Showing posts with label Racism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Racism. Show all posts

Monday, February 1, 2021

Getting Spammed about Evil People and Evolution

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen 

Just as I was getting ready to write a pseudo-medical post, I saw that I had a risible spam and decided to write about that instead. Writing things that appear on the internet brings unique annoyances. One of these is a kind of targeted spam.

Writing things on the internet brings unique annoyances, such as bots targeting keywords and sending spam. The mail I received is actually humorous.
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A spell back, I wrote "Evil People Trying to Prove Evolution". This was primarily about many wicked things that evolutionary thinking has spawned, with an emphasis on how the "Aryan race" did horrible things to "prove" that the Jews were an inferior race. (I wrote a follow-up satire because feral atheopaths inadvertently confessed to being Nazis.) I did not write about the Wuhan virus at all. Twelve days later, the interesting and amusing spam arrived:
Subject line: Piltdownsuperman.Com's support for Black-owned businesses during COVID-19
Emma [Redacted - for now]

Hi there,

I saw your page piltdownsuperman.com/2021/01/evil-people-trying-to-prove-evolution.html, and I wanted to thank you for supporting the Black community.

The events of last summer (BLM protests and COVID-19) saw many people rally to support Black-owned businesses. Sadly, since summer ended, people forgot to keep sharing and supporting these businesses.

I just found a new article with links to more than 150 Black-owned businesses. I was so happy to see that people still care about helping these companies thrive! The link is here: [redacted]

I think sharing this link on your page would be a great way to help your readers keep supporting Black-owned sites and stores. I think it will be a great addition to your site and that your audience will love this new resource!

Thank you in advance for your support,
Brianna

Wait...what? It was sent from "Emma", and signed by "Brianna". I disremember where, but I read that these things are generally sent out by bots that seek out key words. "Covid" was not in that article, but it was in the keywords list that followed. I lack belief that a human read my article.

Why is Black now capitalized when referring to "race", but white is usually not? There is only one race, and I reject the concept that an ethnic group should be given preferential status because it's trendy for the weaponized "woke" movement. Leftists will tell people that they are not skilled or smart enough to succeed, so they must keep leftists in power as a nanny state giving handouts. Study on that a spell.

These bot spam things show up in my mailbox every once in a while. I'll send Emma... Brianna... whomever... a link to this here article. It won't cost me anything. Besides, the girl in the picture was attractive.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Humor Fail

My joke in another post would have failed, so here is why

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen

Way back yonder, before Roku and other streaming devices, before we had the evil known as cable television, I saw an episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show called "Father of the Week". It aired in 1962, so I appreciated it in syndicated reruns. Maybe I did see it on cable after all.



Rob (his character) was giving a talk to the kids about being a comedy writer. When he stumbled, the kids laughed. He pointed out that people laugh because they are surprised; something is unexpected. The old slapstick pie-in-the-face routine lost its charm long ago because it was used so much, but can be funny when it has an unexpected twist. Surprise is lost when jokes have to be explained, and they're usually not as funny.

My humor has been called "dry", and I see that this definition says that it is based on word play with a straight or "deadpan" expression. Well, some of my humor influences use plays on words. I like ambiguity in humor, but the word surely was ruined for me by the movie Airplane! Many of you will get it.

That's a problem with humor: someone will make a joke and people will not get it because of their frame of reference. This frame of reference often comes from knowledge and experience. Someone could make a joke about the recent royal wedding, and I probably wouldn't know enough about the subject to find it amusing. I could tell the same person a joke about geology and get a blank stare for my effort.

So, I had written a post on dark matter. Then I wanted to put in a joke, but it had problems. Since it would probably only be amusing to about five people, I will tell you why it fails.

First, it is based on American history and culture. There is a very old ruling that is often called the "one drop rule". That is, if someone has any trace of sub-Sahara ancestry (your white great grandfather married a black woman), then you are considered black. This is used for racism. In reality, there are ethnic groups, but not "races", as God made us all "one blood".

Second, the joke is in an article on theoretical astrophysics — at least, a portion that I kind of understand. Dark matter has never been proven to exist, only inferred by neglecting other possible explanations for what is observed.

Now for the joke fail, because I chose to lay out the background information in the last two paragraphs. Ready? The galaxy does not have enough dark matter to please secular scientists. But if it has a drop of dark matter, then the entire galaxy is dark, isn't it? Well, I hope the other parts of this article were a bit amusing and interesting.