Nortel Insider – by Desk Jockey

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Fake Mike Z

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In debates with my intelligent readers one of them made the claim that “satire was the lowest form of wit”, meaning that those who engaged in this craft were stupid or not keen enough to participate in higher levels of discourse.

I disagreed with this assertion and believe that this blog, Fake Mike Z, proves this point. Set to the same tune of Fake Steve Jobs, it provides a witty insight into the truths surrounding this CEO and how he must justify his actions. Take a read if you’re interested, but don’t drink anything while doing so. You might end up spitting it all over the screen in laughter.

In particular, the latest post, “Sorry Seems To Be… An Inaccurate Word” contains some phrases that bring on hilarity with such ease that one can briefly forget that this man is in charge of Nortel. Take this quote for example:

Tomorrow I’m tackling the very unfair criticism that I don’t know the telecom industry. Hello??? I use the phone all the time.

Pure satirical genius!

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Written by Desk Jockey

February 15, 2009 at 9:21 pm

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  1. I realize now that I made a mistake: it’s ‘sacrcasm is the lowest form of wit’. Guess I look pretty silly. Just to note, I never suggested that “those who engaged in this craft were stupid or not keen enough to participate in higher levels of discourse”. I was referring to the use of the video, not the intellect of the person who used it. Respectfully, I think there is a difference.

    Concerned

    February 15, 2009 at 10:55 pm

  2. Concerned
    I have updated my blog article to remove the inaccurate statement.

    Desk Jockey

    February 15, 2009 at 11:12 pm

  3. Thanks for the plug, DJ.

    Mike Z

    February 16, 2009 at 11:22 am

  4. Based on my own knowledge of foreign policy, if Mike Z can use a phone, he has plenty of telecomm experience.

    Sarah Palin

    February 17, 2009 at 5:28 pm

  5. If there a “low form” of humor there must also be a “high form”? Lemme guess, does it contain profanity in a Thinker, ghetto or British accent, sprung from a smirky, smarmy male visage, and require copious PhotoChopping?

    http://www.smh.com.au/news/big-questions/why-is-sarcasm-the-lowest-form-of-wit/2005/08/18/1123958169522.html

    Recent research at the University of Haifa claims that sarcasm is a complex high order skill needing an ability to understand other peoples state of mind and emotions. Its low because it targets chiefly the sensitive, inarticulate, unsophisticated and powerless.

    That’s Mike Z. Oops. I’m being sarcastic again. As long as the shoe(thrown)fits, there nothing wrong with sarcasm.

    huh

    February 27, 2009 at 9:32 pm


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