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2012-08-31 09:09:53 PM
There's a "View As One Page" option.
 
2012-08-31 09:39:55 PM

St_Francis_P: There's a "View As One Page" option.


Choosing not to submit that one must be #19.
 
2012-08-31 11:38:20 PM
And if you click the link at the end for 25 things to boost your intelligence you'll see that one of them is to chew gum, which also is listed as one of the things that make you dumber.
 
2012-08-31 11:45:00 PM
Watching FOX News

Would have been highly disappointed had this one not made the list.
 
2012-08-31 11:50:32 PM
static.businessinsider.com

HA! 

/doocy makes you even dumber
 
2012-08-31 11:50:37 PM

Happy Hours: And if you click the link at the end for 25 things to boost your intelligence you'll see that one of them is to chew gum, which also is listed as one of the things that make you dumber.


To be fair, I have seen some really intelligent people do a lot of really dumb things.
 
2012-09-01 12:33:16 AM
They had flouride on the list, but then ran a picture of someone drinking bottled water.
 
2012-09-01 12:34:38 AM
I lost 10 IQ points reading that tripe.
 
2012-09-01 12:34:44 AM
What about this one?

Being spanked as a child

A wide-ranging study by the University of Manitoba found that more than five percent of all mental disorder is caused by being spanked or other forms of childhood physical abuse. "This type of punishment was associated with poor mental outcomes and several mental disorders almost uniformly across the board," said Tracy Afifi, the founder of the study, according to WebMD.
 
2012-09-01 12:34:50 AM
Is this listed?

img29.imageshack.us
 
2012-09-01 12:35:11 AM

Happy Hours: And if you click the link at the end for 25 things to boost your intelligence you'll see that one of them is to chew gum, which also is listed as one of the things that make you dumber.


Every object has been shown to both increase and decrease every quality. This is known as "Media Misinterprets Research" and sadly is not an inoculation but essentially viral itself...
 
2012-09-01 12:35:13 AM
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-01 12:37:23 AM

FizixJunkee: What about this one?

Being spanked as a child


Being spanked as an adult shown to have no negative effects.
 
2012-09-01 12:37:51 AM

Uisce Beatha: Is this listed?

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assets0.ordienetworks.com
 
2012-09-01 12:38:38 AM
Anyone want to give us the itemized list? I'm not allowing fifteen sites through my script blocker to see a slideshow.
 
2012-09-01 12:42:42 AM

Vangor: FizixJunkee: What about this one?

Being spanked as a child

Being spanked as an adult shown to have no negative effects.


Depends on who is doing the spanking...

storage.canalblog.com
 
2012-09-01 12:42:43 AM
Uisce Beatha: Is this listed?

Adblock

lordargent.com
 
2012-09-01 12:44:06 AM

Mildot: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 750x600]


"Listen, you queer, stop calling me a crypto-Nazi or I'll sock you in the face...."

-William F. Buckley
 
2012-09-01 12:44:38 AM
Obvious:
* Watching Reality TV
* Watching FoxNews
* Obesity (synonymous with all the above)
No argument on:
* Smoking weed
* Watching Spongebob (kinda redundant here)
* Meetings (OMG)
* Powerpoint (OMFJCFG)
 
2012-09-01 12:46:04 AM
Lack of sleep makes you dumber and so does Ambien. I'll take my Ambien, thanks...and the Klonopin too. A girl has to sleep. Unfortunately, this girl apparently does online shopping when under the influence of Ambien. So far, I like my taste. I pick out awesome shiat and I get great deals, too (apparently.)
 
2012-09-01 12:46:08 AM
As someone who used to take ambien and xanax while watching spongebob and chewing gum, I have say that zebra on the banana triad to the home of the trombone players!
 
2012-09-01 12:46:16 AM

Ensayia: Anyone want to give us the itemized list? I'm not allowing fifteen sites through my script blocker to see a slideshow.


1) Reality TV
2) Sugar
3) Multitasking
4) Chewing gum
5) Watching FOX News
6) Obesity
7) Jet lag
8) Flouride
9) Meetings
10) Being spanked as a child
11) Powerpoint
12) Watching SpongeBob
13) Secondhand smoke
14) Stress
15) Ambien and Xanax
16) Lack of iodine
17) Smoking weed

/In before the stoners and "That's just your opinion, man..."
 
