Wow. When today began my heroes were people like Chesty Puller, Smedley Butler, Dan Daly, and John Bobo. But what the hell have they done for me lately? My new heroes are the guys behind the StupidFilter Project. They're developing software that recognizes idiotic comments and refuses to publish them, a development that would save me a couple hours every week. From their FAQ:
- Isn't filtering stupidity elitist?
- Yes. Yes, it is. That's sort of the whole point.
- What do you plan to filter?
- The idea is that the most egregiously stupid comments will also be the easiest to detect while remaining ignorant of context; comments with too much or too little capitalization, too many text-message abbreviations, excessive use of "LOL," exclamation points, and so on.
I wanna send these guys all of my money to make it happen sooner.
While we're on the subject of offensive idiocy, how about Bill Simmons's column today? No, no: don't read it! The hot air and sense of entitlement will burn you! Instead, take action and collect the $20 bounty on his hands.