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Cyrano

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Hometown: Palm Beach County, Florida
Member since: Fri Apr 16, 2004, 01:36 PM
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My friend called me a Neo-Luddite

I don’t twitter. I’ve never been on FB or any other social networking site. I don’t text and I have it blocked on my cell phone. I don’t have an ipod. And I like to read books that are printed on paper and bound.

Actually, I’m probably more of a semi-Luddite. I’m not against technological progress, nor do I think I’m superior in any way to those who embrace new technological developments.

So do you think I’m living in the wrong century?

I know a dittohead who’s dumb beyond belief

My neighbor’s cousin is visiting her here in Florida. This cousin thinks Limbaugh is “brilliant,” he watches Fox “News” to “stay informed,” and he’s a fundamentalist “Christian” who thinks science is made-up myth.

A few days ago, we went over to the beach and I decided to find out exactly how far his non-belief in science went.

There was a cargo ship out toward the horizon and it was sailing south. I asked him if he knew that ships going south moved faster than ships going north. “Really?” he said. “How come?” I told him to look at any map or globe and that it was obvious that ships sailing south were going downhill and ships sailing north were going uphill. Nodding his head he said, “That’s interesting. I never realized that.”

This is a true story and, quite honestly, I find it frightening to have to share the planet with people this incredibly stupid. It might be proof positive that listening to Limbaugh and watching Fox “News” rots your brain.
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