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(Huffington Post)   Leonardo Da Vinci was a loser - so imagine what you are by comparison   (huffingtonpost.com ) divider line
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2014-07-14 11:56:54 PM  
 
2014-07-15 12:34:38 AM  
This headline brought to you by Futurama!
 
2014-07-15 12:48:29 AM  
I know, subby... I know
 
2014-07-15 01:21:52 AM  
I totally see this.  I mean sure, the guy did a lot of art and inventing and stuff, but I'm unaware of any useful apps that he created.
 
2014-07-15 01:29:41 AM  
I agree that his early work on Growing Pains wasn't all that impressive, but you gotta admit Wolf of Wall Street was spectacular.
 
2014-07-15 03:24:28 AM  

HST's Dead Carcass: This headline brought to you by Futurama!


Nice hat!
 
2014-07-15 04:52:41 AM  
How is "discovering gravity" such a big deal?

Stuff falls. Oh my goodness!
 
2014-07-15 06:25:36 AM  
An underpaid, overworked drone incapable of any independent thought or invention that will continue to work 8-5 until he is found dead at his desk or gunned down by police after an office rampage?
 
2014-07-15 06:26:18 AM  
 
2014-07-15 06:29:23 AM  
I do't know who is more loathsome.  The blithering idiot who scripted this piece of donkey excrement, or the posturing twat who narrated it.  Anybody can be dragged through the mud with a smirk and an "oh, dear".  You just take them out of the context of their time.  This is why we include that context when we write about history.
 
2014-07-15 06:40:48 AM  
Edison was a loser too. I mean, really, who the Fark fails to make a lightbulb 2000 times? Sheesh.
 
2014-07-15 06:44:37 AM  

GDubDub: Edison was a loser too. I mean, really, who the Fark fails to make a lightbulb 2000 times? Sheesh.


Mostly his pack on underpaid minions who did all the actual  work every time he farted out an idea.
 
2014-07-15 06:44:40 AM  

TinyFist: How is "discovering gravity" such a big deal?

Stuff falls. Oh my goodness!


You're thinking of Isaac Asimov.
 
2014-07-15 06:52:28 AM  

gfid: TinyFist: How is "discovering gravity" such a big deal?

Stuff falls. Oh my goodness!

You're thinking of Isaac Asimov.


I think he's thinking of Johann Sebastian Bach.

I'm pretty sure Ug and Thrak got there first, but Marconi and Tesla conspired to defraud the patent office.
 
2014-07-15 06:55:00 AM  
So why didn't they kill him?
 
2014-07-15 06:55:12 AM  

TinyFist: How is "discovering gravity" such a big deal?

Stuff falls. Oh my goodness!


How fast does it fall?  Why?  Do objects of different mass fall at different speeds?  No?  What do you know, Aristotle was full of it.  Do they fall at the same rate of speed?  What governs it?  What is that governing property called?  Where does it come from.  Is it something on earth?  In earth?  The heavens?  Both?  This was heady sh*t in the day.
 
2014-07-15 06:58:27 AM  

Arkanaut: So why didn't they kill him?


He was getting crazy with the Cheez-Wiz.
 
2014-07-15 06:58:51 AM  

bunner: TinyFist: How is "discovering gravity" such a big deal?

Stuff falls. Oh my goodness!

How fast does it fall?  Why?  Do objects of different mass fall at different speeds?  No?  What do you know, Aristotle was full of it.  Do they fall at the same rate of speed?  What governs it?  What is that governing property called?  Where does it come from.  Is it something on earth?  In earth?  The heavens?  Both?  This was heady sh*t in the day.


I'm *pretty sure* TinyFist hooked you bud.
 
2014-07-15 07:00:05 AM  
He wasn't a commercial success because he spent most of his time designing gizmos for some Florentine parkour enthusiast.
 
2014-07-15 07:07:45 AM  

GDubDub: bunner: TinyFist: How is "discovering gravity" such a big deal?

Stuff falls. Oh my goodness!

How fast does it fall?  Why?  Do objects of different mass fall at different speeds?  No?  What do you know, Aristotle was full of it.  Do they fall at the same rate of speed?  What governs it?  What is that governing property called?  Where does it come from.  Is it something on earth?  In earth?  The heavens?  Both?  This was heady sh*t in the day.

I'm *pretty sure* TinyFist hooked you bud.


Hooked?  Nah.  I mean, what if somebody read that and said "yeah!  That's stupid!1!"?   :  )
 
2014-07-15 07:09:56 AM  
I'm Picasso!

snl.jt.org
 
2014-07-15 07:10:06 AM  
That's right, if you're not successful now, just work really hard for the next ten years and you'll become fabulously successful and gain fame that will last centuries. Oh that didn't happen? Don't worry, you just need to work hard for another ten years. Maybe another decade after that. Don't worry, you'll definitely get there eventually. After all, Leonardo Da Vinci was a loser just like you.
 
