I'm amazed someone else noticed:
On Jeopardy the other day, Alex Trebek reads the answer:
"A Marxist stage before communism which is characterized by government control over the economy.... I thought it meant friendliness."
So, three of us, lumberkid included, hurry to answer: "What is socialism? Alex! What is Socialism?" But it turns out no haste in answering was needed; the three big-brained contestants just stood there staring off into space. I mean, these are the kind of people who know that the machine used in shoe stores to measure shoe size is called a Brannock device, and that the banana is technically a herb; but they don't know that socialism is government control of the economy? And they didn't know that socialism is a step on the two-step walk towards communism? At a time like this?
Have I said lately that we're doomed?