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Social Scientist Smackdown!

When advice is lame, they pay with pain!
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Over the centuries, Anthropology enthusiasts have made a science of anticipating the uncanny human spirit.

And, whether you realize it or not, retinuants of the social sciences have made an impact on your life in one way or another.

Now that religion, (one of their most favored stomping grounds), is officially a dead art, and the dungeonesque psycho wards have been stripped of government funding, the genuflect sages of psychology have been forced to emerge from obscurity to seek alternative fertile pastures.

Oddly enough, they have secured haven and have come to nest under the guise of online dating and matchmaking services. With newsprung fervor and their outdated data, they're getting their jollies off of snooping thru your e-mail, texts, and chat comments, pondering new ways to yank the strings of your personal life.

So now that these professionals have narcissistically reared heads in effort to garner a bit of the public spotlight, isn't it reasonable that they should be held accountable for when they're wrong?

When their bad advice turns into someone else's nightmare, shouldn't some form of pensalization ensue?

There needs to be a new hit reality TV show called, "Social Scientist Smackdown!" Paired teams of experts should be made to go head-to-head with tag teams of people suffering from their substandard clandestine guess work.

That'll give'em a sense of responsibility and teach them to mind their own business!

Macdaddyx1, Feb 15 2008

BigBro sleeping in YOUR bed.. http://www.reuters....815020080108?rpc=64
[Macdaddyx1, Feb 15 2008, last modified Feb 16 2008]


       I sympathize, in the main, with the rant, but ...   

       Babies and bath-water, even if it has been a very tiny baby in a gargantuan bath for the past century or two: but [-] nonetheless.
Ned_Ludd, Feb 15 2008

       //Over the centuries, Anthropology enthusiasts have made a science of anticipating the uncanny human spirit.//   

       How can such a thick diarrheic slurry emerge from what is so obviously a vacuum?
ConsulFlaminicus, Feb 15 2008

       //the genuflect sages of psychology have been forced to emerge from obscurity to seek alternative fertile pastures//

What the *hell* are you on about?
angel, Feb 15 2008

       More of a rant than an idea.
xenzag, Feb 15 2008

       //More of a rant than an idea.//

About what? It's utterly devoid of meaning.
angel, Feb 15 2008

       The words all (well, mostly all) make sense, and they're all lined up in order and everything, but somewhere along the way all the meaning has dropped out of it.   

       And what's the bit about social scientists "snooping through e-mail, texts and chat comments"? Is someone maybe getting a little paranoid?
lostdog, Feb 15 2008

       What [etherman] said.
skinflaps, Feb 15 2008

       Well done to [skinflaps] for playing the [etherman] gambit.
What they all said. [-]
coprocephalous, Feb 15 2008

       [Macdaddyx1] = Tom Cruise?   

       It reads like a Scientologist's rant against online dating services (because they use psychological profiles to match people). I'm guessing someone spent yesterday alone.
phoenix, Feb 15 2008

       Geez!! You guys didn't like my Valentine's Day special??   

       Well, Excuse me for playing the catharcist!   

       Now <grunt> you've really <snort> put me on the defensive! So much so, that I feel compelled to explain that I am engaging you (most honorable and distinguished hooligans) in this forum without the luxury of a standard qwerty keyboard.   

       So when I happen to type words like 'pensalization' and 'recunbant', I suffer continuity losses when your bushwacking abilities kick in.   

       Everything else you've brought to the table is purely speculative. Uni: .. Stay out of my email!! (LMAO!)
Macdaddyx1, Feb 15 2008

       I'd try to keep more of a pulse on current issues. Bushwacking is not just a sport; {(what goes around...) .. This anno in conjunction with the link; apologies for the confusion. :) }
Macdaddyx1, Feb 15 2008

       Your astrologist recommends that you get over yourself already. Take your lumps, don't overreact to the fish, and have some valium.
RayfordSteele, Feb 15 2008

       No QWERTY keyboard? I type most of my submissions on my phone, but even it has a QWERTY keyboard and as I'm sure everyone will be happy, my new phone has spell check. Q9M :-) And if you can't handle people making fun of your spelling mistakes, go home, the world outside is too rough for you.
MisterQED, Feb 15 2008

       [Mac] rocks the Dvorak! He is secretly Piers Anthony.   

       [boysparks] startled a chuckle out of me. Helloo, deep compatibility! Unless, of course, you are NOT John Holmes, then you must expect not-so-deep compatability.   

       And of course Holmes is extraordinarily dead.
elhigh, Feb 15 2008

       The "quizzards hat-a-rack!"   

       'Father! Father, the sleeper has awakened .. cranky!' {ha!}
Macdaddyx1, Feb 15 2008

       [UB] I think your suspicions have just been confirmed
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Feb 15 2008

       Including your elf.
skinflaps, Feb 15 2008


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