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2013-09-15 09:12:43 AM
Jumping up and down on a plexiglass skylight? Where were his friends?
 
2013-09-15 09:40:25 AM

ginandbacon: Jumping up and down on a plexiglass skylight? Where were his friends?


Taking pictures with their phones. Duh.
 
2013-09-15 09:47:37 AM
I'm glad the article made it clear that the kid had no life threatening injuries before they got to the part about him jumping up and down on the skylight, because then I didn't feel guilty laughing at him.
 
2013-09-15 09:48:08 AM
"Smart" is relative and subjective. I know a guy who supposedly has a zillion-and-one IQ, but can't function normally in society.

/I'm sure we all knew that. I just wanted to complain, and saw my opening.
 
2013-09-15 09:48:17 AM
But did they do the Beaver Dance?

/Obscure?
 
2013-09-15 09:50:59 AM
 
2013-09-15 09:54:05 AM

Fuggin Bizzy: "Smart" is relative and subjective. I know a guy who supposedly has a zillion-and-one IQ, but can't function normally in society.
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Autistic savants are like that.
 
2013-09-15 09:56:22 AM

loaba: Fuggin Bizzy: "Smart" is relative and subjective. I know a guy who supposedly has a zillion-and-one IQ, but can't function normally in society.
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Autistic savants are like that.


He needs to work for an investment bank.  Or the NSA. Takes all sorts to run the world.
 
2013-09-15 09:58:46 AM
The guy was smart enough to request that his name not be associated with this momentary lack of judgement.  The last thing you want is for your name to come up in a google search as the douche that got drunk and fell through a skylight.

/so glad the internet was still in its infancy when I was making stupid mistakes.
 
2013-09-15 10:04:45 AM
Would like a word:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-09-15 10:06:04 AM

loaba: Fuggin Bizzy: "Smart" is relative and subjective. I know a guy who supposedly has a zillion-and-one IQ, but can't function normally in society.
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Autistic savants are like that.


Of course....Auuuuuutistic.....that's the problem, not farking stupidity (which I see ever frikkin' day at work).  Thanks for clearing that up.
 
2013-09-15 10:08:07 AM

symptomoftheuniverse: ginandbacon: Jumping up and down on a plexiglass skylight? Where were his friends?

Taking pictures with their phones. Duh.


If it makes anyone feel better, he was probably yelling about the math that proves the plexiglass will not deform with only his weight on it.
 
2013-09-15 10:09:07 AM
Did he develop a speech impediment?
 
2013-09-15 10:13:58 AM

ginandbacon: Jumping up and down on a plexiglass skylight? Where were his friends?


Holding his beer?
 
2013-09-15 10:15:03 AM
The only prerequisite for college admission these days is access to mommy and daddy's wallet, or access to student loans.
 
2013-09-15 10:19:37 AM
Was fapping involved?  Was he cured of epilepsy?

img.dooyoo.co.uk
 
2013-09-15 10:22:36 AM
You don't have to be smart to get into good schools, you have to have a strong work ethic and discipline at a young age. The kids who were somewhat smart but did all their homework and studied for everything every time are the ones who got into the Ivy League. I was smarter than most of them but a lazy fark who never studied, so I went to state. I had a professor at SUNY who did his postdoc at Harvard who more or less told me that same: Many of the students there were every bit as smart, they just didn't have the drive, discipline, work ethic, or other things (money or connections) that the Ivy Leaguers had to get them where they got. MIT might be slightly more oriented toward brains, but they accepted someone from our HS who I used to have to help in math.
 
2013-09-15 10:25:58 AM
First-time drinker?
 
2013-09-15 10:28:47 AM
High SAT/GPA scores and common sense/emotional stability are not the same thing.

The dude who was valedictorian in my high school class(650 kids) went off to MIT.....I went off to Rutgers....stop snickering....let's call him, "Joe".  "Joe" was the smartest kid in class, and the absolute darling of all the teachers.  Everyone was convinced he was going to discover a cure for cancer, or a practical fusion reactor, or both.    Anyway, first day of sophomore year I'm walking down College Ave.  Lo and behold I see "Joe" walking in the opposite direction.   I looked right at him, but I didn't say anything.  Later that day I saw Robert,  another high school classmate, and told him about whom I'd seen earlier in the day.   I asked if "Joe" was on campus to see "Susan" his old high school girlfriend.  Robert replied, "No, he transfer here."  I was like, "WTF!!  He's going to school here?  What happened to MIT?"   Robert continued, "Remember how he was the smartest kid in our high school class?  Well, when he got to MIT, he found out every kid was the smartest kid in class.  He couldn't handle it, and pretty much hid in his dorm room for two semesters until they kicked him out."
 
