Humor: Against Internet challenges

From Matt Labash and The Weekly Standard:

Dear Matt,

I just read that a girl set herself on fire as part of an Internet challenge. What gives? Is the Internet making us dumber? Or are Internet challenges symptomatic of our already naturally-endowed dumbness?

-A Concerned Citizen

That’s hard for me to say, as I sit here chewing my Tide pod, with my wet t-shirt still clingy and adrip after I helped eradicate Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis by taking the Ice Bucket Challenge. (Sorry ladies, no pictures.)

I might be a little late to the game on that last one, which can happen when you have a carrier-pigeon cable connection on a creaky HP laptop. Though even if I had Verizon Fios on a spanking new MacBook, it’s hard to keep up with the New Dumbness. Which the Internet helps make more of, every day, all the live-long day.

Continue reading at The Weekly Standard

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