Archive for May 24th, 2006

NOT SPAM

The last time I looked, I had to remove 50 spams to get two comments.

Some commenters do not put in NOT SPAM.

Some commenters put in NOT SPAM on the same line as the message

I need for you to put:

NOT SPAM

and then to leave several lines after that before you begin your message.

If you don’t do that, don’t be upset if I miss your statement.

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Competitive Strange

In response to my article on General Zhukov’s Coke, one regular commenter said that Zhukov did get caught drinking Coke and ended up being found frozen to death.

Then another commenter pointed out that the first commenter had the wrong frozen corpse, and went on to explain that she knew about THAT frozen corpse and it was not General Zhukov, but an entirely different person Stalin left to be found frozen to death she happened to know all about.

Now Ole Bob is not in the World Olympics as the Most Normal Person on Earth, but this kind of commenter exchange lets me know that I am not the Least.

Granted that commenters for Bob’s Blog are not your average person, but it comforts me to know that you can calmly discuss WHICH frozen corpse left out in the tundra is the RIGHT frozen corpse left out in the tundra.

In the world which calls itself normal, there are very few true connisseurs of frozen corpses.

I am proud to announce that a major portion of them are right here.

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Funny AND True

I am about to write a piece explaining that one cannot understand the true genius of George Washington unless you first realize, I mean really take into account, the fact that he was not very bright.

This reminds me once again that most of the really important realizations in my life have sounded like jokes.

One of my best insights was taken entirely as a joke by every commenter.

Everybody talks about how their heart bleeds for poor Mexico. I wrote an article pointing out that fact that I wish WE had a Great Northern Neighbor the way Mexico does.

What would our Great Northern Neighbor look like? It would be made up of beautiful Nordics who made us look colored.

What would our Great Northern Neighbor be like?

It would have ten times our per capita income. When one of hteir companies sent a branch office to our area they would Exploit us by paying us at least five times as much as we get right now.

A minimum wage job from up there would start at fifty grand a year.

I could live with that.

You know how the average Mexican lives? Our Great Northern Neighbor would see our presnt standard living the same way.

Do you know thw malnutrition and bad teeth and diseases the average Mexican takes for granted. Can you IMAGINE the kind of health the aveage Mexican would take for granted if the United States didn’t EXIST?

They would look at the diseases and old age we take for granted EXACTLY the same way. Medical breakthroughs would be pouring through like a flood.

But it sounded like a joke.

It wasn’t.

I would LOVE to have a Great Northern Neighbor I could sneak into and earn two hundred dollars an hour.

And they would think they were EXPLOITING me.

But I understand why you considered this a joke.

But if you looked at the world this way, what a difference it would make?

Instead of whipping outselves about how POOR Mexico is by our standards, we would look at a world where Mexico existed and we did not.

That is a wholey different, a wholey realistic, worldview.

So why does it sound funny?

Because humor consits of insights. Humor consists of looking at things in a shocking way.

You know the old joke about the man who walked into the doctor’s office with a bird on his head?

The doctor asks, “What can I do for you?”

The bird replies, “I want you to get this guy off my ass.”

The humor is the surprise of looking at the world from an entirely different point of view, the BIRD’S point of view.

To a man who thinks like I do, the way so-called smart people look at the world is a series of jokes.

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