Dear B & R (and all those troubled by U.S. Americans):
Netflix "Idiocracy" by Mike Judge and have yourself a gallows-humor pity-party. Seriously. It's a laugh-a-minute, cry-every-10-minutes dark vision of our future.
Tangentially ... an interesting note about the phrase "U.S. Americans": It may actually mean something. At least when I worked abroad, "Americans" standing in for "U.S. Citizens" seemed to piss a lot of people off. Since Canadians and Mexicans are (North) Americans, Brazilians and Peruvians are (South) Americans, et al.
Was that boring? A: Should I go back to talking about my body?