Saturday, May 1, 2010

I'm The Dope

I am a part of all I have read.

John Kieran
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It's a very difficult thing being a genius. The genius mind must be probed to deep levels and airy heights. A genius observes that which is generally accepted as the truth and reorganizes it. A genius's imagination forms the impassible and brings it into reality. The genius designs things that can never be and puts them to work. Everything a genius says or does is laughed at by the rest of the world. It's tough being a genius.

It's not all that difficult being an intellectual. An intellectual is one who reads and observes as much as he can and tries to understand it. The intellectual leaves the unknown to the genius. Like the genius, the intellectual is a thinking person, but his thoughts tend to come out of what he has read of other people's thoughts and words.
While the genius may not concern himself with the op ed pieces in the newspaper because he already knows more about it than the editors, the intellectual knows what's in the paper just as he knows what's on his cereal box, because he reads everything.

The easiest thing in the world to be is a dope. The dope is the man who tries to put together the backyard barbecue without reading and pandering the directions. You can recognize the dope. He's the one punching out the high school baseball referee for calling his son out when he clearly was. He's the one cutting the grass with his loud motorized lawn mower at 2 a.m.

The genius,
The intellectual.
The dope,
None of the above.
Which one are you?

DB - The Vagabond
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WEEKEND TEST
(This is your last chance. If I don't get any entries on this one, there'll be no more weekend tests. You will have to fend (whatever that means) for yourselves.)

You are to fill in the blanks. It may take some General Research, but that's okay.

Get busy.

1. T___ L___
2. D___ H___
3. U T___
4. K___ W___
5. J___ P___ d___ C___
6. B___ B___-G___
7. K___ A___
8. B___ K___-m___

Good luck.
DB
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6 comments:

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Who needs those stinking directions :o)

Linda S. Socha said...

DB I am or have been at times all of these
Linda

Liz said...
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Liz said...

I am no genius,therefore cannot comment on the difficulty.
I am no intellectual,therefore cannot comment on how common it is.
I am no dope,therefore cannot comment on how easy it is.

I am mad and only add I am happy to be so.

I have been sectioned by dopes (no intellectual or genius was available!) hoping to prove it. They failed, as even in my madness I was and still am capable of dealing with their pathetic assessment.

Leave me to enjoy madness and forgive me if I ever impinge on your sane world.

Re: weekend test
Since you followed the word 'fend' with 'for' it would seem to mean care for oneself, do for oneself, support oneself, look after oneself but as far as I am concerned the colloquial term 'get by' says it all.

Rose~* said...

I'm the goof - pratfalls galore and many, many stumbles along the way. A wolrd without humour to me, is a world without laughter.

Rose said...

Hmmmmmmmmmmm. I'm not a Genius......I suppose I would qualify for the Intellectual as I am a thinking person and I do read alot to obtain information.

No, I'm not a dope! LOL

Enjoy your weekend my friend. Hugs, Rose