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    no clinkz 'til brooklyn Nocapszy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Liquid_Laser View Post
    Desirable traits are in some sense arbitrary.
    Understood. My latest kick is about arbitrary human decision and presumed knowledge/maxims etc.

    I was referencing the popular current state of affairs, which seems to contain these few things, which, when actually present are abhorrent things to possess. According the the Flak, it's a provision of comic relief to inaccurately confess failure to live up to the standard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
    You might want to look around for your sense of humor. It looks like you lost it.
    How about you find me a new one -- can you explain how it's funny?

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    What am I like a clown to you?

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    You don't give me much option to think otherwise.

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    I'm here for your F'n amusement, is that it?

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    No can do. Explaining why it's funny would require me to invest more into this thread than I think it's worth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nocapszy View Post
    Understood. My latest kick is about arbitrary human decision and presumed knowledge/maxims etc.

    I was referencing the popular current state of affairs, which seems to contain these few things, which, when actually present are abhorrent things to possess. According the the Flak, it's a provision of comic relief to inaccurately confess failure to live up to the standard.
    One principle in comedy is that loss of status is funny. For example a man dressing as a woman is intrinsically funnier than a woman dressing as a man. The woman who dresses as a man is empowered. The man who dresses as a woman is humiliated. Those comedies that feature a woman dressing as a man only work by humiliating the other men. They lose status by foolishly believing the woman is male. Also a lot of TV comedies feature a foolish man (Simpsons, Family Guy, etc...). It's funny because of the perceived loss of status.
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