Addendum to My Last Post

Commenters are adding some dimensions to the Space Cadets hoax -- comparing it to the media generally.

It's actually a great point: Our "reality" is a rather consensual thing, isn't it? Brian Williams is a thoughtful, credible anchorman because enough People In Red Ties decided he is, right?

Obama Cares About the Poor (despite blocking the poor's only avenue of advancement, school choice) because People Who Pick the Pictures That Appear on Our TV have said he does.

This show is about -- now that commenters have spurred me into thinking about -- the basic untrustworthiness of the media and the dynamics of groupthink among those with suggestible minds and how the eye may be tricked and how the brain might ignore the blatant truth right in front of your nose to indulge in pleasing fiction.

I actually... did not see any of that on first viewing. I just saw a fun, extravagantly-funded practical joke. But it is all there.

Our current "show," called America's Last Spasms, will have a similarly heartbreaking ending.

Of Course... Now that I've highlighted these clips they're going to all get taken down so I don't know why I'm even bothering.

Maybe they'll make it available on Netflix or something. (It's not available now.)

Posted by: Ace at 06:01 PM



Comments

1 i have no idea what you are talking about but the president is a scoamf

Posted by: phoenixgirl at February 11, 2013 06:03 PM (GVxQo)

2 I think he meant to say the president is a hoax. oh, and a scoamf.

Posted by: Hillarity at February 11, 2013 06:03 PM (lIh1y)

3 Wait--That is going to be your "Last post"?

Bummer.

Posted by: Kasper in Arlington at February 11, 2013 06:04 PM (HqpV0)

4
Don't know if anybody's seen that project where a group is in on a hoax of sorts: one person is continually lied to in a setting where they use charts and stuff like that. The name escapes me at the moment, and I haven't seen it in a long time.

I do remember it's not the Evening News.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 11, 2013 06:04 PM (+z4pE)

5 We need some brain compensators.

Posted by: Ronster at February 11, 2013 06:04 PM (JgkPs)

6 Meh.

Posted by: Underground Vulgarian at February 11, 2013 06:04 PM (7PqWL)

7 Is it because you are 85 and in failing heath? or is that just a ruse, you bastard?!

Posted by: Hillarity at February 11, 2013 06:04 PM (lIh1y)

8 I've had a bluebird on my deck the past two days I'm convinced is an Obama voter.

Every afternoon, he "fights" his reflection in the living room windows. Then his buddy, Mr. Cardinal shows up and joins him.

They then leave for the evening, all puffed up that they've defeated their "rivals."


Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2013 06:05 PM (UOM48)

9 Consensus Reality.


It's a real thing, and fact of life.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 11, 2013 06:05 PM (ZuCIK)

10 If you say so.

Posted by: lowandslow at February 11, 2013 06:05 PM (7Nq2G)

11 Don't believe anything you hear and only half of what you see.

Posted by: No more redhot poker up the ass at February 11, 2013 06:06 PM (1XRS7)

12 To be an accurate reflection of what is going on, the craft should have lost power and crashed to the ground. Of course with Homer Simpson like cannibalism that occurs at the onset of trouble.

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 11, 2013 06:07 PM (w+Dvf)

13 Is there actually a meteor that's going to narrowly miss us, or is this the MFM f*cking with us?

I no longer believe anything the MFM tells us.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2013 06:07 PM (UOM48)

14 They then leave for the evening, all puffed up that they've defeated their "rivals."
Posted by: Jane D'oh


Wow, just like trolls on this blog.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 11, 2013 06:08 PM (NTBjC)

15 The problem is, you show this program to the average person, then make the media comparison, and the response? "No, no," they'll protest. "I'm too smart to fall for something like that."

And yet, here we are.

Posted by: Hal at February 11, 2013 06:08 PM (2wZs/)

16 But does anyone vomit? I'm only watching it if someone vomits.




And I need to know which episode and how many minutes in. I don't have all day here.

Posted by: Dang at February 11, 2013 06:08 PM (R18D0)

17 Since human beings, to the extend that they are animals, are hierarchical, social animals, they will defer to authority figures and the consensus reality they construct as often as necessary and/or perhaps possible. They will also constantly attempt to synchronize their world view with that of the group (or "society") so as to be at peace with the group.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 11, 2013 06:09 PM (ZuCIK)

18 Foxxy News or Communist News Network, when the lie are flowing for the global agenda "Whats the difference?"

Posted by: Clemenza at February 11, 2013 06:09 PM (x59Gv)

19 Studies on groupthink are amazing. There are bunch online...need to go find them.


Posted by: Tonic Dog at February 11, 2013 06:09 PM (X/+QT)

20 Our current "show," called America's Last Spasms, will have a similarly heartbreaking ending.

_____________

Holy crap don't know if I really want to be there when the merde hits the fan.

Never thought I would consider moving back to Canada.

Mother of gaia...

Posted by: tasker at February 11, 2013 06:10 PM (r2PLg)

21 You can fly all that collectivism up your Kazoo....

Posted by: Clemenza at February 11, 2013 06:10 PM (x59Gv)

22 Will our consolation prize involve sitting next to Edward G. Robinson in the Soylent Green theater?

Posted by: EveR at February 11, 2013 06:11 PM (pPOhx)

23 >>>But does anyone vomit? I'm only watching it if someone vomits.

one of the actors posing as a contestant gets an unplanned, real flare up of gastroenteritis and does indeed vomit. He's taken off the show and never reappears.

But it was, again, an unplanned thing. He was out of shape and I guess got sick from the (real) physical training regimen.

They didn't dwell on it.


Posted by: ace at February 11, 2013 06:12 PM (LCRYB)

24 Why is Tina Fey funny?

Because I said so.

