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2012-07-03 12:41:21 AM  
You know what someone should do?

Someone should take Scott Adams, drug him and hand him over to a talented cosmetic surgeon who can make him the spitting image of Orson Scott Card. Someone else should busy themselves dropping a roofie into Card's drink to make sure he looks just like Scott Adams after a similar surgery.

Once they wake, someone should plug Adam's man parts into Card's mouth and Card's likewise into Adam's mouth. The resulting self aggrandizing mono-slurp should prove the existence of the Higgs Jizzon before collapses into a singularity so stupid that it, and only it, can never escape its pull.

Oh, and that someone should be an anthropomorphic cartoon of Sean Conner's penis that rolls around on a hoveround that's made up of his giant scrote.
 
2012-07-03 12:48:46 AM  

dameron: You know what someone should do?

Someone should take Scott Adams, drug him and hand him over to a talented cosmetic surgeon who can make him the spitting image of Orson Scott Card. Someone else should busy themselves dropping a roofie into Card's drink to make sure he looks just like Scott Adams after a similar surgery.

Once they wake, someone should plug Adam's man parts into Card's mouth and Card's likewise into Adam's mouth. The resulting self aggrandizing mono-slurp should prove the existence of the Higgs Jizzon before collapses into a singularity so stupid that it, and only it, can never escape its pull.

Oh, and that someone should be an anthropomorphic cartoon of Sean Conner's penis that rolls around on a hoveround that's made up of his giant scrote.


Yeah, I can't top that.
 
2012-07-03 01:31:22 AM  
I don't think Scott Adams understands China. Or America for that matter.
 
2012-07-03 01:51:38 AM  
Damn, I thought he was quitting cartooning.
 
2012-07-03 01:56:48 AM  
I'm talking about how effectively a nation as a whole can make decisions and navigate its position in the world. For example, China has a political system that seems to produce intelligent decisions. You might criticize China's leadership for being heartless and brutal, but that's a separate discussion. If you consider how effectively they pursue their country's interests, their national intelligence seems quite high.

He needs to read the body of literature on the continuum between collectivism and individualism.
 
2012-07-03 03:06:48 AM  

dameron: You know what someone should do?

Someone should take Scott Adams, drug him and hand him over to a talented cosmetic surgeon who can make him the spitting image of Orson Scott Card. Someone else should busy themselves dropping a roofie into Card's drink to make sure he looks just like Scott Adams after a similar surgery.

Once they wake, someone should plug Adam's man parts into Card's mouth and Card's likewise into Adam's mouth. The resulting self aggrandizing mono-slurp should prove the existence of the Higgs Jizzon before collapses into a singularity so stupid that it, and only it, can never escape its pull.

Oh, and that someone should be an anthropomorphic cartoon of Sean Conner's penis that rolls around on a hoveround that's made up of his giant scrote.


Well, now it's time to wait for the "FUNNY" button to be available when this hits the main page.
 
2012-07-03 03:14:56 AM  
Did I ever tell you guys the story about how Scott Adams told me to stop drawing nipples?
 
2012-07-03 03:17:19 AM  

Ghastly: Did I ever tell you guys the story about how Scott Adams told me to stop drawing nipples?


Is this true? You have to tell me if you're lying. That's some sort of international USA-Canada treaty law thingy.
 
2012-07-03 03:34:36 AM  

GreenAdder: Ghastly: Did I ever tell you guys the story about how Scott Adams told me to stop drawing nipples?

Is this true? You have to tell me if you're lying. That's some sort of international USA-Canada treaty law thingy.


Yeah, it was many years ago and had to do with a friend of his who was looking for artists to draw a comic for him. I submitted a sample of my artwork based on his script and was told I didn't need to draw nipples on everyone.

I will always draw nipples on everyone, and hell and fury befall those who would dare to stop me.
 
2012-07-03 03:37:37 AM  

Ghastly: Did I ever tell you guys the story about how Scott Adams told me to stop drawing nipples?


Who the hell is anti-nipple??
 
2012-07-03 04:00:23 AM  
I understand that Adams has had problems in the past with some of his columns and ideas.

I tend not to see that this diffen site he is talking about is all the wonderful.

Apart from that, I don't see why the hate in the gawker column for this column's of Adams. Adams isn't saying China is to be admired for their form of government and he isn't saying our form of government by democracy is a terrible thing either or even not a good thing.

Also, I disagree, apparently, with the gawker author, who seems to advocate that it should be the gov't's job to educate voters. (I also don't see Adams ripping public schools either, and I don't see public schools as typical arm of the government.)

