As already discussed in the original Idiot Assed Columnists post, whoever these people are writing articles lately for some of the Jalopnik, Gizmodo, Kotaku, and Deadspin family of blogs, writers they are not. Idiots…they are.
It wouldn’t be such a big deal if they weren’t so damn annoying with their sheer and utter idiocy, but indeed, their lack of intelligence and understanding about the things of which they write knows no bounds whilst exceeding all.
Jason Torchinsky recently managed to raise the stupidity bar with his useless take on GM designers and their concept art when he so willingly showed the entire world that he likes to write about trucks but actually knows nothing about them…
After seeing the latest concept art for the GMC Sierra 3500 HD Denali he just couldn’t help but make an ass of himself.
“Just take a moment and really look at that thing. Holy shit. What…what happened to you, designer? The world is scary sometimes, sure, but not that scary. I promise, there’s still good in the world! You don’t have to hole up in a slit-windowed steel parapet with a battering ram up front.”
“Seriously, is that thing made for humans? How the fuck would you see out of that thing? How would you drive this thing anywhere other than a vast, empty highway?”
Well Jason, do you ask tractor trailer drivers how THEY see the road, especially given that they are much higher off the ground and have longer hoods in a lot of cases? Idiot.
“It’s got barely any ground clearance in the front, so I’m not thinking it’d be good for off-roading, even if you could find a gap between two trees wide enough to fit it.”
Absolute idiot. No one in the history of trucks would ever think this thing is for off road usage, it’s obviously for towing. How can this guy possibly know this little about trucks?
“And look how high the bed sides are—how the hell would you load shit in there? If you park it, do you have to pay property tax? Is the view out the windshield anything other than sky and hood? Does it just give up on having a lane-departure warning and just have a county-departure warning?”
Idiot again. IT’S FOR TOWING. That means it needs to be big, and since it’s for towing most likely with a fifth wheel hitch, that means you’re probably not putting things in the bed anyway (where the hitch is) but rather TOWING a trailer with things in it. Idiot.
“Does it just scream constantly? Is the hood so high because the pistons have a stroke measured by the foot? Do you need a ladder to change the air cleaner?”
Again, just an all around idiot that doesn’t understand trucks because he’s grown up in Toyota Priuses his entire life and thinks these dimwitted sarcastic questions are funny when in reality it sadly shows what a complete idiot assed columnist this guy is.
Here is what the current Sierra 3500 HD Denali looks like when it’s doing what it is designed to do, TOW heavy things. Jason Torchinsky, stick to writing about things where you might actually know what you’re talking about – most likely Barbie dolls and My Little Ponies, bronie.
Something happened in recent years as the internet and technology created the ability for anyone willing to talk to have an online voice (such as this very post). The barrier to entry for becoming a journalist/columnist dropped to nearly zero as the ability to host a blog or submit writing to an online media site became so easy that all one really needed was to be able to somewhat coherently type their thoughts, regardless of how ridiculous they may be.
What this means is that the internet and online media sites these days are drowning in the chaos of the opinions of absolute idiots – usually far left leaning liberals, but not always. For whatever reason, it seems that the people who want to complain the most about something end up being liberals as they bitch, piss, and moan about everything under the sun. When there is nothing to complain about, they will find something to condescendingly form opinions on without fully understanding the reality of how said concept actually works, and then go online and post their ignorant thoughts revealing just how idiotic they are and the depths to which their misunderstandings about life reach.
Why do the loudest and most heard voices belong to this unintelligent subset of the population? Perhaps most people that actually understand life are too busy working real full time jobs and paying taxes to waste their time with such meaningless and pointless endeavors as stupidly complaining online about the randomest shit, but certainly the liberal component of America is not. The best part is that they very smugly strut around thinking just how smart they are and how dumb everyone else is because others don’t understand things like liberals do… it’s quite a phenomenon to witness.
Let’s take a look at this Jalopnik article by columnist Bradley Brownell as an example…
Well I guess we can start by saying “no SHIT” police chases are indeed dangerous and yes, it would be nice if we had less of them, but what is assininely strange about the stance Brownell takes on this is that he seems to be alluding to the police being in the wrong for chasing someone who has broken the law….what??? It seems like this guy literally thinks anyone that runs from the cops should be let go and that in order to reduce the number of chases it should be on the police not to pursue criminals, rather than on the criminals not to break the law and not run from law enforcement…
So the story is that the guy in the Smart car was accosted by police in a Walmart parking lot for yelling or some other conduct however he:
“…refused to talk to police, walked over to his Smart and drove away. Police followed the Smart out of the parking lot where they tried to pull him over…”
A chase ensued after the suspect apparently ran “several stop lights…” which went on for over ten minutes down the interstate highway until eventually police were able to get the car stopped and apprehend the suspect.