Posted by: NBC wankers at February 11, 2013 06:12 PM (piMMO)

25
The consensus is in; reality is settled!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at February 11, 2013 06:12 PM (Jcd0S)

26 i think the emphasis on voters being essentially "tricked" is an excuse that mirrors the liberal reaction to George W. Bush's reelection

the GOP didn't make an effective case on why people should oppose his programs. to do this it'd have to reach out to people who aren't naturally skeptical of government and convince them why what Obama's done won't work/hasn't been effective. they failed to do that.

if you treat your beliefs as mostly self-evident and only losing because the media spun things a certain way you're setting yourself up to lose again.

Posted by: JDP at February 11, 2013 06:12 PM (60GaT)

27 >>>>Brian Williams is a thoughtful, credible anchorman because enough People In Red Ties decided he is, right?


it must be, cuz if you think about all the time in the tanning bed you could not take him seriously.

Posted by: No Feet Johnson at February 11, 2013 06:13 PM (KHo8t)

28 "24 Why is Tina Fey funny?

Because I said so.

Posted by: NBC wankers at February 11, 2013 06:12 PM (piMMO) "

She's cunty. That's sort of ... something.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 11, 2013 06:13 PM (ZuCIK)

29
try "the adventures of eggplant" sometime.

A hint - Japanese.

Posted by: Obamao at February 11, 2013 06:14 PM (JtyGg)

30
My mother-in-law is a saint, just one of the kindest generous persons ever, but if Tom Brokaw said it on the nightly news it was the complete unvarnished truth.

It is bothersome, this I don't know, human condition to believe things so clearly not true. Con-men have gotten away with it for centuries though.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 11, 2013 06:14 PM (p/cQy)

31 2 + 2 = 5. Don't just say it like you mean it, believe it or else.

Posted by: O'Brien at February 11, 2013 06:14 PM (8/bPb)

32
Of course Obama cares about the Poor - he's created so many of them.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at February 11, 2013 06:15 PM (Jcd0S)

33 Sometimes we seek information that challenges our basic assumptions, in order to test it against our own experience and the real world. More often, though, humans merely want reaffirmation of a pre-formed framework. This difference is what separates mere ideologues from rational men.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 11, 2013 06:15 PM (qqZuQ)

34 We Can Remember It for You Wholesale.



Posted by: 13times at February 11, 2013 06:15 PM (h6XiD)

35 Here is there problem I have with Liberals.

Say CNN says--

Global Warming causes asteroids to flare up and want to hit us--because Gaia.


Who am I to argue with that?

I am either--

#1) an ignorant schmuck because CNN is full of the best and brightest--with fancy degrees and high paying jobs --plus a crack research team. IOW--"The Authorities--On Everything".

or--

#2) I am one arrogant know it all that dares to question our CNN Betters.

No matter what I lose--better to not burst the Liberal bubble or it is I that suck.

I think it is a sort of--"kill the messenger" thing. I don't go there anymore.

Plus--I know plenty of other people in this situation who just let the Liberal loon rant--because the "or else" is u-g-l-y.

Posted by: tasker at February 11, 2013 06:15 PM (r2PLg)

36 Why is Tina Fey funny?


Because I said so.

Posted by: NBC wankers at February 11, 2013 06:12 PM (piMMO)



She is kinda hot... when made up like Sarah Palin.

Posted by: mugiwara at February 11, 2013 06:15 PM (hpYnL)

37 "32
Of course Obama cares about the Poor - he's created so many of them.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at February 11, 2013 06:15 PM (Jcd0S) "

Heh.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 11, 2013 06:16 PM (ZuCIK)

38 Guy Mohawk , because critical thinking isn't easy and can be disturbing. Better not to think.

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 06:16 PM (uhftQ)

39 Please stop typing Tina Fey is funny, it hurts my brain.

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 11, 2013 06:17 PM (w+Dvf)

40 Here's another comparison:

The Navy Seal who actually shot Bin Laden continues in his career as an underpaid member of the military while the president talks like he pulled the trigger and the makers of Zero Dark Thirty make a shitload of money.

Posted by: Sgt. York at February 11, 2013 06:17 PM (KIeJ9)

41 Fey is "up there" with Letterman...

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 06:17 PM (uhftQ)

42 if i watch someone vomit, i will vomit.....so i try not to ever watch someone vomit.....just talking about vomiting makes me want to hurl.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at February 11, 2013 06:17 PM (GVxQo)

43
The Navy Seal who actually shot Bin Laden
continues in his career as an underpaid member of the military while the
president talks like he pulled the trigger and the makers of Zero Dark
Thirty make a shitload of money.


Posted by: Sgt. York at February 11, 2013 06:17 PM (KIeJ9

And our Betters in the House and Senate receive lifetime pensions and healthcare even if only serving one term. Same for TFG.


Our founding fathers spin in their graves.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2013 06:19 PM (UOM48)

44 Basically when you are with Liberals you have to go into Mika Mode--

uh huh.


hmmmmmm.

Really? (although "Really?" can piss them off.)


Wow.

Posted by: tasker at February 11, 2013 06:19 PM (r2PLg)

45
This kinda sorta answers that question about what has the greater bearing on development, environment or heredity. It seems that if the environment is pervasive enough, it overrides any natural, inborn curiosity.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 11, 2013 06:20 PM (+z4pE)

46 Another thought provoking, and rich, post by ace.

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 11, 2013 06:20 PM (w+Dvf)

47 42 if i watch someone vomit, i will vomit.....so i try not to ever watch someone vomit.....just talking about vomiting makes me want to hurl.....
Posted by: phoenixgirl at February 11, 2013 06:17 PM (GVxQo)



Then you had better skip over the scene in Stand By Me where Gordon tells the story of "Lard Ass" Hogan.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at February 11, 2013 06:21 PM (Jcd0S)

48
Ace,
It's not just the news media, that cashes in on people's willingness to be fooled.

The Advertising Industry makes major coin on it too.

At least we have some semblance of watchdoggery on Advertisements...
But there is no 'Truth in Advertising' when it comes to the news business.

If you haven't seen it, you might enjoy a movie called..."Branded".
It is set in Russia, too.

