People, Please: For the Love of Pete, It Was April Fool’s

Color me confused — three days ago, runs a poll, the results of which force me to conclude that NASCAR fans are dumb not the brightest bulbs in the socket. Now, the site steps up with another poll, the results of which force me to conclude that NASCAR fans are of much higher wattage than I thought.

While the rest of the blogosphere wastes energy and continues to chide Car and Driver for its April Fools’ Day hoax, asked its users if the magazine’s effort was "irresponsible" or "just a prank." While perhaps not enough to restore my faith in humanity, that more than 70 percent of the 116,000 votes weigh in on the side of "prank" does provide me with a glimmer of hope that all is not lost.

Well, at least until the next incidence of brazen stupidity on the part of the masses forces me to confront my own inherent righteousness and intelligence all over again.