Carlin. . THE Ill Mill THE. That's odd, because the average IQ never moves. It stays at 100, permanently. In terms of the IQ scale, 100 means average.
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#38 - freefan (02/09/2013) [-]
"Think about how stupid the average person is, and realize that half of the population is dumber than that."
-George Carlin
User avatar #67 - guiltyparty (02/09/2013) [-]
this is because we stopped letting stupid teenagers die during child birth....





too far ?
User avatar #70 to #67 - gigapower ONLINE (02/09/2013) [-]
I'm sorry baby I love you.
User avatar #69 to #67 - gigapower ONLINE (02/09/2013) [-]
How can you let a teen die at child birth? If they are a teen they are already at least 13 years past child birth. ****** DO YOU EVEN THINK!? YOU'RE MAKING US LOOK BAD!
User avatar #72 to #69 - guiltyparty (02/09/2013) [-]
teen pregnancy is actually what i was refering to...
User avatar #87 to #72 - watermelonkittie (02/09/2013) [-]
Killing pregnant teens? Double kill
#77 to #67 - konradkurze (02/09/2013) [-]
not to mention other stupid people who should have died during child birth

some people shouldnt have kids
User avatar #1 - thepyras (02/08/2013) [-]
That's odd, because the average IQ never moves. It stays at 100, permanently. In terms of the IQ scale, 100 means average.
#62 to #1 - outsider (02/09/2013) [-]
You're thinking in terms of the world. Americas average IQ can easily be less than 100 if they're dumber than the rest of the planet.
#29 to #1 - fuckyosixtyminutes (02/09/2013) [-]
But the average self-reported IQ is probably at least 120. Ha!
#63 to #1 - jinkazama (02/09/2013) [-]
Do you know what average is?
User avatar #54 to #1 - ruinsage (02/09/2013) [-]
i believe he meant the iq of the average american, not the average iq
#15 to #1 - chazzxz (02/09/2013) [-]
If you were to take a large set of numbers, this set being the IQ of every American, it would probably not equal 100, I think that's what it's saying. I might not know what I'm talking about....
User avatar #17 to #15 - thepyras (02/09/2013) [-]
Assuming that he means America in comparison to the world average IQ then yeah, the US' average is 98. I was thinking at first that he meant the US as a standalone number, in which case the average would always be set at 100.
#61 to #1 - piercehawthorne (02/09/2013) [-]
IQ is rising at about 3 points per decade.
User avatar #2 to #1 - edsabbath (02/08/2013) [-]
That's world average. America's average relative to world average can be higher or lower than 100.

(Hint: It's 98 for America)
User avatar #3 to #2 - thepyras (02/08/2013) [-]
Ah, I had thought about it using America's average. Nevertheless, the average life expectancy is still far lower than the average IQ. It's somewhere in the low 80s.
User avatar #4 to #3 - edsabbath (02/08/2013) [-]
Yeah. It's always been under 100. It used to be in the 50s and 60s, sheesh. I can't wait until the day where everyone is expected to live over 100 years.
User avatar #5 to #4 - thepyras (02/08/2013) [-]
I don't know, generally a living longer than previous generations causes problems, especially in social security and things of the sort.
User avatar #9 to #5 - Maroon (02/08/2013) [-]
plus, like, life is boring and meaningless after 40
User avatar #6 to #5 - edsabbath (02/08/2013) [-]
True I suppose. Eventually we'll have to do population control anyways, so meh.
User avatar #7 to #6 - thepyras (02/08/2013) [-]
There's always time for a third world war.
#8 to #7 - edsabbath (02/08/2013) [-]
Fourth Reich time?

