“Brawndo has what plants crave. It’s got electrolytes.”

From: Idiocracy

Genre: Movies

Who said it?: The population of the future!

The story behind the quote: Although he became popular due to his animated outings like Beavis and Butt-head and King of the Hill, Mike Judge has actually achieved a modicum of success from his live-action films. One of those films is the 2006 cult hit, Idiocracy.

In the film, Corporal “Average” Joe Bauers (played by Luke Wilson) becomes a guinea pig for a suspended animation experiment. However, the experiment is forgotten and “Average” Joe wakes up 500 years in the future to a world that has evolved in such a way that intellectualism is scoffed at, leading to the world’s population to be of less than average intelligence, making “Average” Joe the smartest man on the planet.

The quote comes from the middle of the film. Joe advises that, instead of using the energy drink Brawndo, to irrigate the world’s failing crops, they should just use water instead. However, the cabinet just can’t see why ordinary water would be better than Brawndo…

Geek wisdom: It may seem sad, but there are some people that do emulate the future population featured in Idiocracy. These are the same people that only assure what they’ve been told is correct without even checking if its true or not. They blindly follow what they’ve been told because it sounds good but it might not actually be. People sometimes have to think about things rather than just accepting them.


Author: Victor de la Cruz

Most of my childhood (and adult life) was spent doing a lot of geeky stuff: watching TV, playing video games and going to the movies. To some, it may have been a waste of time. Well, to me, it has made me what I am today... a geeky adult. I actually write for a couple of blogs, namely: geekwisdom.wordpress.com 3rdworldgeeks.com gamemoir.com Please check them out!

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