Subject: Whenever someone does one of these
Date: Dec 7 2005 4:50PM
they never get what they are asking for because most people here have trouble telling the truth about each other on a wider spread. Everyone can agree that Baltimore Aureole is, at the same time, one of the stupidest and most dishonest of posters but when you get into putting your feelings into print then it stands as a record of something you could have kept to yourself and not said. How do you tell someone who is not your friend about a limitation that will offend their vanity?
I am in a unique position regarding this since those who actively dislike me will not be swayed in any respect and the reverse is also true; so I will play your game and be the first to actually ever do something like this where both cons and pro's are stated; primarily because I believe, as did Crowley and Alice that you are all just a pack of cards. No, I really believe that.
At the same time I enjoy cards and I am entertained by and even occasionally admire people who can't stand me. I try not to let someone's opinion of me automatically create the same in myself. You lose a lot that way. It's a given that no one here really knows anyone else; except in cases where a poster might be fence-post dumb or insanely supportive of improbable things. You still may not know them entirely but you can be fairly sure you never want to.
The other down side is the people you didn't list who think you should have- that's why fixed numbers don't work; mnore so because things work on a curve.
- Who are the five smartest?
Disclaimer- there is a difference between smart and well-informed but I'll just combine them according to perception. In no particular order;
I know that's 7 but I cannot add any if I add less
- Who are the five dumbest?
There are only four that I consider really stupid and you have to understand that I consider 'clueless' an expression of stupid. Stupid is as stupid does?
- Who are the five most original?
Catnapping- for her poetry
Me- I don't think anyone can argue with that.
- Who are the five most likely to crib their topic
I don't understand the question well enough to answer it.
(if not content) from another source?
- Who are the five best (disciplined, effective) debaters?
- Which five are most likely to toss a smoke bomb and then run?
That's too ambiguous because they do and they don't
- Which five are the most mature and articulate?
You can't combine mature and articulate- I'm living proof of that, so I'm going to answer it as mature and measured
- Which five remind you of impetuous children?
- Which five would you want to share a beer with?
come immediately to mind but this listing includes just about everyone and those whom I named I have either a personal fondness for or I am impressed with their intelligence or entertainment postential; mostly the latter
- Whicih five wold you actually probably despise in real life?
I could have added to this listing; I took the immediate impressions and I left out posters who would have been terribly injured to find out what I think. So you can never be completely honest. As far as what I mentioned I believe I am mostly correct.
Now feelings will get hurt but since I am routinely left off most positive lists of every type whenever they happen and since it doesn't bother me it shouldn't bother you.
one final category- funniest and most entertaining-
Also you should have had "best comeback and skewer artist"