New Rule

When you’re calling someone else stupid, don’t get the aphorism wrong, like this douche did:

“Well, he’s not the brightest bulb on the planet.”

– Donald Trump

Trump was responding to Robert De Niro’s quite accurate labeling of him as more or less an idiot.

It’s “not the brightest bulb in the box,” or “not the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree,” or probably a few other versions that I haven’t heard/can’t recall, but it’s certainly not “not the brightest bulb on the planet,” for the same reason it’s “not the sharpest knife in the drawer,” or “not the sharpest tool in the shed,” instead of “not the sharpest tool/knife on the planet.” If you’re going to go all clever-analogous on us you’ve gotta figure out how to do it all the way through, instead of starting off with a pseudo-anthropomorphic metaphor before finishing with a literal-

Fuck it, I’m not explaining this. Donald Trump is a fucking moron, and if you don’t already know this then you probably are too. 🙂

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