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Sunday, October 18, 2009

§ Two Strikes You're Out: The "Gore Your Own Ox" Rule

{Rule #2 « Rule #3 » Rule #4}

§ ≡ One of an ongoing series of posts in which I promulgate, in my not-so-humble opinion, sensible rules for a society gone mad. Feel free to offer constructive dissenting opinions. But be advised: if your opinions aren't sensible, it's two strikes for you, and you're out of the gene pool.

If I only had some charisma I could rule this world-gone-mad at least as well as any community organizer. Quite possibly better. At least my legal system would be transparent, simple, and swift: if you are a stupid f*ck and do something that doesn't make any sense, your first offense earns you a reasonable penalty that fits your transgression. Your second offense earns you a one-way ticket out of the gene pool. No exceptions.
“I saw what they were bringing home; poetry and shit ...”
— From Dangerous Minds

Rule #3: The "Gore Your Own Ox" Rule

This eponymous rule honors Al Gore, who managed to bamboozle (to the tune of 100 megabucks) not only Holyshitwood and the general population, which is not that hard, but also the hermaphroditic Norwegian slugs, who seldom get f*cked by anyone but themselves. Clearly, Gore's talents reside in the bamboozling domain, but when he ventures into pontificating about computer-based simulation he enters the domain of personal expertise known as "jack shit".

Anyway, there are many others who violate this rule routinely. The other day, Neil Cavuto, whose money expertise I generally pay attention to, ventured to opine that NASA's recent mission to find water on the moon was a waste of money. Finding water on the moon, however, is an important key to future space exploration. So Neil, that's strike one for you.

Penalty for first offense: A stern warning about the dangers of assuming that expertise in any domain of knowledge automatically qualifies you for polymath status.

Penalty for second offense, or whining about the first: A one-way ticket out of the gene pool. No exceptions.

Post #971 § Two Strikes You're Out: The "Gore Your Own Ox" Rule

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