Louis CK Explains Evils of Smartphones
Nobody can sit quietly alone anymore, he tells Conan
By Newser Editors, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 20, 2013 12:44 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Apple says demand has been "incredible" for today's rollout of the new iPhones, reports AllThingsD. One person you won't find in line? Louis CK. On Conan last night, the comedian explained all that's wrong with smartphones, especially when it comes to kids, reports Salon. Sample line: "You need to build an ability to just be yourself and not be doing something. That’s what the phones are taking away. The ability to just sit there. That’s being a person."

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Becuzican
Sep 23, 2013 6:35 AM CDT
He is right, of course, but they do need something to do, because they are all biochemically over-stimulated. Have you ever noticed just how "tap-tap-tap" our teenagers and their young adult peers have become? Why is that? Most people are copper-poisoned these days, because of copper piping for domestic water coupled with a lack of zinc in our modern diet. Lack of zinc causes acne, stretch marks and other skin problems because it helps hold together the dermis and maintains its health. A study of violent offenders at Joliet prison in Illinois showed that 70% were seriously zinc deficient. What does zinc have to do with violence? Because zinc and copper are competitive inhibitors, so the less zinc we have on board, the more we are copper-poisoned, and milligram for milligram, copper has the same effect on the central nervous system as amphetamine, but it is not excreted nearly so quickly, so it accumulates in the body to deleterious levels. The combination of low zinc and high copper is the source of most mental illness in the western world today, because it causes a condition of chronic over-stimulation, which generally results in aggression and depression, and the widespread need for drugs to ameliorate these conditions, which can hardly be cured when they are based on an imbalance in two of our essential nutrients, one of which is a heavy metal. Thus, the need for smartphones, which is a more constructive way to absorb the agitation caused by being copper poisoned, than by becoming a violent offender at Joliet, and as we see, the edge of this sword is becoming quite narrow. The natives getting very restless. The cure is too simple. Take supplemental zinc, 50 milligrams a day. People with acne should take 100 mg per day until the acne goes away. People with really serious acne should take 150 mg per day. Expectant mothers should take an additional 50 - 100 mg day to prevent stretch marks and post-partum depression. Kids with ADHD should be taking zinc supplements as well. Ditto schizophrenics and bi-polars. And of course, everybody should start drinking bottled water. Then we will see the extreme busyness and pre-occupation of our younger generation diminish.
jgarbuz
Sep 21, 2013 7:31 AM CDT
First time I've ever seen or heard this guy, but I totally agree. I've been "into" computers since 1979, but I've only owned a cell phone once, some 21 years ago, and never again. The only hand-held device I "own" is between my legs. People complain that the middle class is "disappearing." No, they've chosen to hand over their money to Apple, Samsung, and Verizon.
Chatsworth
Sep 21, 2013 7:23 AM CDT
Texting is stupid.My fingers are too big for those silly ass tiny keyboards anyway.What's the freaking point?