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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-10-20 09:39:10 AM  
Before the 1980s we used chain letters instead of computer networks.

Do NOT throw this away!

The last person to share this letter was cured of rickets. Another threw it in the trash and his wife gave him syphillis.

...
 
2013-10-20 11:50:37 AM  
They also cured it with the thought of helping humanity as opposed to making millions in profit
 
2013-10-20 12:23:36 PM  
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You're not going to wear the ribbon? Aren't you against AIDS?
 
2013-10-20 01:53:21 PM  
Shut up, take a side and keep being distracted sheeple.
 
2013-10-20 03:02:38 PM  
What is always awkward is when someone posts about some horrible thing, like baby seal rape, and the only option is to "like" it, so if you do hit that button it seems as if you like raping baby seals.
 
2013-10-20 03:05:53 PM  
They did it the old fashioned way. Work, work, work, work, work ....

For you kids, that was something people did in the Old Days before Facebook and Angry Birds.

I'm not saying that Facebook is the reason that the Nineteenth Century was so much more productive than the Stupid Ages, but it was Facebook.

And aliens, of course. After abducting thousands of hicks in the 1970s they gave up on Velcro and the microwave oven and invented the web and social media.

They found our great human weakness with all those anal probes.

And that weakness, as you may have guessed, was:

Our brains.

Yup.

They are up the asses of most of the Rubes on the web.

Oh, well.

Nature had her reasons for putting our brains up our asses. The head is too obvous a targe for attack. Just look how far the Puppeteers got with having their brains in their chests behind a study sternum, where brains belong.

 
2013-10-20 03:07:31 PM  

Mad_Radhu: What is always awkward is when someone posts about some horrible thing, like baby seal rape, and the only option is to "like" it, so if you do hit that button it seems as if you like raping baby seals.


What if I do?
 
2013-10-20 03:08:00 PM  
Of course, when your brain is that close to both of your hearts, you tend to get worked up faster than a Tennessee Fainting Goat.

Aren't I clever? I worked Tennessee Fainting Goats into a thread about polio and jokes about Facebook.

I am the King of Digression!
 
2013-10-20 03:09:28 PM  

Mad_Radhu: What is always awkward is when someone posts about some horrible thing, like baby seal rape, and the only option is to "like" it, so if you do hit that button it seems as if you like raping baby seals.


Hello friends, this post is to let you know that last night Karin ended her long battle with flesh eating weevils...

*like*
 
2013-10-20 03:11:03 PM  
The thing is; you don't make as much money curing diseases. It's the same thing with lightbulbs; the reason that the original is still going strong 100 years later is partly due to the filiment, the wattage the bulb was designed to handle and it never gets turned off. Edison realized that; if you never needed to buy another lightbulb; he wouldn't make much money. So, you could say that capitalism makes finding diseases unprofitable.
 
2013-10-20 03:14:25 PM  
your blog sucks
 
2013-10-20 03:16:24 PM  

Mad_Radhu: What is always awkward is when someone posts about some horrible thing, like baby seal rape, and the only option is to "like" it, so if you do hit that button it seems as if you like raping baby seals.


www.explosm.net
 
2013-10-20 03:24:24 PM  
CSB time:

In 6th grade my "D.A.R.E." pin fell off while walking to school on the day we were always supposed to wear it (Wednesdays). My nasty 6th grade teacher mocked me and called me a drug dealer and a drug head all day. I told my mom. She told the principal. Teacher admitted it and got fired that Friday.

Sucks to be you, Mrs Tate. Go DIAF.

/end CSB
 
2013-10-20 03:32:33 PM  
On the plus side, it makes you feel like you can influence these things.
 
2013-10-20 03:38:27 PM  

Aar1012: They also cured it with the thought of helping humanity as opposed to making millions in profit


1000x this!

/people on FB are morons
 
2013-10-20 03:40:59 PM  

Fluid: On the plus side, it makes you feel like you can influence these things.


