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The Five Universal Laws of Human Stupidity
We underestimate the stupid, and we do so at our own peril.
In 1976, a professor of economic history at the University of California,
Berkeley published an essay outlining the fundamental laws of a force
he perceived as humanity’s greatest existential threat: Stupidity.
Stupid people, Carlo M. Cipolla explained, share several identifying traits:
they are abundant, they are irrational, and they cause problems for others
without apparent benefit to themselves, thereby lowering society’s total well-being.
There are no defenses against stupidity, argued the Italian-born professor, who died in 2000.
The only way a society can avoid being crushed by the burden of its idiots is if the non-stupid
work even harder to offset the losses of their stupid brethren.
Law 1: Always and inevitably everyone underestimates the number of stupid individuals in circulation.
Law 2: The probability that a certain person be stupid is independent of any other characteristic of that person.
Law 3. A stupid person is a person who causes losses to another person or to a group of persons while himself deriving no gain and even possibly incurring losses.
Law 4: Non-stupid people always underestimate the damaging power of stupid individuals. In particular non-stupid people constantly forget that at all times and places and under any circumstances to deal and/or associate with stupid people always turns out to be a costly mistake.
Law 5: A stupid person is the most dangerous type of person.
That’s my Story and I’m sticking to it! Have a GREAT WEEKEND! people,
stay safe, and whatever you do, don’t forget to laff it up! Peace, I am outta here! Eucman! 😁
q u o t e s o f t h e d a y
“Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others.
If you have that awareness, you have good manners,
no matter what fork you use.” —Emily Post
“Good manners are just a way of showing other people
that we have respect for them.” —Bill Kelly
“When you know you can do something, and you feel good about
yourself, you do not have to devalue others.” —John Patrick Hickey
“To learn etiquette, is actually learning how to see
others, and respect them.” —Yixing Zhang
“Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for
others guides our manners.” —Laurence Sterne
“Politeness [is] a sign of dignity, not
subservience.” ―Theodore Roosevelt
Guaranteed to Roll Your Eyes
“Information? I need the number of Caseway Insurance Company.”
“Would you spell that, please?”
“Certainly. That’s C as in cadence. A as in aye. S as in sea. E as in eye.
W as in why. A as in are. and Y as in you.”
“Just a minute, sir. I’ll connect you with my supervisor.” 😳
Thursdays’ Movie Trivia of the day! What movie is this quote from??? “
C’mon Rosie, c’mon. Settle down. Earthquakes bring out the worst in some guys, that’s all.”
I was very surprised to learn that the first-draft script for “Earthquake” was written by none other than Mario Puzo (“The same guy that wrote “The Godfather”?, you ask? Yeah, that guy!). Puzo was unable to stay with the film project for long, however, due to contractual obligations for “The Godfather Part II”, and writer George Fox came on board to rework the script (Fox’s first screenplay) to the final draft. Directed and produced by Mark Robson and released in 1974, “Earthquake” followed the formula of the big-budget disaster films of the decade by featuring an all-star cast, including Oscar-winners Kennedy and Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, Lorne Greene, Richard Roundtree, and Walter Matthau in a great semi-cameo (he was listed in the credits as… are you ready?… “Walter Matuschanskayasky”). Team “Earthquake” tried to recruit heavy-hitters Paul Newman and Steve McQueen, but they had already been drafted by Irwin Allen and Team “The Towering Inferno”. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning for Best Sound, while also scoring a Special Achievement Award for Visual Effects.
Friday’s Movie Trivia of the day! What movie is this quote from???
“Back in the Middle Ages, in more noble times, when a knight failed his king, that knight would throw himself onto his sword to avoid the humiliation of being ostracized by his peers for his incompetence and cowardice.”
Thursday’s Quizzler is….
The four sentences in Group A share a special feature. If you correctly identify that common feature, you will find that one of the sentences in Group B also has that same feature. What is the feature? What sentence in Group B can be added to Group A?
A gold medal is better then a silver medal.
Jack had to lay down after carrying the pail of water.
She wrote her letter on pink stationary.
The price of the stock will very from day to day.
Bill hit the baseball well.
He and I went to the football game.
The barren hill was devoid of trees.
The high-pitched sound produced a strange affect on the dog.
Victoria was the heroine of the story.
Walter had a minor role in the play.
Answer: Each sentence in Group A contains a misused word (“then” should be “than”, “lay” should be “lie”, “stationary” should be “stationery”, “very” should be “vary”). The fourth sentence in Group B has that characteristic (“affect” should be “effect”).
Friday’s Quizzler is…….
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