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Post  beroulga on 8th October 2012, 10:57 pm

there we have a thread i wanted to try for not reason where we ask big questions and discuss. starting now.

also your questions can be not so big, just fun. try not to troll too hard, it gets awfully easy.



Question 1. whats better. Fleeting happiness coupled with defeat or just a constant dull semi defeat?

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Post  beroulga on 8th October 2012, 11:01 pm

argument for dull semi-defeat. = [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] <--link
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Post  hpsandwich on 9th October 2012, 2:20 am

i don't even remember what spawned this dash-squee, i was too worried about eating Twinkie Wiener Sandwiches...

well i will have to say feeling happiness coupled with defeat would be better, because at least you have extremes, rather than just a constant dull drum.

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Re: The Big questions

Post  beroulga on 9th October 2012, 10:11 am

yeah but those extremes are awfully crushing, couldn't it be seen as better to live a moderate life despite that Life not being crazy happy all the time? perhaps even just a little melancholy? All that blinding happy followed by a fall into massive sadness, that's got to be tiring.

I realize i am not making the "dull" life less negative than originally, but i don't think i can defend constantly sad.
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Post  hpsandwich on 9th October 2012, 3:14 pm

i would get rather bored honestly, and probably lose perspective on myself if life were that boring. theirs a phrase that comes to mind, though only partially applicable. "its better to have loved and lost then never to have loved at all." kinda holds true in this situation imo.

and sure it would get tiring, but everything gets tiring if it keeps happening. living in a constant dulldrum would be even more tiring simply due to the fact its constant... its like watching daytime TV. its all the same, its all pretty boring and uneventful, and at the end of it all you are exhosted somehow.
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Re: The Big questions

Post  beroulga on 10th October 2012, 12:38 am

yeahh.... and I've run out of defenses for something I don't believe... oh well. New question.
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Re: The Big questions

Post  hpsandwich on 17th October 2012, 5:48 am

I pose 2 queries.

1. If a herring falls in a shrubbery, does it make a ni? twilight-shocked

2. is there a type of joke that does NOT require some form of deep understanding of one or many topics to be funny? Such as a deep understanding of humanity, science, spirituality, history, culture, swallows, ect... if said joke exists, how is it funny? twilight-argh
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Re: The Big questions

Post  Sir Knight Lord Diggalot on 24th October 2012, 11:27 am

I've been giving this so much thought but I can't find an example that does not require knowledge... I guess there is not...
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Re: The Big questions

Post  beroulga on 25th October 2012, 10:29 am

Are we counting knowledge held in common to count as knowledge or just special knowledge, like that of a specific show or context? If knowledge that we all hold is not counted then I think that certain funny sounding words or sentences can count. and its possible slap stick doesn't at all.

But maybe peekaboo is a good example of such a possible joke. Babies find this funny, I think, because its strange to them. the persons there and then not, and then suddenly there with an exclamation. this kind of joke is funny without any knowledge of the game at all. If we can find an analogous situation for older people you may just find your non contextual joke.
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Re: The Big questions

Post  Sir Knight Lord Diggalot on 8th November 2012, 10:32 am

I suppose that we'll have to decide what a joke really is. Peekaboo is not something I really see as a joke, but more as a game.
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Re: The Big questions

Post  rogier on 12th January 2013, 4:10 pm

I'd say this one counts as one not requiring special knowledge and only a general understanding of semantics:
Two idiots are walking down the street.
Suddenly one stops and says, "Okay that's enough. Now I want to walk in the middle."
I guess the question whether it is also funny is another one fluttershy-happy

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