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10.10.2014

Standards

-Its important to have standards, because without standards you can't be sure something is done properly. Standards are what separates quality individuals from anarchy.

-What do you mean? How do standards help us?

-Standards are when you expect to achieve a level of behavior that is considered acceptable or desirable. It is what makes us better than those low quality primitives that just do what ever they want. They have no standards at all. In a moral world, standards are absolutely essential. 

-How do I know if I have standards? I want to be a person of quality.

-Typically standards are set by individuals of quality. They debate and discuss what the standards should be. The discussions have very lofty goals and must be very detailed. Once they agree on the appropriate standards we can all live a better life because of the standards they set.

-So the standards make you a more moral person?

-Of course they do! Once you have standards, you know that you are perfect.

-Because you always use the standards to guide your actions, that way you know you are behaving properly. Right?

-Wait what?

-The standards. They tell you how to act when you have to make tough decisions.

Oh no. We don't actually use the standards. Why would we do that? That's just crazy. We just have standards. That is what makes us better than the other guys.

-How is it any different than not having standards? You still do whatever you want. The standards are totally pointless if you don't actually use them. You are no better than the guys without standards.

-I don't think I like talking to you, I have standards you know.

73 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Standard emoproggie letting the perfect be the enema of the good!
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fish said...

I know, GOP standards would be so much worse!

Jennifer said...

I thought you were talking about blogging...

Jennifer said...

Wow! No wordverf... no silly fuzzball math tricks! Just click and publish your comment! It's almost like it's 2002 again.

Jennifer said...

I just had an urge to post another 90-some comments in about 5 minutes, but then I remembered... this blog has standards.

Jennifer said...

So. Tempted.

Jennifer said...

Just for old time sake...

Jennifer said...

And so one of your children can wake you up and say, "Dad, they're Zardozing your blog again."

Jennifer said...

But

Jennifer said...

I

Jennifer said...

Will

Jennifer said...

Not

Jennifer said...

:)

Jennifer said...

I just noticed your tagline. It made me think of my daughter's econ professor... who when he's not bitterly preaching about how he's MOAR FAMOUS THAN PAUL KRUGMAN, has been talking about the tumble that is to come. He is an economist, but he's been a bit gleeful about the Dow-n turn, as he's been predicting it. Does that also make him a madman?

Jennifer said...

That could have been at least 5 comments.

Jennifer said...

OK, enough. Bye, feesh.

Jennifer said...

I'm trusting thundra and teh zombeh will smell the Zardoz chum in the water...

Jennifer said...

And maybe Pinko...

Jennifer said...

And Kathleen... although she's a mother of THREE now! And a high-powered law-yer. There's no time.

You know... there are times I've wondered if her babes wore disposable wastebaskets. :)

Jennifer said...

Snag is too busy tattooing his mothra.

Jennifer said...

Oops. Mother...

Jennifer said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBJQ3nNuQ34

Jennifer said...

Damn. I forgot how to do links!

Jennifer said...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPLbWmzEPf0</a> I remembered.

Jennifer said...

FUCK!

Jennifer said...

fingers crossed…

Jennifer said...

YAY!

Jennifer said...

I know Von is too busy kicking ass at her newish job. Go Von!

Jennifer said...

I am not busy right now...

Jennifer said...

I am waiting for band child to finish with her football game duties...

Jennifer said...

Grizzled is out being responsible...

Jennifer said...

Elder Lamblet just called to ask me for my Netflix password....

Jennifer said...

She had the decency to talk with her mothra for at least 15 minutes before watching a flick while eating their recently delivered bbq chicken pizza.

Jennifer said...

I said that sounded like gack. I've never had one, but think after one bite, I'd think that was more than enough.

Jennifer said...

But enough about familial crap... let's talk politics!

Jennifer said...

You know, aside from Ron Johnson (ZRM's fave) mentioning ISIS getting sick with Ebola on PURPOSE so they could spread it here, I don't think I've heard much about ISIS lately.

