Quote notes (#48)

Mass idiocy diagnosed at AoS:

Give a man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day.

Teach a man to fish, and he’ll eat for a lifetime.

Give a man a Cult of Fish, which talks a lot about the Wonders of Fish and the cult-leaders’ ability to provide fish to all who want them (despite not doing so), and then he won’t mind that you’re not giving him any fish or teaching him how to fish either.

Because you’ve given him something better. You’ve given his empty life a semblance of meaning, and you’ve given his incoherent and craven thoughts some structure.

And he’ll thank you for that forever. Even though, still, no fish.

He’ll blame the Cult’s list of approved devils for the lack of fish, and he’ll praise you for your wondrous intentions to provide fish.

Or at least your determination to talk a lot about fish.

December 5, 2013admin 8 Comments »
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8 Responses to this entry

  • spandrell Says:

    This is great. Best quote ever.


    Posted on December 5th, 2013 at 5:16 am Reply | Quote
  • Stirner Says:

    Nice to see that Nick is a fellow Moron reader of AoS.


    admin Reply:

    If it wasn’t that they still seem to think the GOP can save us, I’d be completely infatuated.


    Robert Reply:

    My impression is that Ace has been on the edge of full GOP repudiation more than once, but stepped back from the brink each time based on a sort of practicality. Sometime between the coming passage of “amnesty” and the failure of the GOP majorities of 2015 to be “conservative” he may become Darkly Enlightened…


    spandrell Reply:

    Libertarians are retarded in the limit, but some of their criticisms of leftism are priceless. The narcissism of small differences makes them have the right amount of bile. Credit where its due.


    C. Y. Chen Reply:

    I love this comment. It reminds me of those execrable ‘Bleeding Heart Libertarians’ (pejoratively and aptly called ‘Butt Hurt Libertarians’ by some) getting all assmad that government policies don’t REALLY help [insert professional grievance group here] achieve equality.


    Posted on December 5th, 2013 at 6:42 am Reply | Quote
  • anonymous Says:

    Sounds like TLP

    Speaking of TLP

    I’d like to see a TLP-ian analysis of why we who hang out on this side of the web are… whatever we are

    “The problem is always you”


    Posted on December 5th, 2013 at 1:58 pm Reply | Quote
  • Thales Says:



    Posted on December 6th, 2013 at 12:45 am Reply | Quote

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