So I suppose that I should use the word "I," quite frequently...
I like to play Devil's advocate. I like to ask difficult questions, and I like to think that I am able to understand contrasting viewpoints. I indulge in hyperbole and metaphors. I hold logic, evidence, and reason in very high regard. I am probably more honest than is considered socially preferable. I try to be witty, but sometimes it comes off pretty awkward. I don't mind admitting that--it is a character flaw that I am comfortable with.
I'm also a geek, and I like using big words and sarcasm.
I run. I golf. I'm always open to spending time outdoors. I will go camping with you if that's your thing. I know how to build a fire, and I'm decent with a charcoal grill. I'm no great cook or even a remotely competant one at that, but I know a couple of recipes and I like to improvise.
-Reciting lines from Napoleon Dynamite and The Big Lebowski.
-Admitting when I am wrong and laughing at myself afterwards.
Channels on my Pandora account: Fat Boy Slim, Jimi Hendrix, Beethoven, Dr. Dre, Danzig, The Specials, Beck, Rush, A Tribe Called Quest, Matisyahu, Bob Dylan, Pearl Jam, The Doors, NOFX, Guns 'n Roses, The Beatles, Who actually reads this? Sublime, Nine Inch Nails, Neil Diamond, Johnny Cash
Scorsese, Tarantino, Coppola, Kubrick
Top movie of the moment is Django Unchained
Dexter, Breaking Bad, Its Always Sunny, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Archer, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Arrested Development, Bob's Burgers, Boardwalk Empire, House, Monty Python, House of Cards
Palahniuk, Heinlein, Grisham, Hawking, but I don't really read much. I have too many distractions. At some point I am going to finally pick up the "A Song of Fire and Ice" series because GoT is just so fucking awesome.
It is probably easier to talk about what I don't like: oysters, yogurt, cottage cheese, tofu, veggie burgers (if you want it to "taste" like dead animal, then it should BE dead animal)
If you feel differently, then I promise to not hate on you TOO too much! ;p
Like this one... [Incoming Wall of Text]
Seriously, don't read this.
The only reason it is still here is because I am too proud to delete it.
"True of False? The world be a better place if people with low IQ's were not allowed to reproduce."
Let me just start by saying that this hypothetical world in which certain people "are allowed" to reproduce and certain people are not is definitely not a world I would want to live in. Even if I were OK with the "Oh, no, let us not turn into the society portrayed by 'Idiocracy,' (which I thoroughly enjoyed, by the way)" idea, we still know almost nothing of the human brain. With such little knowledge, how can we propose to accurately measure a so-called "intelligence quotient?" The accuracy of IQ measurements aside, where would we draw the line? 80 IQ? 100 IQ? 120 IQ? I guess that if such laws were in place, and these laws actually created enough fear that they prevented stupid people from having little stupid babies, then our IQ as a species MIGHT rise over time. However, would a generally smarter populace really make for a better world? I suppose we could create bigger bombs and better guns that could help us kill each other more effectively. Is that a better world?
Let us pretend that hypothetically after centuries of idiot cleansing our society finally reaches a point where we as a species can collectively agree that force is not the best tool to get things done. Then, according to the new "common law," force would not be used to prevent people with low IQs to reproduce because the initiation of force would not be an acceptable practice. The less intelligent among us would just "know" that they shouldn't have children. They would know this without being forced. And that...that MAY be a better world, but the answer to the original question would by definition be proven FALSE.
There has to be a logical inconsistency in there somewhere. Please let me know if you find it.
-You have strong opinions on politics, economics, ethics, and other things that matter, but you can also appreciate the views of others--or you don't, but you just like to argue.
-Not only that, but you also enjoy rapid dynamic and silly conversations that lack purpose or meaning.
-You have something to say about my rant above.
-You would like to know more...