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Re: A Thought for the Day

Postby Anaxagoras » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:40 am

"Sometimes the funniest thing to say is mean. You know what I mean? It's a tough position to be in. So I say a lot of mean things. But you guys gotta remember, I'm not saying it to be mean. I'm saying it because it's funny.
And everything's funny till it happens to you."

- Dave Chappelle
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
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Re: A Thought for the Day

Postby Doctor X » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:33 am

Funny, there is a Patriots Reporter Dude--Andy Hart--who claims "the truth is never mean."

That is his justification for describing some Epic FAIL on the part of a Patriot or other team player/coach/his son playing soccer.

Yet it is mean. It is always mean, because it is not what we want it to be.

I am not a big Heinlein fan, because he basically degenerated into soft-core military porn since he never was what he wanted to be in the military. Or as I summarized his last few books: "SALUTE me when I'm fucking you!" A minor criticism, he did some good work. Anyways, despite all of that, in his somewhat self-indulgent A Stranger in a Strange Land, his "messiah" discovers that things are funny because they hurt.

Mel Brooks put it better: tragedy is when he falls down. Comedy is when you fall down and die.

Though it is more than that. Chappell was "mean" with expectations. Two of his really awesome routines was the "Frontline" documentary on the blind black KKK leader Clayton Bigsbey:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7oXFmuUHLQ

and the infamous "Does Wayne Brady have to choke a bitch?":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-zSJljpKNc

The truth is always mean, and sometimes it has to be.



In the rain.

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Postby Henry » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:29 am

Now I gotta live the rest of my life like a schnook.

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Postby Doctor X » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:20 am

We're still talking about tits, right?

--Judge Woodhull, TurИ


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Re: A Thought for the Day

Postby Pyrrho » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:48 am

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Postby Grammatron » Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:05 am

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pillory wrote:jokes aren't funny....seriously thinking......

seriously thinking might be funny....but it's not joke

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Postby Pyrrho » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:13 pm

https://twitter.com/AlysiaJudge/status/ ... 05/photo/1

@AlysiaJudge

In their original Japanese, these lines are 1,000 years old. If 2018 has had a hard start for you personally, emotionally or even politically, it might be a small comfort that someone a millennium ago also felt damaged, but looked up.


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Re: A Thought for the Day

Postby Doctor X » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:42 am

It does not rhyme.




What?

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Postby shemp » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:45 am

It did in the original Japanese.
"It is not I who is mad! It is I who is crazy!" -- Ren Hoek

"[... it seems most strange that... ] the Creator of Heaven and Earth resorted to the womb of a certain Jewish lady, grew there for nine months and was born as an infant, and afterwards grew up and was betrayed into the hands of his enemies who sentenced him to death and executed him, and that afterwards... he came to life and returned to his original place. The mind of a Jew, or any other person, simply cannot tolerate these assertions. If you have listened all your life to the priests who have filled your brain and the marrow of your bones with this doctrine, and it has settled into you because of that accustomed habit. [I would argue that if you were hearing these ideas for the first time, now, as a grown adult], you would never have accepted them." -- Rabbi Moses ben Nahman, defending the Talmud at the Disputation of Barcelona, July 1263.

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Postby WildCat » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:05 am

shemp wrote:It did in the original Japanese.

But then the only people who understand it are Anax and men who prefer robots to women.
Do you have questions about God?

you sniveling little right-wing nutter - jj

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Postby Witness » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:34 am

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Postby Doctor X » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:06 am

WildCat wrote:
shemp wrote:It did in the original Japanese.

But then the only people who understand it are Anax and men who prefer tentacles to women.

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Postby Doctor X » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:22 am

Great win to day! And 64, you goin have to come harder than some weak racist slurs. I’m proud of my African heritage, as are 70% of the other Black players in this league. #Iaintjonathanmartin!

— YANNICK NGAKOUE! (@YannGetSacks91) January 8, 2018


"64" refers to the number of the Bills player and Out-of-Central Casting Redneck and Certifiable Meathead Richie Incognito who famously sent racist texts to a black player John Martin under the great stupid excuse that "they call each other niggers so."

Not worth the tangent, there was a lot of controversy since the same Wells who does not believe in physical laws or that smoking causes lung cancer did a "report" to show how t3h r4c1sts the Dolphins were . . . blah . . . blah . . . blah . . . the bottom line is you do not call black people "niggers" even if they call you such. One of the highest compliments I ever receive was that "you might be a white boy but deep inside you're a crazy-ass nigger!"

I do not call anyone a "nigger."

Especially if they are Wogs! What? What?


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Re: A Thought for the Day

Postby Pyrrho » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:53 am

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Postby Witness » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:22 am

The real spirit of the laws in France is that bureaucracy of which the late Monsieur de Gournay used to complain so greatly; here the offices, clerks, secretaries, inspectors and intendants are not appointed to benefit the public interest, indeed the public interest appears to have been established so that offices might exist.

From a letter written by Baron von Grimm in 1765 (a skeptic)
Nihil novi sub sole… :|

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Postby Pyrrho » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:58 pm

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Postby Anaxagoras » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:32 am

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A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
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Re: A Thought for the Day

Postby Doctor X » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:01 am

Sorry to make Mookie cry:

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Postby Doctor X » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:25 am

If I tell you anything they’re allowed to take my childrens’ kidneys out with a blunt spoon.

--James Isaacs, explaining non-disclosure agreements for the new Star Trek


--J.D.
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Re: A Thought for the Day

Postby Pyrrho » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:24 pm

@michaelshermer

His ultimate argument: w/out God there is no justice. Me: "How do you know what God thinks is just?" Him: "Bible-every word in all 66 books." Me reading from Leviticus/Deuteronomy: "Death penalty for disobedient children, gays, working on sabbath?" Him: "That's not our debate!"
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