I’m introducing a new article series called Future America. This series will talk about the degenerating culture and standards, and the impact this degeneration will have on you and your planning. It won’t be all grim, though, some of it will be fun, like this one.
Today, I ran across this xkcd drawing showing the Saturn V, explained in terms which only use the first thousand most common words. Apparently, the word thousand isn’t one of them. If you’ve ever tried to explain anything to a modern American, and the topic didn’t involve the latest Honey Boo Boo sportsgame or iLeash, you’ll appreciate this as much as I do.
Click on the preview below to open and read the whole thing on xkcd’s site:
This reminds me of the guy I called out last year to come look at a leaking hydraulic cylinder to quote fixing it. His first move was to get a screwdriver and a hammer out of his trunk, intending to remove the cylinder cap by using the screwdriver like a chisel against the little nubbies on the cap, while the cylinder itself was still attached to the machine. Apparently this hydraulic professional didn’t own a spanner. “Thank you for coming out, but it will be fine.”
He did have a nice iPhone, though.