Saturday, March 25, 2006

There was a nearby atlas?

Potential member: I moved here from Russia.
Stupid sorority girl: Then why do you look Chinese?
Smart sorority girl: Umm, Russia is in Asia. It borders China and Mongolia.
Stupid sorority girl: No it doesn't!
Smart sorority girl: Yes, it does. Do you want me to get a map? (Gets atlas)
Stupid sorority girl: (Pauses) Oh...it does. So why do you look Chinese?
Smart sorority girl: Racial traits tend to blur in border areas and across vast geographic areas. (Whispers) Now shut up and stop embarrassing us.

-- Sorority house, overheard by Bethany

44 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

calling bullshit on this one.

6:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, me too...this seems made up--just like a lot of the entries here (at least some of them seem so).

7:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

^ I sort of agree re: comments being made-up.

But then again, when I think about all the stupid shit I hear on the bus, it doesn't suprise me that many of them are probably real.

7:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i hope this was made up. and if not, i hope the Russian made the two sorority girls swallow cyanide pills.

7:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree that this post is clearly made-up. I mean, seriously, a "smart sorority girl"? Clearly that's absurd.

How about we try picking something not completely implausible for a subject next time...

8:19 PM  
Anonymous Natasha said...

good God

8:34 PM  
Blogger ka_boom said...

Hmmm, this conversation/exchange sounds completely viable to me. I can picture somebody (not even necessarily a "stupid sorority girl") being ignorant and rude like that, and I can also picture someone else coming along and knowing something semi-obvious like the racial traits thing.
Just remember, the average person is dumber than you'd think.
dazz.

11:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have to agree with dazz here. Entirely possible that this is real.

1 - A lot of people believe that Russia is in Europe and see Russians as caucasians.

2 - Have you heard some of the things that are said around campus in and out of class? They defy belief. People are dumber than we think.

- Al

1:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just remember, half of all people are below average.

3:28 AM  
Anonymous POD said...

The Overheard ladies can spot a fake anyday

9:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"smart sorority girl" was probably just reading a caption from a picutre she looked at from the atlas...she may be able to read, but she's not smart.

10:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not true that half of all people are below average; however, half of all people are below the MEDIAN.

1:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, if you want to be a prick who needs to correct people to pump themselves up, you should at least be right: half of all people are AT or below the median.

2:23 PM  
Blogger ka_boom said...

"'smart sorority girl' was probably just reading a caption from a picutre she looked at from the atlas...she may be able to read, but she's not smart."
Wow, I didn't know that a geographical book of maps (atlas) contained pictures and information about human genetics and visual racial/ethnic traits... maybe I need to upgrade. :S
dazz.

2:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

haha... oh people. whether it's real or fake, there ARE smart sorority girls. and there are very stupid ones. there are also plenty of moronic and intelligent non-sorority girls. same goes for boys. the girl maye be rude, but she didn't seem like an idiot. and she shut her stupid friend up.

3:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:52pm was just correcting a large statistical error in saying that half of people are below "average". They made the point that this person's smartass comment about just remember half of all people are below average, is not valid, 2:23pm you are the one being the prick about correcting other people, they corrected a large error, you corrected a small error, and no this is not the same person, this is just the opinion of a stats major

4:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

actually if you got your head out of your ass, you'd realize i wasn't correcting his fact so much as correcting his need to fix an error on something that was merely meant as a humorous quote.

p.s. it's only a LARGE statistical error if the distribution is assymetric. if the distribution is relatively symmetric - as in the case of intelligence scores which follow a bell shaped curve (i.e. the normal distribution) - the mean and median are roughly the same. maybe you should drop out of stats if you think it was such a large mistake.

p.p.s. don't fuck with the jedi master. ;)

8:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for the stats info guys, whe can all sleep better at night after hearing this wonderfully relevant and stimulating input...

the thing is, 47% of the people who read this are just looking to read a few hilarious quotes. 26%, are lonely people (stats majors)or other social dwarves who get off on putting people down or attempting to correct erroneous information so that they can feel cool. 9% are guelph students, trying to feel what its like to have a real university experience, and read the postings to live vicariously through the internet. The remaining 18% are here by accident, and are looking for pictures of the Saugeen stripper.

-the friendly critic :)

9:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marry me, 9:33. If you're a guy. If you're a girl...well...kudos to you.

10:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can use statistics to prove anything... 84% of all people know that.

10:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they've done studies you know: sixty percent of the time, it works everytime.

10:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can't we all just get along and be happy with ridiculing the really stupid people instead of attacking each other. Just a thought.

11:47 PM  
Anonymous J said...

Hey, where can I find pictures of the Saugeen stripper?

12:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kill all Ugg-wearers.

-Bob, the Ugg Conquerer

3:19 AM  
Anonymous k said...

you guys know how to kill the fun in anything.
do you ever just take it at face value and laugh?

7:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what's with all the sorority house stalking? creepy

12:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey jedi master... you're a nerd.

2:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would just like to say that this story is indeed true because I know the "Russian girl" and the "Smart sorority girl" and the girl that posted that and I can swear that this is true. Why the "smart girl" knew all that stuff is because she was an anthro major.

At to re-ask what J at 12:49 said, are there pictures of the Saugeen stripper? I don't go to Western anymore and I would love some info about this hilarious story.

2:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This must be Alpha Phi!!!! lol

3:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alpha fat?
Do they even count as a sorority?

4:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yah, I am a nerd. and proud of it. now go make me some french fries.

4:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

^ Sorry, that's Arts students (esp. English majors) who are making the french fries at $7.45/hour at McDonalds for the rest of their lives.

6:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well regardless, I love how my quote (originally by steven wright i believe, albeit likely misquoted) about "half of all people are below average" was taken so seriously that somebody had to correct me. it was meant as a humorous comment. and then a second person had to miss my point entirely about the first person being nitpicky and tried to correct me. lol the best part was the second person had to list their credentials as a "stats major". i love when people have to back up their point with their credentials as if to say "look at me, i'm an expert, wheeee!" insecure much? lmfao

and yes, i do feel better about myself by making fun of people who put others down. how ironic. :)

7:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whoever wanted info on the saugeen stripper....type it into wikipedia...its on there now

1:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sororities are just for girls that have to pay for their friends.

2:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was not Alpha Phi. We would not be that stupid, and our Asian Russian girl graduated last spring.

And yes, we count, because internationally, we're the third largest sorority, and the oldest in Canada.

5:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"we're the third largest sorority"
No, you ARE the largest!!!!

7:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BURN!

however, i am a fat girl and proud of it. i am also proud NOT to be in a sorority.

10:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm also proud that i'm not in a sorority. I am, however, deeply ashamed of being fat.

2:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm still waiting for mr. smart stats guy to respond to me. Maybe he should drop out or be a social science major - they are equivalent choices.

3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is 100% true. I am the "smart" sorority girl. I was also an anthropology major, so I do have some knowledge of race and culture. Small correction, it was not actually an atlas, but a desk blotter with a world map on it, a gift for my wanderlust then boyfriend who was stuck with a desk job, however that requires more explanation. Come on, how could I make THAT up.

(And while many, many "greek" people are stupid, some do have scholastic and social intelligence.)

5:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cant believe the fucking messages on this blog site. Some of you must check this particular message board of this particular blog site several times a day. Probably in between the awesome parties you throw and the stellar babes you fuck daily. Why else would you call yourself a jedi.

7:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and I assume you were posting in between a party and a fuckfest? lmfao

4:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why don't you people have anything better to do than bash sororities and promote stereotypes?

i'm alpha phi and a size 0, btw

2:06 PM  

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