Anybody else here remember Oliver Wendell Jones…?
Men Rule. Rap Sucks. Eat Fatty Food.
You mean M*A*S*H’s surgeon AKA Something-or-other (referring to hand launching a weapon) Jones? They would have to over dub the hell outta that flick for it to be shown today anywhere but cable. Remember the names of the entries in the gurney races? IIRC they went something like “Girl Away”, “Gal o’ War” and the ever popular “Bouncing Betty”. That film could NOT be made in Hollywierd today.
I beleive he means the character from the Bloom County comic strips.
BTW, if anyone doesn’t know, Bloom County is back.
Oh, yes. He was one of my favorite characters from Bloom County.
Indeed, I do… Too bad Bloom County is about as liberal as Jan…
“the View” rots your brain.
“Damon and ****ME**** ?!
Please fix this, Chris.
Way ta stick to your guns, Mr Muir. If the grammar nazis don’t like your dialogue they don’t have to read it.
“Me and Damon” flows off the tongue easier….
And like my “reckon”, compounds the colloquial too…I like it!
There are so many things I could say right now…
Pamela….”The caverns of the dirty mind”…love it…
I do not have a dirty mind. I have a vivid imagination and a way with words.
I’m back here again,
needing a 2 a.m. fix
for being the only supplier
open this door now
I need to get to you
your hands in my hair
feeding my addiction
Colloquial dialogue. Perfectly acceptable in storytelling.
But it’d be nice if Jan learned to talk right.
(Yes, I said it that way on purpose.)
I can’t say that TV makes you smart, but I can say that NO TV makes you smart.
Don’t you just love the English Language.
I wouldn’t let my cat watch “the view”.
Your cat should be plenty smart to not watch on their own.
Why would E. M Forster’s novel rot anyone’s brain?
It was an enjoyable movie also.
Old Codger ~ For your reference Good Sir
There are those gifted children. Good stuff that they have one.
Truth and facts are easy to handle.
it is the lying backstabber thieves who think it is alright to scrap good civilization for a few pieces of silver that are the problem for people like the little man.
Dealing with truth and facts is a joy. Dealing with the lies, mendacity, evil , and destruction that some of mankind excels in is where the rub comes in.
It seems that I have divided humanity into at least two parts with that.
Excellence has its pitfalls.
First rule of 150+ IQ:
Never tell anyone you have a 150+ IQ.
Never get too enamored of your 150+ IQ
You are both right.
And remember there is a 50 out there maintaining the average. 😉
As George Carlin was so fond of saying, never forget, 50% of the people are below average intelligence….
Intelligence or Common Sense. Common Sense wins. It will keep you from getting hurt or killed.
Knew some of those. The ones with more common sense lived longer. Dang, I’m getting old, but I do not claim either of those two attributes.
Luckily I’m just under the mark so I get to brag about it incessantly…
The there is the fantasy liberal paradise of lake Woebegone, where all of the children are above average.
I haven’t watched TV in about 5 yrs except a random Antiques Road Show or Sherlock. I liked Top Gear until Clarkson messed it all up. I read at least a book a week, sometimes more. Much more interesting than the complete dreck on the boob tube today. I can’t believe the crap my wife watches…
High IQ is fine, but a solid education and common sense are vital. With this crowd young Javier will get both.
Unlike unfortunate exceptional students confined in public brainwashing facilities.
So true. I’ve long maintained that “intelligent” and “smart” are not congruent terms. Too many of the dumbest people I have met were possessed of the highest IQs I’ve ever encountered (BTW, the main reason I gave up on Mensa several decades ago, aside from the seemingly endemic liberal leanings of its members.).
If forced to choose between “intelligent” and “smart,” I’ll choose “smart” every time.
JDE, heh. See my comment at 9:12 downthread.
“Smart” minds think alike?
I still laugh at some the plans I saw for projects that were “ready” for permitting and implementation.
There”s nothing more tragic than a mind wasted, in public schools. We don’t need health care reform, we need to reform public, tax payer funded, academia, the main perpetuator if left wing liberalism.
Cell phone, text autocorrect has to be a liberal PC invention.
There’s a cure for autocorrect: proofreading.
I must thank Chris for giving us Javier.
I have near reverence for those few that are the most brilliant of humans.
In essentially every case, fictional geniuses are shown as parodies. I used the word “essentially” — even though I have never seen these folks depicted in any way but parody. (Old, crazy hair, half-mutant, evil, yada…)
And Javier is a brilliant move, and can fit in any story arc.
Bill G and Dread have it exactly right.
I have often said that some of the dumbest people I ever met and interacted with were some of the most intelligent as measured on a scale.