Adams: "It certainly isn't the government's job to educate voters."
Gawker: "Shoot."

Also, Mr. Gawker does seem to love the Wikipedia and mainly seems to be upset that Adams is advocating the usefulness of a different website not the Wikipedia.

I am glad Mr. Gawker likes the Wikipedia and sees it as unbiased.

Adams: "What systtm could you devise to guarantee that the information is unbiased and, importantly, it appears that way to all observers?"

Gawker: "Wikipedia."

Anyway, enjoy your thread and Adams hate on. I'm going to finish up with Dr. Horrible and drink myself to sleep.

nite.
 
2012-07-03 04:01:29 AM  
A sentence you never hear in America is "I wonder what the smart people think we should do."

He's not wrong with that one.


The reality is that women are treated differently by society for exactly the same reason that children and the mentally handicapped are treated differently. It's just easier this way for everyone.

OK, now that's just Maximum Trolling.
 
2012-07-03 04:04:51 AM  
Adam Scotts begs to differ.
 
2012-07-03 04:05:29 AM  

RoyBatty: Adams: "What systtm could you devise to guarantee that the information is unbiased and, importantly, it appears that way to all observers?"

Gawker: "Wikipedia."


Is that the punchline?
 
2012-07-03 04:09:52 AM  
Want to make the USA a little smarter? Jettison Arizona, Georgia, Texas, and pour lithium into Florida's water supply.
 
2012-07-03 04:12:57 AM  
You know, I read this or skimmed it. And all I could think was, WTF?
 
2012-07-03 04:20:14 AM  

Coelacanth: Want to make the USA a little smarter? Jettison Arizona, Georgia, Texas, and pour lithium into Florida's water supply.


You left out Mississippi.
 
2012-07-03 04:25:32 AM  
What a douche bag.
 
2012-07-03 04:50:23 AM  

RedPhoenix122: Coelacanth: Want to make the USA a little smarter? Jettison Arizona, Georgia, Texas, and pour lithium into Florida's water supply.

You left out Mississippi.


And DC.

And
farm3.static.flickr.com
 
2012-07-03 04:59:12 AM  

RedPhoenix122: Coelacanth: Want to make the USA a little smarter? Jettison Arizona, Georgia, Texas, and pour lithium into Florida's water supply.

You left out Mississippi.


Mississippi, America's Poland.
 
2012-07-03 05:05:04 AM  
I love Dilbert and all, but every time this douchetool opens his mouth, I want to stab him in the face with a cattle prod wrapped in barbed wire. I swear he has a backyard full of dead hookers.
 
2012-07-03 05:13:20 AM  

Fluorescent Testicle: I love Dilbert and all, but every time this douchetool opens his mouth, I want to stab him in the face with a cattle prod wrapped in barbed wire. I swear he has a backyard full of dead hookers.


According to him, that's the smart way of having sex, that way you don't have to pay them.
 
2012-07-03 05:36:43 AM  
You can always tell the blandness of a cubicle worker by how many Dilbert cartoons are on the wall.
 
2012-07-03 06:03:53 AM  
How many of the top leaders in China have studied science or engineering? They have 5 year plans as part of longer plans and stick to them. I guess thats what happens when elections aren't a popularity contest between the people who have the best spin doctor teams.

I'm just glad we don't get all the elected officials we pay for.
 
2012-07-03 06:09:53 AM  
Gawker seems like they're trying to out-douche Scott Adams.

It worked.
 
2012-07-03 06:21:12 AM  
The reply was like reading a farking teenager.

I wouldn't use the word "intelligence" but there's definitely a serious problem with how people on all sides look at politics.

In the UK recently, the British Prime Minister declared that sexy pop videos would, in future, get a certification. This is despite the fact that many sexy pop videos already get a certification, because the law on exemptions has a specific section about sexual content. Two newspapers then reported on this story without fact checking it. The opposition didn't say "errr your facts are plain wrong". That's the level that political discourse is at. Not that we have people making different interpretations of the facts, they can't even get the facts right any more.

There are health department reports being run by universities into the effects of smoking bans that cherry pick statistics and claim benefits of health where the health benefits were simply following long-term decline. When even the academics are playing games, you can't say that you can rely on them to teach kids about stuff.

It's an absolute mess, and until someone can find someone to actually clear the air and at least establish accurate facts, we don't have a chance of making good decisions.
 
2012-07-03 06:32:33 AM  

fusillade762: A sentence you never hear in America is "I wonder what the smart people think we should do."

