Do we need to like a person to vote for them? Sometimes it helps.
Talking about dysfunction, we still have a dysfunctional government, it cannot even agree to pay it's own federal workers.
I seem to recall the "jackass" series which came out some years ago, after some people watched, they went out and tried to do some of the crazy shit they'd just watched.
"In July 2014, 30-year-old Mark Ramiro and his friend of 15 years, Darnell Mitchell, were on an all-night binge of drugs and alcohol when the duo began daring one another. Mitchell was dared to lick a toilet, which he did. Afterward, he decided to up the ante by taking a bullet to the chest while wearing a bulletproof vest.
The duo’s intention was to create a Jackass-style video that would bring them fame and fortune. As the camera began to roll, Mitchell instructed Ramiro to shoot him in the chest. But Ramiro’s aim was a little high, and he shot Mitchell once in the upper chest."
Oddly enough, I have not heard or read of anyone in other countries trying to do stupid shit. Just Americans.