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Can you imagine Jay Leno's crew on a street corner for a full day, interviewing people just to get 90 seconds of footage of stupid people? I can. Why can I? It's not because I am so naive to think that every American that walks the streets of New York are erudite and wise, I just have a hard time believing they're all stupid.
Some days we all struggle to remember certain factoids, other days we do not struggle at all. Not all people I know are as smart as this friend I am referring to, and to be honest, I don't have too many stupid friends. Which is actually the point of this thread
Tonight I was talking to another friend who is an avid user of Twitter. I don't really know exactly what my aversion to Twitter is, but I know that one aversion is I don't like the 140 character limitation.
Relax, I've got a way to go before I reach that 140 paragraph limit. Sigh. I do encounter people that get frustrated with the fact that if they are going to read my posts or threads, they can pretty much expect to settle in with some popcorn and a six pack. It is a frustration for me that there are so many people that don't like to read.
Actually, I am a big fan of brevity. In screenwriting there is an axiom that goes, if you can say it in a sentence, good. If you can say it in a word, better. If you can say it without saying it all, best! But that is screenwriting where the writer is writing for a visual medium, and this axiom makes sense.
So for me it takes a little longer to get to my point than it does for others.
Some people say potato, I say supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. You can only imagine how those potatoes turn out. The thing is, I like to write. I like to play with words, and I like the way certain words dance across the page, or screen. If this makes me "too verbose" then color me verbose. I once painted my whole kitchen verbose, and what the hell is wrong with that?
I can remember hanging out at this coffee house in L.A. right after Bush II sent the troops to Iraq, with his "shock and awe" campaign. The name of the coffee house is the Bourgeois Pig, one of those pretentious coffee houses where the proprietors must demand that their employees treat the customers with utter disgust and genuine disregard. Sort of like Amoeba Records which is another pretentious business that sells used records, cd's and DVD's for a price that well exceeds what they would cost brand new at Best Buy or Wall Mart, and people must like spending more for used stuff at the place because of the ambiance, which is being treated as rudely as one can imagine...anyway...there I was hanging out at the Bourgeois Pig with a few friends and we met up with some foreigners. One guy from England, two from France, and one chick from Germany and another from Belgium. These five foreigners were really angry at us Americans, and it wasn't for the bad coffee and even worse service, it was because of "shock and awe" and Bush II.
most Americans - at least those Americans who didn't live in Berkely - didn't really have a problem with the cowboy image.
Originally posted by Jean Paul Zodeaux"Bwaaaaahahahahahhahah"
Thinks about it. That's all I'm asking, just think about it.
Thanks for the topic Frenchie. I mean, cowboy.
Originally posted by RustyShakleford92
I enjoyed your post.
I am an American. And I am stupid. I am a bad writer. I don't have a large vocabulary. I can't name you all the presidents or what most of them did. I don't know much about history. What I do know is how to completely take a car and engine apart and fix/ modify it. I can lay a beautiful brick wall, house, whatever. I can play a sick guitar. But I am not intellectually gifted, and I hate myself everyday for it. Maybe some people are not born to learn and regurgitate facts.
I don't know
Originally posted by RustyShakleford92
But I am not intellectually gifted, and I hate myself everyday for it.