2012-09-01 12:48:42 AM

EmmaLou: Lack of sleep makes you dumber and so does Ambien. I'll take my Ambien, thanks...and the Klonopin too. A girl has to sleep. Unfortunately, this girl apparently does online shopping when under the influence of Ambien. So far, I like my taste. I pick out awesome shiat and I get great deals, too (apparently.)


If you ever find pictures of me, know it was totally worth it ;)
 
2012-09-01 12:52:07 AM
Also, being obese does not make your brain not work well. The lifestyle that MAKES you obese makes you brain not work well.

See also: sugar.

/ if you cut the crap out of your diet, your brain functions higher nearly immediately, before the obese goes away.
 
2012-09-01 12:53:05 AM
Troll thread makes you something whatever.
 
2012-09-01 12:53:59 AM
OK, I got rid of all that stuff. Am I smart now?
 
2012-09-01 12:56:30 AM

EmmaLou: Lack of sleep makes you dumber and so does Ambien. I'll take my Ambien, thanks...and the Klonopin too. A girl has to sleep. Unfortunately, this girl apparently does online shopping when under the influence of Ambien. So far, I like my taste. I pick out awesome shiat and I get great deals, too (apparently.)


I used to go to the kitchen eat inedible things while on ambien (like houseplants and paper towels). Have video of it and everything. Had to set up an alarm on the bedroom door.

so, yeah, it makes you do dumb things. You do sleep like all pro, though.
 
2012-09-01 12:57:41 AM
I'm suprised "viewing Fark's Politics tab" wasn't on the list.
 
2012-09-01 12:57:58 AM

sillydragon: Ensayia: Anyone want to give us the itemized list? I'm not allowing fifteen sites through my script blocker to see a slideshow.

1) Reality TV
2) Sugar
3) Multitasking
4) Chewing gum
5) Watching FOX News
6) Obesity
7) Jet lag
8) Flouride
9) Meetings
10) Being spanked as a child
11) Powerpoint
12) Watching SpongeBob
13) Secondhand smoke
14) Stress
15) Ambien and Xanax
16) Lack of iodine
17) Smoking weed

/In before the stoners and "That's just your opinion, man..."


Oh, wow, man...huh-huh...i totally knew I forgot something

i159.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-01 01:01:40 AM

UsikFark: Mildot: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 750x600]

"Listen, you queer, stop calling me a crypto-Nazi or I'll sock you in the face...."

-William F. Buckley


the golden age...
 
2012-09-01 01:13:41 AM

soup sandwich: UsikFark: Mildot: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 750x600]

"Listen, you queer, stop calling me a crypto-Nazi or I'll sock you in the face...."

-William F. Buckley

the golden age...


Painting gravel does not make gold...
 
2012-09-01 01:14:46 AM

Mildot: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 750x600]


"Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views", WTF language is that? Seriously, are you farking American, because that is some farked up grammar.

"Mom's claim to want to give hearing to their kids school activities". Does your mom ever say shiat like that? If she does she might be retarded.
 
2012-09-01 01:20:13 AM

lordargent: Uisce Beatha: Is this listed?

Adblock

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i446.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-01 01:20:30 AM
I was about to come here and make snark, but I have a high IQ yet the only one of those I am subject to is the fluoride one (which was even more dubious than all the other ones). At work I'm pretty notorious for pushing for as few meetings as possible.

So, that list is probably all right.
 
2012-09-01 01:23:22 AM

Lionel Mandrake: sillydragon: Ensayia: Anyone want to give us the itemized list? I'm not allowing fifteen sites through my script blocker to see a slideshow.

1) Reality TV
2) Sugar
3) Multitasking
4) Chewing gum
5) Watching FOX News
6) Obesity
7) Jet lag
8) Flouride
9) Meetings
10) Being spanked as a child
11) Powerpoint
12) Watching SpongeBob
13) Secondhand smoke
14) Stress
15) Ambien and Xanax
16) Lack of iodine
17) Smoking weed

/In before the stoners and "That's just your opinion, man..."

