History YMMV / Idiocracy

15th Oct '17 9:48:40 AM NWolfman
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** A harmless example: ''Ow, My Balls'' is depicted in-universe as the ultimate example of lowbrow, nonintellectual culture and everyone who finds it even remotely funny is a complete moron. But you'd be hard pressed to admit that you didn't laugh at least a ''little''.

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** A harmless example: ''Ow, My Balls'' is depicted in-universe InUniverse as the ultimate example of [[LowestCommonDenominator lowbrow, nonintellectual culture culture]] and everyone who finds it even remotely funny is a complete moron. But you'd be hard pressed to admit that it: you didn't laugh laughed at least a ''little''.''little'' at it.
29th Aug '17 10:28:57 AM PeaceAndLove
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Soren Bowie of ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmZOZjHjT5E found his own regarding the world of 2505]]. The people of 2505 may have been dumb enough to pour salt on their crops, but they also recognized that Joe was smart enough to solve their problems and let him serve as president.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Soren Bowie of ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmZOZjHjT5E found his own regarding the world of 2505]]. The people of 2505 may have been dumb enough to pour salt on their crops, but they also recognized that Joe was smart enough to solve their problems and let him serve as president.
12th Aug '17 8:47:53 AM t209
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** Plus, despite his bombastic nature and sharing low IQ of 2505, President Camacho can be considered a [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure competent leader]] who actually wants to help people, and his first reaction to finding Joe is to implement a solution to food crisis, even if the said problems are actually simple to begin with. So you could argue that it isn't so much that everyone is lethally stupid as leaders who don't consider any options beyond basic savage desires.

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** Plus, despite his bombastic nature and sharing low IQ of 2505, President Camacho can be considered a [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure competent leader]] who actually wants to help people, and his first reaction to finding Joe is to implement get him find a solution to food crisis, even if the said problems are actually simple to begin with. So you could argue that it isn't so much that everyone is lethally stupid as leaders who don't consider any options beyond basic savage desires.
2nd Aug '17 8:44:51 PM Josef5678
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** In addition, he did point out that 2505 is unusually open minded to the point where racism and sexism seem to be forgotten, ignoring the prominence of sex sells in their culture.
*** Even then, the news shows that men and women are both used for fanservice.

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** In addition, he did point out that 2505 is unusually open minded to the point where racism and sexism seem to be forgotten, ignoring the prominence of sex sells in their culture.
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culture. Even then, the news shows that men and women are both used for fanservice.



* HarsherInHindsight:
** While the future is current a ways off from the future depicted in this movie, there is some prominent AntiIntellectualism in Western society, an example of which is [[http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/29/update-not-being-stupid-is-cognitive-privilege-now-which-is-just-like-white-privilege/ this article comparing being intelligent to white privilege]].

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* HarsherInHindsight:
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HarsherInHindsight: While the future is current a ways off from the future depicted in this movie, there is some prominent AntiIntellectualism in Western society, an example of which is [[http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/29/update-not-being-stupid-is-cognitive-privilege-now-which-is-just-like-white-privilege/ this article comparing being intelligent to white privilege]].
2nd Aug '17 8:03:38 PM SkidTroper
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* HarsherInHingsight:

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* HarsherInHingsight: HarsherInHindsight:
2nd Aug '17 8:03:16 PM SkidTroper
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* HarsherInHingsight:
** While the future is current a ways off from the future depicted in this movie, there is some prominent AntiIntellectualism in Western society, an example of which is [[http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/29/update-not-being-stupid-is-cognitive-privilege-now-which-is-just-like-white-privilege/ this article comparing being intelligent to white privilege]].
2nd Aug '17 7:59:31 PM SkidTroper
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*** Even then, the news shows that men and women are both used for fanservice.
30th Jul '17 10:34:45 AM NWolfman
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** Quite a lot of people take this movie seriously, pointing to the (purported) stupidity of modern pop culture as proof that this movie is a good predictor of the future.
** WordOfGod [[FlipFlopOfGod changed their minds]] about that on [[https://twitter.com/etanjc/status/702545314733895680 Twitter]], saying that events leading to the 2016 U.S Presidential election such as the massive accidental poisoning of water and plants for money made them agree with the fans now that [[NightmareFuel their movie]] ''[[FridgeHorror might]]'' [[RealityIsUnrealistic turn into a documentary]].

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** Quite a lot of people take this movie seriously, pointing to the (purported) stupidity of modern pop culture as proof that this movie is a good predictor of the future.
future. The filmmakers themselves eventually rolled with this, although it was more for socio-political reasons and insidious business practices than lethal stupidity causes by mass consumer culture.
** WordOfGod [[FlipFlopOfGod changed their minds]] about that on [[https://twitter.com/etanjc/status/702545314733895680 Twitter]], saying that events leading to the 2016 U.S Presidential election such A harmless example: ''Ow, My Balls'' is depicted in-universe as the massive accidental poisoning ultimate example of water lowbrow, nonintellectual culture and plants for money made them agree with the fans now everyone who finds it even remotely funny is a complete moron. But you'd be hard pressed to admit that [[NightmareFuel their movie]] ''[[FridgeHorror might]]'' [[RealityIsUnrealistic turn into you didn't laugh at least a documentary]].''little''.
30th Jul '17 10:20:41 AM NWolfman
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** Plus, despite his bombastic nature and sharing low IQ of 2505, President Camacho can be considered a [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure competent leader]] who actually wants to help people, and his first reaction to finding joe is to implement a solution to food crisis, even if the said problems are actually simple to begin with.

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** Plus, despite his bombastic nature and sharing low IQ of 2505, President Camacho can be considered a [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure competent leader]] who actually wants to help people, and his first reaction to finding joe Joe is to implement a solution to food crisis, even if the said problems are actually simple to begin with.with. So you could argue that it isn't so much that everyone is lethally stupid as leaders who don't consider any options beyond basic savage desires.



* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Not Sure (Luke Wilson) was sentenced to "rehabilitation". In RealLife, Luke's brother [[TearJerker Owen Wilson was rumored to have gone to rehab a couple of times due to depression]].

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Not Sure (Luke Wilson) was sentenced to "rehabilitation". In RealLife, Luke's brother [[TearJerker Owen Wilson was rumored to have gone to checked himself into rehab a couple of times due to depression]].depression after attempting suicide.
26th Jul '17 11:10:33 AM t209
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** In addition, he did point out that 2505 is unusually open minded to the point where racism and sexism seem to be forgotten, ignoring the prominence of Fanservice in their culture.
** Plus President Camacho being a ReasonableAuthorityFigure who actually wants to help people and the moment he discovered smartest person is to get to solving problems quickly, even if the said problems are actually simple to begin with.

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** In addition, he did point out that 2505 is unusually open minded to the point where racism and sexism seem to be forgotten, ignoring the prominence of Fanservice sex sells in their culture.
** Plus Plus, despite his bombastic nature and sharing low IQ of 2505, President Camacho being can be considered a ReasonableAuthorityFigure [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure competent leader]] who actually wants to help people people, and the moment he discovered smartest person his first reaction to finding joe is to get implement a solution to solving problems quickly, food crisis, even if the said problems are actually simple to begin with.
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