Posted by: wheatie at February 11, 2013 06:22 PM (w27/Q)

49 "Didn't know that."

If you say that in a neutral enough manner--they don't get that.

Someone should write a--

"How to Handle the Liberal" manual.

Posted by: tasker at February 11, 2013 06:22 PM (r2PLg)

50
Next up from Ace: Posting to My Last Addendum

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at February 11, 2013 06:23 PM (Jcd0S)

51 phoenixgirl,

Talking to Ralph on the big white phone
Hanging ten on the porcelain surfboard
Reviewing lunch
Yawning in technicolor
Laughing at the ground
Heaving a Buick
Yakking
Heaving your Ho-Ho's
Blowing chunks
Tossing your cookies
Feeding the fish (if on a boat)
Praying to the porcelain God
Ralphing
Spewing
Honking
Puking
Barfing
Spitting up

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 06:23 PM (uhftQ)

52 When I vomit, it's like getting a free second dinner!

Posted by: The Dog at February 11, 2013 06:24 PM (SY2Kh)

53 Our perception of reality is in part a cooperative act: there is what is, there is what we're told it is, there is what we want it to be. The closer or farther apartthe latter two are to the first determines how well or how badly we live our lives (or run our government or make any major decision). The problem? The authoritarian/totalitarian types now running our federal government and other major institutions believe reality IS perception. To them, there is no objective truth; truth is a relativistic, artificial cultural construct Made by The Man to Keep a Brother Down (TM). In Nancy Pelosi's mind, when she or even a reasonably intelligent sort such as Paul Krugman says there's no debt problem, why, there's no debt problem.Thinking so and saying so makes it so. Later French philosophers such as Derrida and Foucalt propagated these ideas like virulent baccili until this kind of thinking infected the whole of academe. This wretched notion is the mother's milk of the American Left. It is their core belief, underlying all of that superficial Marxist claptrap.

Now they are The Man,and thereal, undoctoredunemployment rate at or around 14%, with hyperinflation ready to kick in with a vengeance at any given moment. Catastrophe looms and they genuinely won't allow themselves to see it until it happens, and even then, they won't believe it.

Posted by: troyriser at February 11, 2013 06:24 PM (vtiE6)

54 It's not a lie if you believe it.

Posted by: George Costanza at February 11, 2013 06:25 PM (oD/P/)

55 Ace, I prefer to call it "America's Death Rattle".

The space invader thing just seemed like an overly expensive way to showcase (exploit, really) a well known psychological bug (or feature) humans have.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 11, 2013 06:25 PM (7xPCu)

56 "45
This kinda sorta answers that question about what has the greater bearing on development, environment or heredity. It seems that if the environment is pervasive enough, it overrides any natural, inborn curiosity.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 11, 2013 06:20 PM (+z4pE) "

The strongest human instinct is the instinct to submit. This comes from the fact that at one point in their development, all human beings were rather fragile and stupid and submitting to the whims of genuinely-benevolent authority figures was actually good for survival.


(Also, societies have a tendency to do bad things to those who refuse to submit.)
(And parents, themselves submissive, have peculiar ideas about what sort of traits are actually useful.)

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 11, 2013 06:25 PM (ZuCIK)

57 Talking to Huey

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 06:25 PM (uhftQ)

58
>>Why is Tina Fey funny?<<

With or without my nut on her chin scar?

Posted by: garret at February 11, 2013 06:26 PM (oD/P/)

59 Ace is expecting far too much from us. We're essentially a stupid lot.

Posted by: People at February 11, 2013 06:26 PM (vbh31)

60 Heh. TFG mispronounced "shrapnel" as "sharpnel" at the MOH ceremony today. Thankfully, he corrected himself, unlike his pronouncing "corps" as "corpse."

Most brilliant preezy ever!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2013 06:26 PM (UOM48)

61 Driving the porcelain bus.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at February 11, 2013 06:26 PM (SY2Kh)

62 Losing your lunch
Supermodel yawn

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 06:26 PM (uhftQ)

63 Gallup just called my home. Let It Burn was not an option so I set the phone down and went about my business.

Posted by: NCKate at February 11, 2013 06:26 PM (gSN6u)

64 Well...

What IS reality?
We live in a multiverse of universes out of which some intelligence surely arose with the time and ability to generate their OWN "virtual" universe.

Who's to say WE are even REAL?

Posted by: CAC, at February 11, 2013 06:27 PM (twQE8)

65 Driving the porcelain bus.
Posted by: Hollowpoint
***

Forgot that one. This is all from the top of my head.

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 06:27 PM (uhftQ)

66
Thinking so and saying so makes it so.

The modus operandi of my stepdaughter.

We are supposed to grant her full faith and credit for anything she said that she'd do, despite her not actually having done it.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at February 11, 2013 06:28 PM (Jcd0S)

67 So, do you think the collapese will be sudden, or a long slow sinking into the mire of socialist, grey sub-mediocrity?

Posted by: Invictus at February 11, 2013 06:28 PM (OQpzc)

68
There is a new buzz word in certain professional circles when they are talking about the so called leaders of industry, business, etc.


Thought Leaders.

They are called Thought Leaders.


I laugh because it sounds sort of Orwellian. Come and sit in this seminar that is being led by the foremost thought leader in blah, blah, blah next month.

Bill Gates is a Thought Leader. Uh-huh.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes.... at February 11, 2013 06:29 PM (RFeQD)

69 Most of what we see on the Left is just their shared, agreed-upon reality


Their ideas don't work, but they want them to, so they all agree to believe they work


Posted by: Jones in CO at February 11, 2013 06:29 PM (8sCoq)

70 And yeah, everything Obama has done hurts poor people disproportionately more than others. But secular messiahs can be forgiven by their adoring fans for just about anything. The only thing he could do to invite criticism from his worshipers would be to agree with George Bush openly and by name.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 11, 2013 06:29 PM (7xPCu)

71 The space invader thing

______________

That reminds me I always misheard the Rush-Tom Sawyer lyric--

The Space Invader gets by on you doom dooo

Posted by: tasker at February 11, 2013 06:29 PM (r2PLg)

72 51...Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 06:23 PM (uhftQ)

And also...
Hoarking.
As in...hoarked up a load.