Oh, wow, man...huh-huh...i totally knew I forgot something

[i159.photobucket.com image 500x301]


Smoking weed make make you less intelligent than you were before you smoked weed, but why is weed targeted? Does heroin make you smarter? Cocaine? Crack? Mushrooms? Why have they excluded every drug with the exception of weed? I bet X makes you 3x as smart!

(I don't really believe this. If weed makes you dumber, long term, then I'm curious how 'smart' we'd all have been if we hadn't smoked it.)
 
2012-09-01 01:24:34 AM

aerojockey: I was about to come here and make snark, but I have a high IQ yet the only one of those I am subject to is the fluoride one (which was even more dubious than all the other ones)


How is a well-known neurotoxin the most dubious thing on the list?
 
2012-09-01 01:27:35 AM

squirrelflavoredyogurt: WTF language is that?


Ahem.

I welcome you to the discussion threads of fark.com, you may want to take your time with this:

Perhaps you are not yet aware that Miltard is a Fark.com moderator account maintained for the sole purpose of reposting borderline-violent-extremist-hate cartoons from genuine extremist violent hate sites in order to stir up shizzat in Fark.com threads.

You might want to take that into account before ponying up $5 a month for Fark's "totalfark" product offering.
 
2012-09-01 01:28:51 AM

Triumph: aerojockey: I was about to come here and make snark, but I have a high IQ yet the only one of those I am subject to is the fluoride one (which was even more dubious than all the other ones)

How is a well-known neurotoxin the most dubious thing on the list?


Some people would like to know how it got there

blogs.ei.columbia.edu
 
2012-09-01 01:29:00 AM
Sweet. As long as I stay away from other people who are smoking cigarettes, I can smoke cigarettes, stay smart, but make anyone close to me dumber. I say we Americans all go to China. We all get about 100 yards apart, so we don't get second hand smoke from eachother. Then we all chain smoke some Marlboros until those Chinese bastards are dumber than dirt. Next, we move on to India so we can dumb those farkers up enough to get our telemarketing jobs back. Don't get all complacent, Canadians. We'll get you too.......eventually. ts4.mm.bing.net
 
2012-09-01 01:29:55 AM
Linked from the bottom of the article: 25 Ways To Boost Your Intelligence

Number three? Chewing gum...
 
2012-09-01 01:32:04 AM
Stupid-assed conservatives that posts pics in order to thread shiat fark? #20
 
2012-09-01 01:32:22 AM
img.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-01 01:36:25 AM
Yippee, my first 100% on any Fark test.
 
2012-09-01 01:37:16 AM

squirrelflavoredyogurt: (I don't really believe this. If weed makes you dumber, long term, then I'm curious how 'smart' we'd all have been if we hadn't smoked it.)


OK, one of us is stoned.
 
2012-09-01 01:42:24 AM
Things that make you dumber:

Democrats vs. Republicans
----------------Reality Shows. Fox is King of the sleazy reality show. Republicans
----------------Sugar. Elitists hate sugar. Rednecks suck it up like it was, er, candy.
----------------Multi-tasking. This is a business person trait. Republicans are the Business Party of America.
----------------Chewing gum. Something else that elitists hate. And schoolteachers especially.
----------------Watching Fox News. Well, Duh!
----------------Obesity. Least obese states: Colorado and Hawaii. They also match or exceed Socialist Canukistan in terms of longevity, health care, etc. Obesity is a problem of the poor, and Republicans are poorer on the whole than Democrats and Liberals. The Blue States subsidize most of the Red States. Obesity is linked to sugar, obsessive chewing and stress, not to mention all that multi-tasking and eating out of vending machines and fast food joints. These are not coincidences, people, they are a syndrome.
----------------The business classes get jet lag, the poor can't afford to fly.
----------------Fluoride. I suspect they mean naturally high level of fluoride in ground water rather than the minimal amounts added to drinking water or toothpaste. If that is the case, it's largely a red state problem I suspect.
----------------Meetings. Again it is the business and political classes that suffer from these. Poor people and workers don't attend a lot of meetings but pointy-haired bosses regard them as a raison-d'être.
---------------Being spanked as a child. Love-based, reason with the child discipline is characteristic of liberals, fear-based, disciplinarianism is characteristic of conservatives and rednecks.
---------------Power point. Business people again. Not a lot of powerpoint displays used by hippies.
------SpongeBob. Too fast for the kiddies but one quarter of the people who watch the show are adults. I expect they did not study adult viewers to see if they were stupider or smarter, but I'm guessing a little of both since mainly the unemployed and the nerdy-geek elites love SBSP. This might be liberals. On the other hand, nobody tested the adults, so it might just be conservative kids whose parents are just relieved that Spongebob is non-violent and an asexual spineless Happy Worker and Happy Camper, even if he is gayer than silk strawberries.
--------------Second hand smoke. Hell, liberals don't allow a smoker within 500 yards of them or their precious snowflakes. WHAT SECOND HAND SMOKE?
--------------Stress, as everybody knows, is more typical of conservatives than liberals. Conservatives tend to be type A, squares, tight-fisted, angry, xenophobic and a lot of other stress-indicative things. They are more fearful, being Closed Systemists while liberals are more tolerant and xenophile, being Open Systemists.
--------------Ambien and Xanax. Old people on drugs. That pretty much sums up the Tea Party movement, the Republican Party, and of course, your crazy grandparents who send you idiotic fear-mongering Republican and Conservative emails 40 times a day (if you are lucky and they have arthritis really bad).
---------------Lack of iodine. Iodine is put into the air by seaweed and falls out along the coats. The Left Coast and the Right Coast alike have plenty of iodine in their soils and deficiency is seldom a problem. NOT SO THE REDNECK JESUS LAND STATES OF AMERICA. The Western Plains, Rocky Mountains and Middle America are often iodine-deprived.

