Today’s “Wonko The Sane” moment

“It seemed to me,’ said Wonko the Sane, ‘that any civilization that had so far lost its head as to need to include a set of detailed instructions for use in a package of toothpicks, was no longer a civilization in which I could live and stay sane.”

Douglas Adams,So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

Over the years I’ve thought I’ve reached my Wonko The Sane moment on many occasions. (If you’re not a Douglas Adams fan you should stop reading my witterings right now and dive into Mr. Adams back-catalogue. I’ll wait until you get back.)

I was wrong.

So very wrong.

We live in a civilisation where the video below, discovered by my nine-year old son (because the infernal, evil-incarnate YouTube algorithm recommended it to him after he’d watched a Minecraft tutorial), has accrued over 10 million views.

A video about going into all of the Walmart stores in North Carolina and buying a single Snickers bar from each.

Let me repeat that.

A video about going into all of the Walmart stores in North Carolina and buying a single Snickers bar from each…

…has attracted 10 million views.

A video whose mundanity, tedium, and pure, unmitigated stupidity are each off the scale.

A video that consists of nothing more than shots of Walmarts, checkout counters, and Snickers bars. Over and over. Until your eyes bleed and your IQ drops 100 points.

The next time anyone attempts to read anything into a YouTube video having million views, mention that video to them.

But do not click. Do. Not. Click. Help save us from ourselves.

I need some catharsis. Over to you, Mr. Keenan…

And some say the end is near.
Some say we’ll see Armageddon soon.
Certainly hope we will
I sure could use a vacation from this stupid shit, silly shit, stupid shit.

Writer(s): KEENAN MAYNARD JAMES, CAREY DANIEL EDWIN, CHANCELLOR JUSTIN GUNNER, JONES ADAM THOMAS