You crack me up.
I always said that he amuses me. Someone like Statler who is so convinced that he is right about anything and everything while disregarding facts is amusing to me. The only other feeling one should have is maybe sadness because he is so misguided. I respond with a smile to his posts and then I am giddy waiting for his response where he manages to split 1 sentence into 4 or 5 quotes. It is actually an art form of the incompetence. My English prof in college always said that.
If you write
It is a simple statement meant to be funny.It was sunny and nice yesterday. Unfortunately we couldn't see that because the sun was covered by clouds and it was raining.
Statler would respond:
I have come across many people who can not comprehend two or three sentences much less an entire paragraph. These people always read and go sentence by sentence not understanding that the next sentence may belong to the previous sentence. And the worst part is that you can not even explain that to them. For them each individual sentence or even a phrase is an individual statement. Some people do it on purpose. Fox News is great doing that. The entire Murdoch media empire is great doing it. And it serves a purpose.No it was not.It was sunny and nice yesterday
It was clear to everybody except to youUnfortunately we couldn't see that
You are inconsistent againthe sun was covered by clouds and it was raining.
Then there are others who can't do it any other way. I think Statler is part of the latter group. I don't even think he realizes it. The lack of reading comprehension is rather wide spread these days. Statler though is the king of them all. No doubt. Since neither of us can ever teach him reading comprehension (I doubt anybody can at this point) the best emotion one can have is: sadness and sorrow that you can't help him or just be amused by it.