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Craig Ferguson’s rant against the deification of youth and stupidity

November 25, 2012 | By Abraham | 14 comments

Sorry about the audience in this clip. The content is worth it, though…

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14 Comments

  1. K says:

    Nice clip but he does sound a bit like a teacher going off on a mental rant in parts. Also, you were right about the audience Abraham…

  2. Chris says:

    He’s right, you know. Look at Jersey Shore, Honey BooBoo, Real Housewives of wherever, ANY reality show. The list is endless. Young and dumb, that’s where it’s at. And yes, that is a live audience. It’s obvious Mr. Ferguson did not have an American public school education. He knows how to think.

    1. Marianne says:

      As someone who goes to an American public high school, I have to agree. I had mostly classical education before highschool, and I’m so glad I did. My future kids will as well.

  3. slayerwulfe says:

    when U realize old means death but he’s one of the coolest getting close to death old guy’s. at least he seems to be ok with it, that’s a good sign. Yeh! the Greek’s worshiped beauty not youth, rethink that one.
    slayerwulfe (i’m gonna die at some point)cave.

  4. Pam says:

    The audience is laughing because of his delivery. They paid to go be entertrained and their mind set ready to receive. We laugh when we can identify with a situation or it maybe that the audience is young and stupid. Ferguson is a very intellegent man, occationally a little raunchy, but very intellegent. The point is not about the audience response but our society’s obsesion with youth.When I was a young person intellegence was applauded. Now if a young person demostrates he is inellegent he is labeled a geek. This is the dumbing down of America. This is true with all areas of the American way of life now. What is good is now bad and what is bad is now good. •The World Economic Forum ranks the United States 52nd in the quality of mathematics and science education, and 5th (and declining) in overall global competitiveness [v]
    •The United States ranks 27th in developed nations in the proportion of college students receiving undergraduate degrees in science or engineering [vi]. Way to go Craig!

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