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Writer of Hit Movie ‘Idiocracy’ Surprised to Learn that His Work Has “Become a Documentary”

It’s official. Etan Cohen agrees with the rest of us — Idiocracy turned out to be a documentary, after all.

Cohen, who co-wrote the satirical, er, now-documentary with Beavis & Butthead creator, Mike Judge, in 2006, tweeted his sentiment on Wednesday:

“I never expected #idiocracy to become a documentary.”

Idiocracy, which has garnered cult status, follows a man who awakens in the future in America to discover everyone — from average joes to politicians — is an idiot.

Though many suspect Cohen had to have imagined the possibility Idiocracy would prove portentous, the writer claims surprise at its ‘accuracy.’

People reacted to Cohen’s tweet in droves. One person asked, “why not? 1984 became the current handbook for gov’t” — to which he wryly quipped, “and in the words of 1984 this is double-plus ungood.”

Cohen also told his followers, “I thought the worst thing that would come true was everyone wearing Crocs.”

Terry Crews, made famous for his role in Idiocracy as President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho, took the opportunity to express his cynicism about the Orwellian election — in character:

“All y’all need to stop tripping,” Crews tweeted. “Chill the F out, ‘Merica.”

To the readers of the Free Thought Project, the notion of idocracy is, sadly, nothing new. As we reported late last year, residents of Bridgeport, CT, were dumb enough to elect a convicted felon as their mayor.

Of course, being a convicted felon does not automatically make you a bad person. However, in this case, there was no excuse.

At 43-years-old, Joseph P. Ganim had been the mayor of Connecticut’s largest city for 12 years before stepping down to be arrested and convicted on multiple corruption charges.

On March 19, 2003, a federal court convicted Ganim of 16 counts of criminal misconduct, including racketeering, extortion, bribery, tax evasion and mail fraud.

Ganim spent years in jail for crimes he committed against the people of Bridgeport, only to get out and be elected mayor.

On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, after being reelected in a landslide vote, Joe Ganim was sworn into the office of the mayor – for the second time. Only now, this pillar of society is a convicted felon.

Idocracy is indeed real.

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  • IS HE REALLY SURPRISED BECAUSE I HIGHLY DOUBT HE WAS “SURPRISED” IM NOT SURPRISED

  • I find this interesting. I’ve been saying its reality for years.

    Just, I didn’t know Bridgeport has a mayor whose a convicted fellon. I’m from CT, Sandy Hook (Newtown) exactly, but lived in Bridgeport for a few months. Had no clue.

    • Did you know the shooting was a hoax?

    • Ur entitled to ur own options. I don’t want to talk about it thanks

    • when you actually know people who died and know the families n were at the funerals, and saw their dead bodies, it’s sad people say it’s a hoax. So The Columbine school shooting was fake, so was the guy who shot up the movies after the new Batman movie? I don’t care for input from you about the shooting. I commented about this post about the movie, not to have dumb input like yours. Keep your opinion to yourself. Thanks.

    • Sorry for your loss Tiffany. Can you please give me the names of the people you know that died there?

    • My little brother was in that school. It was 2 children that were siblings of his friends, n the principle

    • Very small town. We all know everyone

    • Hell, my neighbor had jus shown up at the school as the shooting was happening. She was there to make gingerbread men with the kindergardeners, a tradition that’s been there since I went there.

  • It was a prophecy

  • I said this would turn into a documentary one day the 1st time I watched it LoL

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  • I’ve been saying this for years now.

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  • Surprised? Really? As soon as I saw the movie I called it..

  • Title says he was surprised – doubt he was actually surprised.

  • Idiocracy.
    Once a funny movie.
    Now a probable future.

  • WHY is he surprised?

  • At least we have one hero to look forward to.

  • Trico

    “16 counts of criminal misconduct, including racketeering, extortion, bribery, tax evasion and mail fraud”

    The Clintons and The Bushes laugh at such a paltry Crime Legacy.

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  • What are you not sure about? Our political system is a farce and these candidates are a joke….

    Selected, not elected!?