Anyone bemoaning the state of the US educational system should tune into Playboy TV and have their faith restored.
I was watching an episode of Playboy Morning Show; there was a trivia competition amongst three of the Playboy Bunnies with questions about videos that went viral on the internet.
I was absolutely floored at the level of detail they all knew about these individuals featured in videos what had gone viral – the grumpy kitty, a smoking woman who had ‘no time for emphysema’, the good looking convict…. They had PhD level knowledge of the viral world.
I was both impressed and depressed. On one hand, young people in this country are learning something – I am not exaggerating in saying that their knowledge was encyclopedic. On the other had – of course – it is beyond sad that they are spending that much time with mind pablum.
How do we turn this train around? There was enough collective knowledge there to design a space ship – how do we redirect this energy?