Posted by: wheatie at February 11, 2013 06:30 PM (w27/Q)

73 Getting annoyed that I've been dating Summer Glau since I hit puberty and nobody wants to acknowledge it. "Hallucinations" my ass.

Posted by: Aaron at February 11, 2013 06:30 PM (Tlix5)

74
The collapse will be a slow sinking into the grey mire of socialism.

It has already begun. What, you didn't know? You're soaking in it!

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes.... at February 11, 2013 06:30 PM (RFeQD)

75 26: I've come to a cynical place where I believe a lot of the GOP long-time beltway members prefer to be the minority party in expanding government than to make any effort to shrink government to satisfy their base. Unfortunately when we get pizzed by this and let the D's have power they punch the accelerator for growth of government and we/the country are even more screwed.

Posted by: PaleRide at February 11, 2013 06:31 PM (dkExz)

76 And also... Hoarking. As in...hoarked up a load.
Posted by: wheatie
***

Jeez. I should have remembered that one too. I'm slipping in my old age.

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 06:31 PM (uhftQ)

77 "64 Well...

What IS reality?
We live in a multiverse of universes out of which some intelligence surely arose with the time and ability to generate their OWN "virtual" universe.

Who's to say WE are even REAL?

Posted by: CAC, at February 11, 2013 06:27 PM (twQE "

Descartes was slightly incorrect. All that can really be proven is that thoughts exist.


Hypercartesianism. The one provable belief system.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 11, 2013 06:32 PM (ZuCIK)

78
Well, y'all can do whatever you'd like, but this Thought Leader is going to scrounge up some leftovers for dinner.

bbl...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at February 11, 2013 06:32 PM (Jcd0S)

79 Who's to say WE are even REAL?
Posted by: CAC, at February 11, 2013 06:27 PM (twQE

Cogito ergo sum. And stay away from the brown acid. I've heard stories.

Posted by: troyriser at February 11, 2013 06:32 PM (vtiE6)

80 Descartes was slightly incorrect. All that can really be proven is that thoughts exist.


Hypercartesianism. The one provable belief system.
Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 11, 2013 06:32 PM (ZuCIK)

Descartes was also the "Give her the D" guy, if I'm not mistaken.

Posted by: CAC, at February 11, 2013 06:33 PM (twQE8)

81 Projectile vomitting
Making pea green soup

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 06:33 PM (uhftQ)

82 69 Most of what we see on the Left is just their shared, agreed-upon reality
Their ideas don't work, but they want them to, so they all agree to believe they work

--------

It is their...religion.
They defend it with the same religious fervor that the Islamists do.

The leftist politicians and actors are their prophets.
And they believe that blasphemers should be punished.

Posted by: wheatie at February 11, 2013 06:35 PM (w27/Q)

83
"Every man must believe in something.

I believe I'll have another drink."

WC Fields

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 11, 2013 06:35 PM (+z4pE)

84 'Cogito ergo skeet'

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at February 11, 2013 06:36 PM (oD/P/)

85 It is their...religion. They defend it with the same religious fervor that the Islamists do. The leftist politicians and actors are their prophets. And they believe that blasphemers should be punished destroyed.
Posted by: wheatie
***

Adjusted

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 06:36 PM (uhftQ)

86 Oy. I must go back to the drawing board.

Posted by: Darwin at February 11, 2013 06:36 PM (vbh31)

87 >>>So, do you think the collapese will be sudden, or a long slow sinking into the mire of socialist, grey sub-mediocrity?

Sudden. Soaking in the mire of socialist grey sub-mediocrity like Europe does requires a big bad uncle sugar willing to do all the heavy lifting in the world for you. Once our currency falls apart you will get to see a collapse to rival the beginning of the dark ages as Europe, the US, and China all fall apart, all at once.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Offering Moobats Gasoline and Matches at February 11, 2013 06:37 PM (0q2P7)

88 69
Most of what we see on the Left is just their shared, agreed-upon reality


Their ideas don't work, but they want them to, so they all agree to believe they work

And all problems are the result of the 1%. Also, everyone who disagrees has been bought by the Koch Brothers. That's probably my favorite one.

Posted by: Aaron at February 11, 2013 06:37 PM (Tlix5)

89 What is the Matrix?

It's an elaborate false reality, constructed to control you.

The reality we are not allowed to see is that we are slaves.

We are livestock on a free-range tax farm.

Posted by: Phinn at February 11, 2013 06:37 PM (0ETDE)

90 "82 69 Most of what we see on the Left is just their shared, agreed-upon reality
Their ideas don't work, but they want them to, so they all agree to believe they work

--------

It is their...religion.
They defend it with the same religious fervor that the Islamists do.

The leftist politicians and actors are their prophets.
And they believe that blasphemers should be punished.

Posted by: wheatie at February 11, 2013 06:35 PM (w27/Q) "

(Mother) Nature abhors a vacuum.



(And conformists gonna conform.)
(And pretend that they're nonconformists if that's a hip thing to do at the moment.)

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 11, 2013 06:37 PM (ZuCIK)

91 "(Mother) Nature abhors a vacuum. "

And doing windows.

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 06:38 PM (uhftQ)

92 I'm worried about Joffen on the Chris Kyle thread.

He's in a bad place. Just wanted to give concerned folks here a heads up.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2013 06:39 PM (UOM48)

93 We are livestock on a free-range tax revenue farm.

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at February 11, 2013 06:39 PM (oD/P/)

94 Groupthink? No it is about dumbasses. Journalists flunked out of science/math, then flunked out of engineering, then flunked out of business. I will admit that some of the dumbasses were just smart enough to start at the bottom end of the university gene pool; they are their cum laudes.

