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In praise of silliness
Posted: 17 June 2008 12:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]  
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Salt Creek - 17 June 2008 04:48 PM
lindajean - 16 June 2008 03:05 PM

And I constantly bear in mind (as a married person) my own mother’s words of wisdom when she told me no marriage can exist without humor. SO I tend to gravitate toward the funny, insanely comical and silly around me on a daily basis, as a preventative measure,  to keep my sanity and my marriage intact.

Yeah, and. What you don’t bear in mind is that you might not exist without marriage.

It’s just an observation, not a judgement leveled on “marriage”.

I think I could exist without marriage ( I just prefer it) but my point was I probably can’t exist without humor/silliness.
Moms know best, right? tongue wink

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Posted: 17 June 2008 02:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]  
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lindajean - 17 June 2008 04:57 PM
Salt Creek - 17 June 2008 04:48 PM

Yeah, and. What you don’t bear in mind is that you might not exist without marriage.

I think I could exist without marriage.

Could he have meant that you might not exist were it not for your parents’ marriage? SC is quite cryptic sometimes, in a very silly manner.

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Posted: 17 June 2008 02:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]  
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mcalpine - 17 June 2008 03:53 PM

I don’t see how this comment relates to the Sander quote. What males find irrestibly attractive about any particular female is usually silly to other females.  You, for example, probably wouldn’t understand why a skanky hose monster screaming GO JIM DANDY would lead a totally hypothetical male to try to bite his monitor screen….

My name is Bruce Burleson, and I am a Totally Hypothetical Male.

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Posted: 17 June 2008 05:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]  
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Bruce Burleson - 17 June 2008 06:47 PM

My name is Bruce Burleson, and I am a Totally Hypothetical Male.

“Yeah. But why does he dress like a bible salesman?” - Angela Hayes, played by Mena Suvari, in reference to Ricky Fitts, played by Wes Bentley, in the Oscar-winning film “American Beauty”.

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Posted: 18 June 2008 12:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]  
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Bruce Burleson - 17 June 2008 06:45 PM

Could he have meant that you might not exist were it not for your parents’ marriage? SC is quite cryptic sometimes, in a very silly manner.

Correct on both accounts.
Apparently I need a translator.

There is more than one way to skin a cat, or interpret one, in this case.

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Posted: 18 June 2008 03:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]  
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lindajean - 17 June 2008 04:57 PM
Salt Creek - 17 June 2008 04:48 PM

What you don’t bear in mind is that you might not exist without marriage.

I think I could exist without marriage.

Meaning, your own. Well, derh. How sane would you be? More? Less? About the same? Would you need more silliness, or less? Or about the same amount?

Now, since no marriage can exist without humor, would you exist if it were not for silliness? Bear in mind Bruce’s hermeneutics of my cryptic statements.

You are a direct consequence of silliness. QED. Or something to that effect.

Corollary: The only humans that are not the direct result of silliness are bastards. Marriage is silly.

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Posted: 19 June 2008 08:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]  
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lindajean
I think I could exist without marriage.

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Meaning, your own. Well, derh. How sane would you be? More? Less? About the same? Would you need more silliness, or less? Or about the same amount?

Less is more.

Now, since no marriage can exist without humor, would you exist if it were not for silliness? Bear in mind Bruce’s hermeneutics of my cryptic statements.

If my mother is correct, no, I would not have been conceived.  But my existence (ability to stay alive)  after conception is not dependent on humor; while my, or my parents’ ability to stay married is.

[And we also have the option of not taking my mother literally.  Perhaps she was actually saying humor improves or enhances one’s marriage, that it is not a requirement, and it is not the sole factor in staying married.]

You are a direct consequence of silliness. QED. Or something to that effect.

I guess I am since you made a logical point here (and IF my mother is correct.)

Corollary: The only humans that are not the direct result of silliness are bastards.

I think you are on to something here…..
But I’ll have to ask my mom about that one. tongue rolleye

Marriage is silly.

Indeed it is.  That’s probably why I like it.

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Posted: 01 July 2008 05:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]  
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If you are in the mood for some real silliness, and if you were a fan of Maxwell Smart in the 60’s, I highly recommend “Get Smart.” Totally silly, very funny.  Steve Carell makes a very believable Max, and I believe that Anne Hathaway would even meet the SANDER STANDARD.

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Posted: 01 July 2008 07:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]  
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Bruce Burleson - 01 July 2008 09:28 PM

and I believe that Anne Hathaway would even meet the SANDER STANDARD.

Said standard has been dropping of late.
Nowadays a vagina and a pulse will suffice.

Love Anne though.
Those big brown Winona eyes.

Yum.

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