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2017-11-04 06:16:10 PM  
Actually, Trump does have a linguistic style that's quite effective - he says nothing, reasonably well, and leaves it to the listeners to interpret what he says in their own interests.

In other words, he's just a con man - but you knew that.
 
2017-11-04 06:20:26 PM  
Who'd have thought, that after all these years of reading Dilbert, that the pointy haired boss was supposed to be the good guy?
 
2017-11-04 06:33:15 PM  
DIlbert's author has clearly joined the monied class.
 
2017-11-04 06:56:41 PM  
He ain't been right for awhile.
 
2017-11-04 07:09:40 PM  
"He has a technique of having just enough wrongness to grab your energy"

That's not how it's supposed to work.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2017-11-04 07:17:37 PM  
Trump IS an accomplished bullshiat artist.

You have to give him that.
 
2017-11-04 07:36:53 PM  

HighOnCraic: "He has a technique of having just enough wrongness to grab your energy"

That's not how it's supposed to work.


They're calling that part of the body "energy" now?
 
2017-11-04 07:38:27 PM  

fusillade762: HighOnCraic: "He has a technique of having just enough wrongness to grab your energy"

That's not how it's supposed to work.

They're calling that part of the body "energy" now?


Grab my energy.
Hmmm.
It was pretty energetic, I pushed out two kids
 
2017-11-04 07:41:52 PM  
No-one likes Adams' sycophantic worship of Trump, but the 2 points he makes are correct

1. Trump's insults are bumper-sticker memes, and that works far better than sentence explanations.

2. he is adroit at shifting the conversation away from where he is vulnerable

To counter 1) bite back - keep referring to him as Conman Trump etc (forget about weak-ass epithets like DS2 that have zero resonance)

To counter 2) keep pointing out what Trump's tactics. Instead of just reporting the dumb things he says, mention what he is trying to distract from

ie "Donald Trump, who is desperate to shift the story away from his associates being nailed by the Russian probe, said today that he wished the FBI would investigate the Democrats. Trump was unable to detail any actual crime they might have committed"
 
2017-11-04 07:57:30 PM  

jasonvatch: Actually, Trump does have a linguistic style that's quite effective - he says nothing, reasonably well, and leaves it to the listeners to interpret what he says in their own interests.

In other words, he's just a con man - but you knew that.


It's an auditory Rorschach Blot.  Completely meaningless, but his supporters always hear OBAMA BAD.
 
2017-11-04 08:01:42 PM  
I've always thought of Dilbert as a simple minded fark.

This provides some support for that theory.
 
2017-11-04 08:04:42 PM  
Scott Adams is an idiot. THAT'S the joke.
 
2017-11-04 08:08:02 PM  
tl;dr version:

"Self-aggrandizing misogynist admires other self-aggrandizing misogynist."
 
2017-11-04 08:08:38 PM  
Shut yer piehole, Adams
 
2017-11-04 08:13:10 PM  

gaslight: DIlbert's author has clearly joined the monied class.


The man has three microwaves in his kitchen.

Just in case he needs to make a lot of popcorn.

I'm not making this up.
 
2017-11-04 08:24:38 PM  

jasonvatch: Actually, Trump does have a linguistic style that's quite effective - he says nothing, reasonably well, and leaves it to the listeners to interpret what he says in their own interests.

In other words, he's just a con man - but you knew that.


Yeah, I've listened to his rallies and, while he's empty of substance and often scary, he knows how to work a crowd. You can see the appeal if you turn your mind off and only pay attention to the linguistic form and not content.
 
2017-11-04 08:25:48 PM  
Shut up and draw mildly amusing anecdotal comics about cubicle life, cartoonist. No one cares about your uninformed political views.
 
2017-11-04 08:26:22 PM  
Trump's a natural tweeter.

Every thought in his addled brain is readily distillable to no more 140 characters or less.
 
2017-11-04 08:29:40 PM  

MattytheMouse: Who'd have thought, that after all these years of reading Dilbert, that the pointy haired boss was supposed to be the good guy?


Actually, I think he always saw himself as dogbert. Smarter than everybody else observing from the outside. Basically delusional
 
2017-11-04 08:40:37 PM  

robbrie: Trump's a natural tweeter.

