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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

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Miss Luongo

INTJ scientists are the best. Especially when they have goofy ENFP writers hanging around their labs.

Sissy

I thoroughly enjoyed this from beginning to end. In fact, I just popped in, only having a few minutes before getting back to work, but couldn't stop reading.

The U.S. government has so much more going on beyond cigar-shaped flying machines. It would blow American minds to know what stolen secrets are under current and classified initiation. I recently read the truth behind Roswell and the most disturbing component of the story was that rather than step up to the plate and educate Americans as to what was really going on, the U.S. government spearheaded the alien story to hide their dirty little secret. I understand the warfare liabilities in letting all the cats out of the bag, but to fabricate a flying saucer headline and feed it to the press in the name of winning the impending Cold War? It only reinforces the fucked up nature of our society and the even more fucked up nature of human existance. And here we are, 50+ years later, with primetime television show and aliens to boot!

messiestobjects

I forgot that Tesla was supposedly an INTJ. No wonder he was so cool. He had a dark side that I'm not sure Twain would have approved of though... Tesla believed in Human Eugenics, and was a bit of an anti-Semite. And he was far from infallible; He vehemently disbelieved Einstein's Theory of Relativity. But other than that? Pure Genius. Although, it's looking like Human Eugenics may not have been such a bad idea to implement back in those days, considering that now we have a Monkey in the Oval Office.

messiestobjects

Glad you enjoyed the entry, Sis. Tesla is definitely my latest fascination; I almost titled this post 'The Art Of Being A Tesla Fanboy', but I went in a different direction. It makes me fuzzy that I was able to communicate my enthusiasm. And my dark suspicions with regard to the destruction of infrastructure by vibratory resonance.

Miss Luongo

I'm not surprised Tesla supported eugenics. It's always been a fairly popular idea among both the wealthy and intelligent. As a purely rational concept, it has merit. Sure, it's also elitist and fascist ... but, it would solve a lot of problems.

Gary

I really hated that "Signs" song. Yeesh!

messiestobjects

Tesla was never really wealthy, per se. Any money he ever got for anything went mostly back into his research. He did like to dine well and wear fine clothes, and he did hang out in the upper strata of the Manhattan socialites, so there you go.

But after all that, when he died he was destitute, and fairly widely regarded as a crackpot that had started off with a few good ideas and quickly flew the loony coop.

messiestobjects

Hmmm.. I was wondering if I'd be able to get through this post without a hair metal reference. Oh well.

Miss Luongo

I wrote "both the wealthy and intelligent" to be clear that these are different groups. Naturally, I'd prefer if only the intelligent bred. Wealthy people inbreeding is clearly a bad idea (recent damaging anecdotal evidence: Paris Hilton, Dubya).

But any eugenics plan is flawed. What would happen to the brawn genes if only dorks breed? And who would fight our wars and clean the toilets?

messiestobjects

Well, truly intelligent people would know how to solve their differences without resorting to war. And, there are gas station attendants and janitors in Europe who speak five languages, so intelligence doesn't necessarily have to equate with modern notions of success.

Or maybe they could do it like Iain M. Banks' Culture: Everybody has to take a turn doing the dirty work.

Sissy

"I really hated that "Signs" song. Yeesh!"

"I was wondering if I'd be able to get through this post without a hair metal reference."

I really had to hold myself back, but I can see that Gary has no self-control.

messiestobjects

Isn't that why he has two kids now? :)

Sissy

I knew that was the answer. It was on the tip of my tongue. But I was busy thinking that with two babies at home, intelligent conversation with Gary is going to be hard to come by. After number three, I fell victim to bumbling idiocratic nonsense.

Is idiocratic a word? It makes bumbling nonsense feel smart.

See? I don't even need the disclaimer. Honest self-representation is a virtue.

messiestobjects

Well, Idiocracy is a form of government that we have here in America, so technically yes, it's a word, because it describes that type of Government. As in:

"It doesn't matter if you're a Republican or a Democrat, because either way you'll be voting on the Idiocratic ticket."

Sissy

This is a monumental day. I have joined a political party.

Miss Luongo

Jokes aside...idiocratic is a word. It means peculiar, quirky, eccentric. I think it's a bastardization of idiosyncratic. [Cue "The More You Know" music and shooting star.]

messiestobjects

The Idiocratic Party is not a Party you join; It's a party that Americans have the God-given right to be born into.

All seriousness aside... idiocratic may be a word:

Idiocratic
\Id`i*o*crat"ic\, Idiocratical \Id`i*o*crat"ic*al\, a. Peculiar in constitution or temperament; idiosyncratic.

