You know, the one where I (jokingly) suggested that those who couldn't pass a minimum IQ test should be quarantined and kept in a maximum security facility? And how those detained in said facility would be forced to educate themselves to the proper standards of intelligence before they would be allowed to be a member of the general public?
That, of course, was all a joke. If such a thing were real, though, I would have the perfect candidate for imprisonment... The person who came to my blog for Googling the following phrase:
"things that make light"
The guy wasn't searching for how to make a nuclear power plant in their backyard with a 'roided-up hamster on a wheel, jumper cables, and a pile of broken smoke detectors. He was searching for what objects produce light. As in the opposite of dark. How anyone, short of those still floating inside their mothers amniotic fluids, could lack the knowledge so basic as this just astounds me. It is the year 2009, people. We're not cavemen anymore.
Just off the top of my head, here are some things that I know make light:
- The Sun
- Light bulbs (invented in 1879*, by the way)
- Compact Florescent bulbs (for the energy-conscious)
- Glow-in-the-dark stickers
- Your cell phone
I didn't even have to go to Google to come up with that list. Unless I am mistaken, this kind of thing is common knowledge, right?
Seems to me like someone has had one too many blows to the head.
* Invented by Thomas Edison, who just happened to be born on this day in 1847. Happy Birthday, Tom!