I listened to the Firesign Theater - I Think We’re All Bozos on This Bus and watched Idiocracy.
I enjoyed listening to “I Think We’re All Bozos on This Bus”. There were a lot of “quotables" and I found that some lines would pass through my head or I compulsively regurgitated them out loud when I was with my friends. “Before the beginning, there was this turtle…” really got to me. For being recorded nearly half a century ago when the world was so different, Firesign’s take on an imaged future was an accurate prediction of the world we live in today. The way that the average person was portrayed in the radio show is not far from how I perceive much of the country, especially with the bozo that is currently running it. This album is very humorous and a witty commentary on the era.
The first time that I watched Idiocracy I was maybe in third or fourth grade. Back then I definitely didn't pick up on the satire, I just thought that the Buttfuckers joke was the pinnacle of comedy, well it still is. Im going back to the president thing, in a country run by an dumbass and populated by millions and millions of idiots I feel like our future isn’t too far from this honestly. Maybe I’m being a little harsh, but the scenario presented on how the future got to where it was seems like it could possibly happen, and I remember thinking that back when I was a kid too. Its also fitting that everything in the movie is sponsored by big business. Costco has taken over, water has been replaced with Brawndo (It’s go what plants crave), and President Camacho’s middle name is Mountain Dew. There was definitely a trend between the two in predicting mass stupidity and the influence of business.