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Thank You Captain Obvious

February 11, 2012

I live in Canada. Usually gets pretty nippy outside during the winter months up here. Gets some snow too.

This morning, all of the newscasts felt it necessary to tell listeners to bundle up because it’s cold outside.

Canada’s education system may not be the best in the world, but it does manage to pump out people capable of finding work in any field in any market in the world. Canadians are not stupid. Canadians dress appropriately for the weather.

Canada gets a lot of immigrants. All year round, people flock from all over the world, especially places that don’t have Canadian winters, to come to Canada and start a new life. Sure, these people take time to accommodate themselves to the Canadian way-of-life but they’re not stupid. They know to put away the sandals and t-shirts when it’s cold outside.

So, if Canadians step outside, feel the cold and clothe themselves to counteract the inclement weather and the new Canadians do the same; then who is that newscast for? Is there somebody out there so stupid that they need to be told that it’s cold outside? If some such stupid person did exist: wouldn’t their brain be unable to comprehend the suggestion from the newscast, wouldn’t their brain be unable to differentiate between hot and cold temperatures felt on the body, wouldn’t they have died long ago from forgetting to eat?

Or maybe they’ve all got jobs working in newsrooms?

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 11, 2012 12:50 pm

    One would think, when humans decide to live that far north of the equator, they’d be prepared to deal with lower temperatures and climes, wouldn’t you? You’d be surprised how many dumb things otherwise intelligent people can do, bud.

    like watch american idol?

  2. Riot Kitty permalink
    February 11, 2012 5:15 pm

    maybe they’ve all got jobs working in newsrooms?
    *That’s my guess.*

    hitting close to home?

  3. February 13, 2012 12:57 am

    It’s amazing how people survived all those Canadian winters before they had newscasters telling them what to do!

    it was a hard life

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