I'm sorry but that's fucking stupid. Someone as awesome as Scott Adams is on your forum playing around with an alt and you make a thing of it? You're pretentious douche-bags and I hope you and all your metafilter staff friends die in a fire.
[–]Odusei 18 hours ago
I'm suspicious of this comment. If you really were a mod on MetaFilter, it would be filled with relevant links.
[+]joshmillard 18 hours ago
Heh. For once, I was trying to be brief. I can make every letter of a word a link to something, if that would reassure you.
[+]Odusei 17 hours ago
I'm just trolling you a bit. Thanks for the interesting website I never bother to visit unless I'm on ritalin.
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By now you are probably thinking that my prediction has nearly zero chance of being right. I'll let you in on an industry secret: You're correct. You know all of those books on the market that predict various economic bubbles, social upheavals, and disasters of all kinds? Most of those authors don't believe their predictions are likely to pan out. They're making calculated bets that in the unlikely event they guessed right, they will become famous. That's worth a fortune in future speaking gigs and book deals.
My contrarian prediction about evolution being debunked in my lifetime was the same sort of bet. It's unlikely that I'll be right. But if I get lucky, I'll be the one person who predicted it. And because of the "in my lifetime" condition, I can't be wrong until I'm too dead to care. This is the sort of thing I do that really, really, really pisses off some people, especially the anti-creationist bearded taint guy.
[Are you saying you were willing to be my accomplice in duping your readers if only I would stop doing more of it? DMD. -- Scott]
"How dare you threaten to out me!" "Uh, we didn't." "How dare you conspire to keep my identity hidden!"
"As far as I am concerned, metafilter should be kissing your hindquarters for splashing their name all over a blog with a huge reader-base."
Can someone explain this to me pls?
Scott: I like you. I enjoy your comic strip and the unique views you offer in op-ed pieces.
But you're being a dork about MetaFilter. It's not a cesspool. The site's been around 13 years and has a well-deserved rep as a thoughtful place to share and discuss links and current events.
Instead of lashing out at Matt Haughey for running his website by his standards, you should admit that praising yourself on the Internet under a pseudonym is like starting a land war in Asia. It never turns out well.
The same thing is happening today with a Republican official who emailed some friends a humorous photo of President Obama's face on a chimp and a punch line about his birth certificate. If your only context is what the Internet says about this story, you assume it's a typical racist act by a Republican who is already guilty by association. But if I add the context that Googling "George Bush monkey" gives you over 3 million hits, and most of them are jokes where President Bush's face is transposed on a monkey, you see what's really going on.
Let's be super-duper clear here: we didn't out Scott. We told him he need to decide between disclosing his identity on mefi or cutting it out with the Vehemently Defending Scott Adams as a purported third party. He chose to identify himself on the site; if he'd chosen to walk away, that'd have been fine too.
"Usually I do it for reasons of safety or economics, but sometimes it's just because I don't like sadists and bullies."
"With that said, I have to confess that giving verbal wedgies to people who desperately deserve them, in a public forum, is a lot more fun than you imagine."
The metafilter people are tools who dislike Scott because he calls out dumb people as being dumb and deserving of being told they are dumb. They are whiny self-righteous babies. I applaud Scott for messing with them.
cringey.Nothing personal, but can we please stop adding 'y' to words to create new adjectives. It makes us sound stupid.
I'll begin by stipulating that any field of study is helpful in training a student's mind to become more of a learning machine. Two hundred years ago, when life itself was simple (feed the horse, plant the corn) you needed to make school artificially complicated to stretch a student's mind.
A whole lot of people think that former Seattleite and "Dilbert" cartoonist Scott Adams is a horrible prick. Even more of these people sprang up when he wrote a sexist rant comparing women to "the mentally handicapped." Then he was caught commenting on message boards pretending to be his own biggest fan. Now, in a weird attempt to move past the controversy, he's taken to comparing himself to Marilyn Davenport, the Orange County Tea Partier who sent the now-mildly-famous e-mail depicting President Obama as a chimpanzee.
It's the last two developments that have contributed to the cartoonist's public relations woes most recently.
What's all this about racist postcards? I don't get it.
"I actually know far more about this subject than I think you can imagine."
"Be sure to drink your Ovaltine!"
"You think he's a genius?" she said, raising her eyebrows....
"I don't know him quite well enough, yet. But I suspect so, a part of the time."
"Can you be a genius part of the time?"
"All the geniuses I ever met were so just part of the time. To qualify, you only have to be great once, you know. Once when it matters."
"This guy is like if every College Republican chapter president in the world and the most insufferable students in your undergraduate philosophy class, plus fifty-thousand copies of Atlas Shrugged, combined into a voltron and started a blog."
"she said douche-nozzle, are they really going to run that on air?"
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