Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Superman tops Supremes

The latest Zogby poll indicates that seventy-seven percent of Americans surveyed (1,213 people) could identify all seven of the handy-capable little persons from the classic Disney animated film ‘Snow Caucasian’ but only twenty-four percent were able to name all of the justices currently sitting on the United States Supreme Court. While one might feel saddened and embarrassed for American society as a whole by this news, at the same time you can’t help but admit that you didn’t see this one coming. For anyone who has watched The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the host’s ‘Jay Walking’ segments this has become all too common knowledge. By no means am I however advocating that we simply sit down and take it. Pick up a newspaper, watch CNN … umm, scratch that … watch C-SPAN or Headline News, search the internet for blogs from both sides of the political spectrum – do something, anything, to stay more informed about the world around. I realize popular culture is more relatable for the average person but that doesn’t mean that everyone, yourself included, should fall in line with the herd.