does every village need an idiot?

@jb78000 (15173)
September 19, 2009 3:41pm CST
should there be one really dense person in every area - online, offline? what are the advantages - making everybody else look clever, providing entertainment, what? could there be problems if you get two or more trying to outdense each other?
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@xfahctor (14130)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
20 Sep 09
Idiots are a nessesary evil really, we need th eentertainment, the boost to our own egos and of course people to blame when things go wrong, ie; "look what that blithering idiot did!" I think every village needs a drunk too (though in my town we all just kinda take turns). The problem comes when one combines the two job titles, all sorts of mayhem ensues. One final thought...every village has an idiot, if you can't think of who it is, your probably it.
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• United States
20 Sep 09
c'mon now..everybody knows drunkin idiots are a breed all of their own. Can't lump the two together. One group is just naturally dumb..the others, well, they can be totally fine..even smrt, well to do, upstanding people until you introduce Mr. Alky Holl to them....he has that effect over people.
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@jb78000 (15173)
20 Sep 09
was it your turn a few days ago x? you were carting an awful lot of booze around mylot. do you also rotate the idiot role or just the town jakey position?
@xfahctor (14130)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
20 Sep 09
nah, just the town drunk position rotates, the idiots here are pretty much incurable and one could not POSSIBLY duplicate the level of stupidity sometimes demonstrated with any kind of acuracy if one isn't a genuine idiot.
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@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
19 Sep 09
LMAO! I have to say that in the US I think that each village has at least 10. The problem lays when they breed with each other But, to answer your question, it is clearing for providing entertainment. George Bush taught us that, for sure!
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@jb78000 (15173)
19 Sep 09
some places online also have a number in double figures and yes, they can be hilarious.
@tdemex (3547)
• United States
19 Sep 09
Wow congrads on the big 1000!!!! If a village has more than 2 people one will shurly be an idiot! Peoples egos mandate that nowadays! Everyone thinks they are so so clever! except tdemex!
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@jb78000 (15173)
19 Sep 09
wow. self awareness from one. perhaps you're not the p.e. one after all tdemex.
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@tdemex (3547)
• United States
19 Sep 09
Congrads on 1000 I said!
@tdemex (3547)
• United States
19 Sep 09
And PE? Is this one of your fantasy interests? LOL!
@thea09 (18327)
• Greece
20 Sep 09
Hi Judith, are you nuts? One idiot per area? Never heard of generations of inter breeding my dear? Every family in the village has at lease one or more, either tucked away out of sight or allowed to actually roam at will. The most obvious are theee brothers we have whom people tolerate very well and send on odd errands rewarded with an ouzo, if a handy child can't be found.
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@jb78000 (15173)
20 Sep 09
hello thea. i was really talking about stupid people - not the actually disabled.
@thea09 (18327)
• Greece
20 Sep 09
The only thing that disables these three is the ouzo. Mainly it's is a case of public rantings by one of them, and to his defence came one cafenion leader who banned a long serving customer for objecting to the ranting.
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@jb78000 (15173)
20 Sep 09
i'd guessed that. i mainly added that comment for anyone who felt inclinced to misunderstand this discussion.
• United States
19 Sep 09
Well, if there weren't idiots out there, how would those of us who are sane and smart be able to diffirentiate ourselves?? LoL If there were no idiots in the world, where would we get the majority of our laughs from? Though i do agree, we should put a ban on how many idiots can be running around at once--we don't need them out-numbering the rest of us LoL
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@jb78000 (15173)
19 Sep 09
this all very true. and you don't want them fighting over who gets the 'top idiot' prize.
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@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
19 Sep 09
JB I have to agree with fruitcake...It's a great idea about the "ban"...
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@jb78000 (15173)
19 Sep 09
fruitcakeliz - do you go by fruitcake or liz here? zephyr, yes sometimes you can just have way too many idiots idioting about.
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@irishidid (8734)
• United States
19 Sep 09
Now see jb, village idiots is exactly why you need evil people like me to keep them in check. Evil people have no empathy for idiots.
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@jb78000 (15173)
19 Sep 09
hiya irishididevildeeds. you had a good idiot hunting session today then?
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@irishidid (8734)
• United States
19 Sep 09
Nope, taking the weekend off. Us evildoers need our days off too.
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@jb78000 (15173)
19 Sep 09
oh that is so lazy. what kind of psychopathic monster are you? not a very conscientious one by the sounds of it. . stop being a couch potato and go and do some dastardly deeds right now.
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@sunny68 (1327)
• India
20 Sep 09
aww..c'mon!...you can't be serious with this one...okay i know you aren't... what's life without fun. you also need not address 'the wisest of all' as idiots. people take turn in being one...where did your sense of humor go...
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@jb78000 (15173)
20 Sep 09
never had one to begin with sunny. haven't you twigged that yet?
@sunny68 (1327)
• India
20 Sep 09
"seriously"??.....................
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@jb78000 (15173)
21 Sep 09
yes
@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
20 Sep 09
Hi jb. . I dont think every area should have an idiot, but i guess it does make things interesting.. now a day there are usually more then one idiot and any area at any given time..
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@jb78000 (15173)
20 Sep 09
hiya. this is true and online sometimes there seems to be more than the usual...
@satan88 (586)
• United States Minor Outlying Islands
20 Sep 09
yes i think every village needs an idiot to provide comic relief from the toils of everyday village life. it makes me feel good about myself to know that i'm at least smarter than this guy even though not by much. two idiots means double the laughs and double the confidence.
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@jb78000 (15173)
20 Sep 09
always nice to know you're cleverer than someone else even if, as in my case, there's only a few brain cells in it...
@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
3 Oct 09
Judith, there is a fatal flaw in your otherwise well-reasoned point. If two village idiots were trying to outdo each other in terms of idiocy, would either of them be smart enough to know when they had the upper hand? And couldn't you get into trouble with the Guardianistas and the Equality Councils? Why should idiots be the preserve of villages? Aren't towns, cities, counties and even principalities entitled to their fair and equitable share of idiots? Just curious.
@jb78000 (15173)
4 Oct 09
well no - but everybody who had bets on would. and you are right - towns etc should have their fair share of idiots, and indeed they do. internet forums do too. possibly more than their fair share.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Sep 09
why don't we move them all to the same village and see what happens?
@jb78000 (15173)
4 Oct 09
it's a plan