He's as intelligent as a sparrow

 
2017-11-04 08:47:27 PM  
i.imgur.com

It's like Keats and Hemingway had a baby with Jane Austen
 
2017-11-04 08:50:54 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2017-11-04 08:51:00 PM  
Scott Adams was busted years ago for using sock puppets to promote himself on several websites (reddit, metafilter, and here too, if I am correct.)  I wonder if he ever hangs out with John Miller and John Barron.
 
2017-11-04 08:54:07 PM  
Ugh. Dilbert guy's "I'm smarter than everybody else" act is pretty tired. I've known a couple people like this personally and they are tedious beyond belief.
 
2017-11-04 08:55:57 PM  

Shostie: The man has three microwaves in his kitchen.

Just in case he needs to make a lot of popcorn.

I'm not making this up.


That's horrendous. Microwave popcorn is lame. Stove top or air poppers are better.

Or get a movie theater-style popper.
 
2017-11-04 08:58:53 PM  

Keith Dudemeister: Ugh. Dilbert guy's "I'm smarter than everybody else" act is pretty tired. I've known a couple people like this personally and they are tedious beyond belief.


This.
 
2017-11-04 09:13:10 PM  

Snapper Carr: [i.imgur.com image 696x739]

It's like Keats and Hemingway had a baby with Jane Austen


One of his Wharton Professors offers his personal assessment
 
2017-11-04 09:14:30 PM  

Keith Dudemeister: Ugh. Dilbert guy's "I'm smarter than everybody else" act is pretty tired. I've known a couple people like this personally and they are tedious beyond belief.


The people that are actually smarter than anybody else will never tell you. They let never let you know just how much they see beyond what you do.
 
2017-11-04 09:18:25 PM  

sithon: MattytheMouse: Who'd have thought, that after all these years of reading Dilbert, that the pointy haired boss was supposed to be the good guy?

Actually, I think he always saw himself as dogbert. Smarter than everybody else observing from the outside. Basically delusional


You are correct.  In my younger, more foolish days, I bought a few of his books, and in one of them he said that Dogbert sometimes speaks on his behalf.
 
2017-11-04 09:22:35 PM  
I'm only sorry that I never read Dilbert, because I can't stop reading Dilbert.
 
2017-11-04 09:30:57 PM  
The only point I can assume he is making, is that he speaks at the grade school level of his voters. 

Not on purpose, just by his nature, which then makes his followers feel confident and not talked down to.

I've got a novelty twitter account and tend to screw with people like Dinesh D'Souza and their followers. These people are impervious to facts that they were unaware of.
img.fark.net
 
2017-11-04 09:44:09 PM  
Anybody ever encounter a neat little mental trick we play on ourselves called "pareidolia"?  This is from Wiki:

Pareidolia (/pærɪˈdoʊliə/ parr-i​-DOH-lee-ə) is a psychological phenomenon in which the mind responds to a stimulus, usually an image or a sound, by perceiving a familiar pattern where none exists (e.g., in random data).
Common examples are perceived images of animals, faces, or objects in cloud formations, the Man in the Moon, the Moon rabbithidden messages within recorded music played in reverse or at higher- or lower-than-normal speeds, and hearing indistinct voices in random noise such as that produced by air conditioners or fans.

I think Mr. Adams, that keen observer of human behavior, that witty chronicler of people's foibles and eccentricities, has committed himself so completely to his own Trump-vention, he's got no choice but to see what all the rest of us are too stupid to pick up on.  Truly, the man is a genius!  Nay, a Super genius!
 
2017-11-04 09:48:19 PM  

MattytheMouse: Who'd have thought, that after all these years of reading Dilbert, that the pointy haired boss was supposed to be the good guy?


The pointy-haired boss, in spite of all his machinations and obvious incompetence, is still the boss.

It is long past time that the powerful and privileged start being held accountable, rather than taken at the face value of their words. Until that happens, Trump and people like him will still be our bosses.
 
