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Th Idiocy That Is Mankind!

  1. Artimes Blaine profile image60
    Artimes Blaineposted 3 years ago

    Apologies for the title, but it was the only thing my tired brain could come up with on such short notice. I wasn't finding much in the Freeform Discussion thing, so I decided to make my own and thus here we are. Talk about whatever comes to mind first and don't worry about it sounding lame or too philosophical. Trust me, my brain will come up with some crazy stuff for us to talk about and you will commonly have a WTF moment as to how or why my weird brain came up with such ridiculous nonsense. So have at, my fellow Hubbers...why does that word make us sound like the ultimate couch potatoes?

    1. Bk42author profile image84
      Bk42authorposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I love the title! I was looking for something like this on the forum yesterday.

      1. Artimes Blaine profile image60
        Artimes Blaineposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Bk and please have fun.

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          descentiongalposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Waite, BK is the only one that gets to have fun? What about the nearly 1 million other users who lurk within these walls?

          1. Artimes Blaine profile image60
            Artimes Blaineposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            My apologies, descent. All are welcome to have fun. Just be nice to your fellow posters. wink

  2. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    I spilled spot remover on my dog. Now he's gone.






    (Thank you, Steven Wright.)

    1. merej99 profile image89
      merej99posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Oh, that's RUFF

    2. Artimes Blaine profile image60
      Artimes Blaineposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      *starts laughing* Oh God that was hilarious.

  3. spartucusjones profile image88
    spartucusjonesposted 3 years ago

    I wear a luchador mask and $5 poncho. Do I wear the mask because I am embarrassed by the idiocy around me? Do I wear it because I am embarrassed by my own idiocy? Or do I wear it because it was on sale and I would be an idiot if I didn't buy it?

    1. merej99 profile image89
      merej99posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I didn't cost me anything for this pic!  I used faceinhole.  LOL

      http://s2.hubimg.com/u/8796863_f248.jpg

      1. Artimes Blaine profile image60
        Artimes Blaineposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Why Wonder Woman?

        1. merej99 profile image89
          merej99posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Because at the time that I made it I was a full time student, working full time, with a part time chaser, plus I was writing, selling Mary Kay, and being a mom to 3 boys.  And Wonder Woman has some uhhhh....  (looks around for a moderator) assets and, of course, Bracelets of Victory

          1. Artimes Blaine profile image60
            Artimes Blaineposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            *giggles* You are indeed Wonder Woman! *bows in admiration*

      2. spartucusjones profile image88
        spartucusjonesposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        So maybe I am a idiot! I could of used Faceinhole and saved the money!

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          descentiongalposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Thats a gamble on a good day. Waite.. what is Faceinhole?

          1. Artimes Blaine profile image60
            Artimes Blaineposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            *chuckles* Apparently it is an easier version of Photoshop.

    2. Artimes Blaine profile image60
      Artimes Blaineposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      The last one sounds the most plausible, given that I don't think you are an idiot. As for everyone else, now that is debatable. tongue

      1. spartucusjones profile image88
        spartucusjonesposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I personally like to think that everyone else is the idiot! I like to be the only sane one in a world of insanity! Of course liking to think something doesn't make it so, but oh well.

        1. Artimes Blaine profile image60
          Artimes Blaineposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Unfortunately, you are not sane. Fortunately, you are the good kind of insanity.

          1. spartucusjones profile image88
            spartucusjonesposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Thank you, that is the nicest thing that anyone has ever said to me!

            1. Artimes Blaine profile image60
              Artimes Blaineposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              *smiles* Being sane is far too boring. Being the good kind of insane makes life interesting and often times very fun. XD

        2. merej99 profile image89
          merej99posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I'd like to be insane and eventually get paperwork that says I'm sane.  At least I'd have proof.

          1. Artimes Blaine profile image60
            Artimes Blaineposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            *chuckles* An insane person with proof that they are sane, the world just might end. wink

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    Dave36posted 3 years ago

    I can only post this as i'm in the Uk, & it's bedtime so i'll get back to yer another night.....Anyway Mankind aren't idiots, & to prove that look at technology etc....I know what you mean though, because look at what they do with the technology!....Mankind are "weak" that's what they are, & in general do exactly what their told.....Governments are the idiots, & that's what the idiocy of mankind is.....WTF? have the various Governments around the world, been doing for the last few hundred years?....Lining their pockets killings 10's of millions & their mates pockets & the Royals pockets etc, whilst shafting us all at the same time.....So there's mankind, but there's 2 kinds, there's us, & there's them.....Their the slave masters, & we're the slaves.....Where was your land to farm when you was born?, your relatives "must" have had one at some time in history....Mankind is exactly how the Governments want them to be, so if the USA is like the UK, & turning to shite, who do you blame?.....You can't blame the masses they haven't been running the show, it's the Governments show so their obviously to blame for everything....The only thing i blame the masses for is for being weak, & the majority are failing lifes test.

