Are you really that stupid?

Omikron009

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So here's the story, escapists. I just got a response to a comment I made on a youtube video. Somebody referred to "periphreal vision" in their comment to a video. I responded, saying "it's not periphreal, it's peripheral." They then responded with the following comment:

"A periphiral is a piece of office eqiptment dumbass, whereas a Perphreal is ones vision to the front and side!"

In response to this display of unbridled stupidity, I had this to say:

"@Phr33kSHoTz Peripheral has two meanings. It can mean a device used to supplement another piece of equipment, usually a computer, or the vision to the side of one's center of vision. They are spelled the same way. I'm not the dumbass here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peripheral_vision"

This experience has left me frustrated, to say the least. Has anybody else had a similar experience like this, dealing with somebody who's incredibly stupid and doesn't even know it?
 

Worgen

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Whatever, just wash your hands.
on the internet? nooooooooooooo neeeeeeeeeeeever
 

child of lileth

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Yes. Especially on Youtube. I stopped commenting on there just because no matter what, there's always at least a few people that refuse to understand facts aren't something that just change to fit their side of arguments. I can't think of any specifically interesting example right now. I'm kinda too out of it to think of a good one.
 

Jfswift

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Mallrats:

Little Girl: [looking at a Magic Eye poster] Wow. It's a schooner.
Willam Black: Ha ha ha ha. You dumb bastard. It's not a schooner... it's a Sailboat.
Little Boy: A schooner IS a sailboat stupid head!
Willam Black: [becoming enraged] You know what? There is NO Easter Bunny! Over there, that's just a guy in a suit!
 

Angerwing

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I don't mind when someone makes a really dumb mistake, but I do get really pissed when they refuse to acknowledge any mistake in the first place. RAAAAGE.
 

Fayathon

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And that's youtube for you, I stay away from the comments unless I want a cheap laugh.
 

Fusoiya

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Anticitizen_Two said:
Worgen said:
on the internet? nooooooooooooo neeeeeeeeeeeever
This wins the topic.
Seconded, you went on youtube and expected non retarded people in the comment section.

Rookie mistake young one....
 

Supernatural Girl

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Last night, me and a friend had an MSN argument about whether Hentai was porn. She said it wasn't because it was a drawing and she'd seen more porn, meaning she KNEW. Obviously, I said it was and basic definitions backed me up, but she still refused to admit it.

(Looking back at our conversations, we talk about rubbish...o_O) XD
 

Levitas1234

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You have just proved that that troll is successful.
(well i like to think he was a troll, if anyone is THAT stupid then we have a problem on our hands)
 

RatRace123

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It's called the internet, you get used to it.

The stupidity thing has happened to me all the time, especially on Youtube.
 

Skorpyo

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I'm an automotive tech. I deal with truckloads of stupid daily.
 

direkiller

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there was a video were someone filled up there letter count repeating the N word
then about 50 comment calling him a racist scum

yea youtube is full of smart ppl
 

Sightless Wisdom

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I don't read youtube comments any more. They all anger me; it's better if I just stay away from them. This sort of thing happens all the time... but not always on the internet, in fact it happens more often at school than on forums or the like.
 

Enigma6667

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Honestly, I find the stupidity of people on YouTube to be the only reason I read the comments in the first place. It's so pathetic that I find it strangely amusing. And whenever I feel like I'm dumb, I always remember that I'm not one of those guys/girls.

No I never troll them, but I'm always tempted to >_>
 

BlazeTheVampire

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I always see "peripheral" spelled or used incorrectly. Another one that gets me is "council" instead of "console." It's a video game console, not a group of video games that meets to discuss issues.

And yeah, I avoid YouTube. I'm not a genius by any stretch, but I know that the more time I spend on there, the more muddled my brain becomes.
 

TheTaco007

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It's expected when it's on the internet. When it's in real life, however, it's a different story.

One of the chicks at my school started trying to argue today that her smoking way too much marijuana doesn't actually have negative impacts on her brain because "It's not like brain cells don't grow back, right?"
I, of course immediately responded with "It's EXACTLY like that. Once you lose a brain cell, it doesn't come back!"
She tried to turn it into a "Yes it is!" "No it isn't!" argument.
Me: "What are you basing your argument on?"
Her: "One of my friends is a heroine addict, so she knows all about this, and she says they grow back!"
Me: "Because people you're friends with couldn't possibly be wrong..."
Her: "Shut up, I know she's right!"
Me: *Pulls out iPhone and goes to google to prove it* "Really? Because every scientist in the world disagrees with her."
Some random asshole who decides to join the conversation at this point: "Science isn't right about everything, though!"
Me: "That's the point of science. If it's wrong, it gets fixed. That's how it works."
Him: "No, cause there's this 82 year old man in the hospital who hasn't eaten or drank anything in 70 years!"
Me: "Yeah, I'm calling bullshit on that one."
Him: "Nuh uh, he's been in the hospital for the past 2 weeks, and he hasn't eaten anything!"
Me: "You know this how?"
Him: "It was on the news!"
Me: "Because people on television can't possibly be wrong!"
Him: "Well the news said so!"
Me: "What news was it? FOX?"
*Everyone laughs*
Him: "No! It was just the news!"
Me: "OK, no, this is coming from the same person who tried to convince us that President Obama had shut down NASA?" (2 weeks ago he had come into class, claiming this. We looked it up, and it turns out Obama had actually just voted against funding NASA's next rocket to the moon. We then asked him where he'd heard it, and he told us his mom had told him.)
Him: "That's different! My mom told me that, this is the news!"
Me: "That's not the point! The point is that you've lost your reputation for being accurate."
Him: "No!"
Me: "Yes."
Him: "No!"
Me: *sighs and leaves*