I find Shulgi of Ur (c. 2094-2046 BCE, according to the Middle Chronology), second king of the Third Dynasty, to be an incredibly poignant figure. He called himself King of Ur, King of Sumer and Akkad, and King of the Four Corners of the World, and included this little stamp “𒀭” before writing his name as an indicator of his divinity after declaring himself a god in his twenty-third year of kingship. He wrote a number of “self-praise poems” that, among other remarkable assertions, claimed that he was the fastest runner in the world.
He was Baby of the World
Each stage of information evolution in human history has a hilarious component of everyone going, "....you mean if I write shit down like this a bunch of people ACTUALLY BELIEVE IT??" and losing their minds till they collectively filter out the new level of noise.
This is not _quite_ up to the sublime, possibly-the-greatest-blog-post-of-all-time level of "I’d like to kindly offer you a one-time-only opportunity to shut the complete fuck up and listen for the sake of your own self-improvement. Why is this man?" ( https://www.thechatner.com/p/dirtbag-gilgamesh-and-ishtar-tablet ) but insane pseudo-translations of Sumerian tablets are definitely the content I crave.
I am rejoicing in this content, directed squarely at my sense of humour.
“Let me talk about it! Let me tell you what I’ve done! I am more than qualified for this position!” Said all the tech bros in their interviews…
“you’re like “fragments missing” from the house of ideas”
dang that be fly
Um....first off.....the whole "Chatbot" thingy here is SOOOOOO misguided!!!!
I know it's only in it's infancy,but....Wow!!!!