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Title: Shouldn't Still Exist
Post by: floor13avenger on 08/11/2010 06:42:13
Hi everyone.  I'm a writer, amateur comedian, philosopher, and have always had a great interest in science and skepticism.  Recently I started writing articles for a site entitled "Things that Shouldn't Still Exist."  My most recent article is on hatred towards science (which seriously has no right still existing-- particularly in developed nations).  Anyhow, I'm always looking for more topics to write about, so if anyone has suggestions, let me know.  So far, I've also covered:  Racism, Ghost Hunting, Square Dancing, and Circumcision.  The site is an odd mix of philosophy and humor (which is necessary when you're an analytical thinker in a world of dubious, frustrating cultural norms). 

May rational thought save my sanity.

Jason

[LINK TO POSTER'S OWN WEBSITE REMOVED. REASON: ONLY FORUM CONTRIBUTION IS SELF-PROMOTION; NO DEBATE OR DISCUSSION. BREACH OF AUP.]
Title: Re: Shouldn't Still Exist
Post by: Bored chemist on 08/11/2010 07:13:39
Since we don't like people opening multiple threads on the same subject, this thread shouldn't exist.
Ironic isn't it?
Title: Re: Shouldn't Still Exist
Post by: chris on 08/11/2010 07:27:42
And we also don't like people post purely to promote their own websites...so I whole-heartedly agreed with BC.

Title: Shouldn't Still Exist
Post by: floor13avenger on 08/11/2010 08:10:08
Sorry.  I'm here for topic suggestions.  I am new to forums and thought that posting in spots that were applicable and where people would be interested would be fine.  Thanks for your sarcastic handling of the situation and please accept my apology for crossing forum etiquette.  If you don't want my site linked, fine, but I would still appreciate anything anyone has to say/suggest. 
Title: Shouldn't Still Exist
Post by: Geezer on 08/11/2010 08:39:49
Sorry.  I'm here for topic suggestions.  I am new to forums and thought that posting in spots that were applicable and where people would be interested would be fine.  Thanks for your sarcastic handling of the situation and please accept my apology for crossing forum etiquette.  If you don't want my site linked, fine, but I would still appreciate anything anyone has to say/suggest. 

Was there sarcasm?

A sarcastic comment would be more like, "Don't you have a dictionary?"
Title: Shouldn't Still Exist
Post by: maffsolo on 08/11/2010 08:49:18
Sometimes sarcasm can be felt by people that can feel.
Like finger nails across a chalk board
Have no clue if it was applied here or not, don't have a feel for it.

floor13avenger maybe I can fulfill your request?
 subject: How to get a third person introduction in a room full of strangers?

There is a scientific subject to write about, it may cover areas of Comedy, philosophy and skepticism, just to name a few.
 You might even apply parts of what you all ready wrote about Racism, Ghost Hunting, Square Dancing, and Circumcision. I am not sure the last one may apply maybe something close to it if it were a do all end all sighting
Title: Shouldn't Still Exist
Post by: floor13avenger on 08/11/2010 08:53:17
What bored chemist said was sarcasm.  I think you may be under the wrong impression of what sarcasm means.  I would post a link to a dictionary entry, but then I might get chided even more and proclaimed to be working for said dictionary website.  :)
Title: Shouldn't Still Exist
Post by: Geezer on 08/11/2010 09:03:41
What bored chemist said was sarcasm.  

I don't think so. Bored Chemist was quite direct. Sarcasm is a low form of humour. I didn't detect any humour in his statement.
Title: Shouldn't Still Exist
Post by: floor13avenger on 08/11/2010 09:11:33
I guess that someone who has no sense of humor whatsoever could take what he said without seeing the overly apparent sarcasm; thus, I guess you're right.  No need to discuss it further; you win.  Now if anyone would like to comment on the actual topic....
Title: Shouldn't Still Exist
Post by: maffsolo on 08/11/2010 09:31:25
Floor13avenger I was being sincere with what I suggested.
If you think I was not, chill gather your faculties
Title: Shouldn't Still Exist
Post by: floor13avenger on 08/11/2010 09:40:58
maffsolo, you're creepy and I like to imagine you out in the world making people uncomfortable every day.  Keep up the good work; meanwhile, I will certainly begin the gathering of my chill faculties. :)
Title: Shouldn't Still Exist
Post by: maffsolo on 08/11/2010 10:01:18
maffsolo, you're creepy and I like to imagine you out in the world making people uncomfortable every day.  Keep up the good work; meanwhile, I will certainly begin the gathering of my chill faculties. :)
Wow that is something creepy huh. that is your impression ? Nice blackboard scratching
Title: Shouldn't Still Exist
Post by: floor13avenger on 08/11/2010 10:04:52
Yeah, but in an endearing way.  Take it as a compliment, my creepy friend.
Title: Shouldn't Still Exist
Post by: maffsolo on 08/11/2010 10:15:20
I try to keep myself in check as an odd ball thanks!
Title: Shouldn't Still Exist
Post by: Don_1 on 08/11/2010 12:10:52
OK, so setting aside your blundering into poor forum etiket eatycket (copy & paste) etiquette;

........I've also covered: .......and Circumcision...... 

