Tuesday, February 26, 2008

No F*cking Way

There is no way this can go unremarked - no way, too, that it can be true. Else we are far more lost than I dared to believe.

Britons are losing their grip on reality, according to a poll out Monday which showed that nearly a quarter think Winston Churchill was a myth while the majority reckon Sherlock Holmes was real.

The survey found that 47 percent thought the 12th century English king
Richard the Lionheart was a myth.

And 23 percent thought World War II prime minister Churchill was made up. The same percentage thought Crimean War nurse Florence Nightingale did not actually exist.

UKTV Gold television surveyed 3,000 people.

Now there are statistics and there are damned lies - to brutalize Disraeli. WHO was surveyed and what were the demographics because the above is absolutely madness. I cannot fathom that we've in essentially a single generation dumbed down an entire population. And yet how else can the above be possible?

Fuck me running up a hill backwards, people.

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