[linux-audio-user] Re: OT: Nerds are sexy

From: Carlo Capocasa <capocasa@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Wed Apr 12 2006 - 02:32:39 EEST

>> http://www.christopherleestreet.com/ftp/random/dance_monkeys_dance.swf

Well I agree the guy COULD be at least a LITTLE bitter... But I tend to
think he's just cracking a good joke at our species. I always find it a
very nice thing to be able to laugh at oneself, and when you look at,
for example, the realm of politics, it really is hard to deny there is a
certain similarity to all our hairy cousins :)

You see, all this monkey business with making sure we are a LOT
different than animals and all, this all just looks terrifyingly
familiar to me. I was pretty much a nerd in high school and I've seen my
share of 'We're in the club and you're not' kind of thing... Self-esteem
based on feeling superior.

I think it would be a good idea for human beings to learn to have
self-esteem even when not thinking ourselves apart from animals, or
nature, or even other nations. We're all in the same boat. And I believe
we humans deserve a lot of respect and dignity... And so do monkeys. And
we all act in ways that often enough are not THAT inspiring... plain old
'big guy on the block' or 'tribe superiority' games. The U.S. are doing
their fair share of that. Ignoring that monkey business will not make us
a fairer species, but acknowledging our animal nature will allow us to
be that, and something else as well!


Or, of course, everything could be completely different. You never know.
Heck, I'm just another fucking monkey with some fiber optics technology.

In a way, this is incredibly comforting when I happen to be looking for
a particularly hard-to-find bug :)

Received on Wed Apr 12 04:15:05 2006

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