Notes from An Alien

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The Crazies Are Everywhere !


There are crazies of all types in our world.

The nice ones, the funny ones, the dangerous ones, and the merely bothersome ones.

The London/UK riots are showing the kind of crazy that can arise when government remains distant from the populace.

Fundamentalist religions show the craziness of literal interpretation of metaphysical concepts.

The Internet and its spawn of gadgets are letting us work to find ways to deal with the, usually, more benign, sometimes lovable, and, all too often, bothersome crazies.

I read a post by C. C. Chapman that considers the special kind of crazy that connectedness brings–the kind of “connectedness” that drives some folks to disconnect from the social mores that smooth and facilitate relationship.

Are You One of The Crazies? offers a checklist that some of us could well-afford to consider.

I won’t even try to replicate the panache in the original post but, if you spend lots of time on the ‘Net, you might want to read his “Symptoms of having a case of The Crazies” :-)

Oh!! I nearly forgot to mention the special crazies that can be bred by Reading, Writing, and Publishing

Perhaps I’ll leave that to my dear readers to share in the comments :-)

In the meantime, check out this Hierarchy of Digital Distractions.
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9 responses to “The Crazies Are Everywhere !

  1. Selena August 10, 2011 at 2:15 am

    Crazy good, Alexander!

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  2. :Dandi August 10, 2011 at 6:14 am

    I always think that you can’t have enough crazy but in the case of the London riots I think enough was enough before it began. Great post Alexander!

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  4. Freedom, by the way August 12, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    That was a funny (but oh so true) article you linked to. I get crazies commenting sometimes and I think–why in the world are you so angry?

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  5. Alexander M Zoltai August 12, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Right, Freedom, why are they so angry? That’s a question I’ve pondered from many angles in my adult life

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  6. cmmarcum August 17, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    My grandparents thought that watching television, reading comic books, smoking MJ, and buying stonewashed blue jeans was crazy. Now, I think this obsessive need by the next generation to be in constant contact with the digital world is crazy. Who knows what that generation will think is crazy? Maybe, just maybe a generation will come along who decides to just dump all that crap and go back to the basics–to reality. Maybe their battle cry will be Give Me the Real Deal.
    Hey, this giving me an idea for a story. Thanks, AZ.

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