Nobody likes to be called a dummy by a dummy.

mckinstry thing: serious or parody?

Pardon me, English is not my first language, and I'm confused whether this mckinstry stuff you talking about is serious or just parody?
Permalink my toefl score is bad 
August 24th, 2005
He's serious, we're all laughing at him not with him.

(If you don't know the expression, it means we consider him funny, stupid, and we don't believe him. It has a definate insinuation that I don't think he's smart enough to even realise that we're making fun of him.)
Permalink  
August 24th, 2005
I think if it turned out that it was a painstakingly crafted parody we'd all feel a) stupid, and b) disappointed. It's reassuring to think that there are people as insane as him who still manage to be a functioning member of society. :)
Permalink Mat Hall 
August 24th, 2005
I've seen no evidence that he's functioning properly, other than his continuing ability to type (ish). But I would think that someone who claims to have invented what is essentially a bullshit detector, runs a risk of calling himself recursively, and the last we'll see of him will be a stack overflow as he finally infinite loops...
Permalink Andrew Cherry 
August 25th, 2005
I think he suffers from some sort of delusional disorder.
Permalink Colm O'Connor 
August 25th, 2005

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