Proof that people are getting dumber.

ShooterMcGavin

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So last night I fell asleep watching Futurama. As you know, when morning comes, it is no longer adult swim, it's Cartoon Network. All the kids shows are on, and with the kids shows are the kids commercials.

So I woke up, and the first thing I see is a commercial for a new Rubik's cube. I'm thinking, wow! A new one? This must be really hard. I mean the last one was made in the 70s and if it took you less than 3 days to solve it you were a genius. But this is 2007, and with a name like "Rubik's Revolution," I bet it's REALLY tough.

Nope.

I was so infuriated when I discovered what this puzzle entailed. Basically, it's the "push the button" game. That's right folks, no longer does it require logic or even a brain to solve a Rubik's cube. All you need to do is find the button and push it.

Don't believe me? Here's some kids playing with it.

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I guess the silver lining of all this is the money they saved on instruction manuals.

How to play:
Step 1: Look for the button
Step 2: Push the button
Step 3: Repeat.

I weep for the future of this country.
 

NikkorTheMonk

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I liked it better when it was called Simon.

 

MJMANDALAY

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Going strait to Hell in a handbasket, Hell in a handbasket I tell ya
 

THE FEZ MAN

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if i want reinforcement about how fucking stupid the world has become all i have to do is turn on the news
 

d0uche_n0zzle

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Tuned out the News years ago, just got so fed up with the propaganda that is passed as News these days, I said fuck it.
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
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oh i dont watch the news, havent since about a year after 9/11, i just dont give a fuck any more about any thing
 

Kris_LTRMa

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how much do you want to bet that someone buys this new cube and complains that it's too hard?

Our future leaders are going to be of this generation ... be afraid ... be very afraid.
 

martianvirus

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How is this proof of anything. Everyone I ever knew that had a Rubik's cube, never solved it anyways. And if they did, it's only because of a book.
 

blee

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That is the dumbest fucking thing I have ever seen, almost.
 

ShooterMcGavin

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How is this proof of anything. Everyone I ever knew that had a Rubik's cube, never solved it anyways. And if they did, it's only because of a book.
EXACTLY! The thing was hard. And not just for little kids.

This new "revolutionary" cube is just buttons. Push the button, push the other button, and on and on.

And here's something to think about. Back when the original cube came out, everyone thought THAT was awful and asinine. That means in 25 years or so, people who play with this thing will be fucking genius compared to everyone else.
 

blee

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At least it was a puzzle that made sense, now this version is just fucking lame.
 

lil chung

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It seems that when something, or show, is hyped as "revolutionary", it is usually quite the opposite
 

dodisman

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I love it...I love that we are in the midst of the second fall of rome...we are filthy, indulgent, greedy and above all dumb as dirt...we have pushed to the apex of our hill and are on the way back down...i'll enjoy the ride
 

TallBaby

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what country should I move to if I wish to flee this wave of stupidity that has hit us over the last two decades?
 

Joe Avezzano

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I love it...I love that we are in the midst of the second fall of rome...we are filthy, indulgent, greedy and above all dumb as dirt...we have pushed to the apex of our hill and are on the way back down...i'll enjoy the ride
Yes, this is what I was thinking myself. This society is fucked and not worth saving. Our priorities are all wrong and we've become a selfish shallow society.