Posted by: dogfish at February 11, 2013 06:39 PM (N2yhW)

95 Bill Gates is a Thought Leader. Uh-huh.
Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes.... at February 11, 2013 06:29 PM (RFeQD)

'Thought Leader' is old corporate-speak. The (relatively) new buzzword is 'Key Opinion Leader', which is actually a fairly useful term. You identify those people who hold influence within their areas of expertise (or within other specified target groups). You then suborn them (and their influence) to your ends, usually by hiring them. The concept is very big in pharmaceutical marketing but has other applications, as well. I noticed that Obama's campaign used elements of it during the 2012 campaign.

Posted by: troyriser at February 11, 2013 06:39 PM (vtiE6)

96 I forgot to factor in Democrats when I was on that stupid island with those damned birds.

Posted by: Darwin at February 11, 2013 06:39 PM (vbh31)

97 I always thought our three-dimensional reality is a holographic projection of information stored
on a distant, two-dimensional surface. Like the emblem on your credit
card, the two-dimensional surface holds all the information you need to
describe a three-dimensional object—in this case, our universe. Only
when it is illuminated does it reveal a three-dimensional image.

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 11, 2013 06:40 PM (w+Dvf)

98 "92 I'm worried about Joffen on the Chris Kyle thread.

He's in a bad place. Just wanted to give concerned folks here a heads up.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2013 06:39 PM (UOM4"

Well, tell him to get his ass to this thread.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 11, 2013 06:41 PM (ZuCIK)

99
"The strongest human instinct is the instinct to submit."


Mirror___ mitt romney obviously has never raised a teen-ager.

Posted by: Cicero Kid at February 11, 2013 06:41 PM (+iUsQ)

100 Obama is a hoax.

Posted by: steevy at February 11, 2013 06:42 PM (9XBK2)

101 There is something interesting about Sheila Jackson Lee

Posted by: Mandrill Redass at February 11, 2013 06:42 PM (eEeRy)

102 "97 I always thought our three-dimensional reality is a holographic projection of information stored
on a distant, two-dimensional surface. Like the emblem on your credit
card, the two-dimensional surface holds all the information you need to
describe a three-dimensional object—in this case, our universe. Only
when it is illuminated does it reveal a three-dimensional image.

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 11, 2013 06:40 PM (w+Dvf) "

It's most likely the other way around. More Dimensions -> Fewer Dimensions

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 11, 2013 06:43 PM (ZuCIK)

103
I do hope there is a good band at "The Collapse". I have no doubt there will be good moonshine.

On a slightly off the wall yet similar idea to this is "Lars and the Real Girl" was a pretty good movie.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 11, 2013 06:43 PM (p/cQy)

104 There is a new buzz word in certain professional circles when they are
talking about the so called leaders of industry, business, etc.
--

Hate to break it to you, but that term came out around 1987.

Posted by: Mayday at February 11, 2013 06:43 PM (F3s39)

105 90...(And pretend that they're nonconformists if that's a hip thing to do at the moment.)

That's one of the most laughable things about the Left...

They still embrace the old hippie idea of condemning forced'conformity'...while insisting that everyone must conform to their idea of nonconformity.

The Left has become, exactly what it used to rail against.

Posted by: wheatie at February 11, 2013 06:43 PM (w27/Q)

106 Cogito ergo dim sum


I think therefore I'll have Chinese food.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 11, 2013 06:43 PM (qqZuQ)

107 Tonic Dog:
>> Studies on groupthink are amazing.

Yeah. Check out the Asch Conformity Experiment.

I'd post a wikipedia link, but, well, this is AoS HQ...

Posted by: sandy burger at February 11, 2013 06:44 PM (jg1FQ)

108 It's most likely the other way around. More Dimensions -> Fewer Dimensions
Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 11, 2013 06:43 PM (ZuCIK)

Moving through them would be a helluva ride.
What if altering states of consciousness is the key?

Posted by: CAC at February 11, 2013 06:44 PM (twQE8)

109 "99
"The strongest human instinct is the instinct to submit."


Mirror___ mitt romney obviously has never raised a teen-ager.

Posted by: Cicero Kid at February 11, 2013 06:41 PM (+iUsQ) "

That's obviously a phase which does not (usually) last. People resocialize relatively quickly.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 11, 2013 06:45 PM (ZuCIK)

110 Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney:
>> It's most likely the other way around. More Dimensions -> Fewer Dimensions

Or maybe it's both, man. There is no spoon!! I took the red pill!!!

Posted by: sandy burger at February 11, 2013 06:45 PM (jg1FQ)

111 There is something interesting about Sheila Jackson Lee

Yes. She got a -8 on the Wonderlic test.

Posted by: Darwin at February 11, 2013 06:47 PM (vbh31)

112
This is one of the things that is making me concerned.

The USSR lived in a fake society...

Leftism is a fake philosophy, it is completely untrue, borne of non-reality.

The leftnards have assumed control of the apparatus of government and media and merged the two.

We have no opposition in government save for Rand Paul and a few other guys, but the GOP leadership doesn't exist to help turn the country around. They are looking to not get fucked over personally.

So what happens next? Even more fake shit, more Lysenkoism...

And Brain Williams is a total fraud. Just look at his eyes, nothing up there, blank.

All the little things like Brain's eyes being blank, and idiots at CNN thinking asteroids are caused by global warming, they add up.

I have a bad feeling about this.

Go find an old copy of Soviet Life in a musty leftie bookstore somewhere, that is where things are headed...it is so fucked up. So insane.

All fake.



Posted by: Rev Dr. E Buzz Peers Morgon at February 11, 2013 06:47 PM (HQml1)

113 My pastor spoke to this effect one time to me during an in-home bible study. If you landed on an island and were the first foreigners to visit, you would be in complete control of your language. One could point at the grass and say "blue" and point at the sky and say "green". If that is all they have ever been told, then it was the reality as expressed by your language. The left controls the language. The left are the pioneers to visit the schools and teach our children their language.

