Ice Bucket Idiots

Ice BucketEveryone has seen the latest social media craze for the lemmings: the #IceBucketChallenge. I am no longer even slightly amazed at the stupidity of modern American idiots and their insatiable desire to find the next opportunity to display their stupidity and excessive narcissism to the world.

Raising awareness of a disease is generally considered to be a good endeavor, but this one does nothing to actually address the problem of ALS. It only serves as an opportunity for the social morons to try and sell themselves as caring, empathetic citizens of a broad community. In reality, they get to post videos of themselves getting an ice bath.

The challenge is to either dump a bucket of ice water over your head or to donate $50-$100 to a particular charity, however everyone is opting for the ice bucket rather than donating money. Of course, that’s what this is really all about, not a charity endeavor but a massive public endeavor to provide the endless supply of narcissists with yet another chance to promote themselves while impersonating actual decent human beings.

Maybe the challenge should be to film yourself handing a $100 bill over to your local charity in person. You can dress as a clown or your favorite superhero. That would ensure that the charity actually gets some money and the self promoter gets that surge of adrenalin they so desperately need.

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They’re Right. I Don’t Understand.

That is one ugly Jeep
2015 Jeep Renegade

It’s a Jeep thing. You wouldn’t understand.

Being a fan of quality, function and beautiful design, I certainly cannot understand the latest Jeep thing, the new Jeep Renegade. In the race to see who can remove utility from sport utility vehicle, Jeep just jumped ahead of the competition.

The new Renegade is a heinous looking thing, looking part Kia, part Nissan, but total dork.

Another Mall Utility Vehicle, and designed for those with no concept of aesthetics in design, this thing will be a hit with……who the hell knows. Just idiots I guess.

Based on the Fiat 500, another stunning piece of crap from Italia, this fragile box just may put Jeep out of business. It’s reliability will be a wonderful combination of Jeep and Fiat, both world class bottom dwellers in the realm of quality. Expect record recalls and a short production span.

Rubicon drivers will swear and curse loudly every time they see one of these things pull up next to them. As if the Liberty wasn’t bad enough, seeing one of these may require them to immediately drive to the off-road shop for a new winch and tow rope in a vain attempt to assuage the shame.

Congratulations Jeep, your proficiency at producing crap is improving with every model release.