Fourth Reich time.
User avatar #10 to #4 - generaljosh (02/08/2013) [-]
It was never in the 50s or 60s. With at least 100 million people in America since the standardization of the IQ test, and an incredibly diverse population, there is simply no way that the average could diverge from the international average that far.
User avatar #11 to #10 - edsabbath (02/09/2013) [-]
The LIFE EXPECTANCY of those living in the US, not the average IQ. It would literally be impossible for any country to deviate more than one SD outside of 100.
User avatar #12 to #11 - generaljosh (02/09/2013) [-]
lol, this comment thread is about IQ, not life expectancy.
#13 to #12 - anon (02/09/2013) [-]
the discussion was about the differing numbers between life expectancy and average IQ. the average IQ being roughly 100, and life expectancy at one point being 50-60. the this comment is about the numbers and their relation to each other, both for IQ and life expectancy.
#60 to #3 - SunilCCXXXVII **User deleted account** (02/09/2013) [-]
Lol'd sorry but that's the most 'merica thing I've heard :p
#19 to #2 - telfyr (02/09/2013) [-]
so even with the millions of people in africa and other uneducated countries america is still below the world average. Seems about right
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User avatar #24 to #21 - giguelingueling (02/09/2013) [-]
The only real test any human have is survival
User avatar #86 to #19 - matriculator (02/09/2013) [-]
>Implying Africa is a country.
>Implying knowledge(education) has anything to do with intelligence(IQ).
#18 to #2 - killyojoy (02/09/2013) [-]
I have to say that must be in accurate if we took ever person in the world and found their IQ I'm sure that Americans would surpass the average. We are producing so many scientist right now that we can't even find jobs for them to fill.
#25 - WHATTHEPISSTRAINE (02/09/2013) [-]
ANYONE!?
#32 to #25 - anon (02/09/2013) [-]
This!
#110 - ragged (02/09/2013) [-]
Who needs a high IQ when you have swag?
Who needs a high IQ when you have swag?
User avatar #121 to #110 - lamaswithhats (02/09/2013) [-]
Please tell me you're joking..........
#122 to #121 - ragged (02/09/2013) [-]
You shouldn't be on a site called FunnyJunk if you can't identify parody.
You shouldn't be on a site called FunnyJunk if you can't identify parody.
#126 to #122 - lamaswithhats (02/09/2013) [-]
Well you shouldn't be on a site called "Funnyjunk" if you don't have 1. A sence of humor and 2. Better GIFs than that stupid one. The second one is kinda good I guess.
Well you shouldn't be on a site called "Funnyjunk" if you don't have 1. A sence of humor and 2. Better GIFs than that stupid one. The second one is kinda good I guess.
#128 to #126 - ragged (02/09/2013) [-]
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#129 to #128 - lamaswithhats (02/09/2013) [-]
<--(this is my expression when I realized I was losing the arguement)  Alright I like that one. Let's just end this gay arguement now. I should've been able to tell you were just being sarcastic. Sorry for being an ass. I've had a bad day.
<--(this is my expression when I realized I was losing the arguement) Alright I like that one. Let's just end this gay arguement now. I should've been able to tell you were just being sarcastic. Sorry for being an ass. I've had a bad day.
User avatar #140 to #128 - xjiicx (02/09/2013) [-]
That gif perfectly explain my reaction to his comment. bravo sir.
#134 to #121 - herbolifee (02/09/2013) [-]
****** doodle doo, ofcourse he's joking
User avatar #123 to #121 - drakenumen ONLINE (02/09/2013) [-]
of course he is joking, I don't see why he is getting thumbed down
User avatar #133 to #110 - combuf (02/09/2013) [-]
Who needs condoms when you have swag?
#16 - I Am Monkey (02/09/2013) [-]
The average IQ in America is 98. Unless the average life expectancy was 100 I call ******** .
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User avatar #91 to #16 - humpingslump (02/09/2013) [-]
This guy's a comedian.
User avatar #31 to #16 - directasshault ONLINE (02/09/2013) [-]
so you're saying that the average American has a below average intelligence
User avatar #55 to #31 - TheMather ONLINE (02/09/2013) [-]
100 is the global average, not the average for each nation.
User avatar #58 to #31 - MudkipTomislav (02/09/2013) [-]
Yes, that is correct. Most African states have it even lower though, two points below isn't that much.
User avatar #49 to #16 - grpeephole (02/09/2013) [-]
Comedian..... do research.

************ did you just **** up that badly?
User avatar #34 to #16 - vanoreo (02/09/2013) [-]
Also coming from someone who died at 71
User avatar #14 - goondas (02/09/2013) [-]
Odd, id have thought theyd both be going down...
User avatar #82 - rockerrocksixty (02/09/2013) [-]
did'nt carlin die a few years ago?
#83 to #82 - lemonpledge (02/09/2013) [-]
June 22, 2008
June 22, 2008
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#79 - addex (02/09/2013) [-]
I'm an American, and to other Americans please stop making me look as retarded as you.
#119 to #79 - anon (02/09/2013) [-]
THE UNITED STATES, A PLACE OF FREEDOM TO OPENLY BUTTRAPE GOATS! MERICA **** YEAH!
THE UNITED STATES, A PLACE WHERE FREEDOM IS MEASURED BY HOW MUCH **** YOU CAN TALK! MERICA **** YEAH!
THE UNITED STATES, A PLACE WHERE WE ELECT OUR LEADER NOT BY HIS ABILITIES, BUT BY THE AMOUNT OF FREE **** HE GIVES! MERICA **** YEAH!
THE UNITED STATES, A PLACE WHERE THE FREE DON'T LIVE, AND THE BRAVE HAVE LEFT! MERICA. **** . NO.
User avatar #93 - richardastley (02/09/2013) [-]
Extremely stupid joke. The IQ test controls for cultural differences, so American will have its own set of questions it uses for IQ tests. The IQ tests are developed so that the average person (so on the American test, the average American) will score around 100. So the score of 100 never really gets past a certain point before they revamp the test and adjust the average score back to 100.

