Don't tell anyone, but Robots Read News (my alternative comic) will start reporting the news exactly the way CNN does and that will be the joke. All I will do is abbreviate things.
Use the right arrow to see the second one.
I generally don't do this form of humor, but because the point is freedom, I made an exception. Do you think newspapers will let this one in? This is just a first draft of a comic that would run 6/20/20 in case you want to later see how it went.
Episode 974 Scott Adams: Comparing the Experts to Average Idiots, Who is Performing Better, Unmasking
Here are some people who are great to follow on Twitter during the #coronavirus situation. They are all great at putting things in proper context.
Scott Gottlieb, MD
Balaji S. Srinivasan
I will update the list as I gather new ones.
I got this excellent explanation on LinkedIn of why we CAN just print trillions of dollars out of thin air without much risk IN THIS UNIQUE SITUATION. Worth a read.
Paul G. Vallejo 4:13 PM - LinkedIn
Hi Scott. Your wondering on this mornings “coffee” is exactly the thing I have been pouring over for decades. I did my masters on the Great Depression and monetary theory from a non-standard perspective (because the mainstream has fundamental flaws in its assumptions)
On money printing
Point one - In normal circumstances printing money creates bank reserves. This would throw the Fed Funds interest rate off target, so normally you can't do that.
However – now that interest rates are at zero, this does not matter. The Fed could print and not alter the fed funds rate.
(Geek note - skip if not needed. - If the treasury does not issue bonds to mop up those reserves, the supply of bank reserves lowers the Fed Funds rate off their target rate. The buying and selling of bonds ...
Who had the better Twitter slap-down on their critic, Emily Compagno or me?
Episode 973 Scott Adams: Trying Again With Sound...From My Car
I just watched CNN's Jake Tapper do a story about three people in the same family who died from coronavirus and had "no underlying conditions," per Jake. He also showed their photos. Two of them were overweight and one looked like a senior citizen.
I'm opposed to fat-shaming, but I think we have to be honest about health during a health crisis. I believe it is still the medical community's opinion that weight is an underlying condition.
This is the sort of post I can't put on Twitter without getting cancelled.
You could think of this as a series of micro lessons on one topic.
I pulled together the best links to describe Simulation Theory, followed by my videos on how to program your reality. They flow well together as sort of a journey.
For context, I am not saying the content described here is “true.” The larger idea I explore is that we can program our experience of life by changing our filters on how we see things. If this filter makes you happier, use it! If not, maybe another gets it done for you.
If you are not already familiar with this topic, better put a seatbelt on the top of your head because your skull might pop right off.
Think of this as a series of lessons that are best consumed in the order below.
And so we begin...
Do we See reality as it is? (the video is below)
I recently posted my sad story of working for years and saving my money to buy a mini bike when I was a kid. Eventually I got one, but the chain fell off every minute and I never achieved my dream of actually owning a mini bike that worked.
I also taught you how to program your mind by creating “stories” that become the code for who you are. One of my core stories is that no matter how long it takes, and no matter how hard, I will get what I want.
Yesterday, I bought an electronic bike. Mini bikes are not street-legal or useful where I am. This thing is way better. Legal everywhere, and makes you feel like you have super strength. It only electronically assists when pedaling, which is perfect. Still great exercise, just go farther and faster.
I can rationalize the purchase as a good way to get exercise. But I know that wasn’t my prime motivation.
My motivation was my story.
So, fifty years later, I had a loose end to tie up to keep my story intact.
Episode 972 Whiteboard1 - Managing With Data
Episode 972 Whiteboard2 - Leadership By Data
Episode 972 Scott Adams: Coffee and Cursing Over School Reopening Delays, Red Pill You on Obamagate
A Micro Lesson on Affirmations. Can You Program Your
Tonight’s Periscope will be about affirmations.
I take social distancing so seriously that I only pet my dog, Snickers, with my shadow. I think she is getting used to it.
Episode 970 Scott Adams: ObamaGate, COVID19 Fake News, Fake Polls and Fun
Preview of an upcoming Dilbert comic that will run on 6-2-20. (They get colorized before you see them published.) The backstory for those who don't read Dilbert is that the pointy-haired boss's assistant is always trying to find ways to cause him to die by "accident."
You probably think you already know how to unload groceries from bags. But do you?
Episode 969 Scott Adams: I'm Here. Where Are You?
Here's a preview of a Sunday Dilbert comic scheduled for July. I'm guessing we will still be wearing masks at work then. I explain in the video how the General Flynn meeting-notes story turned into this comic. The Sunday comics are drawn way ahead of deadline because they require more production work at the newspaper end. I will add color to this one before submitting it. You see it here before my editors.
Episode 968 Scott Adams: Simultaneous Sip Now
Episode 967 Whiteboards
Whiteboard1: Simulation "Evidence"
Whiteboard2: What if Simulation
Episode 967 Scott Adams: I Teach You How to Reprogram Your Brain Using the Simulation Filter
Episode 965 Whiteboards
Whiteboard1: My Path
Whiteboard2: User Interface for Reality
Episode 966 Scott Adams: I Mock the Kids Table, Talk About Musk, Update You on Stuff
A micro lesson on the User Interface for reality.
