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The Consumerist Commentors Suck Donkey Cock!

Seriously, the comment threads at The Consumerist are so mind-numbingly bad that they make the average Slashdot thread seem erudite in comparison. Want proof, read on

Our case study in this investigation into suck will be the comments for this story. The thrust of said story being that apparently some high schools are phasing out so-called “checkbook math.” That is, personal finance math. I don’t want to go into the merits of the story itself; although I would think that, in this age of rocketing personal debt and the sub-prime mortgage meltdown, there would be little room for debate that not teaching the youth of America how personal finance works is a bad thing. Oh, but that assertion doesn’t take into account the fuck-nozzles that comment at The Consumerist. Right out of the gate we get this brilliant insight.

Is it just me, or does everyone else get annoyed when people in front of you pay by check? Thats what debit cards are for!

Gods damn it you raving ass-waffle! Nothing in the story had to do with writing checks. Continuing in that vein, a few comments later we get this brilliant insight.

Yes. Who still pays with a check? It takes ages, and credit card receipts provide for much better record keeping anyway.

Again, so not getting the point. Plus this cum-dribble adds the ever so popular meme of “just pay with everything using credit cards.” Yes, dip-shit, that little rectangle of plastic is a magic money machine ain’t it? This next waste of skin continues that meme.

As far as I can remember… my school never taught any of that (graduated in 91). Besides….I never need to balance my checkbook. I write 2 checks a month & everything else is paid with a credit card (that is paid off every month). Much easier than writing 50 checks or using a debit card.

Goody for you, just wait until the first month you’re laid off, or face a major medical issue; we’ll see how soon that “paid off every month” goes out the window.

There you have it, three examples of the raving retardation that infests the comments at The Consumerist. In parting, to add a modicum of balance, here’s a comment that I can support.

Don’t like me paying with a check?

Fuck you.

Most people will use this kind of math far more than algebra or calculus. When was the last time you needed to work a differential equation?

Indeed my foul-mouthed friend, indeed.