The Tide Pods Challenge! I don’t even know where to begin. This seems like some crazy urban legend or even a low-budget comedy film, anything but real life. We're all aware this isn’t the first insane challenge to grace our society and if the asylum’s inmates have their way, by no means will it be the last. When we were kids we had to suck on a soap bar because we said something naughty, these fools are deliberately eating this stuff like it is candy, all in the name of a challenge.
I don’t have a problem with the challenges in particularly, that is as long as outsiders don’t get hurt and/or bothered in the process, because I’m all for survival of the smartest and down with the dumbest. I’m not going to lie; dumb people are fun to watch. My issue is with the spectators. I don’t blame them for what is going on with these buffoons, by no means is it their fault, but why are they afraid to call them out on it? As a society we mercilessly attack each other over something as simple as our choices in politics, but when it comes to these knuckleheads we blame the companies, the internet, entertainment, pretty much anything but the individuals who are performing these amazing feats of stupidity themselves. We need to let these kings and queens adorn the crowns of their people, which in this case would be the dunce cap, nevertheless I’m sure they would wear it with pride.
I’m going to get at least one person who cries out like a clubbed in the knee Nancy Kerrigan who says, “They are just kids, why would you say that”? Let’s touch on the word “kids”, because it encompasses an awful lot, basically anyone under eighteen years of age by society’s standards. Don’t get it twisted, the stars of these dope shows are not infants, they are not just learning our world and experiencing things for the first time. The idiots who are performing these less than stellar stunts definitely know better, a lot better unfortunately. The whole, “they are just kids” crap is just that, and needs to be flushed down the toilet and sent to a watery grave!
For the record, all the participants in these whacked out challenges are not under the age of eighteen, as much as it pains me to say. However, we are specifically speaking of the Tide Pods challenge and most of its players seem to be minors so that’s where we stand. I don’t want you to think that we adults are immune to this stuff, far from it; some of us make a box of rocks look like Einstein. These assorted mixed nuts, mostly peanuts of course, do this nonsense so they have something to post on their YouTube channels, all for “likes” and dizzy dreams of fifteen minutes of fame.
There are people in some countries who are fighting for clean water and a morsel of food while we have people (and I use that term loosely) over here eating Tide Pods and continuously dreaming up even more ridiculousness to sink our teeth into every day, without an ounce of remorse or embarrassment. The rest of the world has to look upon us as if we’re riding the short bus! Why wouldn’t they, our mascots all belong in padded rooms wearing the latest in straitjacket fashions. We also have individuals who willingly cheer them on like they were rooting for their favorite sports team, they are not forced to do this, and they freely encourage this kind of behavior.
You want a real challenge; try to successfully endure this world without being a moron. Game, set, match.
Well there you have it, my two cents on a topic that’s worth about half that. Keeping reaching for stars and eating laundry soap packets, keep the American dream alive!