So, I was driving down the road today and I.... wait.... I can drive? Yes, I have a license. This, naturally, makes me very happy. However, I feel a sense of great responsibility. I equate this responsibility to what the fictional characters Spiderman, Harry Potter, and James Bond felt. Seeing as how there were more than 42,000 fatalities as a direct result of car accidents in 2009, I have essentially just been given a license to kill. What scares me more than anything else isn't that I have a license; it's that other people have them. People are stupid. Despite this fact, getting a license is extremely easy. You aren't tested on your ability to avoid an accident or foresee problems. Heck, you don't even have to know how to read (which might be kind of important because of, you know, road signs). I don't understand why we allow so many idiots on the road. If bad drivers weren't allowed to drive, we wouldn't have to be especially defensive. If everyone on the road was intelligent, cautious, and took what they were doing seriously then we wouldn't have to worry about someone "Coming out of nowhere" because everyone would be very aware of each other. The world would be a much better place.
But it isn't. So, who really cares?
Mythbusters is one of the greatest things that has ever existed. It is certainly one of the greatest shows on television. This show has helped me come to a sad realization: I would make an awful scientist. I always root for the myth to be confirmed. Oftentimes, I will mentally skew the evidence in an effort to lend more credence to the myth. Well, who needs unbiased observation anyway?
Look out on those roads Arizonans (not for me, for the other nutcases),