I think it was Robert Frost who wrote, "brains are a wonderful thing, they start working when we wake up and only switch off when we get to the office", I used to have that quote on my office wall and I think it should be amended so the it reads, "brains are a wonderful thing but completely wasted on anybody who uses a social network before thinking".
Some Americans, and to be fair it's not just Americans, possess only a tiny amount of common sense when it comes to going online and expressing their outrage at certain incidents. You have to feel sorry for the nation that has given the world Dvorak, Smetana, Milos Forman, Vaclav Havel and Pavel Nedved to name just six and has been confused with the wannabee breakaway Russian province that has given the world mass graves, human rights violations and the displacement of over 150,000 of its peoples due to decades of inter-ethnic fighting.
Well enough is enough the Czech Republic said this past week, it should have added, "get a life or at least get a map". The most mind numbing comments can be found here. Of course not all Americans are stupid enough to confuse the two,and as a country that once saw some of its citizens attacking the premises of a paediatrician because they thought any word featuring the letters paed, in that order, meant they were kiddie fiddlers can't laugh too loudly.
update: first news of the day (Monday) featured an explosion in Prague. Surely they haven't taken it that far I thought! Fortunately (these things are all relevant) it was a gas explosion not some bunch of militant tweeters from Dumb Ass, Illinois.