Movie-going morons are “educated” enough to type and log on to Twitter but don’t know that humans have never actually spent time on Mars

And almost all of these people seem to have something in common. So I’m dedicating this to Billy.

Reminiscent of…

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    I have a serious question.
    How stupid can you be and still function and hold a decent job and appear normal in society?
    I always assumed that the hard cutoff for that was 90, could it be lower?

    • That NDP candidate never heard of Auschwitz

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Yeah, but I don’t believe her.
        I think she knew exactly what Auschwitz was but got caught making a tasteless joke about it and so played dumb and an uncritical Canadian press let her get away with it.
        You can’t get a masters degree and not know that, no matter how crappy the school.

        • Waffle

          Today’s MA is less than the equivalent of a 60’s BA. You gotta factor in inflation.

          Actually, the game is rigged. I sort of feel sorry for the “kids”. They’ve been brainwashed into thinking they’ve got to get a degree to get a decent job, so they go into debt for thousands of $$ (av. $30k). They might have a good time at university, but their maiTn function is to serve as a paying audience for my peers who fill up their heads with Marxian ideas, social justice and feminism.

          The future is bleak, my freinds.

          • El Martyachi

            On my darker days, I wish spontaneous combustion upon your generation.

          • Waffle

            I don’t blame you. Those tenured types are responsible for f**king up a lot of people. Oh well, we’re a dying breed. You won’t have to contend with most of us anymore.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            ‘They’ve been brainwashed into thinking they’ve got to get a degree to get a decent job,’
            If, after a while, they have higher aspirations then they will at least have the means from which to launch.
            If, after a while, they have higher aspirations then they will at least have the means from which to launch.
            If, after a while, they have higher aspirations then they will at least have the means from which to launch.

          • Waffle

            The “means”?? Surely you jest. If you mean that worthless scrap of parchment which allows you to put your little tootsie on the next rung of the ladder, you are talking of life-long debt, unless of course, you happen to fall within one of the favored groups and Affirmative Action will lift you out of servitude or if you have the right physical attributes, you might marry well.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I have a diploma in electrical engineering from a college.
            The opportunity cost of abandoning my ‘career’ in hospitality management has been recovered within the decade since I was inspired by a impossible hotel general manager.
            It would cost me more to go to engineering school at university, now.
            But, if I was twenty five again I might consider it.

          • El Martyachi

            If your physical presence wasn’t required, you’d be replaced with three 25 year olds from Bangalore at the first opportunity.

          • Waffle

            You chose well. Don’t look back.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          I agree with you.
          She’s full of it.

      • lolwut?

        She knew what it was., like Drunk says,. she was just using any excuse
        to get out of a tasteless joke online.

    • El Martyachi

      That cutoff is not an independent variable. It’s bound to ID group.

      • Drunk_by_Noon


        • El Martyachi

          Affirmative action esplanes for me..

    • Do you consider someone with a 110 IQ terribly brilliant? Of course not. So why would someone with a 90 IQ be very dumb? A 90 IQ is basically normal. Like, it’s in the range of tediously normal.

      Look, as it comes to individuals, I don’t care much for IQ tests. (Yes, I did quite well on mine when I was a teenager, thanks for asking.) I know a very intelligent woman – an Ashkenazi Jew, no less, and they usually do so frightfully well, the clever buggers – who scored somewhere in the 70s. And she was trying and everything. It genuinely upset her. I would never rate an individual by IQ. Life isn’t neat like that. I also have some issues with group IQ testing. For example it seems pretty obvious to me that people from cultures which have no history of test-taking just aren’t going to do very well on a written test. The Chinese ace them, fine. They’ve been writing exams for 1,000 years. Why would your average Kalahari Bushmen know what to make of this sort of thing?

      Still, though, if you’re going to ballpark this sort of thing, 90 is quite functional.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        I know it’s the bottom range of normal, but it’s still 10% below normal.
        I don’t mean drooling like an idiot stupid, but incapable of getting even a B.S. in a STEM field and holding a “good” job.

        I.Q. isn’t the end all be all, but it’s not insignificant either. It does not determine everything about an individual, but it’s has its uses in that it’s not a totally useless metric.

    • Xavier

      I think 80. Look for mouthbreathers, they’re everywhere.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        That’s just 5 points above mentally retarded.
        ‘Think someone with an IQ of 81 could get a B.S. in a STEM field?

        • Xavier

          Probably not, but I’ve known middle management who were near retarded yet knew how to brown nose. 50K+

          Fields where you actually have to think, like engineering and science, you’re competing with other people of at least 125 and the average is probably closer to 140. But that’s just a guess based on my personal experience.

