Thursday, January 15, 2009

Humor 101

Megan just doesn't get it, or, I must assume, anything else either.

Every time I see one of these things, I wonder.  Who the hell makes them up?  And why?  What do you get from passing your mediocre musings off as the work of a long-dead revolutionary?
So, Mlle. McArdle, you get no satisfaction from passing off your musings for money?

To what "mediocre musings" is she referring? None, really. Not "musings" at all, but an amusingly clever prank that may have put the fear of social justice in a few "traders." 
Laura of 11D says this quote is making the rounds of Wall Street.
Owners of capital will stimulate the working class to buy more and more of expensive goods, houses and technology, pushing them to take more and more expensive credits, until their debt becomes unbearable. The unpaid debt will lead to bankruptcy of banks, which will have to be nationalised, and the State will have to take the road which will eventually lead to communism.

Karl Marx, Das Kapital, 1867
Megan wasn't quite sure what to make of this ("technology" was a good give-away for me) but after what appeared to be (Gasp!) research on her part & a memory-probe 15 yrs. into her mind, plus blather,* her only conclusion was "What's anybody get out of this?"

A. Good. Laugh, you poor humorless wretch. 

*Megastats: 22 lines by Megan, eight lines quoted. 


Anonymous said...

Is that the post where she referred to Karl Marx as a "revolutionary"?

Megan, people make this stuff up so that they can stand back and laugh when wannabe intellectuals like you quote them with authority.

Prof. McKenna said...

I feel like someone needs to stage an intervention on you guys. You do understand that this is really pathetic, don't you? I appreciate your politics, but everything else is just a little sad. Start up a new blog that links to things that you like and avoid things that upset you. All this hate is going to give you wrinkles.

Susan of Texas said...

Are wrinkles bad? I thought they were a sign of character.

Maybe we should start up new blogs where we go to people's blogs and tell them to blog about happy things instead of sad, bad things. Then we can go back to our blogs and say bad things about them.