tl;dr According to this joke, the average age of an American is rising past 100 years.
User avatar #95 to #93 - umaya (02/09/2013) [-]
not unless you use a global average, then look at each countries average in comparison to that. But you are right, it will still be around 95 which means they are getting dumber and living longer, so not really a joke, more of a fact.
#84 - jaigurudevaom (02/09/2013) [-]
Look at all the Amerifags getting rustled
Look at all the Amerifags getting rustled
#141 - KievLeviathan ONLINE (02/09/2013) [-]
not true. the fatties are dragging down our life expectancy too
User avatar #103 - itrooztrooperdown (02/09/2013) [-]
www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jG0D2nRGrQ

My idea of the Great United States changed drasticly ever since this was aired...
User avatar #36 - buttgauges (02/09/2013) [-]
Why haven't people realized that IQ doesn't mean ****
User avatar #57 to #36 - daentraya (02/09/2013) [-]
The man who made the IQ thing also stated that it shouldnt be used to indicate intelligence alone. There are several ways of being intelligent. Mine is completely average, and i still have no clue as to what the hell i was doing when i answered the questions
User avatar #37 to #36 - sockprague (02/09/2013) [-]
Above a hundred it doesn't really matter. Below 75 I think it does matter. For community service I worked with mentally handicapped children and their IQ was around that.
User avatar #39 to #37 - buttgauges (02/09/2013) [-]
Even those who are below 75 still aren't complete idiots. What about the rain man? Do you think he's a genius or just retarded?
User avatar #40 to #39 - sockprague (02/09/2013) [-]
Well he was a fictional character with a rare disorder. People below 75 certainly still have worth while points of view, sometimes beautiful, poignant and even profound. But, they aren't intelligent. Not being intelligent is not an insult. Intelligent is an adjective. It describes something, it doesn't become it.
User avatar #41 to #40 - buttgauges (02/09/2013) [-]
You do realize that Kim Peek is the real rain man right?

And the ideas of intelligence is constructed by society. People think that Albert Einstein "genius" is the only genius and I disagree.
#88 to #41 - pariahlol (02/09/2013) [-]
If we use the word genius to describe people closer to average, then the word loses it's worth. It already has to some degree, but if you degrade it to the level of smart, then we lose ways to describe what is truly "genius". That's why Einstein level genius is what is considered genius
User avatar #139 to #88 - buttgauges (02/09/2013) [-]
You're assuming that I'm thinking of labeling everyone a genius because they have some small talent. You said yourself that savant syndrome is a rare disorder, which it is.
I'm saying that there are other types of geniuses and it's not necessarily a common thing.
What about Mozart? I think he was a genius but others would disagree because he didn't think "logistically" like Einstein did.
#144 to #139 - pariahlol (02/09/2013) [-]
Most people agree that Mozart is a genius. The only people who would disagree is the idiots who think genius is logical. Genius is not restricted to logic. As for your discussion about the rain man. His mental illness was a mental illness, but that doesn't mean it diminished his intelligence. The person you were arguing with before (i'm not him) was saying that mental retardation that is coupled with low IQ's (as a result) doesn't create intelligence. There is such a thing as mental retardation that doesn't have as profound an effect on one's IQ, such as is the case with rain man.
User avatar #146 to #144 - buttgauges (02/10/2013) [-]
Oh my mistake, I thought you were him :) And those "idiots" are the majority of the population, that's my point. When most people think of the smartest man to have ever lived, people don't think of Mozart or even Da Vinci, most minds shoot straight to Einstein.