But it only has that single definition; the way we're using it means that the dictionary still has yet to catch up to common usage.

Also, I think that the dictionary's usage is improper. Why drop the syn? Syn is what it's all about!

messiestobjects

In the words of Rasputin's logic: Man's relationship with God is about forgiveness. In order to be forgiven, you have to syn. Therefore, God wants you to syn! Quod Erat Démōnstrandum!

Sissy

Idiocratic. Today is more monumental than yesterday. I have found a word by which to define myself.

Can I be an idiocrat?

Gary

It's a showdown in the no man's land, for the cowboy of the modern day
Come sundown, don't be hangin' round, 'cos the cowboy'll blow you away

Miss Luongo

I think idiosyncratic became idiocratic through systematic misuse similar to the way regardless is slowly becoming irregardless.

messiestobjects

Siss, you can be whatever you want to be. All the best self help books say so.

Gary, what?

Miss Luongo, how commonly do people use the word 'idiosyncratic'? Enough that it could have become bastardized? I would have thought that anyone smart enough to use that word would know what it meant and that it's supposed to be pronounced with a 'syn'.

Sissy

Oh, good lord. Gary's smoking crack again. I knew baby number two would push him right back to his roots.

And, OH GOOD LORD, I cannot STAND when people use the word "irregardless". What IS that?

Regardless is to have or show no regard. The prefix "ir" means "not". It's a negative. In order to indicate a negative meaning or communicate the opposite of a word, we add "ir" to the beginning. "Irreconcilable" is to not reconcile. And so forth.

But regardless is already a negative. Placing "ir" before the word creates a double negative, or communicates, "I do not show no regard."

This is yet another symptom of people adding prefixes, suffixes, and syllables to words in order to fill their mouths with content to compensate for the irintelligence from which they suffer.

I know this condition well. I'm currently undergoing treatment. No cure has been discovered as of yet.

messiestobjects

You're singing to the choir over here, Sissy. You're talking to someone who has been known to edit other people's comments because their irspelling drives him irsane.

But not Spanky's. No, I can't touch those. To do so is like attacking a windmill. I just have to take a deep breath and tell myself that it's part of her charm.

I've also been known, by the by, to edit posts from two years ago because I just noticed that I irtyped something. It's like a sickness.

Sissy

"To do so is like attacking a windmill."

O. M. G. Bahahahahhahah! I FEEL your pain. She doesn't so much as take the time to fix her POSTS!!! It drives me nuts. I have to read the line as it is, then read it according to my edits.

Funny thing: I was writing Spanky's resume last year and came to a bullet point that read along the lines of, "Authors correspondence in repsonse to client questions and concerns."

I cringed.

And, for the record, I am grateful for anyone who edits my comments. I pull my hair out over not having a spell-check box to click when leaving a comment. I am spell-check dependant. (See? I think I just irspelled dependent.)

messiestobjects

I don't understand people who aren't neurotic about their spelling and syntax. They're like, this whole other species.

I think that's how people who like watching sports on TV feel about me when I tell them I'd rather boil my eyes in oil than watch more than one minute of any televised sport, (Except snowboarding on the X-Games. I can go maybe a full ten minutes watching snowboarders go before becoming filled with ennui.) and I'd rather be caught masturbating in science class than be forced to hear two jocks discuss football statistics.

Miss Luongo

You want to get caught masturbating.

messiestobjects

No, I'd "rather".

Gary

get google tool bar - it has spell check for web forms (like what I'm typing in now)

messiestobjects

Firefox also has an edit tool; when I misspell a word in a text field, Firefox underlines it in red automatically, like Word does.

Gary

Yes - yes it does and I use it constantly. It's better than the Google one because it works when you type. But I figured installing Google tool bar might be easier for some than switching to a new browser.

messiestobjects

Gary you're such a communist. Always trying to decide what's better for everybody else. :)

Gary

And here I thought I was being thoughtful. I should just order people to switch to FF! Or else.

messiestobjects

Well, in that case it's really in their best interests, so forcing people to switch to Firefox is actually humanitarian. It's not evil if you use your communist powers for the betterment of the proletariat.

Gary

There's still some choice. You can switch to FF or you can move into a cozy gulag and work the salt mines.

hehehe now I'm reminded of this tasty treat.

messiestobjects

Yar I remember that song... I like the one they do where Casey Kasem starts freaking out and swearing because some douche called in and wanted to dedicate a song to a dog, and he hates U2.

Gary

ponderous... f'n ponderous

Miss Luongo

Ponderous.
I love that.

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