Oh sure, we've all had this gut feeling that maybe society was dumbing down a bit...but if you needed some evidence...
1) At a recent London art auction, three abstract paintings were put up for sale alongside pieces by respected artists Andy Warhol and Renoir. No one bid on the Warhol or Renoir stuff, but Congo the chimp's paintings sold for over $26,000 US (click the photo for a better view of the chimps work)
2) The "runaway bride" - (aka, the chick with the really big psycho eyes) has just signed a book deal for her life's story and will be cashing a $500,000 US cheque for that debacle. That should be a riveting piece of work;
3) Turns out that apes may not infact be our closest relatives...no. It seems genetically our closest link is to dogs. The only thing that seperates man from dog is opposable thumbs, and the fact we don't fear vaccuum cleaners.
So there you have it. All the evidence is in...and we're all doomed.
No wonder I drink.