Dumb Schmucks ‘R’ Us

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DSC_0567When did we all grow so stupid that a typical BBC documentary feels the need to explain everything. I don’t want to give up and go home, Hilary Lister (a quadriplegic who sailed solo around England) says, and the commentator’s voice from the off adds She resents the idea of giving up and going home. (I am paraphrasing, quoting from memory.)

It’s like the people who take a photograph of something funny and can’t resist the urge to circle and highlight the amusing detail.

It’s like the world assumes that everyone’s I.Q. is below the freezing point. Don’t assume I am Mr. Superbrains, but don’t assume I am a total dumb schmuck either.