Saturday, August 18, 2012

Pessimism Illustrated

Person A: The weather is beautiful today, clear skies, low humidity and 80 degrees.

Pessimist A: Yes, but it rained ten days ago. 

Pessimist B: Yes, but it rained a year ago on this day.

Pessimist C: Yes, but it will rain sometime in the future, just wait. 

Pessimist D: Yes, but it's raining right now in Nebraska and Nepal right now, so it's not beautiful there at all.   

Pessimist E: Yes, but the government manipulates the temperature and humidity readings, so if the temperature and humidity were re-calculated according to Shadow Stats, it would really be ten degrees warmer (or colder), and more (or less humid), so you can't trust government data, and the weather is actually horrible now, not beautiful.

Pessimist F: Yes, but if we don't get rain soon, we might have a drought. (ht/arbitrage 789)

3 Comments:

At 8/18/2012 2:36 PM, Blogger arbitrage789 said...

Pessimist F: If it doesn't rain soon, there'll be a water shortage.

 
At 8/18/2012 5:00 PM, Blogger hancke said...

Pessimist G: It's rained 3" here, still raining and I just saw a frog on my roof. Crap, it's the end....

 
At 8/18/2012 10:16 PM, Blogger Benjamin said...

Why are USA farmers optimists?

1. It doesn't rain, they say it is a drought, and they get subsidies.

2. It rains too much, they say the crops are ruined, and they get subsidies.

3. It rains just right, but they say they have bumper crops, and depressed prices, so they get subsidies.

Ain't Life Grand?

 

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