A user asked the forum, Who’s a person that gets treated like a genius but probably isn’t? Here are the common responses.
“Truman Capote called Andy Warhol “The only genius with an IQ of 80”.’
“My grandparents were friends with Andy Warhol. They said he was basically just a party animal on cocaine all the time. I’ve known this all my life, but one day when I was 17, it dawned on me. Were you up to grandma?”
“Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong. ‘Mastermind’ behind the pizza bombing. Documentaries keep painting her as some master manipulator but then follow it by saying she can’t keep any lie straight for any length of time. The moron tried to rob a bank for the exact amount of money she needed without having any idea how much they actually kept on hand. (HINT: It was only like 3% of the $250000)
The idiot literally turned what would have been an 8500-dollar robbery into a murder charge.”
LEOPOLD AND LOEB
‘Leopold and Loeb were considered genius killers, but they were really stupid.”
“Simon Cowell. Ironically, he spends so much of his time seeking “talent” when he has very little himself. While he knows the music industry, his father got him the job that brought him into it at EMI. Even left that job only to come back when he couldn’t make it on his own.
He knows virtually nothing about music itself, or singing, instruments, or anything really technical about anything that goes on around him.
While his comments about vulnerable, “talentless” people used to be a draw – now that sort of thing is frowned upon – it turns out that when he’s not being a bad person, he’s boring as hell.
He was also stupid enough to believe that a cosmetic surgeon could make him not look like he’s over 60 when, in reality, he’s now morphing into a Bo Selecta caricature of himself.”
“I started watching a documentary about American Apparel founder Dov Charney, who’s a pretty gross dude.
It interviews a bunch of American Apparel’s early employees who talked about the abusive work conditions but praised Charney as a genius and an incredible motivator.
Then they’d cut to interviews with Charney, and he was EXACTLY like Bobby Hill’s boss from that one episode of King of the Hill.”
“Gary Vee. “The youth pastor of Capitalism”
All this dude does is tell you to want to hear without outright saying it and says things for the sake of generating social media engagement instead of well-thought-out and heartfelt advice.
He’s never had the same life situation and vice versa as the demographic he targets is single directionless 18-28-year-olds who are easily susceptible to “make this much money doing this idea.” All he did was take his family’s luxury wine business, already successful selling overpriced bottles of wine to Rich Italian and Jewish housewives in New Jersey, and just took it online as every other business did in the 2000s. Your average 20-something-year-old doesn’t have that same luxury obviously to bankroll all that Vee is telling them to do, like just start the most random business idea ever or just become an “entrepreneur, bro”.
Not a lot of people even care about him anymore; I think his fans were just punished to oblivion after he went to jail.”
“Vladimir Putin. He hasn’t done anything right for years and has turned himself into a paranoid bunker dictator. For some reason, there are still a lot of people idolizing him.”
“I expected Elon to be on top.”
“Trump. Saw a BBC interview today with some redneck outside the court who said he believed God sent Trump to guide the people. I mean, what?”
Don’t get me wrong, I love a lot of the stuff from The Smiths and his early solo career (through the 90s), but he is now a bitter, delusional person. I feel sorry for him in a way because I suspect his depression has gotten a lot worse as he’s aged, and that’s not going to improve anyone’s intellect or personality.”
“Narendra Modi, Man, I don’t even have to tell you much; just look at the kind of stories the media runs of him. The man is a god for them at this time.”
“British historian David Starkey. He is only a “historian” in Tudor England (1485-1603). Apart from that, he is a complete moron. I do not need to get started on his political views, especially the things he said about slavery in 2020 or what he said at the National Conservative Conference this year.
He is basically the older and slightly more intelligent version of Milo Yiannopoulos… not that it says much about either.”
“Zuckerberg. Stole an idea. Hired a great COO, Sheryl Sandberg. Rode it to riches. Losing money ever since she left.”
“Robert Kiyosaki. Dude wrote a fictional book full of inane and contradictory platitudes, bad advice, and illegal advice, promoted it through Amway MLM schemes, and gets hailed as a financial genius.”
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