2017-11-04 09:48:36 PM  

mjjt: No-one likes Adams' sycophantic worship of Trump, but the 2 points he makes are correct

1. Trump's insults are bumper-sticker memes, and that works far better than sentence explanations.

2. he is adroit at shifting the conversation away from where he is vulnerable

To counter 1) bite back - keep referring to him as Conman Trump etc (forget about weak-ass epithets like DS2 that have zero resonance)

To counter 2) keep pointing out what Trump's tactics. Instead of just reporting the dumb things he says, mention what he is trying to distract from

ie "Donald Trump, who is desperate to shift the story away from his associates being nailed by the Russian probe, said today that he wished the FBI would investigate the Democrats. Trump was unable to detail any actual crime they might have committed"


Trump' main problem is all he does is talk. That worked in a narrow primary environment when he engaged a population ripe to be plucked who had their critical facilities worn away for years. Now that he has to produce, and can't, it's getting painfully obvious to more and more people.

Adams may think he can keep talking and dodging but that's not going to work anymore. Especially when Trump is in real trouble.
 
2017-11-04 09:50:31 PM  

joepennerlives: Anybody ever encounter a neat little mental trick we play on ourselves called "pareidolia"?  This is from Wiki:

Pareidolia (/pærɪˈdoʊliə/ parr-i-DOH-l​ee-ə) is a psychological phenomenon in which the mind responds to a stimulus, usually an image or a sound, by perceiving a familiar pattern where none exists (e.g., in random data).
Common examples are perceived images of animals, faces, or objects in cloud formations, the Man in the Moon, the Moon rabbit, hidden messages within recorded music played in reverse or at higher- or lower-than-normal speeds, and hearing indistinct voices in random noise such as that produced by air conditioners or fans.

I think Mr. Adams, that keen observer of human behavior, that witty chronicler of people's foibles and eccentricities, has committed himself so completely to his own Trump-vention, he's got no choice but to see what all the rest of us are too stupid to pick up on.  Truly, the man is a genius!  Nay, a Super genius!


lh3.googleusercontent.com
 
2017-11-04 09:52:07 PM  

BadReligion: [upload.wikimedia.org image 170x231]


img.fark.net
 
2017-11-04 09:55:47 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Trump' main problem is all he does is talk. That worked in a narrow primary environment when he engaged a population ripe to be plucked who had their critical facilities worn away for years could fire anyone who disagreed with him. Now that he has to produce, and can't, it's getting painfully obvious to more and more people.


Fixed it for you.
 
2017-11-04 09:58:46 PM  
Trump is a Sophist through and through. Not intentionally because he's a semi-literate id-driven moron, but it's what it is and it's as effective now as it was in 450BCE.
 
2017-11-04 09:58:52 PM  

joepennerlives: Anybody ever encounter a neat little mental trick we play on ourselves called "pareidolia"?


Yes.

img.fark.net
 
2017-11-04 11:15:36 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-11-04 11:22:19 PM  
All con men are effective linguistically.

Otherwise they would make zero money and just be inelegant homeless losers.

Subtitle difference
 
2017-11-04 11:29:31 PM  

texanjeff: Subtitle difference


Indubitably.
 
2017-11-05 12:08:05 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-11-05 12:17:41 AM  
Relax.  Imagine how silent Scott Adams will be after Trump is arrested, convicted, impeached and imprisoned.
 
2017-11-05 12:24:58 AM  

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: Relax.  Imagine how silent Scott Adams will be after Trump is arrested, convicted, impeached and imprisoned.


I wish you were right but it's not likely. He'll weasel out of it somehow and some other a****** get into power
 
2017-11-05 03:04:21 AM  
at least Adams does not portray Donnie like Ben Garrison does...its very creepy

/they both suck
//wait, all three do
///just mix in Scott Baio and then its the perfect mixture of Derp
 
2017-11-05 03:54:03 AM  

robbrie: Trump's a natural tweeter.

Every thought in his addled brain is readily distillable to no more 140 characters or less.


Almost...
He uses ellipses a lot when tweeting....
...and in a hilariously asinine way.
 
2017-11-05 07:01:51 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-11-05 07:38:21 AM  
Scott Adams is a broken, broken man.
 
2017-11-05 08:01:48 AM  

Snapper Carr: [i.imgur.com image 696x739]

It's like Keats and Hemingway had a baby with Jane Austen


What did I just read? Tried to get through that twice, and still couldn't finish that.
 
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