Nietzsche’s Lessons for the Internet

From Something Positive

If you you don’t know what a LOLCAT is here are some examples

I can emphasize with the character’s shock. I recently spent several hours over the course of two days trying to explain to someone on the Mythbusters forum why their little gadget didn’t work as they thought it did. I gave up when they declared it a version of a perpetual motion machine. I have no idea why I spent so much time. At first I was intrigued by the physics, but after I figured it out I kept banging my head against a wall trying to explain to the guy basic scientific method and the concept of conservation of energy. 

4 thoughts on “Nietzsche’s Lessons for the Internet”

  1. I think the phenomenon is best summarized by the following comic at xkcd

    My wife found it and immediately wanted to make a poster of it for me to hang over my desk. :D

  2. Oh, g*d I will never get back the four hours of my life that I spent trying to enlighten some of the regular posting clientele on LGF a couple of years ago, about how it wasn’t geographically, technically or operationally possible for the American and British air forces to have bombed Auschwitz until very late in 1944.

    And lest anyone here start that argument again, let me repeat – it just wasn’t possible and I don’t care what George McGovern claimed in 19-whatever and based on his experience as a front-line bomber crewman in 1943. Wasn’t possible. Hindsight is 20-20.

  3. Sgt. Mom: I had a professor once who claimed that capitalists plotted to let the Holocaust occur during WWII. Of course, she blamed capitalists for almost everything…

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