What with, an Elastoplast (Bandaid)???

Ah what the hell, it's no skin off my nose. (https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fbestsmileys.com%2Flol%2F10.gif&hash=6ec91e8a6973558a9092ab9ab4cf5ba4)

Of course you do realise, that the comedy you find here might be subject to copyright.

COMEDY, HERE??? (https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fbestsmileys.com%2Flol%2F14.gif&hash=a6e82280b3639f30d2ac73375497878f)


Don't make me laugh.....
Title: Shouldn't Still Exist
Post by: floor13avenger on 08/11/2010 12:43:08
If people can force themselves to regrow their missing foreskins, perhaps I can find humor, good suggestions, and some conversation that has to do with my proposed topic on this forum.
Title: Shouldn't Still Exist
Post by: Don_1 on 08/11/2010 12:49:20
If people can force themselves to regrow their missing foreskins, perhaps I can find humor, good suggestions, and some conversation that has to do with my proposed topic on this forum.

I'm afraid I don't know of any Jewish lizards.
Title: Shouldn't Still Exist
Post by: maffsolo on 08/11/2010 17:17:41
If people can force themselves to regrow their missing foreskins, perhaps I can find humor, good suggestions, and some conversation that has to do with my proposed topic on this forum.

I am just a Joe Shmo here, when I am corrected on a subject, I learned from these people here to ask more, if I do not understand and I am learning to pick phrases to input to search engines.
Then some will give me feedback if i am right or wrong and sometimes non if I hit it correctly.

  I am not a monitor and I was able to see other places where you have been.
Mama mia della rosa, shame on you, where is your etiquette.
Time for a re chill Floor13avenger
 
I was able to hunt down your site and it is quite robust, you definitly have taken advantage of the Freedom of Speech.

I was also able to follow your foot prints to other forums
I see a testing of reactions that hit home, when I was in my early school years I was wondering all the time why... I see it following you.
 
I have nothing against a little razz in gist, but you should be smoother and reduce the gang busting.
What you ask for in your topic, is for suggestions, which can be dug up anywhere on the net.
You need not have to interface with anyone. Just Stop look and listen.
Be original try holding the chill longer and be nice to people!
It always comes back ten fold.
or
You just may run out of people to talk to it is a small world and the net is even smaller.

Title: Shouldn't Still Exist
Post by: Bored chemist on 08/11/2010 19:05:49
If people can force themselves to regrow their missing foreskins, perhaps I can find humor, good suggestions, and some conversation that has to do with my proposed topic on this forum.

I'm afraid I don't know of any Jewish lizards.

David Icke might
For amusement value I'm going to cite his web page.
http://www.davidicke.com/
That doesn't mean I believe any of it.


Anyway I think I was using Irony rather than sarcasm.
While the plugging his own website bit is a breach of policy I think the basic idea is interesting (at least it's not another "Free energy" or "Go exists because I believe in Him!" thread. It just amused me that his posting about things that shouldn't exist shouldn't exist.
I'm even more amused that, because this is the version with replies, it's the legitimate version so it's the one which should exist.
Title: Shouldn't Still Exist
Post by: floor13avenger on 08/11/2010 20:35:10
bored chemist, pointing out irony can be sarcasm; they are not always exclusive of one another. 

maffsolo, thanks for the suggestions, but my style of humor isn't smooth and polite.  I respect that you may not like it, but that doesn't invalidate it, nor my arguments. 

Thus far, Don_1 has given me the best feedback when he suggested that I wouldn't be able to find humor on this forum.  I look forward to someone proving him wrong.
Title: Shouldn't Still Exist
Post by: Geezer on 08/11/2010 21:26:41
he suggested that I wouldn't be able to find humor on this forum.  I look forward to someone proving him wrong.

Now, that is a good example of sarcasm.
Title: Shouldn't Still Exist
Post by: floor13avenger on 08/11/2010 21:44:54
Here, let me get the ball rolling:  People who can't ever admit they're wrong shouldn't still exist.  I feel bad for the people who have to be around them in their daily lives. 
Title: Shouldn't Still Exist
Post by: maffsolo on 08/11/2010 21:52:38
Why does this combination of characters come to mind.
Don Rickles, George Carlin W.C. Fields and Rodney Dangerfield.
A Brooklyn circle
Title: Shouldn't Still Exist
Post by: Geezer on 08/11/2010 21:54:36
Here, let me get the ball rolling:  People who can't ever admit they're wrong shouldn't still exist.  I feel bad for the people who have to be around them in their daily lives. 

