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(Wired)   On Saturday, there will be 6,500,000,000 people on earth. 6,499,999,999th baby upset she didn't win the gift certificiate from Chili's   ( wired.com) divider line
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2006-02-21 09:33:28 AM  
Alright, you hear that, Teenagers From the South? We have enough babies. We don't need your services any longer.
 
2006-02-21 09:39:35 AM  
crackhamster: Alright, you hear that, Teenagers From the South? We have enough babies. We don't need your services any longer.

I think we should be talking to India. Let's just start dumping saltpeter into their water supply, problem will take care of itself.
 
2006-02-21 09:43:16 AM  
"I have noticed this country is dangerously underpopulated."

One of my favorite Apu lines.
 
2006-02-21 09:45:53 AM  
Yeesh. So long as they stay the hell away from me.
 
2006-02-21 09:46:19 AM  
Stop breeding! Just stop it already.
 
2006-02-21 09:59:58 AM  
The overpopulation of the planet worries me.

Who's up for mandatory euthanasia?

Carousel! Carousel! Carousel!
 
2006-02-21 10:12:00 AM  
No problem, God/nature will just create more gays and lesbians to help balance out the mess you breeders have created. You can thank us later.
 
2006-02-21 10:18:10 AM  
"Malthus would be astonished not only at the numbers of people, but at the real prosperity of about a fifth of them and the average prosperity of most of them," said demographer Joel Cohen, a professor of populations at Rockefeller and Columbia universities. "He wouldn't be surprised at the abject poverty of the lowest quarter or third."

Hmm....

the author left out the part where Malthus praised war as a means of population control and suggested the poor be left to starve to death (preferably somewhere out of sight ) in order to improve society.

Malthus and the ZPG folks must be fun at parties.
 
2006-02-21 11:01:06 AM  
"Somewhere on this earth every ten seconds, a woman gives birth to a child...She must be found and stopped."
--forgot who
 
2006-02-21 11:26:39 AM  
vartian

No problem, God/nature will just create more gays and lesbians to help balance out the mess you breeders have created. You can thank us later.


I have a question. Do gay people really think that us "straighties" are offended by the term "breeder"? I ask because I've had that term thrown at me as if it was some sort or derogatory slur or something. I don't get it. "Ooooo, preferring sex with the opposite gender may result in procreation. Take that!"

Anyway, I do agree with you in that I believe that homosexuality is nature's/God's way of reducing overpopulation. So thank you.
 
2006-02-21 12:57:07 PM  
This is certainly "interesting."

But "Spiffy"? Hmmm... not so much.
 
2006-02-21 12:57:09 PM  
Honestly, I dont think anyone is offended by the term "breeder." I just think it's funny. However, if any of my gay-sex-impaired friend out there were offended, I sincerely apologize. Some of my best friends are breeders...in fact, I am fairly sure my parents are as well, and I love them very much.
 
2006-02-21 12:58:10 PM  
Spiffy? No. That's not spiffy at all. Scary's more like it.
 
2006-02-21 12:58:51 PM  
Spiffy? No.
Scary? Yes.
 
2006-02-21 12:59:41 PM  
szmike

Anyway, I do agree with you in that I believe that homosexuality is nature's/God's way of reducing overpopulation.

I don't get why the fundies haven't figured that out yet.
 
2006-02-21 12:59:41 PM  
Hmmmm. That's scary. I propose a war on the other side of the world to thin some of this out. Or perhaps lets just cut off aid and let 'em starve.
 
2006-02-21 12:59:53 PM  
"Would you people calm down on your RUTTING until we figure out this FOOD/AIR DEAL?"

-- Bill Hicks

/couldn't agree more
 
2006-02-21 01:00:13 PM  
Wheres the link to that website with the ticker representing the current population?
 
2006-02-21 01:00:22 PM  
Joel Cohen?

sv1.randomcrap.net
 
2006-02-21 01:01:21 PM  
Don't worry. The coming pandemic will reduce the population nicely.
 
2006-02-21 01:01:25 PM  
According to this site, US to top 300mil in 277 days.
 
2006-02-21 01:01:40 PM  
szmike
Anyway, I do agree with you in that I believe that homosexuality is nature's/God's way of reducing overpopulation. So thank you.


hahahahahahahahahaha. thats wins the award for 'stupidist thing i've heard all week.'
 
2006-02-21 01:02:00 PM  
ok, lets nuke all the countries that can't feed themsleves since its more humane than letting them starve....
 
2006-02-21 01:02:37 PM  
homosexuality is nature's way of saying SOMEONE'S FABULOUS!!!
 
2006-02-21 01:02:51 PM  
Um...how is this a good thing?
 