But actually, if the rain man took an IQ test his results would definitely be very low. He can remember insane amounts of data, but cannot apply what he knows. He can answer the what or the where, but not the why or the how which would not place him very high if he took the test.
#147 to #146 - pariahlol (02/10/2013) [-]
Well, in that case, (i've never seen the rain man movie) I would say that he has Knowledge, but not Genius. The difference is whether somebody can recall info and calculate, or whether somebody can creatively think things up, and stuff like that. Just my opinion though. And I have to say, in my opinion most people don't just limit Genius to Einstein-types, he's just the first person people think of when talking about genius.
User avatar #148 to #147 - buttgauges (02/10/2013) [-]
I dunno, if a guy can count cards in a 6-decker game of black jack (there's a name for it, but I can't remember it), I would consider him a genius. He can memorize phone books! I don't think it's necessarily knowledge, in my own opinion I think that's genius.

But I took a psych course a few years back and as a test the professor had everyone write on a piece of paper who they thought was the most intelligent person to have ever lived. Pretty much everyone except for a select few put down Einstein andnd we had 10 minutes to think about it.
#151 to #148 - pariahlol (02/10/2013) [-]
That's mostly because when people think Genius, the first thing they think of is intelligence, and then scientist. This leads to Einstein, also with the fact that Einstein is used in every day language as a word synonymous with Genius, it's the first thought to many people. Just because he's thought of first, doesn't mean people don't discredit Mozart. If you ask somebody whether or not Mozart was a genius, almost everybody will say yes, he's just not the first genius people think of.
#43 - princesssluna (02/09/2013) [-]
Most of you making fun of America are only doing it because everyone else is, but there are some of you who do have the background knowledge to make fun of us.
User avatar #99 to #43 - sandnigglets (02/09/2013) [-]
background knowledge?
#53 to #43 - anon (02/09/2013) [-]
Shut your dirty cock loving mouth, you filthy whore.
User avatar #65 to #43 - bitchplzzz (02/09/2013) [-]
I second this and Im not even american
User avatar #44 to #43 - grpeephole (02/09/2013) [-]
That was a very ****** post
#46 to #44 - princesssluna (02/09/2013) [-]
I'm just saying that a lot of people just jump on the "let's hate on America" bandwagon because everyone else is doing it. Yeah, I'll admit we are pretty ****** sometimes, but some people are being sheep.
User avatar #48 to #46 - grpeephole (02/09/2013) [-]
Most people act as sheep i dont feel like going into detail for the ammount of red thumbs ill get but ill put it this way/

You cant assume an Middle eastern country is full of terrorists

Or canadains are apologetic beaver lovers who drink beer and say eh.

Or mexicans are crime lord drug smugglers that jump boarders

Or black people are thiefs who only aspire to be gangsters

Or that asians are math machines and will rule the world.


If you have laughted at any jokes in the above you have to sit back and allow people to make fun of americans

But if your willing to let people make fun of you i dont give a **** what kind of jokes you make. its all in good fun.
#89 to #48 - anon (02/09/2013) [-]
Well that is the problem. When people make fun of the Americans its all fun and games at the American's expense because some of us get too carried away and just start being actual dicks. Then when someone tries to make fun of the Europeans a massive **** storm brews and many Europeans get offended and denounce the post. It's very hypocritical, and I can see why American's get so annoyed sometimes.
#50 to #48 - princesssluna (02/09/2013) [-]
You''re right.
#64 to #43 - snowshark (02/09/2013) [-]
You seem upset.
You seem upset.
#74 to #64 - anon (02/09/2013) [-]
Whats this giff from?
#85 to #74 - anon (02/09/2013) [-]
Sword Art Online a potentially great anime that could have last 300+ episodes but was ******* ruined, Watch to episode 15 and stop there however the gif is from after that....
User avatar #94 to #85 - snowshark (02/09/2013) [-]
Aye... -.- What a ******* waste...
#45 to #43 - evigvinter (02/09/2013) [-]
he was american too. the capacity for self-irony is a sign of intelligence
#47 to #45 - princesssluna (02/09/2013) [-]
How was that unintelligent? All I'm saying is probably 1/4 of the people making fun of the USA actually have some sort of knowledge on it.
#51 to #47 - evigvinter (02/09/2013) [-]
i'm not saying it was unintelligent, i'm saying that he, as the very cynical comedian he was, made fun of a lot of **** . try to loosen up
#52 to #51 - princesssluna (02/09/2013) [-]
Nevermind I misunderstood what you were saying.
#56 - anon (02/09/2013) [-]
thats why i hate america. america is the most overweight country in the world by a large margin. and they talk like retards. A big, fat and stupid nation.
#66 to #56 - anon (02/09/2013) [-]
You hate America because we're better than you. End of story. Envy is a seed to hate.
#68 to #66 - thearcher (02/09/2013) [-]
Cracks me up every time!
#76 to #68 - sotalokki (02/09/2013) [-]
Great Britain doesn't really have a word here, you are the fattest people in Europe.
#78 to #76 - konradkurze (02/09/2013) [-]
Britain started being fat
then USA copied dear old dad
now europe is getting fat
#124 to #78 - anon (02/09/2013) [-]
The citizens of these countries one day decided that they'd be like other fat people, and get fat.

