Went to see Spider-Man 2 the other day. (Eh. Not worth the hype. But OK.) During the previews, they showed one for a must-see called "Anacondas". They showed the cast of nobodys wandering through the swampy-jungle, with the nifty computer-generated fifty foot snakes slithering and swimming and roaring and eating people. (Oh no. I've given away the plot.) When the trailer ended, a woman behind me turned to her companion and said: "Are the snakes really that big?" Yes. Yes they are. There are big, humongous, fifty-plus-foot roaring head-chomping snakes in the Amazon. By the thousands. The reason that hasn't made the news is because they're so common. They get the big drooling car-eating snakes like we get ants or houseflies.
Comments like this stop me cold. My stupidity filters get overwhelmed or something. I wonder how people can be this stupid and still function in the world. And I wonder what happened to evolution, and how, as the years go by, as a species we seem to be losing our thumbs.