I recently had a mind-blowing conversation with the new maintenance guy. He's got one of those macho, forceful personalities that can't withstand criticism or anything against what he 'knows'. (Actual conversation. I wrote it down after to keep it fresh.)
Anyways, we were talking about the internet. He says "I read the internet all the time. I keep up on all the news. "
Then he says "You know those two Google guys are gay right?"
I say "Well, one is married and the other is about to be married. So unless they're on the Downlow, I don't think they're gay."
He says "Oh, I mean those two YouTube guys. And the Myspace guys. You know Google owns Myspace right?"
I say "Well, Google bought YouTube, but I don't think they have anything to do with MySpace."
He says "Yeah, Google bought MySpace. Anyways, those guys are gay. And I was also reading about the inventor of the internet!"
(I"m thinking "Tim Berners-Lee???? DARPA??? Who is he going to say is the inventor of the internet?)
He says" Yeah the inventor of the internet---MARK CUBAN."
I'm flabbergasted. Mark Cuban.
I say "Mark Cuban sold the site called Broadcast.com and became a billionaire. But he didn't invent the internet."
He says "Yeah he invented the BROWSER."
I say "I don't think he invented the browser. The first browser was called MOSAIC and invented by a bunch of specialists working for a university or the government or something."
He says "No he invented the internet.
I don't know what to say at this point and just say "uhhhhhhhh....ok.....Looks like you've been doing a lot of reading the internets."