Originally Posted by GarryZ
Boy I missed this one. Anybody else know what he is talking about?
Yea that was a little out there - a weak attempt at sophisticated humor.
At the end of the test it said that Plato said that "it was cool to be smart". There is no way in hell he said that because the word cool used as slang was popularized in THE 60'S
. I was responding to Posaune's post where he made a vague reference to the quote's questionable authenticity. My following comment was self-deprecating sarcasm suggesting I am so STOOPID that I thought Plato was the cartoon character Pluto. I may be a country bumpkin way out here in Bugtussle but I know as well as anybody that Plato was the ancient Greek philosopher who posed the query "If a bear schitz in the woods, and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?"
I know - I'm kind of a smarta$$.
But as an old girlfriend of mine used to say whenever I accused her of being one - "well, It's better than being a dumba$$"