Yet another person managing to be a MORE SUCCESSFUL version of Karl:

If Karl had any sort of skill or dedication, he could produce something at least broadly equivalent to this level of production — EASILY, either with amazingly inexpensive off-the-shelf “modern” gear (they ‘still” make dedicated video cameras), or with some of the stuff he has crammed into the storage units/trailer-hoard.

I’m sure there’s at least one video camera in among all of the rest of the (unsorted) scrap.

Hell, if he wanted to be “clever” about it, he could demonstrate the video-titling/editing capabilities of his Amiga machines, by using them for the editing/video titles, etc.

That would be genuinely educational *AND* a demonstration that he wasn’t an utterly incompetent, pretentious ass-wipe.

In other words: evidence that he is someone other than himself.

 

 

Just one example of what Karl *could* be doing, if he was knowledgeable/dedicated in any way:

Now, notice a few things:

  1. The guy in the video obviously doesn’t have a vast amount of space.
  2. The guy obviously planned out what he was going to say during the video (thus cutting down on the amount of time it would take to create such a video).
  3. The guy actually knows something about the subject.

To my way of thinking, this single, relatively modest Youtube video is infinitely more valuable than Karl’s myriad storage units full of (unsorted) scrap.

This guy is, effectively, doing what Karl has been CLAIMING to want to do, for as long as I’ve known him.

Yes, it is relatively modest (as compared to Karl’s pipe-dream) — but it is actually something.

Yet more evidence that Karl can’t even be successful at hoarding.

I’ll admit that creating a video such as this would probably require Karl to refrain from binge-listening to “creepypastas”/loitering in various parking-lots/masturbating to David Icke videos — for at most, a few hours.

The fact that it would require him to actually expend effort means that it will never happen.

 

 

I have learned more by simply finding online resources, viewing/reading them, following “tutorials” etc. over the past several weeks, than I *ever* learned from Karl in nearly 30 years:

The most pleasant aspect of this (beyond the acquisition of knowledge itself), has been the fact that I have not had to sit through ass-face’s rhetorical questions about “how can I not know this stuff?” or “where have I been!!!!?”, or any of his other stock INSULTS.

Nor have I had to listen to him whining incessantly about how much his life sucks, how little money he has, how he doesn’t have “enough time” or “resources” to meaningfully sort through the detritus — er, I mean “computer collection’, etc.

I honestly hope that his rickety shit-bucket of a jeep has finally become utterly nonfunctional, resulting in him being fired from his job.  That state of affairs would probably result in him losing the storage units of scrap and (as a bonus) becoming homeless (due to nonpayment of rent) — ALSO resulting in the loss/destruction of the hoarded E-waste cluttering his trailer.

I genuinely hope the above scenario has occured.  There are very few individuals who i genuinely loathe — but I am becoming increasingly aware of the fact that Karl is definitely one of them.

 

Did you ever wonder what Karl would be like if he had actual skills?

He’d probably be somewhat like Richard Stallman.

Here is an off-site link to Stallman’s publicity-packet thingy:

https://groups.google.com/a/mysociety.org/forum/#!msg/mysociety-community/zkyZpOXjgoQ/_8xyXSxv9zYJ

Richard Stallman is a very strange man.  Having said that, he has actually done an amazingly  valuable thing by springboarding both the FLOSS (Free, Libre, Open-source Software) and “Free culture” movements.  These have both  fueled the “IP Skeptic”/pro-public domain movement.

At any rate, Stallman’s personal idiosyncracies are actually pretty charming and “eccentric”, as compared to Karl (Ka3rcs).  Plus, he devised  the GNU variant of EMACS, which is just about the most convoluted and over-developed text editor in history. 🙂

Plus, the “Friendly parrot” thing is…..funny?  I dunno.

 

This video — and the 78 questions posed in it — strikes me profound:

 

TRANSCRIPT:

Is Anne Frank burning in hell? How about Mahatma Gandhi? Is Fred Phelps in Heaven since he believed in the divinity of Jesus?

Should a killer who genuinely repents at the end of his life go to Heaven?

Should a kind-hearted atheist go to Hell for all eternity?

Do kind-hearted religious people who just aren’t Christian also deserve to burn?

Would you be happy in heaven if someone you loved was in Hell?

If your child were dying, and I hope that never happens, would just pray for them or would you take them to a doctor? And if you’d do both, which one do you think has more of an impact?

Whose prayers does God answer? And if it’s ultimately His Will, why bother praying?

If you have cancer, what would help you more: Certain drugs, or prayer?

If you had an amputated limb, would prayer ever bring it back?

If you have an exam coming up, what would contribute more to a higher score: Prayer or more studying?

If you prayed for me over YouTube right now, do you think I would know it?

What matters to God more: The quantity of people praying or the quality of their prayers? If quantity matters, shouldn’t the most popular team always win the Super Bowl? If quality matters, why do people you love sometimes die no matter what you do?

Is it possible that your prayers have no supernatural effect and only serve to make you feel better?

Would you ever admit it if that were true?

Is there anything in your life that makes you doubt God’s existence?

How would your life change if you had serious doubts about God’s existence?

Was Jesus white?

Why does God seem more likely to answer the prayers of a talented athlete than a starving child overseas?

Why does God Seem to hate Africa?

If a group of Africans swooped in to your community with the intention of converting you and your neighbors to their tribal faith, what would your reaction be?

Does God speak to you?

If God spoke to you and told you to kill someone, would you do it?

Is God always watching you? How about when you’re on the toilet?

How do you respond when someone who’s not a Christian tells you about their religious faith? Do you listen and consider what they have to say or do you just ignore them because they don’t believe what you believe?

What do you make of Muslims who think the Koran is the true holy book? Are they wrong? Have you read the Koran? Why do you dismiss them so easily?

Is homosexuality itself a sin?

Should gays and lesbians have the right to get married?

Why would God make people gay and then punish them for being gay?

If God’s already sending gay people to hell, why do you feel the need to persecute them here on Earth?

Why does God playing hide and seek with all of humanity?

Do you believe Jesus is coming back to Earth during your lifetime?

If you do, what do you say to the many generations of people who have been saying that for centuries?

Why is the story of Jesus’ birth and life so similar to that of mythological beings well before his time? (http://listverse.com/2009/04/13/10-ch…)

Is it possible that religion may have less to do with what’s true and more to do with the circumstances of where you were born?


 

I personally find the questions in the above video to be infinitely more profound than (for example) John’s asinine babbling about “the universe as a whole” responding to ‘songs and stories”.

(Really: if I want inane “word salad” of that sort, I can just click on over to the “New Age Bullshit generator” .  Shit, the mere existence of of that program pretty much ensures that there is literally no reason to actually pay for “new age” pseudo-profound bullshit, again.

(So, why isn’t Deepak Chopra homeless, and living in a cardboard box, somewhere?)