[s-cars] RE: We've been right all along
brett at cloud9.net
Mon May 3 13:10:35 EDT 2004
At 12:33 PM -0400 5/3/04, Lee Levitt wrote:
>Right. These are *reported* numbers rather than observed. A bit suspect.
>When it comes to BMW drivers and *driving* we know they talk about it much
>more than they do it. Why should sex be any different :)
Reminds me of the anonymous drug usage surveys we used to get in high
school. We'd sit around the lunch table and fill them out
"Okay, next question- how often do you do drugs?"
"D, more than once a day.""C, I'm only at once a day at the moment." "Wuss."
"Okay, what types..."Marijuana?"
"Phhbt, yeah, duh..." "Of course!" "I'm high now!"
"Little bit, yup. Only with a beer chaser though." "I always love a
"Acid and/or PCP?"
"Dude, look out, that polar bear is about to club you with a green
penguin!" "Oh, next to the alien?" "Yeah, I see it! Thank god you
guys, I thought it was just me."
"Sounds like 3 yes votes to me, moving along..."
It was good for at least 10 minutes of fun and distracting those
trying to get work done during lunch, plus the pleasure of knowing
that within the hour we were probably giving our principal a heart
It always amuses me when researchers take the results of such surveys
seriously(getting up before congress and all to declare a drug
problem in "our nation's youth" of massive proportions), and that, of
course, parents take it even more seriously. I wonder if any of the
researchers ever figured out they were being manipulated on a massive
scale by bored teenagers in search of a good laugh, not a good high...
"They that give up essential liberty to obtain temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben Franklin
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