Just In Case You Ever Wondered

How you got soooooo fucked up.

Well, if you grew up in the USofA, here's a bit of your cultural heritage:

Yeah, that's right -- just control your emotions. Manipulate everyone around you. Yesssss -- I'm sure THAT will work!

Posted byPortlyDyke at 1:23 AM  


Bob said... August 12, 2008 at 8:47 AM  

High school flashback!!!!1!!

(oh, sorry, let my emotions take control there for a moment.)

pidomon said... August 12, 2008 at 5:43 PM  

worked for the Vulcans :)

Bob King said... August 27, 2008 at 9:35 AM  

Well, obviously I'm not feeling "rage" because this video did not "thwart" me.

Oh, wait, it did. It took up precious cpu cycles in which I could have been doing almost anything better with or without my computer. Looking at porn. Reading Make Money Fast emails. Heck, I could have been watching CNN.

So I guess I was "thwarted" but since I WAS thwarted by an Authority, I know therefore that they Know Better Than I Do. I know they are An Authority because they are wearing The White Coat of Infallibility and The Brylkreem of Alpha Maledom. (High forehead = Silverback Alpha)

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuck. I could not tolerate more than two, two and a half minutes. I'm old. I have no patience. I GET to be that way.

But really, the only rational response to this video is to throw a brick at it, or better yet, find the master print and consign it to the flames. One of the best things about being 50 is that you get to stop sucking up. You have become whatever it is you are, and whether or not you are pleased with that, trying to shuck other folks is pointless. Whatever you are, what the lines on your face communicate had better match what you say about life, or people are going to (justly) point and laugh.

Especially the seventy, eighty and ninety year olds, who survived being busted for being in possession of reality with intent to sell. :>

I'll take your "this is why you are fucked up" and raise you a "This is why the people you look to as authorities are MORE fucked up than YOU are."

Real Authorities are, well, authoriatative. They know something. They are INHERENTLY worth listening to about what they are authoritative UPON. They do not use subliminal and associative cues to make you subconsciously accept what they are saying in spite of it being nonsense - they ARE authoritative and use the subliminal cues as a substitute for beating it into your bony skull with a flint-tipped club, or at least for you to take them seriously enough long enough to hear what they have to say.

Do gorillas try to pretend? No. Gorillas are sensible creatures who know the difference between real and fake smiles, real and fake silver hair, and, quite probably, real and fake chins and tits.

But then, as illustrated in the classic film, "The Sting," the only really reliable mark is someone who wants to get something for nothing; in this case, authority without having any useful or sensible advice to give.

looka said... August 31, 2008 at 9:08 AM  






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