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Embrace the derp

For Tam and also from the book of face:


13 Responses to “Embrace the derp”

  1. right Says:

    Couldn’t figure out how to comment on Tam’s site. If anyone here communicates with her, let her know Michael Crichton defined this phenomenon many years ago. It’s now known as the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect. Here I quote Crichton:

    “Briefly stated, the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect is as follows. You open the newspaper to an article on some subject you know well. In Murray’s case, physics. In mine, show business. You read the article and see the journalist has absolutely no understanding of either the facts or the issues. Often, the article is so wrong it actually presents the story backward—reversing cause and effect. I call these the “wet streets cause rain” stories. Paper’s full of them.
    In any case, you read with exasperation or amusement the multiple errors in a story, and then turn the page to national or international affairs, and read as if the rest of the newspaper was somehow more accurate about Palestine than the baloney you just read. You turn the page, and forget what you know.”

    Anyway, there you go.

  2. JTC Says:

    My definition is more current, if less articulate, than Crichton’s. I call it the “unreal reality” effect.

    Pretty much the only thing on teevee anymore is “reality” teevee. Having been a pawnbroker for most of four decades, the hugely popular pawn shows are totally and obviously bad scripts…at least to me, but the number of seemingly not totally retarded customers who eat that goofy shit up and accept it wholecloth is amazing. So it follows that many lend some degree of credence to the rest of the breed; real estate rehabbers, junk dealers, gun builders, gator hunters, antique appraisers, ad nauseum.

    And let’s face it; while the ambient IQ aroun

  3. JTC Says:

    …around here is likely less subject to the effect, lotsa folks know a lot of real shit because it was right there on reality teevee. Like Trump for prez. 🙂

  4. jason Says:

    right–you can’t comment on Tam’s sight. Thanks mostly to pawnbroker (or JTC) and his stalking ways. Apparently, he’s now stalking Unc’s page.

  5. Joe Huffman Says:

    Been there and done that.

  6. Ellen Says:

    Haven’t needed a gun yet, but maybe thirty years ago I ended up checking the door with a bathrobe and a shortsword. Didn’t open it — waited for the 911 — but the sword was a comfort. Turned out to be the cat, who was trying very hard to get inside, where we had thought it was.

  7. JTC Says:

    Dear jason, apparently it is you doing the stalking/trolling or whatever nitwit eunuchs like yourself call it. Since you are so concerned about sullying Uncle’s site (yeah, that’s how you spell it you illiterate twerp), you may visit at the link if you have further concerns. No? Didn’t think so.

  8. The_Jack Says:

    Well, that struck a nerve.

  9. jason Says:

    Fuck off you pretentious twat. “Unc” is an abbreviation; do you know what those are? You’re an asshole; I have no desire to visit your asshole webpage. You’re the one sullying the site. Just as you sullied other blogs that I read. Do us all a favor and go away or die in a fire.

  10. jason Says:

    my last comment was at JTC and not The_Jack. Heh.

  11. JTC Says:

    Hey you spelled site right that time; see, even nitwits can learn! Something else that you might learn is that there is no “us” except in your little pretend world where you think anyone at all cares what you think, say, write, or do…oh right; sad little basement-dwelling concern trolls never “do” anything, they just type away and die away, please hurry up the latter. Hope that doesn’t hurt his widdle feeewings…no, actually I don’t give a fuck, nor does anyone in your imaginary “us”.

  12. The_Jack Says:

    Naturally Jason.

    And my, the projection’s strong today. With a nice mix of utter lack of self-awareness.

  13. jason Says:

    Yes, it’s classic pawnbroker. He must give a fuck to keep responding. Good on him.