TLDR. (You knew that was coming)
Heff, you crack me up. A well articulated velvet hammer.
Originally posted by Hefficide
So... there I was, lathered up and lost in thought, steam filling the room and refreshing my mind and my senses, when I realized that my subconscious was actively reading the ingredients on my shampoo bottle. There were words listed there that I could no more pronounce than try to reproduce here. But one word, the brand name, did strike my conscious mind - like a HAMMER!!!!
Now, let's do a bit of research into the root of the word Pantene... It is a bastardization of the word Patheon - quite literally translated: "(temple consecrated) to all gods". Gods, of course, as we know, COME from SPACE! Additionally, as an oft referenced thread from a former ATS member has taught us... All Roads Lead To Rome!
Do you see it all? The Obelisk? the Inverted V? Every single NWO code right there in the OPEN!
It gets even more telling on the inside:
Now, COME ON! If that isn't disclosure of a UFO - right in the open? Then I don't know what is!
And they had the brazen gall to not only build this structure - but they even were crass enough to place references to it in the most intimate and embryonic environment that a human being can enter. THE SHOWER! How come Alex Jones or Jesse Ventura haven't connected these dots and done a show on this? THIS IS EARTH SHATTERING!
Are you still with me?
Now let's get down to the real rant. No, folks, I did not skip my meds. Nor did I double dose them. Everything that I stated above, while actually kind of intriguing and potentially a decent plot line for a fiction book ( Dan Brown, if you steal this, I expect a check! ) - the only actual truth from the above is that this idea did come to me while staring at my shampoo bottle.
Only I wasn't lost in thoughtlessness at the time. I was actually a bit miffed over, and focused upon a very real phenomenon - one that, while not specific to ATS - certainly occurs here.
The proverbial "I read the thread title and the first paragraph and then posted without bothering to get any further" personality. The ones who post replies that leave an OP blinking and asking, often out loud, "How the HELL did you arrive at that from the words I wrote???"
Then, glancing at the thread title, you say "Oh, that's as far as you got!"
I tend to be verbose, that is granted. I do understand that there are folks out there who feel that any and all threads should be no more than ten or fifteen words in length. I know this because they've griped at me often enough. The Twitter generation - the children of Cliff Notes - the Pics or it didn't happen crowd. Them, I tend to ignore because pics, without context, are merely tools of immediacy that illicit a visceral reaction, whether appropriate or not.
Someone once said that a picture is worth a thousand words. I say, a picture without words has no context and isn't the basis for anything other than an aesthetic appreciation.
Brevity has its place - but the exchange of information requires depth. The exploration of subjects requires much more than just cliff notes or a 140 character limit.
I tend to be a nice guy, or at least I try to be. So, when I write a thread, I don't mind having to jump in every 3 or 4 pages to restate the specific points of an OP - to offset all of the "Based upon the title of this thread, I think...." posts. But when it gets to the point where one feels the need to submit these clarifications every second or third post in the thread???
What the Hell man???
Yeah, I am verbose and I know it is NOT for everybody. Easy fix! There are TONS of threads on ATS that include a Youtube video and about twelve words in addition to it! Gen "no attention span" has their territory! The Twitterites have plenty of places that they can post! So why must they persist in trying to expand their borders? have any of US ever hacked Twitter so that we could post a 27,000 character Tweet??? I don't think it's happened ( although the idea now has me thinking evil and possibly illegal thoughts about that glory that doing so might bring! ). Long story short! If "too long, didn't read" (Hey, SkepticOverlord, I mentioned it, where's my check! ) is the methodology you live by? AWESOME!
I offer another maxim to live by... DIDN'T READ IT, DIDN'T POST!
So, in summary, Pantene is shampoo. The Pantheon is an ancient marvel of engineering. And people who comment in threads without even reading the OP steam me so much that it stands out, even when I am, myself, standing in a steaming shower.
Somewhere, my karma is probably laughing at this. Loudly.
edit on 12/18/12 by Hefficide because: (no reason given)