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    McSweeney's Internet Tendency2 min
    49 reads15 comments
    6.9
    McSweeney's Internet Tendency
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    6.9
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    • aussak1 year ago

      10 out of fucking 10, McSweeney's hits it out of the park again.

    • chrissetiana
      Top reader this weekTop reader of all time
      1 year ago

      "What’s completely original but said by two different people? My idea that Greg just repeated louder."

      The reality of this is too funny and sad at the same time.

      • Chefmo10151 year ago

        Happened to me.

        • chrissetiana
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          1 year ago

          I'm so sorry. I hear about this a lot. All I know is that as much as we can't change this (at least instantly) and them (into being more decent people), we can at least try to make it better for us, by being the louder-than-him voice in room. Keep trying to be heard, if they didn't hear it well from you the first, second, third time. Confidence over confidence. Conviction over conviction. As long as you stay classy (not resorting to degradation or anything), that is.

        • bill
          Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
          1 year ago

          Hey. I'm Greg. And I'm sorry.

          Joking aside, I really have done this many times before. It's partially because I'm a loud and passionate fast-talker. I can't help that and I'm not sorry for it. It's who I am. But, the other part -- being lazy about giving credit where credit is due -- is something that I really am sorry about! And something I'm working on. What else can I do?

          • Chefmo10151 year ago

            At least you are mindful. This is hopeful.

            • bill
              Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
              1 year ago

              I know a woman who was tricked into thinking that she didn't know the tallest mountain in the continental US weeks after she climbed it. It's Mount Whitney. She was at a professional networking event and she was 95% sure that she was right, but also willing to admit that she wasn't completely positive. So, some random guy who was positive that Mount Rainier was the tallest (and positively wrong) "won" the argument and that's how the whole thing ended.

              The next morning, this woman was upset and confused about the whole thing. She was like, "Why didn't I stand up for myself? I knew I was right and he was wrong." But, since she was willing to believe that she was perhaps mistaken, fake news ruled the day.

              What's so strange about this story is that the man, in a weird way, was demonstrating some of the abilities required to succeed in business. In today's society, it's a liability to admit you might be wrong. Bullshit confidence works.

    • Plum1 year ago

      Jokes sometimes point to difficult truths but some are just plain derogatory. Some of the jokes here lighten up tough issues. I I imagine some of Mike Bloomberg’s jokes were just plain derogatory to keep women in their place.

    • Jim1 year ago

      Easy enough... a couple chuckles.

    • TripleG
      Reading streak
      1 year ago

      Not that funny

    • Pegeen
      ScoutScribe
      1 year ago

      Sorry, can’t join the glee club - feel flat for me. But I think I am not someone who tends to like jokes.

    • bill
      Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
      1 year ago

      ACTUALOLS

      Take my husband, for example! No, really, take him!

      • Alexa1 year ago

        Yep, I used a similar disclaimer sending this to my sister “real laughing out loud s”

    • jbuchana1 year ago

      I love these. Sad that there is so much ugly truth in them.

    • Alexa1 year ago

      Who likes dark humor? * raises hand *

      These went over wonderfully with myself and female friends, but maybe an acquired taste.