Our twisted and perverted system of academia mostly wastes -or worse, hijacks- some of the best brainpower among us.
Then there are those like Halley and GWB mention who pervert themselves…like every single one of them I’ve met who wear their little “mensa” tag out in public.
I enjoyed Jan’s little adopted cowboy colloquialism “Damon and me guess his IQ’s north of 190” though she should have said “reckon” 😉 It shows that in spite of her leftism neither the inflicted or adopted perversions I mentioned have infected her, and combined with the influence of the bright and cocky Damon and the other DBD denizens, Javier is sure to be immune, free to transform the world and turn it upside down (or reform and turn it back rightside up).
I’m in the end game of raising my own personal Damon. (graduating with an 8.0 from the Cow College on the Plain) I can tell it was a battle at every turn in the Public Screwls.
We just gave up trying to get the curriculum fixed and started sending her to the local “Harvard on the Hill” JC. My Pretty Snowflake took 11 classes over three years while finishing high school. Another 5 and she would have received an Associates degree. It took Pretty Wife climbing up their regulatory colon and numerous threats of lawsuits to make that happen. You do what you have to do to protect your kids.
The thing is it left a wake in the school district for other parents to follow and it led to some changes for the better but these will be eroded over time. As the gradual slide of the gen pop collective intelligence declines the unsmarty operators will take over.
It will be back to football and cheerleaders as the measure of a school. (note that the sign on the edge of town for the State Title in Bass Fishing is twice the size of the State Math Championship sign but at least they listed the record for my daughters class of 2nd, 2nd, 1st and 2nd over 4 years in small print.) If you have kids, read the school handbook and use it against them. Run for the local school board or actively support a candidate who is like minded. All politics are local.
War Damn Eagle
Barring some kind of genetic leap or adoption, I’m sure you meant Javier and not Damon. 🙂
But absolutely lack of the kind of hands-on parental activism you speak of and engaged in created the sucking vacuum that allowed the disastrous leftist narrative that education has been become to rush in to fill that void.
I hope you are wrong that the advances you were party to will erode and be forgotten; we are on the cusp of possibilities of change that could instead adopt and reinforce your efforts. Absolutely the future of the Republic our offspring will inhabit depends on it. Hope and prayers spring eternal.
Yes, I’m terrible with names but I did remember the Bloom County kid, Oliver.
As to the erosion, It took two years to drive the Math teacher who guided that group of kids to such heights out of the school district. They haven’t made the state finals since but they got a new football practice field while the math team held car washes to buy calculators for competition. By the way that team had to beat the University of Chicago Lab School for the State title.
I repeat, if you have kids that show any type of special ability, take a lawyer to your first parent teacher conference and ask what the school district is doing to take care of your kids needs. It’s the one thing I should have done when we began this odyssey.
Another aside, the kids on that team are either getting engineering degrees or going on to med school or other graduate programs. Also the year in which they were born, 1994, also produced a bumper crop of perfect GPA’s in college. The Associate Dean of Student Affairs made this comment about the fact that they had never seen 5 grads of the engineering program graduate with 4.0’s at one time. All 5 are conservative in the “Don’t complain to me about the results you didn’t get from the work you didn’t do” school.
War Damn Library
The school laws say that all students must be accommodated (if possible?).
That does not only refer to the lower end of the scale. The high end intelligence students are special needs students also. Laws can be used to that effect.
Would we want all of our special needs intelligent students to turn out like Soros, Brzezinski, Rothschild, Dimons, and the many others who would execute most of the world on a whim of their supposed superiority? no.
These children need a strong conscience developed. Our familiy’s village in Hungary had a special teaching of all of the children of the important things in life that went on for hundreds of years until it ended in 1989. It was separate from the schools and there is a tree my great grandmother taught under that is still called the Learning Tree. My mother helped instill a conscience in me. I remember some of the discussions we had when I was a small child. I can see how it is so easy to crush people and I might have done it without a conscience. It does often put me at a disadvantage when going up against sociopaths without such natural limiters of actions. Civilization requires those with conscience to hold enough sway to prevent a return to barbarism. And the ability to realize when the barbarous enemies must be destroyed without permitting conscience to limit the destruction of the evildoing barbarians. That is a hard decision when one has a conscience. But a necessary decision. there many paths to avoid those drastic actions, but, sometime the right move is horrific. Realize, of course, that the evil ones would not hesitate a second to fully destroy the civilized ones.
I’ve known many the extreme high-IQ “progressive” whose passion/crusade seemed to be to condemn the common sense in anyone in their unfortunate vicinity. Utterly baffling, until you grasp their actual motive. But yes, common sense is the highest IQ of all. And always permeating DBD : )
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