Conclusion: the list of 17 things that make you stupider can be reduced to one: being a Conservative Republican. The irony, of course, is that this list is on a business site, which means that it was probably conservative Republicans who compiled it.

But a fear-mongering article about stupidity would naturally be aimed a people who are stupid, wouldn't it? You don't aim a fear-mongering article about children at childless confirmed batchelors, do you?

Of course not.

But this is a great slideshow which goes a long way to explaining the reasons why Conservative Republicans are dumber than bricks of elephant dung and what they could do to become smarter, namely move out of the flyover states to some place liberal and Democratic, preferably with a lot of things to do besides sit on your duff drinking Duff and eating donuts.

All Conservative Republicans should remember: a Twizzler is not a sprinkle, a mini-chocolate bar is not a sprinkle, another donut mooshed into the first donut is not a sprinkle.

By the way, I looked for a map of fluoride contamination of ground water in the US and all I found was maps of poor Africa, India, Kentucky, etc.

Then I did a better search.

Intentional fluoridation: http://www.cdc.gov/fluoridation/statistics/county_status_map.htm

Conspiracist view of world fluoridation: http://www.infowars.com/world-fluoridated-water-map/

If fluoride is a deadly poison and makes you stupid, the stupidest countries in the world must be Ireland, Australia and the USA.

Natural fluoridation: Bad news California--and Arizona!

Yikes!

There is a reason why California doesn't add a lot of fluoride to the water, I guess. On the other hand, Californians are famed for their nice teeth.
 
2012-09-01 01:44:26 AM

Happy Hours: And if you click the link at the end for 25 things to boost your intelligence you'll see that one of them is to chew gum, which also is listed as one of the things that make you dumber.


Aaaannnnddddd.... 2nd hand smoke makes you dumber, but smoking a cig makes you smarter.

I want my 2 minutes back.
 
2012-09-01 01:45:21 AM
Flouride? That explains why my teeth are white but I'm as dumb as a stump.
 
2012-09-01 01:52:50 AM
Hmm the xanax making you stupid bit explains quite a few people I've met,oh wait it's just older people doing the fun drugs? Well no wonder. You get my mom stoned on some of her meds and she's just plain wacky then again she's missing most of her corpus callosum. As for weed even though I smoke and I'm pro legalization I can believe that if they're just talking about those that start as adolescents. Also quite a few of those seem to be equating mental illness with stupidity.
 
2012-09-01 02:03:42 AM

brantgoose: Things that make you dumber:


Your comment made me dumber.
 
2012-09-01 02:04:30 AM
AS far as I can tell, just living makes you dumber. I'm 62. When I was 22, i knew just about everything in the world - I was just about the smartest motherf**ker alive. These days, I'm as dumb as dogshiat.
 
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