2013-09-15 10:28:57 AM

Bigdogdaddy: loaba: Fuggin Bizzy: "Smart" is relative and subjective. I know a guy who supposedly has a zillion-and-one IQ, but can't function normally in society.
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Autistic savants are like that.

Of course....Auuuuuutistic.....that's the problem, not farking stupidity (which I see ever frikkin' day at work).  Thanks for clearing that up.


how do you define stupidity? (you particularly, not the general you)

I define it by having to work for a living combined with bad spelling but that`s just me. If a person can avoid the need to work and can spell well I call those people smart.
 
2013-09-15 10:30:29 AM
Smarter than THIS snowflake.
 
2013-09-15 10:32:20 AM

symptomoftheuniverse: ginandbacon: Jumping up and down on a plexiglass skylight? Where were his friends?

Taking pictures with their phones. Duh.


Oh right. Of course.
 
2013-09-15 10:33:04 AM
cdn01.dailycaller.com

Yes!  Double secret probation!  One more slip-up, one more mistake and you're done here at Farber MIT!
 
2013-09-15 10:34:31 AM
Maybe he was there for the econ program.
 
2013-09-15 10:35:38 AM
The student, who asked MIT to not release his name...

Wile E. Coyote II ?
 
2013-09-15 10:35:53 AM

Fuggin Bizzy: "Smart" is relative and subjective. I know a guy who supposedly has a zillion-and-one IQ, but can't function normally in society.

/I'm sure we all knew that. I just wanted to complain, and saw my opening.


I love that post this much.
learning-disabilities-children.com
 
2013-09-15 10:38:22 AM

dready zim: Bigdogdaddy: loaba: Fuggin Bizzy: "Smart" is relative and subjective. I know a guy who supposedly has a zillion-and-one IQ, but can't function normally in society.
---------------------------------------------------

Autistic savants are like that.

Of course....Auuuuuutistic.....that's the problem, not farking stupidity (which I see ever frikkin' day at work).  Thanks for clearing that up.

how do you define stupidity? (you particularly, not the general you)

I define it by having to work for a living combined with bad spelling but that`s just me. If a person can avoid the need to work and can spell well I call those people smart.


Well, when you can't tell when someone is purposely spelling autistic wrong, then I guess that would be one way.  Thanks for playing.
 
2013-09-15 10:38:47 AM

Fuggin Bizzy: "Smart" is relative and subjective. I know a guy who supposedly has a zillion-and-one IQ, but can't function normally in society.

/I'm sure we all knew that. I just wanted to complain, and saw my opening.


Are they smart enough to know zillion is not a real number?

j/k
 
2013-09-15 10:39:49 AM

Bigdogdaddy: dready zim: Bigdogdaddy: loaba: Fuggin Bizzy: "Smart" is relative and subjective. I know a guy who supposedly has a zillion-and-one IQ, but can't function normally in society.
---------------------------------------------------

Autistic savants are like that.

Of course....Auuuuuutistic.....that's the problem, not farking stupidity (which I see ever frikkin' day at work).  Thanks for clearing that up.

how do you define stupidity? (you particularly, not the general you)

I define it by having to work for a living combined with bad spelling but that`s just me. If a person can avoid the need to work and can spell well I call those people smart.

Well, when you can't tell when someone is purposely spelling autistic wrong, then I guess that would be one way.  Thanks for playing.


It was frikkin actually, I read auuuutistic as being said very slowly but spelled correctly.
 
2013-09-15 10:41:22 AM

dready zim: Bigdogdaddy: dready zim: Bigdogdaddy: loaba: Fuggin Bizzy: "Smart" is relative and subjective. I know a guy who supposedly has a zillion-and-one IQ, but can't function normally in society.
---------------------------------------------------

Autistic savants are like that.

Of course....Auuuuuutistic.....that's the problem, not farking stupidity (which I see ever frikkin' day at work).  Thanks for clearing that up.

how do you define stupidity? (you particularly, not the general you)

I define it by having to work for a living combined with bad spelling but that`s just me. If a person can avoid the need to work and can spell well I call those people smart.

Well, when you can't tell when someone is purposely spelling autistic wrong, then I guess that would be one way.  Thanks for playing.

It was frikkin actually, I read auuuutistic as being said very slowly but spelled correctly.


Fair enough. ;)  I never claimed to be smart, just opinionated!  :D  However, I am smart enough not to get drunk and bounce up and down on a skylight.
 
