Column: Mike Judge: The election is over, but our idiocracy is here to stay


Mike Judge’s movie “Office Space” was a cultural game-changer. But it’s his decade-old film of time-traveling social satire that’s achieved a cult-status revival in this election year: “Idiocracy.” The portmanteau title — “idiot” plus “democracy” — is a Twitter favorite, but as Judge tells it, it didn’t start out being political at all.

Find the full archive of "Patt Morrison Asks" podcasts here or search for "Patt Morrison Asks" on iTunes.

To read this week’s column, click here.

Want unlimited digital access to the L.A. Times? Patt Morrison listeners can sign up here for eight free weeks.


We can't take credit for 'dude,' but L.A. is responsible for the creation of hundreds of words in its 235-year history

Why are Julian Assange and Vladimir Putin helping Donald Trump?

Stanford linguistics professor John Rickford on the legacy of Ebonics

Follow the Opinion section on Twitter @latimesopinion or Facebook