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PostSubject: Stunned into Inaction   Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:15 am

If ever you needed an example of how useless our society has become--or rather, the "thinking elite" in our society, look no further:

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Last night in front of an audience of hundreds at a presentation at the University of Southern California, TV personality Bill Nye — popularly known as the "Science Guy" — collapsed midsentence as he walked toward a podium. Early indications are that Nye is OK, but what's odd about the incident isn't so much Nye's slight health setback as the crowd's reaction. Or, more precisely, its nonreaction, according to several accounts.

It appears that the students in attendance, rather than getting up from their seats to rush to Nye's aid, instead pulled out their mobile devices to post information about Nye's loss of consciousness.

Alastair Fairbanks, a USC senior in attendance for Nye's presentation, told the Los Angeles Times that "nobody went to his aid at the very beginning when he first collapsed — that just perplexed me beyond reason." The student added, "Instead, I saw students texting and updating their Twitter statuses. It was just all a very bizarre evening."


I keep forgetting...college is where you go to spend your parents' money, not where you go to learn CPR, emergency response, or how to give a shit about a SINGLE human being.

File this one under: formal college education...becoming increasingly irrelevant.

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PostSubject: Re: Stunned into Inaction   Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:47 am

I am gonna go with Generation Worthless.
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