2014-07-15 07:10:16 AM  
"Along with da Vinci, the video highlights other notables who saw success a bit later in their lives"
 
2014-07-15 07:10:57 AM  
Wow, this video and the part two of the video were inspiring.
 
2014-07-15 07:16:04 AM  
Didn't he marry Morgan Fairchild?
 
2014-07-15 07:16:54 AM  
I ain't see all of his movies, but the folks over at Rotten Tomatoes sure do like him.

/me...3.2 thumbs up
 
2014-07-15 07:18:45 AM  
"Alright", the very first word in the article, is not completely wrong, but not suitable for an allegedly edited article in the Huffington Post.  An excellent example of, um, "loser".
 
2014-07-15 07:28:33 AM  

UNC_Samurai: He wasn't a commercial success because he spent most of his time designing gizmos for some Florentine parkour enthusiast.


Heh. I was hoping for an AC2 reference somewhere in the thread...
 
2014-07-15 07:28:49 AM  

bunner: I do't know who is more loathsome.  The blithering idiot who scripted this piece of donkey excrement, or the posturing twat who narrated it.  Anybody can be dragged through the mud with a smirk and an "oh, dear".  You just take them out of the context of their time.  This is why we include that context when we write about history.


Want to know how I know you didn't watch the video?
 
2014-07-15 07:29:26 AM  

Boudyro: bunner: I do't know who is more loathsome.  The blithering idiot who scripted this piece of donkey excrement, or the posturing twat who narrated it.  Anybody can be dragged through the mud with a smirk and an "oh, dear".  You just take them out of the context of their time.  This is why we include that context when we write about history.

Want to know how I know you didn't watch the video?


Absolutely.
 
2014-07-15 07:30:14 AM  

GDubDub: gfid: TinyFist: How is "discovering gravity" such a big deal?

Stuff falls. Oh my goodness!

You're thinking of Isaac Asimov.

I think he's thinking of Johann Sebastian Bach.

I'm pretty sure Ug and Thrak got there first, but Marconi and Tesla conspired to defraud the patent office.


didn't he compose the theme to Welcome Back, Kotter?
 
2014-07-15 07:31:33 AM  

calbert: didn't he compose the theme to Welcome Back, Kotter?


That was Stravinsky.  Listen for the minor digression that resolves over a fifth to the original theme.  Pure Stravinsky.
 
2014-07-15 07:32:40 AM  
All he wanted was a hug.
 
2014-07-15 07:34:10 AM  
And a helicopter.  Maybe if had turned his attentions to moving weight blow, like modern successful people.
 
2014-07-15 07:35:02 AM  

bunner: Didn't he marry Morgan Fairchild?


You're thinking of Urien
 
2014-07-15 07:38:14 AM  

LewDux: bunner: Didn't he marry Morgan Fairchild?

You're thinking of Urien


The former Soviet premiere?
 
2014-07-15 07:55:18 AM  

bunner: LewDux: bunner: Didn't he marry Morgan Fairchild?

You're thinking of Urien

The former Soviet premiere?


No, that was Mussolini.
 
2014-07-15 07:55:54 AM  
'Duh, I'm Leonardo, I don't know the mass of the Higgs Boson.'


img.fark.net
 
2014-07-15 07:57:33 AM  

RobSeace: UNC_Samurai: He wasn't a commercial success because he spent most of his time designing gizmos for some Florentine parkour enthusiast.

Heh. I was hoping for an AC2 reference somewhere in the thread...


Please, don't remind me.
I hate how the guy went from truth-seeking good-doer in AC1 to pickpocketing womanizer running a whorehouse in AC2.


/high-four!!
 
2014-07-15 08:00:28 AM  

Summer Glau's Love Slave: No, that was Mussolini.


The guy who makes applesauce?
 
2014-07-15 08:04:18 AM  
I am halfway through his biography, and am starting to feel the same way.  About the only thing that he did that was successful (extremely extremely successful) at was painting a few paintings.  All of the science and engineering stuff that he gets credit for was worthless and had been done before with more thought.

What he was also good at, which history has shown helps to stay in the history books, was being charming and good looking.  So people gave him more credit than he deserved on all of his non-painting ventures.
 
2014-07-15 08:05:44 AM  
Welcome Bach Kotter was by Robert Mondavi.

Get your facts straight, sheesh.
 
2014-07-15 08:06:08 AM  

plcow: What he was also good at, which history has shown helps to stay in the history books, was being charming and good looking.  So people gave him more credit than he deserved on all of his non-painting ventures.


So he was the first corporatist malarkey farmer?
 
2014-07-15 08:07:27 AM  

Billy Bathsalt: Welcome Bach Kotter was by Robert Mondavi.

Get your facts straight, sheesh.


No, that was a Swedish language Nightwish album.
 
2014-07-15 08:30:08 AM  

Resident Muslim: Please, don't remind me.
I hate how the guy went from truth-seeking good-doer in AC1 to pickpocketing womanizer running a whorehouse in AC2.


