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Sep 26, 2008 General Nonsense |
One of my favorite words is "doomed." It always makes me laugh. I like the way it sounds. And I reflexively find humor in situations that are so bad there is no hope. I'm not proud of this quality. I'm just saying that if scientists discover a giant asteroid heading toward Earth, I would probably laugh myself to death before the impact.


With that in mind, today I saw two articles about human intelligence, as it relates to voting. I suggest you read both, and pause after each paragraph to contemplate the word "doomed." It might make the experience funnier.

Here's the first. This one made me laugh my "ars" off.


http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080924-does-ideology-trump-facts-studies-say-it-often-does.html


This one is almost as funny.


http://www.salon.com/env/mind_reader/2008/09/22/voter_choice/index.html?site_design=grapenuts


Now go out there and vote. Especially if you are sure you are right!


(Doomed)

 
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Sep 26, 2008
Yes, you're doomed and so am I. Along with the others who don't have their heads in the sand (or some other dark place) we'll be in good company when the proverbial brown stuff hits the fan.
 
 
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Sep 26, 2008
Correction: I guess it was closer to one decade later (not two as previously reported)...and let's make that mixing bad intel with 'oil lust'.
 
 
Sep 26, 2008
We're doomed!

But then, I've known that for a long time. And eventually, I will be proven correct.

The articles were very interesting, nonetheless. I liked the 2nd one, but didn't find them funny like you. Since I fall into the underconfident group, it just makes me feel better. And nothing you say will change that!

But yes, we're doomed.
 
 
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Sep 26, 2008
I like funny words..."poop" almost fits in the same category as "doomed". I think it's that "oooo" sound.

Anyway.

To clarify the information on that first link (let's see how much cognitive dissonance this drags up), there were WMDs (chemical, biological) in Iraq. The only problem was that was during the 1980's and early 90's. Saddam got rid of them after the first gulf war and two decades later Bush Jr. thought they were still there - that's what you get when you mix bad intel and oil. *shrugs*
 
 
Sep 26, 2008
Scott,
based upon your infatuation with the word, I recommend checking out the Doom Song from Invader Zim, a pretty dark cartoon that has a short lived life on Nickelodeon (easily found if searched).
The song is 6 months long... fortunately not in real time.
 
 
Sep 26, 2008
One of the best television commercials ever was the FedEx ad where they kept saying that they were all doomed (doomed!).

And then there's the cartoon series Invader Zim. Seven words: "I'm gonna sing the Doom Song now!"
 
 
Sep 26, 2008
I think i recently heard on tv that Bill O'Reilly had the number one watched cable program? Someone please tell me this isn't true!! This guy makes Rush Limbaugh seem like the voice of reason, The world has gone to hell in a hand basket when big fat idiots can make 10's of millions of dollars a year spouting nonsense for 2 or 3 hrs a day. WE'RE ALL DOOMED!!! No, really ,,, we are!!
 
 
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Sep 26, 2008
Another log thrown on the fire of doom: At the end of the article at the first link, the author states that people need to believe in global warming to have an open and honest debate on it. Funny. I would think that to have an open and honest debate on global warming, as well as anything we want to decide how to spend our money on, would be to include and to allow all sides, perspectives, and opinions into the forum and then have a non-emotional, fact-based debate. Saying everyone first has to believe it's occuring and that it's soley caused by man immediately makes it a closed discussion with skewed results. We're screwed because even the vast majoirty of those that want to be inclusive in reality never are.
 
 
Sep 26, 2008
Private Frazer's catch-phrase in Dad's Army - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_James_Frazer !$%*!$%*!$%*!$%*!$%*!$%*!$%*!$%*!$%*!$%*!$%*!$%*!$%*
 
 
Sep 26, 2008
Some rich men came and raped the land,
Nobody caught 'em
Put up a bunch of ugly boxes, and Jesus,
people bought 'em
And they called it paradise
The place to be
They watched the hazy sun, sinking in the sea

Who will provide the grand design?
What is yours and what is mine?
'Cause there is no more new frontier
We have got to make it here

We satisfy our endless needs and
justify our bloody deeds,
in the name of destiny and the name
of God

And you can see them there,
On Sunday morning
They stand up and sing about
what it's like up there
They call it paradise
I don't know why
You call someplace paradise,
kiss it goodbye
The Eagles, "The Last Resort"
 
 
Sep 26, 2008
I babysit for a little girl who just turned five and just started kindergarten. She's picking up a lot of sayings from her new classmates.

The last time I babysat, we were playing Candyland, and she drew a card that sent her back on the board. She stood up and hollered, "I'm so DOOMED!"

"You're not doomed. You're <i>five</i>."
 
 
 
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