    1. Bk42author profile image84
      Bk42authorposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Nah...they're idiots

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        descentiongalposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Is that an official diagnosis, or just a professional opinion.

        1. Artimes Blaine profile image60
          Artimes Blaineposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Why can't it be both?

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            descentiongalposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            ah, very good. +2 for you.

            1. Artimes Blaine profile image60
              Artimes Blaineposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              plus nothing. It is what it is. Oh, I have that on a T-shirt.

      2. Cre8tor profile image97
        Cre8torposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        +1

        1. Bk42author profile image84
          Bk42authorposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Hahaha...just kidding everyone! smile

          1. Artimes Blaine profile image60
            Artimes Blaineposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Just kidding?! *pounces on Bk*

    2. Artimes Blaine profile image60
      Artimes Blaineposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I must say that you have made some excellent points, but even a single individual can effect change...even if it is one person at a time. As for governments, they are ruled by greed and the lust for power. And to be honest, it will take an idiot with more courage than they thought they had to change the idiocy that is governments.

      PS: Yes, the US is going into the toilet at an alarming rate, forcing people like me to do Hub Pages because we can't get 'normal' jobs.

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        Dave36posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I beg to differ buddy, a single person has never changed anything ever (maybe slowed something down, or outed something/someone)....Whatever is happening now, has bee planned well in advance....I say the governments are idiots, but i know their very clever people that just pass themselves off as idiots....You've got a 2 party "system" in the USA, just like we have now in the UK.....So it doesn't matter which one you vote for, the same exact "planned" shite will get rolled out behind the scenes.....Politicians are just puppets mate, their ran by the power mad people who ever they are.....Why are our 2 countries buying everything from China?, a country with zero human rights....Then we go around the world, posing as the worlds "policemen"!lol

        1. Artimes Blaine profile image60
          Artimes Blaineposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          A single person creates the spark. In the words of the Doctor 'Great men are forged through fire, it is the duty of lesser men to light the flame.' So initially, you may not see results but given time, it can turn into a roaring flame. How do think the whole Women's rights movement got started or the abolishment of slavery occurred. It takes a single person to get the ball rolling.

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            Dave36posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            There's more slaves in the world now than ever before buddy, & as far as women's rights what rights do you speak of?.....I don't know if you've noticed, but we don't have rights anymore.

            1. Artimes Blaine profile image60
              Artimes Blaineposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              The right to vote is at the top of the list. Not to mention, being able to pursue careers that were completely male driven for a long time. Women have come a long way, but there is still much that could be changed. A woman I may be, but my only desire is to leave something positive behind to help guide future generations. Thus the reason why I am now pursuing my dream of becoming a novelist.

  5. merej99 profile image89
    merej99posted 3 years ago

    When I was a bartender many moons ago this drunk guy orders a bar pie (9" personal pizza).  So it's just about done and I'm getting ready to cut it so I ask, "You want me to cut it in 4 pieces or 8?"

    He looked up at me and said, "Four because I can't eat 8."

    Really?
    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/8796859_f248.jpg

    1. Artimes Blaine profile image60
      Artimes Blaineposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      *chuckles* That really is idiotic.

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    descentiongalposted 3 years ago

    i Knew an idiot once, nice guy. Horrible bad breath.

    1. Artimes Blaine profile image60
      Artimes Blaineposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Seriously?

  7. HollieT profile image87
    HollieTposted 3 years ago

    I blame the people who voted for the people who introduced pizzas in the first place.

    1. Artimes Blaine profile image60
      Artimes Blaineposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Hey! I like pizzas!

      1. HollieT profile image87
        HollieTposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        But you don't have to like the people's person's politician. Whether they like pizza or not.

        1. spartucusjones profile image88
          spartucusjonesposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Did Al Gore introduce Pizza around the time he invented the internet?

          1. HollieT profile image87
            HollieTposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            I'm pretty sure the internet preceded pizzas.

            1. Artimes Blaine profile image60
              Artimes Blaineposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Nope, pizzas preceded the internet by a few hundred years. They were making pizza in Europe for a long time before the net showed up.

