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Alex319 (Alex319)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 2:57 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

George made two statements in succession. Each statement was factually true, uncontroversial, and did not offend anyone. However by making these two statements together, he demonstrated his ignorance.
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Posted on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 11:41 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were the statements contradictary?
Alex319 (Alex319)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 7:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were the statements contradictary? No
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Posted on Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 10:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does George= our former president, by any chance?

Are the two statements about the same topic? Related topics? Were either about him? About his audience? Would anyone listening be able to detect his ignorance? Would one need any specialized knowledge to do so?

Is he talking to a specific person? To a specific group of people? Is he being broadcast in any way?
Alex319 (Alex319)
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Posted on Sunday, July 26, 2009 - 4:27 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does George= our former president, by any chance? Yope - it actually comes from a political comedy routine parodying GWB.

Are the two statements about the same topic? Yesish Related topics? See previous answer Were either about him? The second one was, but not the first About his audience? No Would anyone listening be able to detect his ignorance? Yes Would one need any specialized knowledge to do so? One would need a specific piece of knowledge, but it's not at all obscure or specialized, really

Is he talking to a specific person? Irrelevant To a specific group of people? Irrelevant Is he being broadcast in any way? Irrelevant
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Posted on Sunday, July 26, 2009 - 5:56 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So did he make a statement about something, and then make a statement about himself, clearly trying to draw a false connection between them? Were either of the statements painfully obvious (there's an actual quote from dubya "Teach a child to read, and him or her can pass a literacy test")? Were they grammatically correct? Correctly pronounced? Gahhhh nuke-u-ler!
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Posted on Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 2:43 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So did he make a statement about something, Yes and then make a statement about himself, Yes clearly trying to draw a false connection between them? Yes Were either of the statements painfully obvious (there's an actual quote from dubya "Teach a child to read, and him or her can pass a literacy test")? They were both fairly obvious, but this was not what made them demonstrative of ignorance Were they grammatically correct? Yes Correctly pronounced? Yes
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Was the first statement about foreign policy? the economy? social programs? white house practices? the court system? the legislature? a particular law? something he wanted to do as president? something that a previous president had done? a historical event? a current event?
Alex319 (Alex319)
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Posted on Friday, July 31, 2009 - 1:06 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the first statement about foreign policy? the economy? social programs? white house practices? the court system? the legislature? a particular law? something he wanted to do as president? something that a previous president had done? a historical event? a current event? None of the above
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Did he claim that a certain something was good/helpful, and then connected himself with that thing? Did the second statement make it obvious that he knew nothing about subject of the first?
Was he trying to discuss computers? Something more familiar to a younger generation? Something relevant to his job?
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Posted on Monday, August 10, 2009 - 10:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he claim that a certain something was good/helpful, and then connected himself with that thing? Did the second statement make it obvious that he knew nothing about subject of the first?
Was he trying to discuss computers? Something more familiar to a younger generation? Something relevant to his job? No to all
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Was his first statement related to politics at all? The second?
Alex319 (Alex319)
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Posted on Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 4:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was his first statement related to politics at all? No The second? No
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Posted on Monday, August 31, 2009 - 4:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did saying the two statements one after the other imply there was some connection when actually there wasn't?

e.g. I'm going on holiday to Brazil tomorrow. I've been taking Spanish lessons all week.
Alex319 (Alex319)
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Posted on Monday, August 31, 2009 - 10:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did saying the two statements one after the other imply there was some connection when actually there wasn't? Yes

e.g. I'm going on holiday to Brazil tomorrow. I've been taking Spanish lessons all week. Not this, but definitely on the right track.
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Anything to do with the scene in the movie Bruno (which was the WORST MOVIE EVER by the way) where Bruno says he is very interested in the Israeli conflict because he wants to "make the Jews and Hindus friends"? Some similar situation?
Alex319 (Alex319)
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Posted on Monday, September 07, 2009 - 4:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Anything to do with the scene in the movie Bruno (which was the WORST MOVIE EVER by the way) where Bruno says he is very interested in the Israeli conflict because he wants to "make the Jews and Hindus friends"? Some similar situation?

No, but since Bentarm has already made the logical leap required to solve the puzzle, the example he gave was very close, and the only way you're going to figure out the rest is "20 Questions" style guessing, I'll just give you the...

SPOILER:

This comes from a performance by the political satire group The Capitol Steps, imitating President Bush. Upon hearing that North Korean missiles can reach Seattle, he says:

"Seattle is in Washington. I live in Washington."

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