Posted by: Cicero Kid at February 11, 2013 06:48 PM (+iUsQ)

114 106 Cogito ergo dim sum


I think therefore I'll have Chinese food.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 11, 2013 06:43 PM (qqZuQ)

Now that's a language I understand!

Posted by: model_1066 at February 11, 2013 06:48 PM (7xPCu)

115 We are livestock on a free-range tax revenue investments farm.

Posted by: FIFY at February 11, 2013 06:48 PM (p/cQy)

116 They're trying the Cultural jedi mind Trick again on the Piers Morgan Killer...


Posted by: sven10077 at February 11, 2013 06:48 PM (LRFds)

117 >So, do you think the collapese will be sudden, or a long slow sinking into the mire of socialist, grey sub-mediocrity?


Whichever the State thinks serves its interests best

Posted by: Barack Ovomit at February 11, 2013 06:48 PM (XvrTA)

118 "The strongest human instinct is the instinct to submit."
--

Disagree, very much. You might say I do not submit to that idea, at all.

Posted by: Mayday at February 11, 2013 06:49 PM (F3s39)

119 14 Weft Cut Loop,

quite...

Posted by: sven10077 at February 11, 2013 06:49 PM (LRFds)

120
Yeah, I remember some political advisor saying that "Perception was reality" in politics many years ago. I thought to myself, "Oh shit. If this is what these people actually think, we're in a lot of trouble." They are clearly NOT based in reality, which accounts for our current problems. We have installed a group of people who are, for all intents and purposes, stark, raving mad.

That's what bugs me the most about the GOP: not a damned one of them will even talk about the truth. How are we supposed to govern ourselves if those we elect are living in some sort of fantasy world?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 11, 2013 06:49 PM (+z4pE)

121 we used to call it 'talking to Ralph' or 'selling Buicks'

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 11, 2013 06:49 PM (8sCoq)

122 They're trying the Cultural jedi mind Trick again on the Piers Morgan Killer...
Posted by: sven10077
***

Assuming he has access to a TV...

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 06:49 PM (uhftQ)

123 I was the butt of this exchange circa 1980:

"He's a Muslim. He's praying to Mecca."

"No, he's a European. He keeps saying Europe, Europe."

Posted by: rickl at February 11, 2013 06:50 PM (sdi6R)

124 109 MUMR,

Well I'd argue "tenn angst" has now been codified to 26YO minimum and I see a lot of Teenagers aged 65 or so right now...

Posted by: sven10077 at February 11, 2013 06:50 PM (LRFds)

125 Incognito ergo sum

Undercover mathematician

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 11, 2013 06:50 PM (qqZuQ)

126 "105 90...(And pretend that they're nonconformists if that's a hip thing to do at the moment.)

That's one of the most laughable things about the Left...

They still embrace the old hippie idea of condemning forced'conformity'...while insisting that everyone must conform to their idea of nonconformity.

The Left has become, exactly what it used to rail against.

Posted by: wheatie at February 11, 2013 06:43 PM (w27/Q) "

Leftists were always conformists. It was always about The Crowd/Hipness and being with "it."

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 11, 2013 06:50 PM (ZuCIK)

127 Sheila Jackson Lee . . . got a -8 on the Wonderlic test.

What's that - on a scale of 1 to 10, asking dudes "would you lick that?"

I think the scale needs more room at the bottom, personally

Posted by: Bernanke's printing press at February 11, 2013 06:51 PM (QTHTd)

128 off with the sock

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 11, 2013 06:51 PM (QTHTd)

129 120 Backwards Boy,

Yeah it is why I am just about ready to leave the party and help figure out what comes next...

A is A

Posted by: sven10077 at February 11, 2013 06:51 PM (LRFds)

130 >>>I have no doubt there will be good moonshine.

Or some really BAD moonshine. The kind of hootch they brew up in the usual 3rd world mud puddles that leaves 30-40 dead at the family picnic.

This must be my cue to head to the liquor store for "supplies". I'd stock up for the collapse, cause they say it's good barter currency, but mine wouldn't last till the weekend.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 11, 2013 06:52 PM (4Mv1T)

131 "108 It's most likely the other way around. More Dimensions -> Fewer Dimensions
Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 11, 2013 06:43 PM (ZuCIK)

Moving through them would be a helluva ride.
What if altering states of consciousness is the key?

Posted by: CAC at February 11, 2013 06:44 PM (twQE "

No, CAC. Pot is not the answer. :-P

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 11, 2013 06:52 PM (ZuCIK)

132 RUN FOR YOUR LIVES

It's winter storm Orko!


yes this is a real thing

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 11, 2013 06:52 PM (8sCoq)

133 The strongest human instinct is the instinct to submit
Mirror___ mitt romney obviously has never raised a teen-ager.

That's obviously a phase which does not (usually) last. People resocialize relatively quickly.



I think you both are missing the bus. The relevant human trait is a rejection of responsibility; which in general is so strong that if submission is necessary to achieve a consequence free life then submit they will to achieve it. Even just the PROMISE of SOMEDAY getting that care free, life without consequence is enough to get most people to submit.

Your teenager rebels because he already has a care free life without consequence which is not jeopardized by his rebellion.


Posted by: MikeTheMoose Offering Moobats Gasoline and Matches at February 11, 2013 06:52 PM (0q2P7)

134 130 Tobacco Road,

we have a long tradition of good "specialists"....


Posted by: sven10077 at February 11, 2013 06:53 PM (LRFds)

135 132 Jones in CO,

yeah TWC has gotten rather EMO

Posted by: sven10077 at February 11, 2013 06:53 PM (LRFds)

136 OT/ That Esquire article looks to be a bunch of fabricated bullshit
http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=34097

Posted by: UnicornWhisperer at February 11, 2013 06:53 PM (3YN0H)

137 RUN FOR YOUR LIVESIt's winter storm Orko!yes this is a real thing
Posted by: Jones in CO
***

Orko? That animated wizard dude from He-Man?

