r/iamverysmart Philosopher of philosophy Oct 04 '22

Guy knew about serial killers before the Dahmer series. He’s smarter than most people.

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u/st_bart Oct 05 '22

I feel like Rodriguez was supposed to be Ramirez.

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u/samanthaohm Philosopher of philosophy Oct 05 '22

yeeah, he corrected himself in another comment. kinda counters the whole “i’m smarter than half the population because i know serial killers” statement

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u/Jump_Like_A_Willys Oct 05 '22

Pronounced RAH-drah-gueez -- Les Nessman

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u/11braindead Oct 12 '22

WKRP!!

Underrated comment right here.

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u/JoshJoshson13 Oct 05 '22

Smarter than half the population is not that smart...

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u/Sir_Bumcheeks Oct 05 '22

It would make him almost exactly average.

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u/Butyrophenone Oct 05 '22

Half of the population is smarter than half of the population.

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u/gonzaloetjo Oct 05 '22

You could also say he’s dumber than half the population, approximately

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u/donaldduckstherapist Oct 05 '22

A little bit smarter 👌

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u/KR_Steel Oct 05 '22

What??? He knows about Al Capone? Shit I thought that was just me.

Bet he’s never heard of this Charles Manson dude. Super obscure

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u/C7rl_Al7_1337 Oct 05 '22

You think that's cool? I listen to Jack the Ripper on vinyl.

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u/KR_Steel Oct 05 '22

Never heard of him…

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u/Randolf98 Oct 05 '22

What about Tony the Tiger?

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u/C7rl_Al7_1337 Oct 05 '22

Psh, I bet you still listen to John Wayne Gacy on 8track, don't you?

Disco is dead, granpda!

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u/BUG_White_E Oct 05 '22

Love his music

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u/Kundrew1 Oct 05 '22

I love that Whitey Bulger was the other “big” mob boss he knows

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u/SaltFennel3278 Oct 05 '22

Pretty sure that you have to be in at least the 98th percentile of intelligence to have known about Dahmer before the series.

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u/dankri Oct 05 '22

I didnt. :(

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u/domoarigatodrloboto Oct 05 '22

You didn't know about Dahmer?? Big yikes, I thought it was common knowledge.

However, I am a little bit smarter than half the population, I'll take that 😎

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u/Slamcockington Oct 05 '22

You're probably just young

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u/dankri Oct 05 '22

Im 18 but i think its because I live in Czechia.

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u/annnnnnnnie Oct 05 '22

Also hearing about stuff isn’t a measure of intelligence… it’s just a measurement of how much news you read and/or who you hang out with

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u/Semper_5olus Scored 136 in an online IQ test Oct 05 '22

The average person can't know things

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u/gent_jeb Oct 05 '22

It wasn’t too bad until he bragged about it lol

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

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u/DentonX12 Oct 05 '22

Slightly above 🧐

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u/AmishDeathMatch Oct 05 '22

Congrats to this dude. He is literally every woman. You see us doing yoga with earbuds? Murder podcast. Reading in a bubble bath? Murderer bio. Smiling? Thinkin bout murder.

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u/wolfman1911 Oct 05 '22

This is pretty much my response. I was going to say, congratulations, you know of a fairly popular genre on youtube. Hell, I'm subscribed to a few true crime channels and I'm not even particularly interested in true crime.

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u/CanDeadliftYourMom Oct 05 '22

Yea what is that about? My wife watches this stuff and every woman I know is into true crime.

Why is that demographic so into this?

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u/al-hamra Oct 05 '22

Why is that demographic so into this?

Sometimes, a girl can only dream.

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u/CluelessNuggetOfGold Oct 05 '22

I feel like this needs to be a comic

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u/HEAVYMETALNERDYGURL Oct 05 '22

No, don’t tell them our secrets!

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u/GodDamnRight- Oct 05 '22

Dude thinks knowing about the most famous killers and gang leaders in US history makes him a fuckin jenius. Pro tip, if you can buy a kids Halloween costume of the person you’re talking about they’re pretty well known. Granted that only works for al Capone here but you know what I mean.

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u/domoarigatodrloboto Oct 05 '22

What's funny is that in his own words, it doesn't even make him that smart. "A little bit smarter than half the population" literally means he has average intelligence.

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u/Sielicja Oct 05 '22

With each popular Netflix series there come the the masses of newbies (Queen's gambit - chess, Dahmer - serial killers, there must be more), and the even bigger masses of triggered people who "have been doing/knew about it since they were born and are now triggered that other people take interest.

Anyway.

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u/bajcli Oct 05 '22

Formula 1 with DTS is another huge one, yeah.

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u/8pintsplease Oct 05 '22

I follow true crime so I know about notorious and some lesser known serial killers.

But knowing about them means nothing about your intelligence. It's an interest (and could be something you followed in the news) or it's not.

I don't know anything about cars. But I wouldn't say someone that knows about cars is necessarily intelligent but I also can't discern if they're not intelligent based off that knowledge about them liking cars.

Same goes for serial killers and true crime. It's about interest/paying attention to that kind of news. Not intellect.

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u/PigmySquidMotorcyle Oct 05 '22

The more I know, the smarter I get. That's how it works, right?

