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People are Stupid

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To everyone who responds to everything by saying they've 'lost their faith in humanity': Thanks--I'll let humanity know. I'm sure they'll be crushed.
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AncientToaster
2711 days ago
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This is literally the monthly achievement award in my department. The Montgomery Burns Award.
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JayM
2711 days ago
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tante
2712 days ago
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"People are stupid"
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psuliin
2709 days ago
50% of the population is below average, and another 34% are no more than one standard deviation above the mean. So even what average people consider "smart" is less than 20% of the population.
Technicalleigh
2712 days ago
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Meh. Whatever. I'm holding out for my First Annual Montgomery Burns Award For Outstanding Achievement In The Field Of Excellence.
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eraycollins
2712 days ago
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"Everybody's stupid about something," is a quote I attempt to keep in mind. Might be from Dave Barry, not sure.
kazriko
2712 days ago
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Actually, when I say it I usually mean that people in large groups making a decision together are generally dumber than an individual person in that group. For example, committees.

Of course, there's also the "wizards first rule" definition of people are stupid, which says that they will fall for anything they either want to believe is true, or fear is true.
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mareino
2711 days ago
"A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it." -- Agent K
norb
2711 days ago
It's always the 80-20 rule when it comes to committeethink.
kazriko
2711 days ago
mareino: That's a good way of putting it.
2711 days ago
Hah, someone else read those books :P
trparky
2712 days ago
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Alt Text: To everyone who responds to everything by saying they've 'lost their faith in humanity': Thanks--I'll let humanity know. I'm sure they'll be crushed.

Hope Springs Eternal, Neven Mrgan, 2013 (mixed media)

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Hope Springs Eternal, Neven Mrgan, 2013 (mixed media)

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AncientToaster
2979 days ago
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Knights Best Avoided

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1. Sir Blagdor the Irrepressible: hyper-alert for anything remotely resembling a challenge, likes to strip off armor for bare-knuckle brawling, Greco-Roman wrestling, wears bejewelled championship girdle of ogre power
2. The Knight of Green Malaise, cursed to constantly exude verdant mist of somnolence, emerges from preternatural lassitude whenever PC warriors begin to come into their strength and need knocking down a peg or two, returns to mystic lair for a good fortnight's slumber
3. Sir Chandox, clandestine relationship with shipping guild and several other commercial enterprises, pursues quests as suggested by board of trustees to maximize war profiteering opportunities
4. Sir Orostu, the elephant-riding knight: serves the Lords of the Savannah and honors them by challenging all comers to exceedingly lopsided jousts, Guanto the elephant wields massive flail w/trunk
5. Ignossus of the Waxing Moon: very tall, slender, hairless and gray w/pale yellow armor, claims to act on behalf of lunar monarchy to defeat and demoralize earth men, spouts off about coming invasion and makes elegant arguments for humankind to just throw in the towel
6. Sir Farsifal the Lecherous: clumsy practitioner of courtly love, instantly smitten by undying devotion again and again, ruthlessly terminates perceived rivals, enemies everywhere
7. Sir Nosar the hill giant knight: created by highly irresponsible monarch just to increase regional mayhem, clad in fabulously huge custom plate, jousts unmounted, notches in ebon club indicate unmatched duelling record
8.  The Knight Impostor: unknown champion of chaos w/illusionist ally, huge collection of helmets, shows up in guise of famous knights (or PC warriors) to sow confusion and sully reputations
9. Sir Hedrick the Clueless: incredible self-confidence matched only by intellectual limitations, seldom comprehends current situation but always pretends to, famously gullible, hapless patsy in many outrages engineered by the wicked, speech consists entirely of catchphrases picked up over the years
10. Sir Throndos, Champion of the Accused: misguided sense of justice, demands trial by arms to prove innocence of even the demonstrably evil, really quite good at most types of fighting
11. Sir Haknoth the Insufferable: humility snuffed out by unbroken string of victories, you know he's boasting wildly if his lips are moving, trolling for duels 24/7, colossal mace, bad breath
12. The Dead Knight: seemingly animated by pure devotion to duty, continues to serve crown and country despite having fallen in battle long, long ago, martial skill unaffected by advanced state of decomposition
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