I'm married to twin sisters!!! (AKA, owning both the Grand Seiko SLGA015 & SBGA463)

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[Disclaimer:  EVERYTHING in this post is being said entirely tongue-in-cheek, solely to elicit laughs.  I don’t take 90% of the crap coming out of my own mouth seriously, and neither should you!]

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So, can you tell the difference between the GS SLGA015 and the GS SBGA463?  

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Wrong!  You can’t!  You know why?  Because…

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So, this brings up the obvious question:  “Well, if they’re the same watch, why in the world did you buy both of them, @HotWatchChick69???”

And, my answer to this question is, “What’s wrong with you???  It would be insanity not to buy two identical watches!”  

How do I explain this properly?  Well, to get to the answer, we gotta take a detour and talk about literature first…

Literature, regulatory capture, virtue signaling, and social desirability bias

Now, if you make the mistake of going to college and taking seriously the utter drivel that is taught in “higher education,” the midwit culture that is the Ivy Tower will try to indoctrinate you into believing all sorts of obvious lies.  For example, it will be made very clear that the pinnacle of excellence and culture resides in “The Classics," such as works by Bronte, Joyce, Marquez, and practically any Russian from the 1800’s.  What a load of BS!!!  I tried reading Anna Karenina once and couldn’t make it past the first 10 pages, without choking on the bodice-ripping melodrama.  It was the harlequin romance novel of its day, published in serialized format, designed to extract every penny possible from a public starved for sex, drugs, and rock & roll.  And, since it came out in the horribly repressed Victorian Era, it didn’t even have any good sex, no drugs worth mentioning, and certainly no Guns & Roses.  But people ate it up, because back then this was as racy as you could get!  I guess in the 19th Century, even this kind of dreck could give readers the tingles, whereas today you can get more titillation from looking at a department store catalogue.  

To get through this novel, I had to resort to this…

Android Karenina by Ben H. Winters

… and even then it was a chore.  Steam punk androids and laser battles interspersed throughout the storyline still couldn’t redeem this gelatinous, runny pile of dog poo!

If, on the other hand, you’re tempted by some Jane Austen, definitely pick up the following 2 novels - they were INCREDIBLE!

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Ben H. Winters
Pride And Prejudice And Zombies ( Quirk Classics) (paperback) By Jane Austen  : Target

You wanna know the two primary reasons that we’re all subjected to the absolute worst crap in high falutin’ literature classes?  

  1. Because these works are no longer under copyright, and Penguin and all the other major publishers make significantly higher margin per copy of dog poo sold than they do any new work under copyright!  They also happen to help create english and literature curricula in U.S. public schools, which then helps to determine what colleges focus on in their literature courses.  Talk about “regulatory capture,” right???  “Every child in America must read [insert bad “classic” novel here], because it raises the human spirit…  and by regulatory fiat public schools must purchase 500 million copies of the books to hand out to prisoners, I mean students, at $3 profit per copy for me!”
  2. Because the best way to signal loyalty (virtue signal) to a particular tribe is to repeat and truly believe in obvious lies.  How do I best signal loyalty to a cult?  Can I show that I’m loyal by saying, “Oh, the sun rises in the east and sets in the west”?  No!  Everyone knows that and believes that, because it’s true!  But, if I say, and TRULY BELIEVE, “The sun rises in the west and sets in the east,” well, only a devoted loyalist can say something that ridiculous and believe it too, right?  This is how in-group virtue signaling works - including in the literary world

And this leads us, finally, to the title of this post, which comes from a truly illuminating episode of Jerry Springer.

Why Jerry Springer is the pinnacle of human art and science

Never has our great society been graced with such a brilliant and incisive investigation into the human soul, as the Jerry Springer Show.  There is nothing else in this world that better helps us to see and understand unvarnished humanity, in all its resplendent glory, than the Jerry Springer Show.  Again, the midwits will tell you to watch a production of Edward Albee or Anton Chekhov.  No.  That is just virtue signaling.  Midwits will tell you to watch a documentary like “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” or “The Last Waltz.”  No.  That is just social desirability bias.  If you truly want insight into human nature, there is nothing more illuminating, nothing more significant, and nothing more entertaining than the Jerry Springer Show.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJrNgAzboO4

And this episode of Jerry Springer helped me understand precisely why "It would be insanity not to buy two identical watches!” and convinced me to purchase the SLGA015 when I already owned the SBGA463.

  • Social desirability bias makes it such that the participants in this episode of Jerry Springer are presented to us as villains and freaks
  • However, the key insight is that, of course the husband would be attracted to his wife’s twin sister!  The identical twin sisters have, for all practical intents and purposes, identical genomes!!!  
  • Look at how much unhappy drama this threesome is going through…  all due to trying to adhere to ridiculous social constraints
  • They would be so much happier if they simply said, “Forget social desirability bias.  Let’s just do what would give us the greatest utility based on evolutionary biology… We should simply practice polygamy!”

