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25 April 2020 19:33
 

Steady there, 89, said the other 89.

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26 April 2020 07:00
 

The Prime Minister of Canada speaks two languages fluently.  Which is two more than the President of the United States.

The only way Trump is gonna flatten any curve is if he puts down the bucket of KFC.

The idea of light inside the body as a cure fer the covid is no surprise…coming from a guy who thinks the sun shines directly up his arse.

 
 
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29 April 2020 06:47
 

It’s sad people have to follow a POTUS around issuing warnings about taking bleach hot tub soaks and steams in white phosphorous.

I bet Trump thinks mustard gas is what happens after he eats hotdogs at the fair.

 
 
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21 June 2021 07:35
 

Patrons are availing themselves to zinger after zinger lately.  It’s all very tempting.  And nearing the point where I Can’t Keep It In.

 
 
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25 June 2021 10:05
 

Looking around makes it harder to see
When the town is no longer what it used to be
You look for the folks who could reason and rhyme
And take all the jokes til we’re all out of time
Now it’s replaced with the anger and rage
Those about faced from the words on the page
Finding the source of the deep seated pain
Traces the course to then begin again
They come from afar but they don’t seem to stay
Coz some only mar what they all have to say
What can you do when the folks just can’t wait?
And lash out at you when you don’t take the bait
They drive in the dagger with the force of their fear
Like the panicky stagger that dragged them in here
The more that you see it the harder it gets
Wanting them to be free of their painful regrets
It feels out of reach like the vanishing sun
The tires that screech just in order to run
All the presuming means nobody cares
Selfish consuming and thousand yard stares
Why is there doubt we can turn things around?
To figure this out means the fun can be found
No say is final when all have a voice
Anger is primal while time gives a choice.

 
 
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12 July 2021 11:39
 

Watching three billionaires race to space has gotta be the most elaborate dick measuring contest in human history.

 
 
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12 July 2021 12:34
 
LadyJane - 12 July 2021 11:39 AM

Watching three billionaires race to space has gotta be the most elaborate dick measuring contest in human history.

Yeah ... and they’re like little boys who want to be astronauts and think they can buy the experience and prestige.  A pale shadow of the real thing.

 

 
 
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13 July 2021 09:38
 

There’s no shaming the shameless.  A grandiose sense of entitlement exacerbates this trait…especially among the paler shadows.

The same people complaining about “identity politics” fixate endlessly on confining definitions…especially about themselves.

The same people complaining about “cancel culture” are making victims out of people seeking to avoid consequences for thoughtless actions.

The same people complaining about “safe spaces” likely haven’t suffered the burden of finding themselves in unsafe spaces.

The same people repeating the same empty rhetoric don’t necessarily care half as much about the rhetoric as they do being liked and accepted.

Hanging out on the internet is a choice.  Tweeting is a choice.  Complaining is a choice.  These choices can create reactions.  It’s very simple.

I think if folks are overly sensitive and looking for an agreement instead of a challenge…pick a lane that goes that speed.

Primarily the shameless never apologize or take responsibility for any wrongdoing.  Which means no accountability or learning from mistakes.

The longer we allow these halfwits to get away with the nonsense the less fun for the rest of us.  We’re not all equally influenced by cybertrends.

What does all this have to do with ridicule you say?

In Canada we don’t let each other get away with this shit.  We choose our words carefully and use sarcasm like a garnish. 

This kind of honesty saves us all a lot of embarrassment.  And keeps us laughing.  Which is always humbling.

That’s what it looks like when everyone is playing by the same rules. 

Roast On.

 
 
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13 July 2021 14:45
 

Just so, LadyJane.
I might also add that ...
The same people pretending to value free speech while attempting to control the speech of others, and claim it as a ‘right’ in order to promote prejudice and hate, and
The same people striving to pigeon-hole everyone and everything, leaving themselves unable to see the big picture.

I came up on the heel of a generation of ‘Make love not war’ and ‘We shall overcome’; in today’s world, I expect something negative would be made out of those – such as has been done with ‘Social justice warrior’ and ‘Black lives matter’ – words that should invoke empathy and inspire positive change.  But we are now in an age where words, and the aspirations behind them, are distorted beyond meaning.  What a shame.

Yeah, in Canada “we don’t let each other get away with this shit”.  And we have better bullshit detectors.  We know it when we see it.  And nowadays, it seems to be everywhere; social media providing an easy platform for the silly and the stupid.  So, humour, sarcasm and ridicule are essential to the ‘rules of engagement’.  If only the targets were more open to laughing at themselves and their foibles.

 
 
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13 July 2021 16:45
 

We shall overcome…this unceremonious bastardization of the English language.

As soon as strides are made people feel threatened and want to slow it down…shorten the steps.  Pretend they worked hard to get where they are while casually pulling up the ladder behind them.  The same thing happened with feminism.  They invented waves of it in order to find a way to hate it without seeming misogynistic.  That’s it fellas…just claim there’s a difference and create a target for that anger…that’ll turn the tide.

Comedy is the only way to tell the truth.  The last bastion.  And the truth has to get louder. 