2013-09-15 10:41:30 AM

Bigdogdaddy: loaba: Fuggin Bizzy: "Smart" is relative and subjective. I know a guy who supposedly has a zillion-and-one IQ, but can't function normally in society.
---------------------------------------------------

Autistic savants are like that.

Of course....Auuuuuutistic.....that's the problem, not farking stupidity (which I see ever frikkin' day at work).  Thanks for clearing that up.


You believe autistic savants should be classified as normal stupid people?

That is pretty retarded. Did you just accidentally fall off the fark anti-asperger bandwagon or something?

Mild asperger's may not be obvious, but autism is as real as schizophrenia.

Next you will tell me bipolars are just exciteable and homosexuality is curable. Everyone is built just fine and choosing to be farked up, is that your angle?
 
2013-09-15 10:42:52 AM

Fuggin Bizzy: "Smart" is relative and subjective. I know a guy who supposedly has a zillion-and-one IQ, but can't function normally in society.

/I'm sure we all knew that. I just wanted to complain, and saw my opening.


I always think of this guy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndW5uiwexL8  192 IQ, plenty of dumbass decision making in life. Unfortunately, I see elements of myself in him.
 
2013-09-15 10:43:23 AM

Smackledorfer: Bigdogdaddy: loaba: Fuggin Bizzy: "Smart" is relative and subjective. I know a guy who supposedly has a zillion-and-one IQ, but can't function normally in society.
---------------------------------------------------

Autistic savants are like that.

Of course....Auuuuuutistic.....that's the problem, not farking stupidity (which I see ever frikkin' day at work).  Thanks for clearing that up.

You believe autistic savants should be classified as normal stupid people?

That is pretty retarded. Did you just accidentally fall off the fark anti-asperger bandwagon or something?

Mild asperger's may not be obvious, but autism is as real as schizophrenia.

Next you will tell me bipolars are just exciteable and homosexuality is curable. Everyone is built just fine and choosing to be farked up, is that your angle?


Oh, come on. Don`t take him seriously and get all pissy. Lighten up francis etc.
 
2013-09-15 10:49:40 AM

dready zim: Oh, come on. Don`t take him seriously and get all pissy. Lighten up francis etc.


I'm not pissy, though rereading my Boobies of the day it certainly looks that way.

As for taking him seriously, who can tell anymore on this issue?  There are plenty of people who will look you straight in the eye and deny mental disorders exist.
 
2013-09-15 10:56:29 AM

Virtuoso80: You don't have to be smart to get into good schools, you have to have a strong work ethic and discipline at a young age. The kids who were somewhat smart but did all their homework and studied for everything every time are the ones who got into the Ivy League. I was smarter than most of them but a lazy fark who never studied, so I went to state. I had a professor at SUNY who did his postdoc at Harvard who more or less told me that same: Many of the students there were every bit as smart, they just didn't have the drive, discipline, work ethic, or other things (money or connections) that the Ivy Leaguers had to get them where they got. MIT might be slightly more oriented toward brains, but they accepted someone from our HS who I used to have to help in math.


Money to pay for tutors goes a long way, and having the right parents to instill the proper work ethic. Based on what I've read about intelligence, biologically speaking, there isn't much that separates Honey Boo Boo's brain from Stephen Hawking's brain. Our connotative definition of intelligence is much more the cause of nurture rather than nature.
 
2013-09-15 10:56:59 AM
His mommy and daddy must be so proud of him now.
 
2013-09-15 10:57:23 AM

Bigdogdaddy: [cdn01.dailycaller.com image 626x255]

Yes!  Double secret probation!  One more slip-up, one more mistake and you're done here at Farber MIT!



"The time has come for someone to put his foot down. And that foot is me."

/Have a friend who is an MIT alumn.
//Need to send him a link to the article and tease him about it.
 
2013-09-15 10:58:31 AM
You dummies are taking the wrong message from this lesson. Instead of saying, "HaHa! This means those MIT guys aren't so smart", you should be saying, "Dammit! I must really be an idiot if I can't even compete with them."
 
2013-09-15 11:01:50 AM
The building's owners were cited for illegally knocking down walls between 485 and 487 Commonwealth Avenue (Phi Sig owns both adjacent properties), constructing an unsafe and illegal roof deck, "using an existing rooftop as a roof deck on top of an unprotected roof membrane," and not installing rails or any other protection on the roof, NECN reported based on information from the Boston Inspectional Services Department.

