03 Feb '12, 2am

Why does Brad Pitt think cars are dumb? He explains in this video from @TheDailyShow

Why does Brad Pitt think cars are dumb? He explains in this video from @TheDailyShow

As part of an extended interview with Jon Stewart on the Daily Show, Brad Pitt let loose this little gem—a brief, mostly accidental one-off critique of how ridiculous cars are . He made the remark in passing, as a metaphor for something that happens in one of his movies. (Watch the interview segment here ) But he's right. Put that way, gas-guzzling automobiles are an entirely preposterous mode of transportation. In fact, I think I'll add 'Brad Pitt thinks they're dumb' to my ever-expanding arsenal of arguments about why cars are patently absurd. They do run on fossil fuels, which are increasingly expensive, and probably running out altogether. They do feed a nationwide addiction to oil that lands us into all kinds of geopolitical tight spots. They also spur hugely unsustainable development, and encourage the perpetuation of one of mankind's (other) worst ideas, the suburbs...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/cars/brad-pitt-thinks-cars-are-...

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