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Iran's Sham Election In Houston.
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Yes, Kanye, Bush Does Care.
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Health Care vs. Wealth Care.
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Americans Voting With Their Feet.
Nov. 30, 2005 1:33 PM
Idea Majorities Matter.
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Twilight Zone Economics.
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The "Shrinking" Middle Class.
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From Ashes, GOP Opportunities.
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Battle Between Entitlements & Pork.
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Let Economic Freedom Reign.
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Biggest Health Care Moment In Decades.
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Unions Antithetical to Liberty.
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Right To Work States Rock.
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Social Security Reform Thursday.
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Quotational Therapy: Obama.
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A WILLisms.com(ic), by Ken McCracken
July 14, 2006
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Who You Callin' A Monkey?
The Monkeysphere. What? Never heard of it? Yeah I know, I hadn't either until now:
What do monkeys have to do with war, oppression, crime, racism and even e-mail spam?
And off we go:
Picture a monkey. A monkey dressed like a little pirate, if you wish. We'll call him Slappy.
That, my friends is the Monkeysphere.
You must go read the entire essay. Everything makes perfect sense now. Basically it boils down that we can only really know/relate to about 150 people. Those people make up our Monkeyshere. Anyone not part of that group is just a faceless shape in the crowd. Not that we do not like our fellow man, but that we can only relate to so many people. For example:
Or think of it this way: Which would upset you more, your brother dying, or a dozen kids across town getting killed because their bus collided with a truck hauling killer bees?
Mr. Wong offers some very good life pointers. You may be the funniest, smartest, coolest person in your Monkeysphere, but to other people outside of your Monkeysphere, you could be the biggest, dumbest jerk in the world. It is a matter of perception and of being able to relate to someone, rather than just seeing them as some jerk who cut you off in traffic.
Also, we all have the capacity for abject failure. I know I have done many a thing that I am none to proud of. Buy me a beer one day and I may tell you. Keep that in mind when you idealize your heroes. Remember:
Don't pretend politicians are somehow supposed to be immune to all the backhanded f**kery we all do in our daily lives and don't laugh and point when the preacher gets caught on video snorting cocaine off a prostitute's ass. A good exercise is to picture your hero -- whoever it is -- passed out on his lawn, naked from the waist down. The odds are it's happened at some point. Even Gandhi most likely has hotel rooms and dead hookers in his past.
Amen brother. Now, my monkey friends, go forth and read the entire essay. You WILL thank me. Oh yes, you WILL.
Mike's Monkeysphere can be found over at WunderKraut.com
Posted by Wunderkraut · 2 October 2005 08:21 PM
Are we allowed to see words like that on WILLisms.com? ... OR is it that we are just not allowed to express them on WILLisms.com? OR can we do what ever we want because Will is out of town?... Yay! We are freeeeeee!. Sorry I don't know what got into me? It must be that Viet Nam post! Thanks Wunderkraut!
Posted by: Zsa Zsa at October 4, 2005 09:33 PM