Is there a Womensa group too? If not, there should be.
I went to a MENSA meeting. They were NOT impressed with my ability to armpit fart.
All my friends who were that smart had parents who were the same. Looking at my mom and dad, I knew it would be pointless to even try the test.
How exactly does someone get ready for a night of WoW? Thumb stretches?
I can't speak for everyone, but for me it's masturbation and beer.
Why do they have clubs for something that is genetic? I want to belong to the 6 foot tall and over club! Bow before me, shrimpkins!
I was in mensa for awhile. In my experience, everyone was in it for the booze. It's cool to get trashed with 40 other people, and none of them turn out to be angry drunks. I got my money's worth. After I joined, my name was in the next newsletter four times! Spelled four different ways. My last name is three letters long.
Wasn't there a group called DENSA? I forget if it was made just to mock Mensa or if it was for some kind of anti-elitist not-so-smart folks.
PMdoombot - ditto. I was in for a couple years and somehow thought it would develop into something more than a bunch of rejects. People were not distinguishable by their intellect, did spend all the money on booze, and had next to no social skills. It was like nerds plus beer. Without any chance for intelligent discussion. Creepy. Pointless.
I couldn't join MENSA because I'm just barely smart emough to get in, so if I did join and went to a meeting, I'd be the stupidest guy in the room the second I walked in the door.
Mensa is for people who in all probability have high potential, but don't possess the other qualities that allow them to make a mark in their field. Good public speaking skills, a priority in the human condition, etc. It's a little dissapointing and disheartening, but there are people like that all over. Spend a little time in a research university lab, and you find this brand of "useless genius" that can barely pop out words and clear emotions in their presentations. The useful geniuses will always be the rare few who change things.
A real Mensa member doesn't need to give gifts. He's already God's gift to the world.
The stupid, stupid, undeserving world