    • WalterBannon

      I guess that depends on what you consider to be appearing normal and still functioning. Example – I consider Trudeau to be incompetent, and hence he is not functioning up to the standards expected for the job of PM that he is applying to. However there are millions of like minded idiots who perceive him as functioning well and hence being “normal” for that role. So to answer your question, it is all relative to how stupid are the idiots who are evaluating a person.

      • Waffle

        If you heard him today, you know he’s really flubbing his lines. It is so obvious (at least to me) that he hasn’t a clue about the issues de jour and is merely parroting lines fro somebody else’s pen. But he has nice hair! LOL

    • canminuteman

      I have met a lot of people who are far from stupid, they just don’t know stuff. Some people are just like that. I have read a lot of books, I have been a history and current events junky since I was about 5 years old. My favourite book as a kid was the National Geographic Atlas of the world. I could tell you where any country in the world was, its capital city, population and main export. Some people can tell you how many points Bobby Orr scored in his rooky year with the Oshawa Generals, but have no idea who there member of parliament is. It’s sometimes amusing to see what these smart people don’t know, but they don’t care because to them it’s not important.

    • David

      Well hussein won two elections

      • Blacksmith

        Although to be fair that was a HUGE amount of voter fraud.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      All of the people I work with are necessarily very intelligent.
      They have to be to have passed the courses we all took as part of our common educational experience.
      However, their intelligence in electrical engineering fails to explain to me how they can be communists and I am not.
      I see part of it is snobbery when they sneer at pro-lifers.
      They never want to engage in honest debate.
      They never answer questions.
      They just talk over you until they are just talking to each other.

      • Xavier

        Then you, my friend, are the intelligent one. Debate and examining opposing viewpoints is healthy and educational.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          I tried that on rabble for a very little while.
          There was a time when the internet giving us access to every newspaper in the world was almost equivalent to the day I got my drivers licence and disappeared for a day.
          Such freedom to read the NYT when I used to have to buy the week old weekend edition from the News Shop – slash – porn store downtown for ten bucks.
          It took a while to sort them all out.
          I have more honest conversations and learn more from conservatives like me than any ideological hide bound non-thinking progressive.

          • Xavier

            I know – I used to go to Mediaite, HuffPo, and DU and try to polish my debate skills but it was more like walking into a monkey shit fight at the zoo. It’s hard to find a liberal who understands and respects logic.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            You made me laugh like this:

          • Blacksmith

            And getting the smell off was a lost cause, it takes days for it to go away 😉

          • Blacksmith

            I have more honest conversations and learn more from conservatives like
            me than any ideological hide bound non-thinking progressive.
            I think this is true in many ways, I especially appreciate the others who will slog through the leftist video’s and report the result. I have a slow rural internet connection and break things when I have to watch the video’s so I appreciate my conservative colleagues suffering for me;)

  • lolwut?

    Looks like a lot of typical internet trolling to me.

    • Why? Because people aren’t genuinely clueless exhibitionistic morons?

      Have you talked to anyone lately?

      • lolwut?

        No, because it’s not unusual for people to make jokes like that online.
        It’s part of the humour that’s prevalent online, everyone knows it’s a joke the play along with it.

        It’s not really “Trolling”, just being silly.

        You just don’t understand it.

        • “You just don’t understand it. Maybe. But have a look at the twitter history of some of those tweeters. These aren’t satirists. Since you’re calling me clueless, I think it’s up to you to provide me with evidence that these chicks (they’re almost all chicks, that’s why I dedicated the post to Billy HW) are kidding.

          I await your proof.

          • lolwut?

            I didn’t call you clueless.

            I’m saying you might not understand the humour of younger people
            and some older people online.

            Part of that humour is appearing to be serious when they are actually not and people play along with it. It’s not new,, it’s just a different way of doing it, a generational thing.

            Spotting it requires being able to read through it, how it’s written.
            there is no proof to be given.

            It’s the same reason Republicans and Conservative parties
            have difficulty reaching that crowd, they don’t understand the culture.

            Zo on PJTV does videos about it.

          • “You just don’t understand it.” That amounts to “clueless”.“I’m saying you might not understand the humour of younger people”

            How old are you? I’m not terribly old. I might even be younger than you.

            Look, you have twitter addresses for every moron who posted this moronic blithering nonsense. And you can look up each one on twitter. And not one single one of them is being “ironic”

            You insufferable patronizing condescending simpering little piece of smegma. You fail even at being passive-aggressive. I’d look your comment history up to see what the hell it is you’re doing, but of course you’re “private”.

          • Clink9

            Heh, reminds me of the Abuse Clinic sketch on Monty Python.


          • lolwut?

            Sorry, but you you come across like a closed minded grumpy old man.

            I’m no fan of Millennials and many of their antics and mind numbing stupidity, but ranting and raving and calling names ain’t going to get
            people to listen.