We don’t all have to like the same jokes…or have the same sense of humour.  I never particularly liked Sam Kinison, for instance.  And it wasn’t on account’a the sexist stuff that riled up his mostly white male audience.  That only drowned out the few decent bits I recall.  I didn’t appreciate the delivery.  The same reason Faux News is a turn off.  I just don’t understand why they feel the need to scream their act at me.

 
 
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14 July 2021 01:25
 
LadyJane - 13 July 2021 04:45 PM

We shall overcome…this unceremonious bastardization of the English language.

As soon as strides are made people feel threatened and want to slow it down…shorten the steps.  Pretend they worked hard to get where they are while casually pulling up the ladder behind them.  The same thing happened with feminism.  They invented waves of it in order to find a way to hate it without seeming misogynistic.  That’s it fellas…just claim there’s a difference and create a target for that anger…that’ll turn the tide.

Comedy is the only way to tell the truth.  The last bastion.  And the truth has to get louder. 

We don’t all have to like the same jokes…or have the same sense of humour.  I never particularly liked Sam Kinison, for instance.  And it wasn’t on account’a the sexist stuff that riled up his mostly white male audience.  That only drowned out the few decent bits I recall.  I didn’t appreciate the delivery.  The same reason Faux News is a turn off.  I just don’t understand why they feel the need to scream their act at me.

Comedy is indeed a great way to tell the truth, and it can make people think without realizing it.  Sam Kinison isn’t my cup of tea either.  I rather like our own homegrown comedy, and also have a fondness for British humour.  Satire is the best.

 

 
 
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14 July 2021 07:40
 

It’s the deadpan thing.  The livepan thing is lost on me.  Comedians who laugh too hard at their own jokes.  Like Kevin Hart.  Hugely successful, I know, but as appealing as a culturally insensitive garden gnome.  I’m pretty sure nonverbal is a fan. 

And I’m not saying nonverbal is old er nuthin’...but his porn handle is Louie Body Dementia.

 
 
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14 July 2021 12:42
 
LadyJane - 14 July 2021 07:40 AM

It’s the deadpan thing.  The livepan thing is lost on me.  Comedians who laugh too hard at their own jokes.  Like Kevin Hart.  Hugely successful, I know, but as appealing as a culturally insensitive garden gnome.  I’m pretty sure nonverbal is a fan. 

And I’m not saying nonverbal is old er nuthin’...but his porn handle is Louie Body Dementia.

Haha ... I’m not that young myself though my immaturity keeps me somewhat in denial of this fact.

I think we have much the same sense of humour.  Often here at the forum I’ve noted that your dry wit has gone over the heads of some members which in itself is laughable, sort of.  (I mean, who wouldn’t laugh at the image of water-winged men flopping atop a tidal wave? – the mental images this conjured up had me in stitches and wishing I was a cartoonist.)  Perhaps this is a cultural thing – our southern neighbours, somewhere along the way, started to take themselves way too seriously.  And they got so very loud about it.

This clip doesn’t specifically relate here and isn’t new, but it made me laugh, so ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PT0ay9u1gg4

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14 July 2021 15:07
 

Yes, we definitely share a similar sense of humour.  Including the one that laughs at the Classic American Blowhard. 

I don’t mind the presence of blowhards.  I just don’t want to interact with them.  So I don’t.  I prefer to observe…from a distance…like at the zoo.  It’s quite like a wind tunnel when they all blow in at once.  The key is to get close enough to witness while remaining far enough back to avoid the need for plexiglass.  Things can get sticky when they’re blowing each other…away.

I’ve always scaled back on the jokes when it becomes clear patrons are taking themselves too seriously.  Which is always a drag.  I guess I figured things would level off when politics went back to being boring.  Then I encounter an old post or two that reminds me that a lot pent up anger was there all along.  And recall all the crap I’ve taken from wankers posing as gentlemen. 

I often attribute the behaviour to shaken baby syndrome.  And not from injuries they sustained as infants, but now, as adults, for getting slapped around so much for being such whiny little sucks. 

I guess most things are bound to go over their heads when you think about it.  Laughing is the least we can do.

 
 
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LadyJane - 14 July 2021 03:07 PM

Yes, we definitely share a similar sense of humour.  Including the one that laughs at the Classic American Blowhard. 

I don’t mind the presence of blowhards.  I just don’t want to interact with them.  So I don’t.  I prefer to observe…from a distance…like at the zoo.  It’s quite like a wind tunnel when they all blow in at once.  The key is to get close enough to witness while remaining far enough back to avoid the need for plexiglass.  Things can get sticky when they’re blowing each other…away.

I’ve always scaled back on the jokes when it becomes clear patrons are taking themselves too seriously.  Which is always a drag.  I guess I figured things would level off when politics went back to being boring.  Then I encounter an old post or two that reminds me that a lot pent up anger was there all along.  And recall all the crap I’ve taken from wankers posing as gentlemen. 

I often attribute the behaviour to shaken baby syndrome.  And not from injuries they sustained as infants, but now, as adults, for getting slapped around so much for being such whiny little sucks. 

I guess most things are bound to go over their heads when you think about it.  Laughing is the least we can do.

Haha ... so very true.  Yup, we just have to continue on laughing ... and the more the merrier.
(I’m so glad you’re here.)

 

 
 
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