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 06:53 PM (uhftQ)

138 >>>I have no doubt there will be good moonshine.

Or some really BAD moonshine. The kind of hootch they brew up in the usual 3rd world mud puddles that leaves 30-40 dead at the family picnic.

This must be my cue to head to the liquor store for "supplies". I'd stock up for the collapse, cause they say it's good barter currency, but mine wouldn't last till the weekend.
Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 11, 2013 06:52 PM (4Mv1T)

There will be Victory Gin!

Posted by: Barack Ovomit at February 11, 2013 06:54 PM (XvrTA)

139
Brian Williams and Dr. Oz were on E Channel's "The Soup" this weekend where they show stupid clips of reality television.

They no longer even pretend to be serious anymore...

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at February 11, 2013 06:54 PM (AC0lD)

140 Earlier saw the commercial for one of those birth control IUD and they added "with the changes toheallhtcare it is now free!".We are so boned.

Posted by: steevy at February 11, 2013 06:54 PM (9XBK2)

141
Hate to break it to you, but that term came out around 1987 - Mayday





.........And that's when I woke up. What year is this anyways?

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes.... at February 11, 2013 06:55 PM (RFeQD)

142 >Orko? That animated wizard dude from He-Man?

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 06:53 PM (uhftQ)

dammit man people are dying

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 11, 2013 06:55 PM (8sCoq)

143 113 My pastor spoke to this effect one time to me during an in-home bible study. If you landed on an island and were the first foreigners to visit, you would be in complete control of your language. One could point at the grass and say "blue" and point at the sky and say "green". If that is all they have ever been told, then it was the reality as expressed by your language. The left controls the language. The left are the pioneers to visit the schools and teach our children their language.
Posted by: Cicero Kid at February 11, 2013 06:48 PM (+iUsQ)

Then when they learn your 'language' as you teach it to them, and later they catch you unaware as you correct mistakes that you intentionally taught them. They didn't appreciate the joke, and a week later, they're picking bits of you out of their teeth.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 11, 2013 06:55 PM (7xPCu)

144 you know a thing is real if it performs some action



Posted by: Aristotle -- rhymes with 'bottle' at February 11, 2013 06:57 PM (Dll6b)

145 >
you know a thing is real if it performs some action


Biden isn't real?

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 11, 2013 06:58 PM (8sCoq)

146 136 Sounded like bullshit to me from the second I read it.He even paraphrased a quote from the movie Tom Horn(either the best thing I ever did,or the worst) plus normally the mess is out the back,exit wounds.

Posted by: steevy at February 11, 2013 06:59 PM (9XBK2)

147 I go to a local bookstore almost every weekend. And pretty much every timeI go, I see the same thing over and over. Men reading financial stuff, historical books/magazines, scientific b/m's, etc.
Women? They're reading People, Us Weekly, Cosmo...
I better understand the old fuddy duddies who said that women shouldn't vote.

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 06:59 PM (uhftQ)

148 144 you know a thing is real if it performs some action



Posted by: Aristotle -- rhymes with 'bottle' at February 11, 2013 06:57 PM (Dll6b)

Is that like fooling someone who is blindfolded into believing they've been branded when the branding iron is super cold and leaves no damage, instead of glowing red hot?

Posted by: model_1066 at February 11, 2013 06:59 PM (7xPCu)

149 Sven- Tell me of these "specialists". I keep hearing about how it would be good to have a "trade" to practice after the collapse, since all our "desk jobs" will go bye-bye.


Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 11, 2013 07:00 PM (4Mv1T)

150 dammit man people are dying
Posted by: Jones in CO
***

Then talk to He-Man. jeez.

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 07:01 PM (uhftQ)

151
I don't think the strongest human urge is to "submit", but there is a strong human urge to "belong".

Some people resist. Some of these people are sociopaths, some are brilliant and creative because they don't place "belonging" over the urge to think and create.



Some people lead, many will follow, but they allwant to belong. Even "leaders" need followers to fulfill the need to belong. I read where there were AA groups where eventually everyone stopped drinking, but then some started again just to keep the AA group together.

Man is a social being. Humankind as a whole can live together in a healthy society, or a sick society. But live together we will, because you just can't get away from the rest of us.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes.... at February 11, 2013 07:01 PM (RFeQD)

152 149 Sven- Tell me of these "specialists". I keep hearing about how it would be good to have a "trade" to practice after the collapse, since all our "desk jobs" will go bye-bye.


Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 11, 2013 07:00 PM (4Mv1T)

Desk recycling technician?

Posted by: model_1066 at February 11, 2013 07:01 PM (7xPCu)

153 Horse colon checker

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 07:02 PM (uhftQ)

154 153 Horse colon checker
Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 07:02 PM (uhftQ)

That's a hobby, not a trade.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 11, 2013 07:02 PM (7xPCu)

155 The problem with the Feyerick asteroids-and-climate-change thing is this:

You'd have to be really thick to believe that. I mean, thick enough to stop free neutrons.

So one would like to believe, knowing that her guest is a deranged, rabid warmist, that she was trying to bait him into saying something worthy of the Nobel Price in Stupid.

That may, in fact, be the case.

The problem is, if it's true, it'd also get her fired. Not only don't you dare admit to climate skepticism on CNN, you don't make the guests look stupid.

So, even if she were baiting the little brainless Science Guy, she can't admit it lest she end up not just unemployed, but unemployable by any entity that preaches the warmist faith (which is almost all of 'em.)

Posted by: JEM at February 11, 2013 07:03 PM (o+SC1)

156 That's a hobby, not a trade.
Posted by: model_1066
***


Great. Their goes my business model.