He's not wrong with that one.


The reality is that women are treated differently by society for exactly the same reason that children and the mentally handicapped are treated differently. It's just easier this way for everyone.

OK, now that's just Maximum Trolling.


"I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University."

William F. Buckley

Pretty much sums up my opinion of most "smart" people I've met.
 
2012-07-03 06:38:36 AM  
I'm talking about how effectively a nation as a whole can make decisions and navigate its position in the world. For example, China has a political system that seems to produce intelligent decisions. You might criticize China's leadership for being heartless and brutal, but that's a separate discussion.

No, Scott, I'd say that's pretty damn germane to the discussion at hand.

/My hat, daddy!
 
2012-07-03 06:47:42 AM  

RedPhoenix122: Coelacanth: Want to make the USA a little smarter? Jettison Arizona, Georgia, Texas, and pour lithium into Florida's water supply.

You left out Mississippi.


And Oklahoma. And Kansas.
 
2012-07-03 07:11:12 AM  
He's not really saying anything new here that is out of line with what others have been pointing out for years.
 
2012-07-03 07:19:09 AM  
Cynics who think outside the box are always hated by the mainstream.
 
2012-07-03 07:22:33 AM  

Ghastly: GreenAdder: Ghastly: Did I ever tell you guys the story about how Scott Adams told me to stop drawing nipples?

Is this true? You have to tell me if you're lying. That's some sort of international USA-Canada treaty law thingy.

Yeah, it was many years ago and had to do with a friend of his who was looking for artists to draw a comic for him. I submitted a sample of my artwork based on his script and was told I didn't need to draw nipples on everyone.

I will always draw nipples on everyone, and hell and fury befall those who would dare to stop me.


I draw nipples on everything.
It's gotten me kicked out of more than a few museums.
 
2012-07-03 07:26:17 AM  
I am a fan of Scott Adams normally

but you know what grinds my gears? "Smart" people who don't understand what the IQ test is.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normal_distribution

The IQ test is not based on an objective standard. Its based on a normal distribution. So getting a 200 on the IQ test does not mean your twice as smart as some one who got a 100. Nor does it mean there is a measurable difference. It means your score SHOULD fit in a certain distribution of all scores

IQ score =/= ability score

its not like DnD
 
2012-07-03 07:38:17 AM  

jayhawk88: I'm talking about how effectively a nation as a whole can make decisions and navigate its position in the world. For example, China has a political system that seems to produce intelligent decisions. You might criticize China's leadership for being heartless and brutal, but that's a separate discussion.

No, Scott, I'd say that's pretty damn germane to the discussion at hand.

/My hat, daddy!


The got damned Germans got nothing to do with it!
 
2012-07-03 07:40:32 AM  

fusillade762: A sentence you never hear in America is "I wonder what the smart people think we should do."

He's not wrong with that one.


That's because most people in America believe they are the smart ones. I wish I had a dollar for every time I heard some random citizen hold forth on what "we" should do about all the idiots in this country.
 
2012-07-03 08:02:21 AM  
Adams is an incredibly smug self-satisfied douche, but this column isn't that bad. It's clear it's just his rambling thoughts on an issue, rather than the crazed ranting the author of that column wants it to be.

It actually is kinda depressing how anti-intellectual and anti-education modern American society is. Take this asshole for instance:

Basily Gourt: Pretty much sums up my opinion of most "smart" people I've met.

 
2012-07-03 08:09:29 AM  
Was this a Wikipedia ad?
 
2012-07-03 08:11:30 AM  

Demetrius: Gawker seems like they're trying to out-douche Scott Adams.

It worked.


This. I don't understand why the "author" is spewing so much vitriol at Adams. It makes him sound like a hack (probably is anyway) because all he can do is make snide commentary with nothing to back it up.
 
2012-07-03 08:14:44 AM  
Must be that time of the month on the internet, again.
 
2012-07-03 08:29:52 AM  
So I put the question to you, my brilliant readers. Suppose you start with a website funded by private donations from a variety of citizens, with a mandate to operate independently, and your task is to find a way to populate the site with unbiased and useful information on public policy. What system could you devise to guarantee that the information is unbiased and, importantly, it appears that way to all observers?
A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer?
 
2012-07-03 08:30:36 AM  
Dafuq did i just read?

The windy noodlings of a cartoonist critiqued by a brain-damaged rent-a-blogger?

Makes me long for articles about the Kardashians.
 
