Y2k doomers to be added to educational site.greenspun.com : LUSENET : TB2K spinoff uncensored : One Thread
A great chapter in human history will be saved for posterity.
-- anon (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 17, 2000
It's nice to know you're not an elitist, cpr, and that you always conduct your research with the utmost professionalism.
-- (email@example.com), July 17, 2000.
Never underestimate the power/danger of stupid people in large groups.
-- Sam (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 17, 2000.
This is really good!
With seemingly unlimited resources America seemed to be the perfect place for stupid people driven from Europe. In this new land a stupid person who got lost in the woods for months at a time was hailed as a great explorer. Politicians, a sect of the stupid people did quite well in several colonial towns. Also, a good part of the west was "won" by stupid people. Among their more successful campaigns were the near extinction of the buffalo and the wholesale slaughter of the native peoples and cultures. As America became increasingly civilized, the stupid people began to assimilate into mainstream culture. This assimilation has evolved to the point that most citizens cannot distinguish between a normal individual and a stupid person under casual social conditions.
INTERACTING WITH STUPID PEOPLE
Part of the problem in identifying a stupid individual is that they look and act much like anyone else until they do or say something decidedly stupid. It is almost impossible to pick out a stupid person from a crowd. Ironically, most stupid people dont think of themselves as stupid but rather as intelligent individuals. This makes it very difficult to reason with a stupid person. Stupid acts can take many forms and vary in degree, but when an act occurs it is unmistakable. The majority of the times a stupid act turns out to be nothing more than an inconvenience to the innocent bystander. These incidents are played out on city streets and in supermarkets daily. However, there are times when these acts can get out of hand and be devastating. It is always wise to be on alert and prepared.
At times you may find yourself in close proximity to a stupid individual in the midst of a stupid spell. It is good advice not to approach such a stupid person during an incident unless accompanied by a trained professional. If you find that you have no choice, then speak slowly and use small, soothing words. Never try to outwit a stupid person since they will only interpret that as a hostile and aggressive act. Always let the stupid person think they are superior. And under no circumstances let your face or hands near a stupid persons mouth.
Keep in mind at all times, that although a stupid person may seem intelligent and civilized, they are not. It is a survival disguise developed over the centuries. It is also unwise to try to make a pet out of a stupid person. Although easy to housetrain, they almost always turn on their masters. They are intrinsically a wild people who have been force to adapt, at least on the surface, to the ways of modern civilization. But always keep in mind that below the surface you still have a stupid individual.
-- Cherri (email@example.com), July 17, 2000.
Oh my goodness.... Haven't been this amused by anything on the web in a long time. I have a half dozen people that I could give this to, but they wouldn't understand.
-- Lurking in the Background (Lurking@way.in.the.backgound.com), July 17, 2000.
stupid lame boring
-- cin (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 17, 2000.
I don't expect any doomers to approve...
-- Andy Ray (email@example.com), July 18, 2000.
I found this link most amusing. Thanks.
"... then speak slowly and use small, soothing words." You know that's exactly what the doomers did when a polly tried to add some logic to the discussion. So I think I will add that stupid emulate smart people by mirroring their actions. Of course, stupid people are always uncovered because they can't supply any logical thinking behinds their "smoke and mirrors" motions. This emulation can only go so deep.
-- Maria (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 18, 2000.
On the contrary, I'm sure many doomers will approve. After being subjected to the inane comments and complete lack of writing ability or logical analysis of many of the premier "Pollys", it's nice to have an explanation of why they are unable or unwilling to recognize their own stupidity. Just read the comments of most of the "Pollys" (and, for that matter, some of the "doomers"), and you'll see what I mean. Or, if you're completely lacking in logical thinking skills, you won't see what I mean. Which of course is the point.
-- ABC (email@example.com), July 18, 2000.
You tell 'em ABC! Errrr....who was it that was right about y2k again? The Idiots of Doom or the pollys? (being a stupid polly, I can never keep that straight!) Have you considered that the "pollys" did make well-reasoned, logical arguments...but that you just couldn't comprehend them?!?
Of course I could ask you if you have stopped beating your wife yet...but you wouldn't understand.
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! As AR says
-- Super Polly (FU_Q_Y2kfreaks@hotmail.com), July 18, 2000.
Wow! I've been quoted by Super Polly!
They still don't Get It. They must not want to Get It. They are DWGIs, I suppose!
Vindicated and Amused Regards,
-- Andy Ray (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 18, 2000.