Cutting Through The Crap

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Critical Thinking



Worth your time, in my opinion. Of course, it takes an open mind...

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10 comments:

egomosperficio said...

i stumbled upon this gem about a week ago. it does a great job of explaining what open-mindedness is and is not.

in case you have not yet seen another beautiful youtube video that deals with issues of ideological inflexibility i offer the following:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAIpRRZvnJg

it approaches art, and i still enjoying watching it.

cheers,
egomosperficio

egomosperficio said...

oh dang, pardon my silly typos above. i was attempting to multi-task and failed to proofread it before posting.

feel free to tidy my sloppy mess, sid.

Sid Schwab said...

Thanks. I'd seen that, too, and I like it.

Ellen Kimball said...

Appropos of the season (and just for laughs):

Three blondes died and found themselves standing before St. Peter. He told them that before they could enter the Kingdom, they had to explain to him what Easter is.

The first blonde said, "Easter is a holiday where we have a big feast and we give thanks and eat turkey."

St. Peter said, "Noooooo," and he banished her to Hell.

The second blonde said, "Easter is when we celebrate Jesus' birth and exchange gifts."

St. Peter said, "Noooooo," and he banished her to Hell.

The third blonde said she knew what Easter is, and St. Peter said, "So, tell me."

She said, "Easter is a Christian holiday that coincides with the Jewish Festival of Passover. Jesus was having a Passover feast with his disciples when he was betrayed by Judas, and the Romans arrested him. The Romans hung him on the cross and eventually he died. Then they buried him in a tomb behind a very large boulder..."

St. Peter said, "Verrrrrry good."

Then the blonde continued, "Now every year the Jews roll away the boulder and Jesus comes out. If he sees his shadow, we have six more weeks of basketball."

St. Peter fainted.

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Happy Holidays to all, and to all, a good spring.

EK

Frank Drackman said...

Ellen,
that joke was older than Moses underwear when I heard it for the first time in 1971...like how you changed it to a socially acceptable group, "Blondes"...from the original "Buddhist Monks"...and you have to do it with a funny fake Buddhist Monk accent for it to work...
Drop me a line sometime if you want some that are really funny...I've got a Mexican Cinco del Mayo one thats a real Knee Slapper...but you can change it to "Blondes" if you feel guilty..

Frank.

Anonymous said...

Lots of jokes are targetted at various groups, of course. Look at this for instance. It shows variations on, "What do you call 10,000 X at the bottom of the sea? A good start," where X is lawyers, real estate agents, scribblers and pundits (?), accordians, criminal defense attorneys, bioethicists, shrinks, etc. I note without comment that lawyers are far and away in first place.

--Sam Spade

Frank Drackman said...

OK, I tried watching your Open Mindedness Video..made it to 39 seconds till terminal boredom kicked in... Bottle it and it could give Propofol a run for its money...

Sid Schwab said...

No one said it would be easy, Frankie. Like other things worth doing or having, critical thinking takes a certain amount of commitment. If you want it bad enough, you can acquire it too, if you haven't already sniffed away too many cortical neurons.

Frank Drackman said...

Wat-eva

vapid said...

Thanks - I'm starting to see this pop up all over the b'sphere.

In competitive debate, ad homs and false analogies are indicators of the inferiority and weakness of argument of the issuer. They are mucoid discharges of nose picking voluntarily self-slimed on one's sleeve. {;^O}

Just sayin'