“The Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”
I know this blog is all about highlighting stupid rules and regulations and the even stupider people who are put in place to enforce them. Similarly with bureaucrats and bureaucracy.
The blog is called FASAB because we, as reasonably normal and sane individuals should Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy wherever and whenever we see and experience it, not just timidly accept it. Very serious message, just trying to illustrate it in a humorous way where possible.
As in everything there are degrees of this stupidity.
There are people who dress rather stupidly as in yesterday’s blog. Or people who do stupid things when they are working or just going about their normal lives. That’s the acceptable face of stupidity. It entertains us rather than angers us, although it can be a bit frustrating at times too.
The really dangerous fools are the ones who have been placed in positions, usually in government and local government positions, or in banks or large companies we have to interact with, who have no ability intellectually but who have been handed the ability to mess with our lives. These are the people that we should not bow down to, that we should not tolerate and who we should expose, ridicule and fight against wherever and whenever we find them.
Then there are those from the former group, who are prone to do stupid things, but who are smart enough to realize that maybe they can make a bit of a living out of their mishaps. One such person is a guy from Tennessee called Bill Dance.
If you haven’t heard of Bill, he is a retired professional tournament angler and nowadays hosts a reasonably successful TV show about fishing called Bill Dance Outdoors. Each episode is about half an hour long and is a mixture of illustrating various fishing techniques, product advertising, and tips and tricks. Sometimes Bill has celebrities like Terry Bradshaw, Hank Williams, Jr., Mel Tillis, Jerry Reed, or others along with him.
If you are into fishing then you should give it a look, its now on Versus in the US (formerly the Outdoor Life Network.
Now I know some of you are thinking this fishing talk is boring. What has it got to do with a blog like this? Yes, I know where you’re coming from. I am not a fanatical fisherman and never have been. I think I was put off the sport at a very early age when I went fishing with a complete idiot who proceeded to hook the back of my shirt when he was casting his line and dragged me backwards into a lake.
Although, as I’ve gotten older, it does have a greater appeal. As long as you were idiot free what a nice relaxing way to spend the afternoon, maybe writing an entry for your blog???
But whatever your views on fishing, Bill is a great illustration of the group we talked about at the beginning, people who are stupid, but harmless (except to themselves), and who consistently do stupid things that serve to entertain rather than annoy.
Watch the videos and enjoy. If you don’t laugh at least once seek medical help immediately – there’s something wrong with you! (I have just picked a couple at random, so there may be a bit of repetition, but if you are anything like me you’ll find it funny even the second time!)
Hope you enjoy.
Have you had similar experiences? Send them along. Let the world know what is happening before it is too late.