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this, of course, reaffirms "I'm a bad person" - Because Nobody can eat 50 eggs
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nyarhotep
nyarhotep
-- Mrkgnao! the cat cried.
Thu, Mar. 29th, 2007 06:35 pm
this, of course, reaffirms "I'm a bad person"

the most depressing thing MIGHT be that if i'd just bellied up to the bar and stayed away from Dr. Tongue Depressor and her $1.50 Tylenol capsule, i'd feel the same, but i'd be $254 richer OR it could be that after a week and a half of general yuck i'm still not well enough to enjoy a shisha on this most beautiful of evenings, BUT what i'd really put my money on, for the most depressing realization, is: being surrounded by moronic subordinates is not as thrilling (¡METEORA!) as i would have guessed. i always figured a wealth of willing and astonishingly stupid minions would be a riot. nope. not even a little bit. it's hard to enjoy a sense of superiority when the person smells like old cantaloupe and is convinced cut&paste using the keyboard is, "too advanced for the likes of me"

saw M two nights ago. excellent cinema. got into an interesting discussion revolving around the question of how to deal with fundamentally insane murders: ¿are they responsible? how should the State deal with them? does the State have a responsibility toward them? in lieu of the rest of the population? very interesting. of course, discussions broke down when my friend admitted to being firmly entrenched in situational ethics. hard to discuss society with such people

Current Mood: confused astonished
Current Music: first free time in a tree of days

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smeddley
smeddley
Goddess of Potholes and Puddles
Fri, Mar. 30th, 2007 02:43 am (UTC)

Huh. There seems to be an 'I'm a bad person' trend of late. I'm gonna be a rebel and reaffirm that I am awesome. Even if I just used the word 'awesome'.

Moronic subordinates are only fun if they're not responsible for helping you get actual work done. If they're just there for eye candy and to send into muddy pits and fast flowing streams (just because you can), or you get to force them to consume Mentos and Diet Coke for your viewing pleasure... then it's okay. Fun, even, in a sadistic way. But incompetence is far too annoying when your job rests on their capabilities.


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nyarhotep
nyarhotep
-- Mrkgnao! the cat cried.
Fri, Mar. 30th, 2007 03:55 pm (UTC)

no matter where you work, you'll find the moron squad: they're universal and all-consuming. i'm not going to impeach Bp just because they use low-contract bidders for their donkey work - every business in the world uses the cheapest labour who can do the job. they're certainly not MIT material, but their pliable and willing, so i'm not too concerned

as for being a bad person, lemme rephrase: i'm a harsh, nasty person; doesn't me i'm not jawesome. ¡JAWESOME! tell ya what, we can be hang out and be jawesomely caddy - tell the rest of the world why they're inferior


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psycheluna
psycheluna
Sweet Lady H
Fri, Mar. 30th, 2007 05:51 am (UTC)

GODDAMN IT WHY ARE YOU STILL AT THIS JOB?!?!?!?!?!?!?! YOU ARE BETTER THAN THIS!

I'll probably chicken out and erase this comment tomorrow morning, especially since this is a very old conversation at this point, but, hopefully, I will stick to my guns for once.


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samwize
samwize
Sam
Fri, Mar. 30th, 2007 01:54 pm (UTC)

I agree with the lady. You can do better. Stupid minions... Have you ever seen Mike Judge's "Idiocracy"? You really should. Generally, the best advice I can give is "An ounce of inaccuracy can be worth a pound of explanation".

As to the treatment of insane murderers, it's really not that hard of a question to answer. It's completely straightforward and obvious what the solution is.... once you can answer the question "What is the goal of the criminal justice system?". Is it about punishment for sin? Reformation of a being into something that can work in society? Segregation? Warning?

Personally, I'm leary of the whole "responsibility" concept. It presumes a hell of a lot about human nature. I tend to favor a much more operational/utilitarian model for my ethics. A society where murder is unrestrained by custom is not one in which I wish to partake. Self-interest. But where a traditional moralist and I would part company is is something like one of Heinlein's futures: every adult male either goes armed with a sidearm, or an obvious symbol of his lack of one. Armed people get more rights in general, but are also subject to being challaged to fatal duels. People are very genteel and polite. A traditional moralist would find that setup an atrocious waste of the sanctity of human life. I see nothing wrong with it. Murder is not unrestrained in that society, and I think I could get along quite well in it.


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