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 07:03 PM (uhftQ)

157 You know, they say adult beverage sales do not decline during bad times. I have no idea if this is true, but if it is, I know what I'll be doing for a living after the fall.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 11, 2013 07:04 PM (4Mv1T)

158 156 That's a hobby, not a trade.
Posted by: model_1066
***


Great. Their goes my business model.
Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 11, 2013 07:03 PM (uhftQ)

My post-apocalyptic career will include harvesting and selling hippie pelts. Ed Gein style.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 11, 2013 07:05 PM (7xPCu)

159 You know, they say adult beverage sales do not decline during bad times.
I have no idea if this is true, but if it is, I know what I'll be doing
for a living after the fall.


As long as you don't water that shit down, like some manufacturers one could note

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 11, 2013 07:06 PM (QTHTd)

160 @ Invictus 67 First slow, and then all at once. Think structural failure, or hyperinflation: weaken, weaken, weaken, (straw on camel's back) catastrophic collapse.

We're still in the slow stage, for now. No telling how long that lasts, or whether some deus ex machina comes in and alters the system's current trajectory. No doubt many people are working on such behind the scenes, from both good and bad directions.

Posted by: Piercello at February 11, 2013 07:06 PM (E/6f0)

161
Is that like fooling someone who is blindfolded into believing they've been branded when the branding iron is super cold and leaves no damage, instead of glowing red hot?

That's hypnotism. You'd shit yourself if you knew just how easy it is to do.

The Soviets pumped a lot of time, energy, and money into finding out how the mind works and how to manipulate it. We're reaping the "rewards" of that research today. It's basically why you can't reason with a truly committed Leftard: they have been brainwashed.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 11, 2013 07:07 PM (+z4pE)

162 152 149 Sven- Tell me of these "specialists". I keep hearing about how it would be good to have a "trade" to practice after the collapse, since all our "desk jobs" will go bye-bye. Despotic, egomanical 3rd world dictator?

Posted by: Barky Obumbles...Idi Amin wannabe at February 11, 2013 07:11 PM (61BD9)

163 That's hypnotism. You'd shit yourself if you knew just how easy it is to do.

The Soviets pumped a lot of time, energy, and money into finding out how the mind works and how to manipulate it. We're reaping the "rewards" of that research today. It's basically why you can't reason with a truly committed Leftard: they have been brainwashed.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 11, 2013 07:07 PM (+z4pE)

I doubt that is "according to Hoyle" hypnotism, but more like people preparing themselves for what they think being branded would feel like. And something cold, as in dry-ice cold, feels like a burn to the skin. The giveaway is the absence of the smell of burning hair and skin.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 11, 2013 07:11 PM (7xPCu)

164
I doubt that is "according to Hoyle" hypnotism, but more like people preparing themselves for what they think being branded would feel like. And something cold, as in dry-ice cold, feels like a burn to the skin. The giveaway is the absence of the smell of burning hair and skin.

My dad was a professional hypnotist. One of the stories I heard about him was he hypnotized someone and told them he was going to burn them with a cigarette. Instead of a cig, he used a pencil eraser.

The subject developed a blister just as if a real cig had been used.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 11, 2013 07:15 PM (+z4pE)

165 164
I doubt that is "according to Hoyle" hypnotism, but more like people preparing themselves for what they think being branded would feel like. And something cold, as in dry-ice cold, feels like a burn to the skin. The giveaway is the absence of the smell of burning hair and skin.

My dad was a professional hypnotist. One of the stories I heard about him was he hypnotized someone and told them he was going to burn them with a cigarette. Instead of a cig, he used a pencil eraser.

The subject developed a blister just as if a real cig had been used.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 11, 2013 07:15 PM (+z4pE)

That sounds like some serious Matrix-y shit right there.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 11, 2013 07:15 PM (7xPCu)

166 And I'm more impressed that the subject agreed to sit there and let themselves be burned.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 11, 2013 07:22 PM (7xPCu)

167 "The subject developed a blister just as if a real cig had been used."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 11, 2013 07:15 PM (+z4pE)

Can you get your dad to hypnotize me and tell me I have a 12" cawk....I could use the extra inch.

Posted by: Icedog at February 11, 2013 07:22 PM (ZM9OS)

168 149 Tobacco Road,

everyone should be working on a "second you" IMHO....machinists, mechanics, well digger, water purification, EMT or PA, chemistry, reloading, gunsmithing, farming, butcher work,

Just a whole LOT of skills.....

people have this fantasy that the nation if say an EMT hit would flip a light switch and go back to ~1880 technology....well I don't think so I suspect we'd fall to 1700s tech because 1880s tech was hard to do and specialized as our own in its way.


Posted by: sven10077 at February 11, 2013 07:25 PM (LRFds)

169 I guess what I was saying is that even someone who is not hypnotized will feel and think that the cold steel pressed against their skin is indeed branding if they can't watch it happen. Unless, of course they have been branded for real already. Some sickos do that.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 11, 2013 07:26 PM (7xPCu)

170 "....well I don't think so I suspect we'd fall to 1700s tech because 1880s tech was hard to do and specialized as our own in its way."

I used to love watching a show on the History Channel called "Wild West Tech", hosted byKeith Carradine.

Guess that's where he learned his rope skills.

Posted by: Icedog at February 11, 2013 07:29 PM (3qKP/)

171 Correction...Keith did the first two seasons and then his brother took over. Screwed up my own damn joke....

Posted by: Icedog at February 11, 2013 07:30 PM (ZolUS)

172 We live in the world the media has created. Ask the orange haired guy who thought he was the joker and shot up a theater trying to relive some imagery Hollywood created.
I could go on and on, but time and space. It does kill me though that they'll never take responsibility for what they have done. Point of fact. They'll go to great lengths to blame something that fits a narrative that suits them no matter how off the wall bat shit crazy it sounds.... HHHEEEELLLLLLOOOO asteroid.
Maybe it's just me, but I have never bought into any of the bullshit. Especially the narrative of Obama being, hip, cool, and eloquent. To me he looks like Alfred E. Newman and sounds like Kermit the Frog.

Posted by: wattyler1381 at February 11, 2013 07:33 PM (F2Vrz)






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