Of course it has nothing to do with their lack of any type of exercise, and the love of greasy, fried goods. Nope, not in the slightest.
User avatar #75 to #56 - admiralen ONLINE (02/09/2013) [-]
fear leads to anger, anger leads to suffering
User avatar #59 - CRosBY (02/09/2013) [-]
Actually the numbers are both going up at different rates.
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#145 to #96 - anon (02/09/2013) [-]
Lol, it's so funny that americans believe all the propaganda in their media. 75% of americans don't even know the average american is poorer than the average chineseman.
#97 to #96 - anon (02/09/2013) [-]
Yeah, keep telling yourself that.
#100 to #96 - anon (02/09/2013) [-]
Dude. Have you not realized how many Americans make fun of ******* , asians, mexicans, and other nationalities and race? Especially on FJ? "lol ******* bike stealing watermelon munching chicken finger monkeys" And then when it comes to America, there is just so much butthurt.
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#102 to #101 - anon (02/09/2013) [-]
So, it's fine to make fun of other nationalities here, but we can't make fun of America? What, can't take a joke?
#125 to #102 - sparkofinsanity (02/09/2013) [-]
It's not that we Americans can't take a joke, it's just that this joke is getting really old. It's always &quot;All Americans are fat&quot; or &quot;All Americans are stupid&quot;. It's always the same thing.
It's not that we Americans can't take a joke, it's just that this joke is getting really old. It's always "All Americans are fat" or "All Americans are stupid". It's always the same thing.
User avatar #135 to #125 - gatodelfuego (02/09/2013) [-]
The point is, if you look on FJ and see people poking fun at nationalities, things that come to mind are the "4chan goes to london" stories, or the euro comics, or the poland comics, or something like that. Everyone knows these things are total sarcasm. The problem is that people who often "make fun" of america are actually believing what they are saying.

This guy knows what he's talking about.
User avatar #105 to #102 - anonymouzx (02/09/2013) [-]
If America makes fun of another country it is ignorant.
If another country makes fun of America it is funny.
#111 to #105 - anon (02/09/2013) [-]
It's the other way around, son.
User avatar #112 to #111 - anonymouzx (02/09/2013) [-]
What? No it is not. I have seen this in many threads.
#113 to #112 - anon (02/09/2013) [-]
We have made fun of North Korea, China, Africa, and other countries. And for some reason, there is no butthurt, and people find it funny.
But now, when it comes to another country making fun of America, say Europe, America goes fully butthurt.
User avatar #120 to #113 - anonymouzx (02/09/2013) [-]
You're right on that part. Africa isn't a country though, or Europe...
But it goes around both ways. The arguments fully revolve on fat Americans and the big ass debt. Back then being fat was attractive because it meant you were rich. It sorta is like that right now, except the attractive part. I love how industrialized America is almost to the point how fat America is. But one thing is that America is not stupid, our literacy rate is 99%. The other 1% is mostly older people who came here without the good opportunities. If my parents never came here I would not have that much potential. I just love this country, though it does have flaws.
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#108 to #107 - anon (02/09/2013) [-]
I am not the hypocrite here. I am just saying, Americans are always getting butthurt when their country is getting made fun of, but then they make fun of other nationalities. You amerifags are always getting butthurt, and can't take a joke. Do all ******* eat KFC? Do they all eat Watermelons? We all know full damn well about the Olympics, but seriously, why you gotta be butthurt?
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#117 to #116 - anon (02/09/2013) [-]
Dude. I live in America.
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#114 to #108 - anon (02/09/2013) [-]
It's pretty funny, because most ******* that are made fun of live in America.

And that would make their nationality American (United States citizen).

So, while what you're saying is correct, you've been debunked simply because of your incorrect use of terminology. And really, it's quite typical for that "making fun of" thing to be quite serious coming from most people, which I find humorous simply because all countries are pretty much ********* , and the citizens have the audacity to think it's not. We should stop making fun of countries, and make fun of our species, as we're all blind ********* . Even people like Stephen Hawking.
#115 to #114 - anon (02/09/2013) [-]
Yes. You are right, other anon.
User avatar #80 - rawyouth (02/09/2013) [-]
I just realised that Carlin and louis CK are different people.
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