First…dude evading the police itself is a crime and grounds for arrest without considering any other aspect of what happened here. When the police want to pull you over, you pretty much have to pull over – regardless of whatever grounds they may or may not have to do so. The point is that deciding whether to stop for the police or not is NOT the way to handle whether you think they have legitimate grounds to question you or not – which you honestly can’t know until you talk to them. There could be a brake light out or ten thousand other things which they have the right to delay you over that you may be unaware of.
Brownell apparently doesn’t understand this little fact of life, no doubt because he’s a liberal dumb ass who spends his time sitting around complaining at everything his small mind doesn’t comprehend – much like a five year old yelling “not fair!”.
He then goes on to quote certain stats around how deadly police chases are and various other things to supposedly support his forever flawed and indefensible point of view that if criminals run, they should just be let go. What he doesn’t quote are the rules that various law enforcement agencies and departments have put into place to mitigate high speed chase deaths, such as following at a distance and utilizing air support as the primary means of tracking until a method of halting the suspect’s vehicle can be put into place.
Brownell even goes so far as to say about those suspects who end up dying in the chase:
“Those who had committed a crime or were suspected of committing a crime, were precluded from their right to a fair trial, and their lives ended prematurely.”
This is likely the most retarded thing he’s said the whole time because it was the SUSPECTS THEMSELVES that chose to run and therefore they themselves declined their right to trial in the event that running would result in their deaths. What are the cops supposed to do, nicely talk them off the ledge? Mr Brownell… if a suspect runs, no one twisted his arm to do so, he of his own free will decided to risk his and others’ lives, including the police officers’ – who Brownell doesn’t seem to care anything about.
“There was nothing indicating that the man in the Smart was a threat or a danger to anyone. Without interference from these overzealous officers, it’s entirely possible the Smart driver would have gone on the rest of the day without committing any traffic infractions. Spike strips and a pit-maneuver for allegedly running a red light? Give me a break.”
WOW this guy is a complete idiot of a columnist. A suspect by default shows that he’s a threat and a danger when he refuses to halt for the police and instigates a high speed chase! While “…it’s entirely possible the Smart driver would have gone on the rest of the day without committing any traffic infractions…” none of that matters because he already committed an arrestable offense by fleeing from the police! Not to mention the question of what would make anyone think the driver is going to abide by the rules for the rest of the day after already flagrantly breaking them…? Dude makes zero sense.
Be careful with sites like Jalopnik because the level of credibility and intelligence that some of their columnists are exhibiting threatens to dumb down all who read their nonsense. The amazing part is that he continues to try (key word is “try” here) show that he’s right as he battles with commentors who have actual brains. It’s entertaining to say the least…
Brian Ashcraft @ Kotaku, has recently reported on the latest efforts by companies such as Nintendo, Sega, Sony, Capcom, Konami, and others to quell the playing of their video games in establishments known as video game bars.
There have actually been arrests as a result of this recent persecution! What sense is this making? We have generations of people now that have grown up with traditional 8, 16, 64 bit and higher consoles that have now cemented their place as an absolute PASTIME in 日本 and abroad. As a result, naturally people want to drink and play games socially in public places – not just their living rooms. What is our government doing to allow this gross manipulation of the law for the sake of copyright extortion!? Nintendo and others need to back off and realize that the world of emulators and video game bars are not going to just go away because their lawyers feel like there is an opportunity to senselessly protect the digital copyrights of games that are 20+ years old – it’s ridiculous!
What harm is coming from normal citizens peacefully gathering together to play classic games on our beloved aging consoles while having a few drinks? Who is this hurting? We should boycott ALL new video games in order to stop this madness!
In the vast majority of cases, we are talking about games that are no longer even in libraries of sale rotation. This means that Nintendo and others are losing NO money by the playing of these games in these bars. If anything, video game bars serve to strengthen their brand recognition through the nostalgic social harmony achieved when the games of everyone’s youth are combined with the setting of the nightlife environments of cities such as 大阪市 and 東京 where they are highly popular.
Nintendo…Sony…you can’t and won’t stop us, so cease trying! Rise up everyone and make your voices heard – we will not accept this infringement on our digital culture! Keep this up and you’ll get what they got in Việt Nam when Blood+’s Saya went crazy!