Month: March 2020

YOUR ONGOING ROUNDUP OF CORONAVIRUS-RELATED STUPIDITY

Belarus’s strongman rejects coronavirus risks. He suggests saunas and vodka.In Belarus, authoritarian leader President Alexander Lukashenko has famously scoffed at the coronavirus as a “frenzy and psychosis.” His views also come with advice for citizens who don’t share his coronavirus scorn: Hit the sauna, down some vodka and get back to work. — Kentuckians get...

Stupidity and a Blind Willingness to Embrace the Wildly Improbable

Oprah Winfrey, along with other celebrities, has just had to deny having been arrested for sex trafficking. Occam’s Razor is sometimes overused (with unintentional irony) but it should certainly apply to one of the fundamental dilemmas of our time: the willingness of many people to believe the unlikely. Occam’s principle suggests, to paraphrase, that “the...

ALEX JONES REALIZES HIS FANS ARE STUPID ENOUGH TO BUY FAKE CORONAVIRUS CURES FROM HIM

‘Alex Jones claimed on his radio show last week that his Silverblue toothpaste “kills the whole SARS-corona family at point-blank range,” according to a news release on Thursday by New York Attorney General Letitia James.’ Alex Jones is of course the bellowing, cocaine-stoked radio babbler who convinced tens of thousands of gullible chumps that mass shootings, as...