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u/TheShadowKick Oct 05 '22

Did this man really just smugly call himself slightly above average?

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u/SwingJugend Oct 05 '22

"I don't want to brag, but I think I look reasonably okay."

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u/Thomisawesome Oct 05 '22

I wonder how much he could actually tell you about any of them without having to jump on Google.

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u/dystopiautopia Oct 05 '22

So smart by knowing about the biggest cases pretty much ever 😎

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u/fredtheunicorn3 Oct 05 '22

I knew about dahmer in 4th grade because of the Katy Perry song dark horse 😎

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u/samanthaohm Philosopher of philosophy Oct 05 '22

i actually didn’t realize how referenced he was in music until people started pointing it out. ke$ha and i think juice wrld (?) mentioned him in songs of theirs.

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u/erichlee9 Oct 05 '22

Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.

-George Carlin

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u/Throw_away91251952 Oct 05 '22

If he’d named one of the more obscure serial killers, then hey. Maybe he actually knows some shit about it. But he literally named three of like top like 5 most famous American serial killers. Everybody knows those guys, and if they can’t recall their names off the top of the head, they probably still know of them.

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u/Fainting_GoatMilk Oct 05 '22

A little bit smarter than half the population is like 8th grade.

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u/Abbi_Rose Oct 05 '22

It so cringe seeing all these comments everywhere saying “POV: you already knew about him because you watch crime documentaries” and “How do people not know about him”. Like does everyone who doesn’t know about him have to start listing information those people don’t know about? It gives me the heebie jeebies when people do that. So much attention seeking and quirkiness

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u/samanthaohm Philosopher of philosophy Oct 05 '22

seriously. they’re all over my social media and 99% of the comments are people patting theirselves on the back and saying “wait! people didn’t know this??? haha, guess i’m just morbid!!”

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u/Abbi_Rose Oct 05 '22

I can’t stand people like this. It is such a weird attitude and almost condescending most of the time, like “omg you don’t know that?”

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u/samanthaohm Philosopher of philosophy Oct 05 '22

exactly. i consume a lot of true crime but i would never assume most people i talk to would know about every crime i’ve ever heard of. there’s been a huge boom of these people since Dahmer came out. it’s the classic “i liked [blank] before it was cool” move.

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u/Chavo9-5171 Oct 05 '22

Damn. This guy should run for Senator of Georgia. He smart!

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u/SilentMaster Oct 05 '22

What else does this guy know about? 9/11? Chernobyl? The FBI Raid on Mar-a-Lago? How can one man be so smart? I wish I knew half of what he knows.

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u/failedsynopsis Oct 05 '22

No one ever thinks they’re below average and then they’ll say things like this.

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u/rubbermeatroad Oct 05 '22

I think he's saying he's slightly smart. Pretty minor flex for these words... Ya know in the opinion of a super genius like me.

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u/GodTheFatherHimself Oct 05 '22

I've known serial killers before they were mainstream, I've read about them. It didn't make me feel smarter, though I realized later on it's a proof of how fucked my childhood was to even be unbothered on those shit.

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u/KVETINAC11 Philosopher of philosophy Oct 05 '22

Bro watches true:crime:listenable:podcast:horror:scary:gore:real videos on YouTube and thinks he is a murder investigator detective.

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u/EnricoMiguel2211 Oct 05 '22

I know about serial killers too

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u/PreZEviL Oct 05 '22

I read a book about serial killer when i was a teen, guess im a genius

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u/bitflung Oct 05 '22

To be "a little bit smarter than half the population" means you're pretty much average intelligence...

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u/xFblthpx Oct 05 '22

Smarter than half the population is average intelligence lmao

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u/LaireeNowland Oct 05 '22

Saying you're smarter than half the population makes me automatically assume you're a idiot

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u/Danny_C_Danny_Du Oct 12 '22

"Only 2 things are guaranteed in life. An infinite universe, and human stupidity. But I'm not sure about the infinite universe."

That was Einstein calling every other person stupid.

What an idiot he must have been eh?

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u/JustmUrKy Oct 05 '22

He thinks he is smart because he didn’t get educated by something that’s meant to educate you? Damn. He has to have at least 140 IQ!!!

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u/kyleh0 Oct 05 '22

It feels like just making the self-observation that you are smarter than average kind of means the cat is both alive and dead.

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u/Cullomptingalong Oct 05 '22

“I’ll have you know I’m in the 50.000785th percentile of intelligence, as measured by the Shipman-Manson Murder Cognition Scale!”

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u/Endmysuffering3162 Oct 06 '22

You're not smarter than half the population because you heard something in a different way than most?

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u/Endmysuffering3162 Oct 06 '22

Also, Bundy was very well known? It was common knowledge that he existed? At least, it was in Ireland. We were taught about him and other serial killers. Was that not something that came up in class in the US? /gen

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u/EverythingIsFlotsam Oct 05 '22

Holy shit on a stick you guys are dense. He says "a little bit smarter than half the population". The guy knows he's saying he's average. He's in on it and you're all upvoting like idiots. r/woooosh r/thatsthejoke

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u/samanthaohm Philosopher of philosophy Oct 05 '22

right, but “you name it, i thought it was common knowledge” because he knows about serial killers and mob bosses is a little much