[2011-Jul-26] Wildly Naive

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Re: July 22: Someone has it worse than you

Post by Gangler » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:38 am

http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db ... 2314#comic

New subject to more accurately describe this thread.

Re: July 26: Wildly Naive

Post by DonRetrasado » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:32 am

GUTCHUCKER wrote:Easy, Medium, Hard, Orphan, Bum, Veteran, Rwandan

World's Smelliest Man

Re: July 26: Wildly Naive

Post by Gangler » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:31 am

People who play Rwandan with a handicap are totes hardcore. Even crazier than playing Legend of Zelda without getting the sword or any of the extra hearts.

Re: July 26: Wildly Naive

Post by GUTCHUCKER » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:22 am

Easy, Medium, Hard, Orphan, Bum, Veteran, Rwandan

Re: July 26: Wildly Naive

Post by Gangler » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:02 am

As a male it's really easy to make myself needed, and that's where the real money is. Don't even have to say anything. They know full well how difficult things could become if you stopped being so helpful. I'm really not gonna complain about my lot in life as a male. All in all it's actually pretty awesome. Seems kind of like playing life on easy mode sometimes. What's that word, "Privilege"? I think I might have a bit of that, though I'm not studied on the issue so I might be using that word wrong. Either way though I gotta say the life of a lower-middle class male Canadian is pretty badass.

Re: July 26: Wildly Naive

Post by Quintushalls » Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:36 am

As a male, if I tried threatening to do this, I would never get that video game.

Re: July 26: Wildly Naive

Post by GUTCHUCKER » Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:19 am

they lead to a vast reduction in genetic diversity among food crops, among other issues

Umm, that's a good thing. We want them as is.
...Also, HOW? Which food crops? What other issues?
I am irritated.

Re: July 26: Wildly Naive

Post by DonRetrasado » Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:28 pm

I would've thought that socialism and anarchism are quite mutually exclusive, but apparently they're not*.

Anyway the joke is definitely about people who blindly embrace counter-culture movements and expose their own ignorance. Like wearing a Che Guevara T-Shirt without the least familiarity with the Cuban Revolution.

*I, of course, did not actually read the article.

EDIT: Come to think of it, the Livestrong wristband phenomenon pretty adequately mirrors Che Guevara's popularity in terms of "fashion articles that people do not understand the significance of". Although Livestrong supports a charity instead of a violent radical, so that's a plus.

Re: July 26: Wildly Naive

Post by Lethal Interjection » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:45 pm

NR22 wrote:Believing Socialism doesn't make you naive.
Not questioning your government does.


Wrong.
It could just mean you are apathetic.

Re: July 26: Wildly Naive

Post by NR22 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:43 pm

Believing Socialism doesn't make you naive.
Not questioning your government does.

Re: July 26: Wildly Naive

Post by Edminster » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:41 pm

Where's the beef? wrote:
Edminster wrote:
unapologetic anarchist wrote:Actually, the descriptor applies to the boy's "political views".

wrong. if i hold an apple and believe that apple is the saviour of mankind, it is not the apple that is naive.

ideas cannot be naive, they simply point out naivete.


If you really think that apple is the saviour of mankind then you are certainly naive.

Exactly!

Re: July 26: Wildly Naive

Post by Where's the beef? » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:36 pm

Edminster wrote:
unapologetic anarchist wrote:Actually, the descriptor applies to the boy's "political views".

wrong. if i hold an apple and believe that apple is the saviour of mankind, it is not the apple that is naive.

ideas cannot be naive, they simply point out naivete.


If you really think that apple is the saviour of mankind then you are certainly naive.

Re: July 26: Wildly Naive

Post by Lethal Interjection » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:19 pm

Precisely.
The anarchy and socialism don't have to be naive, but the kid's perspective on them might be.

Re: July 26: Wildly Naive

Post by Gangler » Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:51 pm

csmk wrote:This comic is old-school. Just like the early ones. I love it!

Edminster wrote:
unapologetic anarchist wrote:Actually, the descriptor applies to the boy's "political views".

wrong. if i hold an apple and believe that apple is the saviour of mankind, it is not the apple that is naive.

ideas cannot be naive, they simply point out naivete.

These two things.

I'd also point out that feeling the need to wear that shirt when meeting your girlfriend's parents is an indicator of naivete on a level entirely separate from any of his political ideals. He surely must have had a shirt better suited for that occasion in his possession somewhere.

Re: July 26: Wildly Naive

Post by Edminster » Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:27 pm

unapologetic anarchist wrote:Actually, the descriptor applies to the boy's "political views".

wrong. if i hold an apple and believe that apple is the saviour of mankind, it is not the apple that is naive.

ideas cannot be naive, they simply point out naivete.

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