There you go!  I now live in a happy threesome with BOTH the SBGA463 and the SLGA015, even though they are identical twins, because this Jerry Springer episode taught me to forget social desirability bias, and just do what is right!  Dostoevsky could never hope to be that revelatory!

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I get banned. @chronotriggered and @TonyXXX get banned. You skate right on through.

You bought the same watch twice and then justify it by arguing for polygamy. Where is @Max when you need him? 

I am writing your name on the ostraka.

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Aurelian

I get banned. @chronotriggered and @TonyXXX get banned. You skate right on through.

You bought the same watch twice and then justify it by arguing for polygamy. Where is @Max when you need him? 

I am writing your name on the ostraka.

The only reasonable explanation I can fathom is that @Max must be a fellow polygamist!

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I’m taking the vintage guide down in protest… 

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chronotriggered

I’m taking the vintage guide down in protest… 

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An essay and a video - I've never worked this hard to lose this many brain cells... 😂

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eventhough it is a twin watch its not really identical. different hands, different power reserve, different font on the bezel, different bracelet. but happy thresome, i guess😂

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The difference is easy to spot, one has a small ankylosaurus on the right while the other has an Iguanodon. They don't even belong to the same clade.

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Catskinner

The difference is easy to spot, one has a small ankylosaurus on the right while the other has an Iguanodon. They don't even belong to the same clade.

Man, right there, you hit the nail on the head immediately!

My favorite YouTube channel at the moment:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LdmcFoYQtU&t=509s

This video just blew my eff'ing mind.  When I took biology, there wasn't even the concept of a "domain"!  Kingdoms were the highest taxonomic rank!  Then, I watched that video, and it was like, "WTF???  There's a thing called a 'domain' now?  And there's stuff called Archaea???  And Eukaryotes might actually be this new thing I've never heard of called Archaea???"

I don't think I would have been more surprised if you told me that this is how we came about:

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Aurelian

I get banned. @chronotriggered and @TonyXXX get banned. You skate right on through.

You bought the same watch twice and then justify it by arguing for polygamy. Where is @Max when you need him? 

I am writing your name on the ostraka.

Wait @TonyXXX got banned for what??! is that the reason I have not seen my brother from down unda!! You got banned too??!! 
well i did get warning once…😔🤭

ill star this post for toilet reading later 🤭

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HotWatchChick69

Man, right there, you hit the nail on the head immediately!

My favorite YouTube channel at the moment:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LdmcFoYQtU&t=509s

This video just blew my eff'ing mind.  When I took biology, there wasn't even the concept of a "domain"!  Kingdoms were the highest taxonomic rank!  Then, I watched that video, and it was like, "WTF???  There's a thing called a 'domain' now?  And there's stuff called Archaea???  And Eukaryotes might actually be this new thing I've never heard of called Archaea???"

I don't think I would have been more surprised if you told me that this is how we came about:

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Oh, not again!

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Ichibunz

Wait @TonyXXX got banned for what??! is that the reason I have not seen my brother from down unda!! You got banned too??!! 
well i did get warning once…😔🤭

ill star this post for toilet reading later 🤭

I'm still here brother, lurking around in the background, I've become a voyeur of sorts, but not in the sexual sense before you get too excited 😂 I've become more conservative with my comments and filter my input you might say so I can fly under the radar and not upset anyone.

I've been going through a lot of personal stuff recently, I won't go into details, but suffice to say my watch collecting has taken a backseat and unfortunately Xmas is looking rather bleak this year for the family. All that aside, I still enjoy reading the post and interacting from time to time with the great friends I've made here, there really is no other place like WC 💯

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TonyXXX

I'm still here brother, lurking around in the background, I've become a voyeur of sorts, but not in the sexual sense before you get too excited 😂 I've become more conservative with my comments and filter my input you might say so I can fly under the radar and not upset anyone.

I've been going through a lot of personal stuff recently, I won't go into details, but suffice to say my watch collecting has taken a backseat and unfortunately Xmas is looking rather bleak this year for the family. All that aside, I still enjoy reading the post and interacting from time to time with the great friends I've made here, there really is no other place like WC 💯

i Hear ya!  but hope everything is well with you my friend…🙏

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Whew! Crazy explanation but a great read 

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TimeJunkie

Whew! Crazy explanation but a great read 

I specialize in insane ideas, man!

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One of them is the watch you said you won't buy until March 2024 or something... isn't it 😏