Actually, makes people feel as though they did influence those things, which makes them less likely to actually influence those things. Similar effect happens when you share goals; people congratulate or otherwise support you for setting those goals, such as a new diet or exercise regimen, and your brain tells you to feel accomplished. Frankly, ribbon wearing and awareness campaigns hurt the actual cause because people feel as though they have done their part to end hunger or cure breast cancer by wearing some five dollar badge of which the majority goes to the awareness campaigns; obviously, in campaigns where social interaction or awareness is the concern, such as getting a prostate checked or homosexual rights (sometimes those are one and the same [joke]), this is beneficial.
 
2013-10-20 03:58:46 PM  
Incredible, all those ignorant people thinking clicking on a link, or financing and engaging in scientific research to find a cure, are responsible for this miracle instead of prayer and begging Jesus for a treatment to appear as was actually the agency responsible.

While charities careful avoiding spending money on an actual vaccine to preserve their income. "Nothing can prevent polio, but you can help a victim buy an iron lung by contributing to the March of Dimes!"
 
2013-10-20 04:36:21 PM  

brantgoose: I'm not saying that Facebook is the reason that the Nineteenth Century was so much more productive than the Stupid Ages, but it was Facebook.


lets just ignore that we have seen more Social, Technological, Medical, and Pure-Science Progress in the last decade then we saw in the last 100 years

lets ignore that most people have in there pocket a device that can access the sum total of all human knowledge, and for pennies can contact someone anywhere in the world

but yes everyone is so lazy nowadays  how dare they not want to work 19 hours a day for a nickel, and owe that nickel to there employer for there food and housing
 
2013-10-20 05:12:49 PM  
WRONG. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poliomyelitis#Treatment

There's no cure for polio. There's a vaccine.  So if you don't have it already and get vaccinated you won't get it. But it's not a cure. If you already have it, then you have it.

I get what you're saying about social media, but please don't start attributing cures to diseases where there are none. I had a friend when I was a kid who had polio, he couldn't use his legs and there was no "cure". They eradicate it by vaccinating everybody and then it's not around anymore, hopefully.
 
2013-10-20 05:21:17 PM  

Since1971: WRONG. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poliomyelitis#Treatment

There's no cure for polio. There's a vaccine.  So if you don't have it already and get vaccinated you won't get it. But it's not a cure. If you already have it, then you have it.

I get what you're saying about social media, but please don't start attributing cures to diseases where there are none. I had a friend when I was a kid who had polio, he couldn't use his legs and there was no "cure". They eradicate it by vaccinating everybody and then it's not around anymore, hopefully.


Came here to say something like this.  My mother hasn't walked since she was 12...I wish there was a cure for it...not much of a chance there ever will be...(who needs it when you have a vaccine, right?)
 
2013-10-20 05:26:06 PM  
I remember one from a while back. It was "If we get 1,000 'Likes' we'll donate a service dog to a person in need". Just donate the farking dog already, why are you involving me in this like it's a hostage negotiation?
 
2013-10-20 05:39:01 PM  
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2013-10-20 06:07:57 PM  

brantgoose: Of course, when your brain is that close to both of your hearts, you tend to get worked up faster than a Tennessee Fainting Goat.

Aren't I clever? I worked Tennessee Fainting Goats into a thread about polio and jokes about Facebook.

I am the King of Digression!


withleather.uproxx.com

You forgot the gif, so here's one.
 
2013-10-20 08:50:47 PM  
That was when we were fighting the Red Menace, and it was a psy ops war - we constantly raced them in science and technology - first to launch, first to orbit, first on moon, first space walk, etc.  Same with medical breakthroughs.  Of course, there was a lot of other medical/military work going on too for various bioagents.  Not to mention *making* stuff.
 
2013-10-21 12:26:17 AM  

Aar1012: They also cured it with the thought of helping humanity as opposed to making millions in profit


Back then, people weren't forced to choose one or the other.

/none of us will live long enough to see such times return
 
2013-10-21 03:48:24 AM  
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