Talk:Galambosianism

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Hilarious. Nice article... ħumanUser talk:Human 22:50, 9 March 2009 (EDT)

The world will never run out of nuts. Even the cranks agree this is a crank idea. Secret Squirrel 22:55, 9 March 2009 (EDT)
Then you'll never go hungry! I should upload an image of a crank... ħumanUser talk:Human 22:59, 9 March 2009 (EDT)
EC Squirrels like nuts. Mei 23:00, 9 March 2009 (EDT)
Was ist los, "EC" Squirrels...or do I wanna know? Secret Squirrel 23:09, 9 March 2009 (EDT)
Careful. You do not have WEPON. Mei 23:11, 9 March 2009 (EDT)
I smelled fun... from the making fo the censorship article. We can make a template of dropping nickels, and put it on almost everything it mentions in this article. Optional: start with "We are not allowed to say what Galambosianism means. Ah darn it, I used the word. *Drops a nickel in a jar*." K61824ZOYG I edit like Kenservative! 22:42, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

By golly, Galambos was right![edit]

So the cranks are turning in my lil' squirrely head and I think to myself, "self, what implication does Web 2.0 have for intellectual property"? It occurs to me there is so much user-generated content and so many funds being exchanged via sites like PayPal that the next step would be to outfit everybody with an online account that would automatically transfer a nickel out of your account to the author of any content you read, and automatically transfer a nickel back into your account when somebody reads something you wrote on the web. Every web site would be tied into this system with identifiers on each page indicating who contributed content so your online account would know exactly who to transfer money to...do you see where I'm going with this? Introducing...Web 2.5!

For example: Skwrl goes to Amazon.com and reads the book reviews of a Galambos book. A nickel automatically transfers from my account to the author of each review I read. In turn, since the reviewers are discussing Galambos' book and using his name, a few tenths of a cent of each nickel they got from me automatically transfers from the reviewers to the accounts of the heirs of the Galambos estate. Skwrl then orders the book, decides it is crap, and writes an article on RationalWiki panning it. Everyone who reads the article I wrote has a nickel automatically transferred from their account to mine, but since I mention Galambos and his ideas a small fraction of each nickel goes from me to the Galambos estate. Someone edits the article I started. For using the material I wrote as a starting point for their own contributions, a nickel wound transfer from them to me, but after this for every future page view of the article the nickel would be divided between myself and the other editor. After several more people edit it the nickel royalties would be split several ways. It would be no problem for the wiki software to keep track of what percentage of each article was contributed by what person, and divide the royalties from each page view accordingly. Thus would there be a constant stream of nickels and microcents transferred all over the net depending on who is reading what who wrote. Thus would everything Skwrl ever wrote online generate income in perpetuity. This could even be set up to automatically forward the transferred funds to the online accounts of the heirs designated in your will in case somebody reads something you wrote online after you die. This is the way to the stars! Skwrl would be rich, RICH I tell ya! $$$$$WOOO!!!!$$$$$

And thus would Galambosianism finally become a reality. By golly the man was right after all!

Or is this just another pyramid scheme? Secret Squirrel 01:46, 28 September 2009 (UTC)

Teh Skwrl is right, and owes me 327 knickels! ħumanUser talk:Human 04:21, 28 September 2009 (UTC)
Oh yeah? How many times does 'Human' appear above? ZERO! Oh wait, I just used it. Here, have a nickel. But you owe teh nickel back to me for saying 'Skwrl', so we're even. Secret Squirrel 11:32, 28 September 2009 (UTC)

Tuccille's book[edit]

Don't assume it's all parody. The fellow described as wearing a black jumpsuit, with a gold dollar sign on the chest, was my predecessor in the affections of ex-wife #1. She told me he had a gold cape for formal occasions, and his business cards described him as the "benevolent dictator of an Objectivist commune." He actually attended Rand's salons.

While I don't have the book in front of me, I remember other apparent parodies as real. Howard C. Berkowitz (talk) 03:00, 27 March 2012 (UTC)