Check this out when you want to have your mind blown. It is a podcast about the simulation, evolution, and God. Highly recommended:
A good example of a comic mirroring my reality at the moment.
Episode 963 Scott Adams: Reviewing the Two Movies of Reality and the New Press Secretary's First Days
Planning my upcoming micro lessons for Locals subscribers. Is there anything I should add to the list?
Episode 962 Scott Adams: No One Knows Anything But We Still Have to Decide How to reopen Economy
Episode 961 Scott Adams: Flynn, Freedom, Vitamin D, Biden's Brain and More
A micro lesson on proper cat-petting technique.
Episode 960 Scott Adams: Fake News, Bad Math, Bad Mind-Reading, Bad Behavior in the News
Episode 959 Scott Adams: Join Me in My Fortress of Garagitude
The return of Robots Read News, exclusively on Locals.
Episode 958 Scott Adams: Grab Your Beverage and Buckle Up
Episode 957 Scott Adams: Let Me Tell You About the Psychedelic Mushroom I Accidentally Ingested Called CNN
A micro lesson on personal finance for my Locals subscribers.
Episode 956 Scott Adams: Come Sip the News
Episode 955 Scott Adams: Extra Cussing Tonight. Put the Kids to Bed. Close Your Windows, Get Under the Covers
Episode 954 Scott Adams: Let's Talk About All the Good News, Because Others Talk About the Bad Stuff
Episode 953 Scott Adams: I Score President Trump's Coronavirus Performance, 4th Branch of Government, Solve Some Hoaxes and More
Episode 952 Scott Adams: Talking About Fake Kim Jong-Un, Treason, Waco and Coronavirus
Episode 951 Scott Adams: Get in Here!
President Trump retweeted me four times this morning. On one hand, I like the attention. On the other hand, I just became a bigger target for cancellation by the left. Watch what kind of hit pieces they run on me in the coming months. Should be some creative fake news in that.
Episode 950 Scott Adams: Don't Miss My One-Act Play Called Kim Jong-Un Plans His Schedule
Episode 949 Scott Adams: Fun Thoughts Before Bed
If you watched my micro lesson on how to write humor here on Locals, identify as many of the six dimensions of humor as you can in this tweeted joke.
Episode 948 Scott Adams: Join Me For a Quick Laugh About the Funniest Biden Kill Shot Ever
Episode 947 Scott Adams: Talking With Dave Rubin About His New Book Don't Burn This Book, Biden and Therapeutics
You're not allowed to see this before publication date, but it is worth noting that Dilbert is becoming part of the historical record of the coronavirus era. These comics get colorized before publication. Please do not share outside of Locals.
The whiteboard in my Fortress of Garagitude is where I engineer my viral tweets and brainstorm topics for my daily livestreams. These ideas are not all winners.
Episode 946 Scott Adams: Biden Versus Trump, Food Psychology, Your Questions and More
A micro lesson on the six dimensions of writing humor.
Episode 945 Scott Adams: Oh My Goodness, What Fun We Will Have This Morning While Sipping
Episode 944 Scott Adams: FBI Flynn-Flammers, A Slew of Fake News and some Funny Stuff Before Bed
Episode 943 Scott Adams: Join the Best Coffee With Scott Adams of All Time. There Will Be Anger
Episode 942 Scott Adams: Playing With My Cat and Answering Viewer Questi...
Here are some confidential photos of my Man Cave, also known as the Fortress of Garagitude or The Place I Put Things Before I Discard Them. It is my favorite place because every object, color, and position of things has been personally engineered by me to make me feel creative. This is a brain hack in which you I the environment to tune my brain to a specific skill. Don't be a victim of your environment; use it as a tool.
And so begins Dilbert in the age of #coronavirus Soon all the characters will be in masks, which is great for me because it saves a ton of time drawing mouths.
You had to be there, but this came from a whiteboard talk I gave on Periscope. The question was about how to "hack" your own brain, essentially reprogramming it. I'm a trained hypnotist and have been fascinated by that question for decades. I find it helpful to think of the brain as being a product of power times design. The power comes from doing the items in the Power column. The design comes from intelligently implementing the tools in the Design columns.
A micro lesson on avoiding fake news. In my pajamas. In my garage.
Can't get a plumber during the coronavirus shutdown? Here's how to do your own, cartoonist-style.
Episode 926 Scott Adams: Join Me to Ease Into a Great Night of Sleep. Yes, I am That Boring.
Episode 925 Scott Adams: You Know What Goes Well With Coffee? Oh, I Think You Do. Get in Here.
The Bong Weasel...cause isopropyl is hard to find right now.
A micro lesson on Moonwalking that is more about the illusion than the dancing.