So, would I be correct in assuming you are not married?
Title: Shouldn't Still Exist
Post by: floor13avenger on 08/11/2010 22:02:16
Is that an "I know you are, but what am I?"  I am undone by your clever repartee.
Title: Shouldn't Still Exist
Post by: Geezer on 08/11/2010 22:07:08
Is that an "I know you are, but what am I?"  I am undone by your clever repartee.

Not really! It's a deduction.

If you were married, you wouldn't have to come to TNS to get a good argument.
Title: Shouldn't Still Exist
Post by: Geezer on 08/11/2010 22:07:51
Why does this combination of characters come to mind.
Don Rickles, George Carlin and Rodney Dangerfield.
A Brooklyn circle

A little respect, if you don't mind.
Title: Shouldn't Still Exist
Post by: maffsolo on 08/11/2010 22:16:03
This is just great, this is increasing my vocabulary

Humor is reason gone mad.
Groucho Marx
Title: Shouldn't Still Exist
Post by: maffsolo on 08/11/2010 22:20:14
Why does this combination of characters come to mind.
Don Rickles, George Carlin and Rodney Dangerfield.
A Brooklyn circle


A little respect, if you don't mind.

I cut out George, after thinking of him, is that butter?
Title: Shouldn't Still Exist
Post by: Geezer on 08/11/2010 22:26:05
Why does this combination of characters come to mind.
Don Rickles, George Carlin and Rodney Dangerfield.
A Brooklyn circle


A little respect, if you don't mind.

I cut out George, after thinking of him, is that butter?

It may even be margarine, but I think George was a good call.
Title: Shouldn't Still Exist
Post by: maffsolo on 08/11/2010 22:41:29
Why does this combination of characters come to mind.
Don Rickles, George Carlin and Rodney Dangerfield.
A Brooklyn circle


A little respect, if you don't mind.

I cut out George, after thinking of him, is that butter?

It may even be margarine, but I think George was a good call.

Is there such a thing as a "margarine knife?"
Title: Shouldn't Still Exist
Post by: floor13avenger on 09/11/2010 04:01:07
George Carlin is certainly one of my influences.  I was fortunate enough to catch his last show and his poster is mere feet from me right now.  R.I.P. a comedic genius.
Title: Shouldn't Still Exist
Post by: peppercorn on 09/11/2010 10:27:14
People who can't ever admit they're wrong shouldn't still exist.

Do you mean in an evolutionary sense?
Title: Shouldn't Still Exist
Post by: Don_1 on 09/11/2010 11:08:46
I'm afraid I don't know of any Jewish lizards.

David Icke might

(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.freesmileys.org%2Fsmileys%2Fsmiley-laughing021.gif&hash=44605df69e1507c3ed4d235c15c22e92) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

he suggested that I wouldn't be able to find humor on this forum.  I look forward to someone proving him wrong.

Now, that is a good example of sarcasm.

(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.freesmileys.org%2Fsmileys%2Fsmiley-laughing021.gif&hash=44605df69e1507c3ed4d235c15c22e92) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.freesmileys.org%2Fsmileys%2Fsmiley-laughing021.gif&hash=44605df69e1507c3ed4d235c15c22e92) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.freesmileys.org%2Fsmileys%2Fsmiley-laughing021.gif&hash=44605df69e1507c3ed4d235c15c22e92) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

Stop this please, I think I've wet myself!
Title: Shouldn't Still Exist
Post by: Don_1 on 09/11/2010 11:12:20
What is humourous?
Title: Shouldn't Still Exist
Post by: maffsolo on 09/11/2010 16:49:08
What is humourous?

Getting to the bone, I will say it is a
Homonym of humerus

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Title: Shouldn't Still Exist
Post by: Don_1 on 09/11/2010 17:34:53
HEhehe, I think that's why its known as the Funny bone.

Personally, I don't find anything funny about it when you knock it.
Title: Shouldn't Still Exist
Post by: maffsolo on 09/11/2010 17:38:54
George Carlin is certainly one of my influences.  I was fortunate enough to catch his last show and his poster is mere feet from me right now.  R.I.P. a comedic genius.
I know I did not follow his act to often, I stumbled over this that brough back memories.
We first realized his existance when he had impressed us in the later 60's

Al Sleet, the "hippie-dippie weatherman"—"Tonight's forecast: Dark. Continued dark throughout most of the evening, with some widely scattered light towards morning."
  
His presentation how he pronounced the phrase, "hippie-dippie weatherman", in a sequence, multiple times, emphasizing it in different ways.
It was a hit for months...
Title: Shouldn't Still Exist
Post by: maffsolo on 09/11/2010 17:42:48
HEhehe, I think that's why its known as the Funny bone.

Personally, I don't find anything funny about it when you knock it.

Me too. I only  ROF like a beached fish, with no Laughter, just growning with the fist under my chin and holding that elbow with my free hand...