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Sat Apr 18, 2015, 09:53 AM

Saying dumb shit for attention and profit.

Since this is a thing now, I wish the Internet would stop playing into the hands of the latest horde of scammers, attention-seekers, and general idiots. The latest trend seems to be to wait until the conditions are right, say something so vile and stupid that it pisses most normal people off, and then sick like-minded morons on any resistance.

Another trend is to be an asshole and then mysteriously have a GoFundMe page set up in your name. How convenient. It's almost like people are being scammed or something...

Can the Internet stop falling for such obvious trolling? Of course not. It never will. Not when every idiot with extra cash falls for the same textbook idiocy over and over again.

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Reply Saying dumb shit for attention and profit. (Original post)
Oneironaut Apr 2015 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 2015 #1
Oneironaut Apr 2015 #2
olddots Apr 2015 #3
IADEMO2004 Apr 2015 #4
world wide wally Apr 2015 #5
arely staircase Apr 2015 #6
SidDithers Apr 2015 #7

Response to Oneironaut (Original post)

Sat Apr 18, 2015, 09:58 AM

1. Don't blame "the Internet." It's people.

People have always done dumb things and perpetrated scams and all that other stuff. The Internet makes it easier to spread the crap, but it's people that are doing it. "The Internet" isn't "falling for obvious trolling" any more than telephones are responsible for phone scams. People are doing it. They are the trolls and the trollees. If you want people to be less dishonest, evil and stupid, good luck with that.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 18, 2015, 10:01 AM

2. True. You would think that, after the same

type of trolling happening over and over again, places like Memories pizza wouldn't have made a cent. It's not because of the Internet, but it's annoying that this sort of thing isn't called out for what it is.

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Response to Oneironaut (Original post)

Sat Apr 18, 2015, 10:02 AM

3. once again

 

The medium is the message .

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Response to Oneironaut (Original post)

Sat Apr 18, 2015, 10:11 AM

4. God put this OP next to the Bachman OP in Latest Threads for a reason.

For a good laugh.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026527005

Bachmann: God Punishing US With 'Economic Disasters, Natural Disasters' Due To Obama Presidency





i thought this gerbil brained moron left the station?????


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Response to Oneironaut (Original post)

Sat Apr 18, 2015, 10:25 AM

5. There has always been stupid...

But now, thanks to Fox News, we have aggressively stupid.

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Response to Oneironaut (Original post)

Sat Apr 18, 2015, 10:26 AM

6. no shit

Who do I need to offend to get a bunch of rubes to retire my debts?

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Response to Oneironaut (Original post)

Sat Apr 18, 2015, 11:10 AM

7. Oh. Sorry...

I thought this was going to be a thread about Greenwald.

Sid

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