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The Far Side is Coming Back
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(09-15-2019, 11:23 AM)Reasor Wrote: Am I jinxing us if I hope out loud that Larson hasn't turned into Scott Adams?
I'm not too concerned about what's become of him. For starters, Adams was (I think) always essentially the person he is now, the trouble just started when blogs took off and he had a platform to air his views on anything other than corporate drone culture, and the inevitable echo-chamber feedback loop (plus his own natural inclination to double down rather than ever admit being wrong about something) turned him from "basically kind of a jackass" into "quasi-rationalist apologist for the Fourth Reich." If you go back and read his writings from the early 2000s to the present (you know, if you're really bored and/or hate yourself,) you can pretty much watch that happen in real time.

And I never got the impression that Larson was anything like that to begin with - if you read Jane Goodall's account of meeting him, he comes across much more positively than anything anyone ever said about Scott Adams.
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The Far Side is Coming Back - by Dent6084 - 09-15-2019, 12:55 AM
RE: The Far Side is Coming Back - by vtran - 09-15-2019, 01:57 AM
RE: The Far Side is Coming Back - by ravi - 09-15-2019, 03:06 AM
RE: The Far Side is Coming Back - by Reasor - 09-15-2019, 11:23 AM
RE: The Far Side is Coming Back - by commodorejohn - 09-15-2019, 11:42 AM
RE: The Far Side is Coming Back - by Dent6084 - 09-15-2019, 11:50 AM
RE: The Far Side is Coming Back - by hammerhead - 09-15-2019, 12:29 PM
RE: The Far Side is Coming Back - by catartik - 09-16-2019, 12:14 AM
RE: The Far Side is Coming Back - by Amos - 09-16-2019, 12:28 PM
RE: The Far Side is Coming Back - by Neil Spurn - 09-16-2019, 02:27 PM
RE: The Far Side is Coming Back - by Evi - 09-16-2019, 03:23 PM
RE: The Far Side is Coming Back - by doc happenin - 09-17-2019, 09:14 AM
RE: The Far Side is Coming Back - by vtran - 12-17-2019, 11:12 PM

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