Down with Stupidity

 Posted by at 05:02  Down with
Sep 072011
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“Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute this. I say that there is more stupidity than hydrogen and that is the basic building block of the universe.” Frank Zappa

I intended to write another Coot’s lesson today but my muse remained obstinately silent. The thoughts were there in the appropriate order but stuggle as I might, the outline refused to metamorphose into brilliant prose- or even pedestrian prose – so , good blogger that I am I have a workaround for a lazy muse day- my book of cantankerous quotations, always good for breaking a mental block.

Todays quotation is from Frank Zappa – self proclaimed musical genius from the 70’s. I claim no understanding of Frank Zappa or his music even though he and I are roughly contemporaries but I like the quotation. Keep it in mind the next time you listen to a politician. If you never heard of Frank Zappa before then by all means open the video below. It won’t answer any questions but when you are done, you will know about Frank Zappa’s music – at least a little. For me, the most significant thing you need to know about Frank is that he named his four kids Moon Unit, Dweezil, Ahmet Emuukha Rodan and Diva Thin Muffin Pigeen and apparently they love him anyway.

If Frank were alive today he would surely be far beyond Cantankerous.


Ralph is the inspiration for Cantankerous Old Coots and is our Grand Duke of Cantankerousness

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  2 Responses to “Down with Stupidity”

  1. It is possible…likely even…that stupidity IS the universe’s basic building block, but if you use politician as an example you have made a good argument that stupidity must share top billing with bullshititis.

  2. I can live with bullshititis because bulshitters generally know something. They just don’t want to reveal it. It is the stupid ones that actually believe they know something that scare me. They need to be locked up.

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