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Popular things that are stupid
I took to Twitter earlier this month to ask the age-old question, “what’s something popular that you think is stupid?”
You all did not disappoint.
Ironically, I love and enjoy nearly 90% of the things people called “stupid,” but I guess that was par for the course for this particular question?
Here are a few salty truth bombs you all shared. May they help the rest of us lift the wool from our eyes…
“What’s something popular that you think is stupid?”
Even accounting for its relative importance, it’s incredible how much airtime we give politics.
For example... did you know there were zero commercial airline deaths in 2017?
How much airtime did SpaceX get when they landed THREE rockets back to Earth on the same mission? Something no nation-state has ever been able to do with one rocket.
I’m confident both stories got less airtime than whatever Ted Cruz tweeted those same weeks.
Wake up, sheeple: factory farming will be looked back on as one of mankind’s most horrific, immoral, cruel institutions.
Most of us could easily eat less meat and still live healthy lives.
I say that as somebody doing little to combat the problem.
I asked for clarity on the Gmail one: he hates ads in his inbox and Gmail’s auto-sorting system. Both of those were reasons I switched over to Superhuman, which he also hates. I can’t win this one.
I was relieved to hear I’m not the only one who didn’t “get” Game of Thrones. I tried to get into it. I couldn’t. Breaking Bad is clearly a superior show. Sue me. Unsubscribe. I do not care.
Yes, and Breaking Bad is firmly in the 1%.
Long-time Stew’s Letter readers know my opinions on Baby On Board bumper stickers. They are the enemy of the American people.
I also asked this question to a group at my birthday dinner last week. A couple of highlights:
“Texting back-and-forth about something when a phone call would clearly be faster.”
“When people say, ‘I did a thing.’ The false humility drives me nuts. Own what you did!”
Is there anything popular that you think is stupid?
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