              1. HollieT profile image87
                HollieTposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                I was only kidding *giggles*

                1. Artimes Blaine profile image60
                  Artimes Blaineposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  I know. tongue

        2. Artimes Blaine profile image60
          Artimes Blaineposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Pizza good. Politician bad. *kicks dirt at said politicians*

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            descentiongalposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Gore would eat that dirt then sue you for the cost of one large pizza. Its just the kind of guy he is.

            1. Artimes Blaine profile image60
              Artimes Blaineposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              You referring to Al Gore? Didn't he have a radio show on the AM band?

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                descentiongalposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                That and he was a rather prominent us politician. Some would argue he still is.

                1. Artimes Blaine profile image60
                  Artimes Blaineposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  I liked his radio show. Dad would often listen to him while we were out, so I sorta got into it. It was the only thing I ever listened to on the AM band.

  8. Darksage profile image82
    Darksageposted 3 years ago

    Why are we so scared to do something for mankind?

    1. Artimes Blaine profile image60
      Artimes Blaineposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Because a vast majority  of the human race are idiots? Or simply we lack the confidence to effect the change that mankind so desperately needs.

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    Beth37posted 3 years ago

    The Potty Putter.
    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/8798590_f248.jpg

    1. Bk42author profile image84
      Bk42authorposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      That is awesome!

      1. Artimes Blaine profile image60
        Artimes Blaineposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Now that is just ridiculous. That is truly the peak of laziness.

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          Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Does it speak of laziness or does it speak of multi-tasking?
          Laziness would be to only use the commode, this man is honing a skill *while using the commode.

          1. Artimes Blaine profile image60
            Artimes Blaineposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            *raises an eyebrow* He's learning how to putt on a toilet. That definitely implies laziness since the act is taking place while sitting down when the original act that he is honing the skill for requires him to be standing not sitting.

            1. spartucusjones profile image88
              spartucusjonesposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              I'm not sure it would be a good idea to use the potty putter while standing! The results could be a bit messy.

              1. Artimes Blaine profile image60
                Artimes Blaineposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                Point and case.

    2. merej99 profile image89
      merej99posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Perfect!  When is father's day?

      1. Artimes Blaine profile image60
        Artimes Blaineposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        No way! You cannot be serious!

  10. lbsf1 profile image85
    lbsf1posted 3 years ago

    We are all idiots

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/2b/Green_Day_-_American_Idiot_cover.jpg

    *I'm not from the US however still wink

    1. Artimes Blaine profile image60
      Artimes Blaineposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      *chuckles*

  11. Artimes Blaine profile image60
    Artimes Blaineposted 3 years ago

    Did we really run out of things to say about The Idiocy That Is Mankind? *pouts* I know there has to be more! *crickets* Any time you're ready. *scowls and walks off to her other forums*

  12. maxoxam41 profile image77
    maxoxam41posted 3 years ago

    No need to apologize it does reflect my opinion too. Who would still believe that capitalism works for the people's happiness? Who would still believe that our governments (mainly westerners) or any corporation have our interests in mind? Who would still believe that Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq, Syria... were more dictatorships that our "sweet" West? Who would believe that the IMF, the UNO ... work for the interests of the world versus ours? Who would still believe that the elite and the corporations will pay in the future as many taxes as the lower classes? Who would still believe that our national natural resources don't believe to the people versus private interests? Who would still believe that the overexploitation of our ground without environmental consequences?.... Who would still believe in a rosy future?

    1. Artimes Blaine profile image60
      Artimes Blaineposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Those who wear rose tinted glasses. Hm, sounds like something from Depeche Mode. I have probably stated this before somewhere, but the world has gone mad! To quote one of the characters of the Sherlock series, 'Why can't people just think?' There is a reason we have that gray squishy stuff between our ears. It is not there as a place holder.

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      Dave36posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I don't believe it for one minute maxoxam41, & the trouble with most peeps is it's too far fetched to be believed.....I live in the UK, & i know i was born a slave....They stole the land then they stole the gold etc, now i can work for them for 40 years to get a piece of my land back....My house is my prison cell, & my town is nothing better than an open prison....If someone has 100 grand in the bank, congratulations, they have 100 grands worth of paper, while the bankers keep the gold....People can't think anymore the governments seen to that, & most people worship celebrities money power & greed....It's not all doom & gloom though as the Brazil World Cups coming up, so that's another 20/30 billion wasted!lol

      1. Artimes Blaine profile image60
        Artimes Blaineposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        So bankers are Ferangi, are they? *chuckles* I could probably associate every type to a Star Trek stereotype. Ooh that sounds like fun and would probably make for a great hub.

 
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