In the years before the European discovery of Australia, America is where the outcasts, the nutballs and the whackjobs were shuffled by the powers that be (those Pilgrims weren't all buckles and hats, you know — they were freaks). You'd think this would make us sympathetic to the plight of the loony, but it doesn't. Instead of accepting the different or the warped, we exalt the perfect and the flawless. We bypassed the turkey as our national symbol and chose the noble bald eagle, but if we were honest with ourselves, we would have gone... More >>>