Jennifer said...

You know, aside from Ron Johnson (ZRM's fave) mentioning ISIS getting sick with Ebola on PURPOSE so they could spread it here, I don't think I've heard much about ISIS lately.

Jennifer said...

Oh! Blogger liked that comment twice as much.

Jennifer said...

I am wondering though if we're into threats that start with a vowel. "Pat! I'd like to buy an E!"

Or... Alex, I'd like threats that start with a vowel!

Jennifer said...

However, I am thoroughly disgusted with random, yet strategic bombing... I'll never forget when one of these wars was starting over a decade ago and I was putting my lamblets to bed and I thought that some woman who was putting her Awassilets to bed, knowing all hell was going to break loose... Ah, it's too much.

Jennifer said...

That should have been 10 comments. Perhaps we should Zardoz the Middle East.

Jennifer said...

On a different note- I was talking with El the other day and he was noting that the Ebola microbe looked a lot like a drunken squiggle... he was thinking of going as Elbola for Halloween. Too soon???

Jennifer said...

Perhaps he could go as Mothra!

Jennifer said...

OK, enough. I need to pick up a lamblet and then do whatever it is one does when one's schedule revolves around a lamblet in band... Oh... I remember. I'll be getting up at 4. :-P

Jennifer said...

Ciao, feesh.

Jennifer said...

Oh hai...

Kathleen said...

HAI GUYS WAT'S GOING ON

Kathleen said...

Walking down a hill

Hamish Mack said...

So, like, there's chum? I got my strainer right heah.

Kathleen said...

Doing this by phone is awesome

Hamish Mack said...

See, heah, makes it sound like Boston and they eat Chowdah which is like thick chum. This needed to be explained.

Hamish Mack said...

This column deviates away from the standard IMO. The standard set by Trailblazing and Pioneering blogs such as like Riddled which was founded in 1782 by blind Trappist monks looking for the light switch.

Another Kiwi said...

Oh it's that Hamish guy with the soup jokes. IT'S NOT 2002 MISTER!! For a start, New Zealand had a vaguely working political system back then and you don't see that now do ya?!

Another Kiwi said...

Yeah, so anyway, not 2002 again because fuck no. But 1972 would be good. I just need the heavily annotated script with red sticky notes saying "This is important!" and "Maybe you should do some homework, dumbass".
Okely dokely, where do I sign up?

Kathleen said...

The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan

Another Kiwi said...

On the other hand you have this story that's been floating around in your head for like 4 years or so except for the motivation of the technical guy and then Whammo, there it is!
Amayzing and I will write it this week.

Brando said...

I heard there would be a Sean Connery in a diaper here.

Jennifer said...

:)

Mandos said...

Is this thing still on? I've had this urge to halp people named Jennifer for a while now.

Jennifer said...

Sweet Jaysus... a hug speedra?!?!? WTF?

And speaking of Jaysus... he's a lovely earworm for you.

You're welcome...

Jennifer said...

^^ here's

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I can't believe A.K. really exists. Shirley he's just an invention by that Smut Clyde fellow (IF that is his real name!!1!)??
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Jennifer said...

OK... did someone put fish in the freezer for realz this time??

fish said...

What happened in here?

fish said...

BRANDO!!!!!!

I have the pink tank top you left in my bedroom.

fish said...

I just got back from a trip to Asia. I am going to post a "Pinko don't eat it"

fish said...

including such topics as "corn chocolate" and "green stuff"

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Good deal. I got a snake.
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ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

By the way, I have done anything crazy like buy a sell phone.

But I have been looking into this "twitter" you hep cats like to go on about.
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fish said...

I have now tried the tweet.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

AHEM, HE AHABBED.
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fish said...

Oh sure, what kind of yellowtailed journalism is this anyway?

fish said...

Does it prove I am not a robot if I lie and say that I am not a robot?