We Are So Totally Screwed As A Civilization

This, apparently, is an actual call into a Fargo, North Dakota radio station:

I weep for our planet.

And, just for the record, I leave myself open to the possibility that this was a joke. In fact, I hope it was.

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Comments

  1. SKI says:

    There are no words…

  2. michael reynolds says:

    Oh, so you just assume that deer can’t read signs. That is so deerist.

  3. Rachael says:

    She can’t be serious. For the sake of the future, I hope she was trolling them (or unable to bear children–either way).

  4. @michael reynolds:

    Wouldn’t that be anti-deerist?

  5. Ron Beasley says:

    Yes indeed, US citizens are indeed to stupid for Democracy.

  6. gVOR08 says:

    So this woman is punking the talk show, or she’s a typical Republican. What’s your point?

  7. JKB says:

    She must have moved there from New York City.

    I was driving across New Jersey one morning listening to the local news. Apparently, all the New Yorkers moving out in country kept complaining about people’s roosters crowing so early in the morning.

    When I was stationed in DC in the early 2000s, a coworker bought a townhouse out in Frederick, MD. They’d had so much trouble with DC morons out there he actually had to sign a form acknowledging that it was a farm area and roosters crow, cows moo, tractors might be on the road, and the fragrance of nature might be pungent in the spring.

  8. ernieyeball says:

    So why did the chicken cross the road? Bill Nye has the answer…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6nSOgsI_vo

  9. ernieyeball says:

    Apparently the chicken crossed the road because that is where the edit function has been all this time.

  10. Mr. Prosser says:

    Years ago there was a poster of a ferocious looking bear posted all over Yellowstone Park. The large red letters at the top said “Dangerous!”. One fine fellow told me he had seen every animal in the park during his stay except the Dangeroo, Poor guy.

  11. grumpy realist says:

    @JKB: Ha. I grew up in Upstate New York in a farming area and our major problem during the hunting season were the idiot would-be hunters from downstate who would shoot cows thinking they were deer….

    This is my main reason for insisting on an IQ test before allowing anyone a rifle.

  12. John H says:

    I think you may be jumping on a long running bit of theater:

    http://www.snopes.com/humor/letters/deercrossing.asp

    Nice to see someone keeping the flame alive.

  13. John H says:

    Hang on – on further review, the play is overturned. Donna called back to the station later and admitted that in fact she did not understand the reason for the crossing signs. The original farce authored by Mr Abbott and his daughter seems a spoof, but Donna was a true ingenue.

    http://www.y94.com/uploads/Y94PlayhouseDonnaTheDeerLadyReturns.mp3

  14. ernieyeball says:

    @grumpy realist: This is my main reason for insisting on an IQ test before allowing anyone a rifle.

    How about membership in… “A well regulated militia,..” (USCon. A II) that is organized, armed, disciplined and governed by the United States Congress and whose officers are appointed by the States and trained by the States “according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;..” (USCon. Art. 1 Sec. 8 [16]) and the Commander in Chief “of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States,..” shall be the President. (USCon. Art. II Sec. 2 [1])…
    …before allowing anyone a rifle.

  15. Dai Alanye says:

    In fact, the caller has a good idea, and I fail to understand the ridicule she’s undergoing. Next, get the authorities after those Falling Rocks signs out west. Those suckers are more dangerous than deer, and shlould be placed on the other side of hills.

  16. Mack says:

    AND…. it may actually be able to BREED.

  17. Michelle Benczkowski says:

    Wow. Just wow.

  18. mike says:

    WHAT are you kidding me …THE DEER CAN’T READ ….THE SIGN IS FOR HUMANS TO BE AWARE THAT THERE COULD BE OR WILL DEER CROSSING IN THIS AREA….This lady is completly full of crap..DEAR CAN’T READ!!!!!!!! MOVING THE SIGN TO A DIFFERENT AREA IS NOT GOING TO MAKE THE DEER MOVE …..STUPID LADY

  19. ernieyeball says:

    @mike: .DEAR CAN’T READ!

    Thanks for your incite Mike.