2006-02-21 01:03:36 PM  
Six kids & still plan a few more. Before the zero "breeder" growthers go nuts...College funds set up, all were planned & when I retire in 30+ years I have property to run a ranch & farm with enuf land that if they want to settle there they will have room. I love all my kids, wish I could be home more. Hate being call a breeder & will punch the next one call me one. Buzzy.

/does take alot of diesel to haul em around so someone is getting shortchanged, sorry.
\"go forth & procreate"
 
2006-02-21 01:03:50 PM  
Sicarim: stupidist


They just write themselves, they do.
 
2006-02-21 01:04:53 PM  
szmike: Anyway, I do agree with you in that I believe that homosexuality is nature's/God's way of reducing overpopulation. So thank you.

Please. God's favorite culling technique is simply stupidity.

10,000 a year get culled every year just for not wearing a seatbelt, which doesn't take into account how many of them were women of breeding age. Just imagine how populated we'd be if everyone had common sense...
 
2006-02-21 01:05:29 PM  
They just write themselves, they do.


dahmers love zombie doesn't understand irony.
 
2006-02-21 01:05:32 PM  
Not to mention, when Malthus suggested this theories, this was long before the green revolution and the exploitation of crude oil to increase crop yields. Food production is highly energy intensive folks. And we're on the verge of running out...
 
2006-02-21 01:05:42 PM  
Cleary thse people have not seen 'Final Destination 3'.
 
2006-02-21 01:05:51 PM  
crackhamster


Alright, you hear that, Teenagers From the South? We have enough babies. We don't need your services any longer.

What do you have against Mexicans? Racist much?
 
2006-02-21 01:06:08 PM  
\my previous post brought to you by the department of redundancy department
 
2006-02-21 01:06:24 PM  
"these" people, either
 
2006-02-21 01:06:41 PM  
That is so absolutely NOT spiffy.

/scary
//obvious?
///boobies!
 
2006-02-21 01:07:15 PM  
India is actually doing much better with their population control. It's actually the U.S. that we need to worry about... that and, you know, Food.
 
2006-02-21 01:07:31 PM  
God doesn't cull people.

People cull people.
 
2006-02-21 01:08:31 PM  
If every couple mated for life and only had two (or fewer) children, then the world population would be stabalized. None of this screwing around with apocalyptic rates of consumption.
 
2006-02-21 01:09:12 PM  
That's 6,499,999,999 too many!
 
2006-02-21 01:09:24 PM  
I don't care how you spin those numbers, that's still a helluva lot of poon tang.
 
2006-02-21 01:09:50 PM  
I counted every damn one of you personally, so I know for absolute certainty that this is an exact figure
 
2006-02-21 01:11:01 PM  
The answer is simple. Get China and India to have a nuclear war. That's what? 2billion people? Not only do you solve the overpopulation problem, you totally wipe out the out sourcing problem. That and walmart will be hard pressed to keep those low low prices now that most of China is a glowing pile of slag.
/why thank you for this nobel prize..
//i keed, i keed
 
2006-02-21 01:11:02 PM  
The one thing nobody mentions is stupid people are having most of those babies.
 
2006-02-21 01:11:25 PM  
I'll blame the Catholics for the over-population.
 
2006-02-21 01:11:34 PM  
Hoooooooooooray! More people to lord it over from the vantage point of comfy 1st world country.
 
2006-02-21 01:11:40 PM  
As a side note, the new Environmental Sciences building on campus (University of North Texas) has a huge counter above the main lobby that's been notifying me of this one every monday, wednesday and friday morning for the last 8 weeks.

You'd think I would have submitted this myself, given the advanced notice I'd had.
 
2006-02-21 01:12:57 PM  
I call bullshiat. All Census data is highly inacurate.
 
2006-02-21 01:12:57 PM  
SweetMama: Don't worry. The coming pandemic will reduce the population nicely.


Don't worry, the Bush administration is doing everything possible to protect the average American from the Bird Flu pandemic.

/waits for the plastic sheets and duct tape distributions to start
 
2006-02-21 01:13:33 PM  
Weird; I remember having a conversation with my dad a few years back about this story: http://www.msnbc.com/news/307068.asp?cp1=1

Half a billion extra people in seven years is pretty scary.
 
2006-02-21 01:13:53 PM  
I work for the censor board, so I am really getting a kick really . Some of you guys are very good at making it sound like you know what you are talking about. But trust me.. You don't.

I think you just want to make yourself sound smart, when in reality you don't know what you are talking about. This is how bad info gets passed around.

If you dont know about the topic.. don't make yourself sound like you do. Cos some armchair judges will believe anything they hear.

/just sayin'...
 
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