            Feminazi’s and the Black Lives Matter crowd will teach you that.

          • I’m female and I’m not old.

            You are, I’m so sorry to have to point out, an appalling ponce. I mean, I’m saying that you are an appalling ponce. I’m not saying you “come across” as one. I’m saying you are one.

            “I’m saying you might not understand the humour of younger people and some older people online.”

            No normal human would ever write words like that. A person would need several courses in Weaponized Passive-Aggression For Aspiring Bitches even to imagine typing such words. The only kind of person who could ever write a sentence is an appalling ponce.

            You come across, sorry, as an appalling ponce.

          • lolwut?

            Are you in Vancouver?

            We could meet and you’ll find out I’m not/

          • Halifax. Sorry, tough guy. But i’m sure there are some women closer to home you could try to intimidate.

          • lolwut?

            How exactly did I threaten you? That’s feminazi/SJW style of behavior.

            I simply made an offer to put a face and voice to the text you read on the screen.

            If I was in Toronto and BCF wanted to do the same I would accept without any hesitation.

          • Stop dodging out of what you say. “Are you in Vancouver?

            We could meet…”

            Now you did alter that text. When you originally posted it there was no “…that’s life, agree to disagree…” I often alter things I’ve posted immediately after posting them – editing, really – but I don’t alter the substance without mentioning I did. That’s dishonest.

            “I didn’t call you clueless.

            I’m saying you might not understand the humour of younger people and some older people online.

            Part of that humour is appearing to be serious when they are actually not and people play along with it. It’s not new,, it’s just a different way of doing it, a generational thing.”

            Passive-aggressive is aggressive. It’s just, um, passive. Aggressive.

            People don’t like being spoken to as if they’re senile idiots. If this is news to you then it’s high time you learned.

          • lolwut?

            Nothing in what I said was remotely a threat,

            You’re being emotional, irrational and overly dramatic.

            The very reasons Billy says Woman should be able to vote also every post.

            I simply offered an opportunity to remove the barrier that online communication puts up.

          • No! Not the Pathetic Misogynist Slurs! They are like kryptonite to me!

            You continue in your irritating passive-aggressivity, not to say outright dishonesty. You altered the text of your comment to change it from (roughly, I don’t have a screenshot) “I’d like to meet up with you face to face some time” to (literally, although you might be altering it as I type) “…that’s life, people just have to agree to disagree sometimes…”

            Lame, dude. And you won’t even admit you did it. You aren’t worth responding to.

          • lolwut?

            You really are paranoid, you’ve picked a hell of a place to be with that mentality.

            It’s that paranoia that leads to things remaining the same, people are frozen in fear of doing or saying anything.

            CSIS thanks you.

            If you have issues with my edits, which my simply having a thought and adding to it, then sit on your hands for a few minutes and don’t leap on my posts right away.


          • No no no. This isn’t a matter of adding an Oxford comma or tweaking a preposition. You changed a comment which was intended to be menacing in tone into one which is just smarmy and faux-ingratiating. You altered the meaning. That simply isn’t cricket.

            By the way, I’m only talking about this comment because you keep harping on it. “The guilty fleeth…” and all that.

            Stop being this guy:

          • lolwut?

            You’re paranoid, it’s that simple.

            Nothing new under the sun, that’s why most groups and movements on both sides of the political spectrum fail , simply because people like you foster an environment of fear , paranoia., finger pointing and imaginary boogeymen out to get you.

            CSIS and the RCMP are watching this blog, have been for years. get over it. I’m already on their list, have been since the early 90’s.,

            I however sleep well at night and don’t spend my days reading into every single comment someone makes to me as some conspiracy to get me.

            Take a vacation or something…. and sit on your hands for a few minutes before replying, I may edit a post for spelling, a name, better link or just another opinion or idea.

          • You’re silly.

          • El Martyachi

            Please have babies…

          • Yes but with whom?

          • El Martyachi

            [audible sigh]…

          • Heh.

          • Xavier


  • Bill Hodson

    What gets me is the preamble that going to rescue someone who has been dealt a blow by nature is common to all cultures. I never hear of one culture in particular today that gives a damn about a catastrophe in another land. What the hell are you selling here Matt?

  • Twitter is a quicker way of finding out how stupid people are:

  • G

    The moon landings were fake but the Mars landing, yeah that one was the real thing.

    • Xavier

      One of the middle management types I mentioned above KNEW the moon landings were faked and would preach it to anyone who would listen. He had it all worked out – the first lunar landing was fake but all the others were real. So the moon rocks and pictures were authentic except for that picture where the flag had a wrinkle from the “wind”. Bob was a Type A fucking wacko.

      Powerful in the company where I worked though, big $$$.

  • mauser 98

    and Congress woman Lee