2012-07-03 08:36:09 AM  
Going out on a limb, Gawker writer was a schoolteacher who got laid off? Why the butt hurt. I mean, my critical thinking skills incline me to believe Adams, since he was talking about the national government, wasn't referring to schools, which are usually municipal, occasionally state government projects.

Perhaps the author wasn't aware of the concept of Federalism?

Wait, editor? Dan Rather's working again?

Seriously what's with the hate? I can go to wordpress and find a dozen of those kind of posts in the next half hour. The only reason to be sooooo upset at Adams for doing what, frankly, half the country does on some level (most of us on Facebook) is because Adams is a...what...a public figure? He's some asshole in a suit who draws cartoons.

Not even a sentence on the fact that his post mentioned the health care debate. A paragraph about it, even, that seemed to suggest 99% of the population was too stupid to understand it. No righteous indignation at that?

Huh, almost as if when Adams says something the author agrees with, even if it's identical to what he hates about him, it's like the problem goes away.
 
2012-07-03 08:36:09 AM  

dameron: You know what someone should do?

Someone should take Scott Adams, drug him and hand him over to a talented cosmetic surgeon who can make him the spitting image of Orson Scott Card. Someone else should busy themselves dropping a roofie into Card's drink to make sure he looks just like Scott Adams after a similar surgery.

Once they wake, someone should plug Adam's man parts into Card's mouth and Card's likewise into Adam's mouth. The resulting self aggrandizing mono-slurp should prove the existence of the Higgs Jizzon before collapses into a singularity so stupid that it, and only it, can never escape its pull.

Oh, and that someone should be an anthropomorphic cartoon of Sean Conner's penis that rolls around on a hoveround that's made up of his giant scrote.


POTY, in my opinion
 
2012-07-03 08:48:30 AM  
I think it's wrong to poise Wikipedia as the answer to the question he's asking. Wikipedia is good at getting you facts when you ask for them. And if you get bored and start clicking through to related articles, you might learn some new facts. But at the end of the day it hasn't made you a better problem solver or helped you learn how to parse the facts at hand. That's a far more important ability than just dumping facts you don't understand into Fark threads.
 
2012-07-03 08:50:30 AM  

Basily Gourt: "I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University."


said the guy who went to Yale.


William F. Buckley

Pot, meet kettle.
 
2012-07-03 08:51:17 AM  

propasaurus: Ghastly: Did I ever tell you guys the story about how Scott Adams told me to stop drawing nipples?

Who the hell is anti-nipple??


The NFL? The FCC? The United States of Body Shame?
 
2012-07-03 08:52:34 AM  

Gunther: Adams is an incredibly smug self-satisfied douche, but this column isn't that bad. It's clear it's just his rambling thoughts on an issue, rather than the crazed ranting the author of that column wants it to be.

It actually is kinda depressing how anti-intellectual and anti-education modern American society is. Take this asshole for instance:

Basily Gourt: Pretty much sums up my opinion of most "smart" people I've met.


lol, that's pretty harsh!

But, I guess you must be one of the smart ones, so I will have to defer to your superior opinion.

I threw in buckley's quote for a reason. Nothing against all you smarty pants people. It was directed against people like scott adams and other megalomaniacs like mayor bloomberg. People who have convinced themselves that they are the "smart" ones who know what's best for me.

I don't care if what I think is best for me is wrong. I have the right to be wrong.
 
2012-07-03 08:54:35 AM  

Ghastly: GreenAdder: Ghastly: Did I ever tell you guys the story about how Scott Adams told me to stop drawing nipples?

Is this true? You have to tell me if you're lying. That's some sort of international USA-Canada treaty law thingy.

Yeah, it was many years ago and had to do with a friend of his who was looking for artists to draw a comic for him. I submitted a sample of my artwork based on his script and was told I didn't need to draw nipples on everyone.

I will always draw nipples on everyone, and hell and fury befall those who would dare to stop me.


Post pics or gtfo
 
2012-07-03 08:58:24 AM  
What we have is the product of democracy. Leadership is anchored to public opinion, and public opinion gravitates toward the lowest common denominator. If want consistent intelligent policy, you have to get rid of voting. But no voting can cause other problems.
 
2012-07-03 09:03:55 AM  
I have no idea why this Gawker writer is so incredibly pissed off at this guy (I'm barely aware of Dilbert and know nothing about the cartoonist himself), but this:

The United States, on the other hand, produces laws and foreign policy that don't always seem to be the result of intelligence or even good intentions. Our actions are a weird stew of religion, politics and randomness. A sentence you never hear in America is "I wonder what the smart people think we should do."

is 100% correct.
 
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