I actually never played the first one... I only got AC2 because MS was giving it away free for Xbox Live Gold members a while back, and that got me hooked, so I had to get AC3 and a few other non-numbered add-ons... (I'm hesitating about AC4, because I absolutely hated all the ship combat crap in AC3, and it looks like that's a major focus of 4...)

So, my first exposure was the pickpocketing womanizing pimp, which I very much loved! (Though, I actually never pickpocket anyone unless required for a mission... There are far easier ways to make far more money... Of course, that doesn't apply to corpses; I always loot those!)
 
2014-07-15 08:31:10 AM  
I love how some farkers can take a positive message about perseverance, and the misdirection of expectation upon the youth, and turn it into an insult against themselves they have to get angry about. Don't ever change.
 
2014-07-15 08:39:06 AM  
Even before the end of part 2, I was thinking this feeling of inadequacy is from consuming too much media.

It's like sugar, tasty in small amounts but bad for your health if you grow up with it and view daily.
 
2014-07-15 08:39:52 AM  

Arkanaut: So why didn't they kill him?


Because In the times of Rennaisance he was kings' and dukes' pet monkey
 
2014-07-15 08:42:30 AM  
Well so what? I have more money than Albert Einstein, so that makes me BETTER.

i1.ytimg.com
Way to go, Einstein!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke9iShKzZmM
 
2014-07-15 08:42:40 AM  

TheDirtyNacho: Even before the end of part 2, I was thinking this feeling of inadequacy is from consuming too much media.

It's like sugar, tasty in small amounts but bad for your health if you grow up with it and view daily.


Everything that turns into an industry shifts its priorities from the methods and products of that industry to the maximum amount of income for the least outgo and effort.  And if you poke it with a stick, it retreats into self preservation mode.  As soon as it has a given template that generates revenue, the idea is to maximize the revenue.  And that's about it.  If something useful happens, you make a press release and hand out trophies.  If not, you lay low and keep the register ringing.
 
2014-07-15 08:48:57 AM  

Point02GPA: I ain't see all of his movies, but the folks over at Rotten Tomatoes sure do like him.

/me...3.2 thumbs up


I know...once you get past Gilbert Grape and The Basketball Diaries, then you get into purely commercial, lighter material like Titanic, The Man in the Iron Mask, and The Quick and the Dead.  I mean, what's he really done since?


/Been meaning to see Shutter Island but haven't gotten around to it yet.
 
2014-07-15 08:55:56 AM  
 
2014-07-15 08:57:20 AM  
They sure had fun making him look like a playboy in the cable TV show DaVinci.
 
2014-07-15 09:15:28 AM  

genner: 'Duh, I'm Leonardo, I don't know the mass of the Higgs Boson.'


Haha. Came for a Futurama reference; leaving satisfied :)

/Wanted to post one myself but too lazy to do everything on a mobile
 
2014-07-15 09:45:10 AM  
I didn't know that Leonardo DiCaprio painted.
 
2014-07-15 09:50:26 AM  
1) Write utterly indefensible click-bait headline
2) Get lots of clicks
3) Profit
 
2014-07-15 09:58:30 AM  
Lighten up Leo, Vincent Van Gogh only sold one painting in his lifetime.
 
2014-07-15 09:59:52 AM  

lilbjorn: 1) Write utterly indefensible click-bait headline
2) Get lots of clicks
3) Profit


An internetter is you.  Which only goes to show what we will stoop to at large to monetize the most inane bullsh*t imaginable.
 
2014-07-15 10:22:59 AM  

bikerbob59: I didn't know that Leonardo DiCaprio painted.


Link
 
2014-07-15 10:53:21 AM  
Came for Futurama references, leaving ground up into a fine pink powder.
 
2014-07-15 11:10:09 AM  

NEPAman: I know...once you get past Gilbert Grape and The Basketball Diaries, then you get into purely commercial, lighter material like Titanic, The Man in the Iron Mask, and The Quick and the Dead. I mean, what's he really done since?


You might be snarking, but "The Aviator" was the first movie I saw in which I actually enjoyed DiCaprio's performance. He's done some good work.
 
2014-07-15 01:05:31 PM  
He was a good designer with the attention span of a gnat. "Last Supper" is a wreck because he avoided using the long successful methods for fresco in favor of an idea he had. Most of his work is unfinished. He did know the right people, though, which is why he wasn't lynched. Instead he ended up in France as a friend of Francois I. That's why "Mona Lisa" is in France--it was a gift to the king.
 
2014-07-15 01:52:37 PM  
Of course he was. We all knew he was an artist already.
 
2014-07-15 03:39:14 PM  

bunner: GDubDub: Edison was a loser too. I mean, really, who the Fark fails to make a lightbulb 2000 times? Sheesh.

Mostly his pack on underpaid minions who did all the actual  work every time he farted out an idea.


You mean like Steve Jobs?
 
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