Not a surprise at all.  Having had freinds & my brother-in-law going to school up in Boston, I can tell you that the city's trying their damnedest to get run every bad landlord out of town.  It really picked up last year when a BU student in an over-capacity off campus house died in a fire.  (IIRC, it was supposed to have like four or five units and had at least twice that, and her attic room wasn't even listed as one of the original "apartments.")   This'll just add to the growing litany of charges the city has against them, which is an even bigger problem when you consider how students routinely end up in hotels due to overcrowding at the beginning of the year.
 
2013-09-15 11:02:55 AM

MayoSlather: Virtuoso80: You don't have to be smart to get into good schools, you have to have a strong work ethic and discipline at a young age. The kids who were somewhat smart but did all their homework and studied for everything every time are the ones who got into the Ivy League. I was smarter than most of them but a lazy fark who never studied, so I went to state. I had a professor at SUNY who did his postdoc at Harvard who more or less told me that same: Many of the students there were every bit as smart, they just didn't have the drive, discipline, work ethic, or other things (money or connections) that the Ivy Leaguers had to get them where they got. MIT might be slightly more oriented toward brains, but they accepted someone from our HS who I used to have to help in math.

Money to pay for tutors goes a long way, and having the right parents to instill the proper work ethic. Based on what I've read about intelligence, biologically speaking, there isn't much that separates Honey Boo Boo's brain from Stephen Hawking's brain. Our connotative definition of intelligence is much more the cause of nurture rather than nature.


Tests generally indicate that I'm about 10 IQ points shy of genius (130 on the 140=genius scale, 150 on the 160=genius scale). I flunked out of college twice, never made more than $25,000 in a year, 32yo and still live with my mother. Yeah, it's not everything.
 
2013-09-15 11:04:17 AM
My brother has a Doctorate from MIT. His stories of Frat brothers and other Fraternities madness are effing legendary and let me tell you ... they may be able to do high order math in their heads, but they rotuinely cannot tie their shoelaces.

Epitome of - "Hold my beer ..." but with terrifying technology.
 
2013-09-15 11:11:08 AM
At my undergrad orientation, we were repeatedly warned that if we went to frat parties at MIT to not accept invitations up to the roof decks.

I never dreamed that the reason was "unsafe and illegal construction", though.
 
2013-09-15 11:15:22 AM
He forgot the chute.
 
2013-09-15 11:23:59 AM
18-year-old falls through skylight at party

Should have got DirecTV.

i99.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-15 11:29:48 AM

The_Sponge: Bigdogdaddy: [cdn01.dailycaller.com image 626x255]

Yes!  Double secret probation!  One more slip-up, one more mistake and you're done here at Farber MIT!


"The time has come for someone to put his foot down. And that foot is me."

/Have a friend who is an MIT alumn.
//Need to send him a link to the article and tease him about it.


Faber?
"Knowledge is good"
 
2013-09-15 11:30:23 AM
He must have chosen WIS as a dump stat...

/ I'm sure his INT is over 15, however
 
2013-09-15 11:31:16 AM
I don't get it

today.ucla.edu
 
2013-09-15 11:32:21 AM

Virtuoso80: You don't have to be smart to get into good schools, you have to have a strong work ethic and discipline at a young age. The kids who were somewhat smart but did all their homework and studied for everything every time are the ones who got into the Ivy League. I was smarter than most of them but a lazy fark who never studied, so I went to state. I had a professor at SUNY who did his postdoc at Harvard who more or less told me that same: Many of the students there were every bit as smart, they just didn't have the drive, discipline, work ethic, or other things (money or connections) that the Ivy Leaguers had to get them where they got. MIT might be slightly more oriented toward brains, but they accepted someone from our HS who I used to have to help in math.


I can believe that.

/26 and IQ tests peg me at the edge of genius-level
//bounced in and out of college due to family and discipline issues
 
2013-09-15 11:32:37 AM
I know every generation looks upon the next as a pack of blithering idiots, but I really feel that the current college age generation is a significant step below the mentally challenged threshold.

I did some really stupid things in my time, but it seems that the little cricket inside of us shouting "This one might end badly" is absent from this lot of hell-spawn.
 
2013-09-15 11:32:51 AM

Virtuoso80: You don't have to be smart to get into good schools, you have to have a strong work ethic and discipline at a young age.


One of the reasons that women increasingly outnumber men in higher education in the US is that on average they behave better, work harder, and pay more attention in school, and that's worth as much as 10 IQ points in admissions outcomes.

Now, how much of that behavioral difference is genetic and how much is culturally acquired -- teachers and parents expect "good behavior" from girls and tolerate "boys being boys" -- is an entirely separate question, but the effect is consistently measurable.
 
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