Friday, November 9, 2012

The Rule of Asses


If you think you are right 100% of the time, then, it is more likely than not (50%+1) you are an arrogant ass or an ignorant ass, or, worst scenario of all, both!
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I wrote this for Trifextra Week 41 where we are to write a 33 word composition that contains a probability equation.

Your comments are appreciated.

45 comments:

  1. LOL!!!

    oh yes.. let's hope the RIGHT people read it. ;)

    TGIF!!!

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    1. Thanks Kir. Sad to say, the people who need to read it won't get it!

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    1. Thank you Linda. I can't wait to read yours.

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  3. Ah the controlling partner of idiocy. Some people have cornered the market on it!

    Well Done!

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    1. I had a few people in mind when I wrote this. Thanks BT.

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  4. Indeed, so true. I have a neighbor like this. And quite a few tv pundits fill the bill. Nicely done, lumdog.

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    1. Thank you Strphanie. Congrats on your piece. Very well done!

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  5. Probably one of my biggest pet peeves; the ones who insist they're always right. I don't argue but I think, "You ass!". Loved this! And worded perfectly, too! See you next week ;-) for some fun!

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    1. Thank you Gina. I run into people like this all the time. It's actually a sad affliction.

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    2. Yeah, also looking forward to anniversary challenge. :)

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  6. If only some of my customers saw the truth in these words...! A lot of them are pains in the...ass lol

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    1. Yes, but by the nature of their "affliction", these people don't ever get it.

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    2. And thanks for commenting Draug.

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  7. Ohhhh yeah .People like that make me SO mad.

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    1. I've written about some politicians who are like this. Unfortunately, I sometimes have to work with them. Thanks Jessie.

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  8. Just what I needed... an ass rule! Your math definitely works for me, and I find that arrogance and ignorance usually go hand in hand... or is it ass in - oh, never mind. Loved it. Amy
    http://sharplittlepencil.com/2012/11/10/formula-for-a-lasting-marriage/

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  9. How about "ass to the second power" since the combination is far worst than the mere sum of these traits? Thank you Amy :)

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  10. Only .5+1 probability? That's a very optimistic view. LOL

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    1. Eric, I am cringing because you are so right! While I am usually an optimist, this piece was clearly written by my secret cynical persona (who emerges 6.3% of the time), so the number should have been 99.9 or higher!

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  11. Arrogant ignorant - worst scenario - you got it so right.

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    1. Thanks Ruby. Yep, it's a deadly combination.

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  12. Thank you BGN. I will drop by your site.

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  13. you're wrong, I'm right. Do you see what I did there? Funny 33, lum.

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  14. Mmm, I think you could be right. Nah. Thanks Lance.

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  15. Ha! So true! Very well written.

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  16. Bringing me in mind of Vonnegut's pissant.

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    1. Yeah, that's about right. Thanks Kymm.

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  17. Very, very true, indeed. Except those arrogant/ignorant people wouldn't actually know it, right?

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  18. Too bad the ignorant/arrogant people think you wrote this about someone else. Denial is a powerful thing :)

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    1. Thanks Janna. Even more true for the arrogant ones!

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  19. You've created the perfect equation here. I'm sure of it. "An arrogant ass and an ignorant ass walk into a bar. . ." You've already got a great lead in for another Trifextra!!

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  20. LOL A lot of truth in that. My thesis is that a woman's place is in the wrong; ergo, I am never right.

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    1. Thanks Viv. In my world,there are a lot of smart women, so I have to compete for the title. Truth is, nobody is always right.

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