mobile devices. If you’re on a mobile device and are anxious to give your brain a boost, try Colored Lines (another Philipp Lenssen game) instead. And to help raise awareness about the importance of brain exercise, we’ve added a new section to our online store with merchandise bearing the “USE IT OR LOSE IT!” graphic you see here....

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Welcome!

Welcome!

By on Oct 9, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

Welcome to the SMART blog! Hope you’ve taken the opportunity to look around the site to learn what we’re all about. We’re just getting started with the blog, but hope you’ll bear with us as we ramp up. Here we will share commentary on the state of mental decay, examples of stupid behavior, tips for improving your brain power, and lots more. We hope you’ll join the conversation – and support our great cause. We truly believe that if each individual commits to thinking before acting or speaking, we can stamp out stupidity and the world will be a much better...

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