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InvisibleSilversoul
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absurdity and humor
    #3806059 - 02/20/05 09:18 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I was just thinking about how all humor seems to be based on absurdity. There's ultimately no meaning to anything, so we can either laugh or cry about it. I mean, just why did that fucking chicken cross the road, anyway? Isn't that absurd?


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Re: absurdity and humor [Re: Silversoul]
    #3806205 - 02/20/05 11:29 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I mean, just why did that fucking chicken cross the road, anyway?

Do a search. There is about a 4 or 5 pager in S&P on reasons for that.


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Re: absurdity and humor [Re: Swami]
    #3807258 - 02/20/05 05:31 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

"Humor; a universally way of saying 'it is all OK'"
-Unknown :P


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Re: absurdity and humor [Re: Gomp]
    #3807292 - 02/20/05 05:40 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

The absurdity is that the chicken got kicked across the road so that someone could make a "profound" one-liner.... 

::::It is to be noted that the chicken had to be kicked BACK across the road to get back::::

:grin:


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Re: absurdity and humor [Re: Gomp]
    #3807294 - 02/20/05 05:40 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

""why did that fucking chicken cross the road, anyway?""

For purpose, reason, and cause; with intention, justification, and motive..

now.. "How, did that fucking chicken cross the road?" :wink:

:shrug:

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Re: absurdity and humor [Re: Silversoul]
    #3807626 - 02/20/05 06:50 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Alot of humor is based on perceptions vs actuality. The "suprise" reaction you get from the unexpected is the agressive origins of smiling.


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Re: absurdity and humor [Re: Silversoul]
    #3807670 - 02/20/05 06:58 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Life is absurd.

Go read Camus.


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Re: absurdity and humor [Re: ninjapixie]
    #3807722 - 02/20/05 07:11 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

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ninjapixie said:
Life is absurd.

Go read Camus.



I have read Camus, and I agree with that conclusion. What I disagree with is the idea that the absurdity of life is necessarily a bad thing. We can cope with the absurdity by laughing at it.


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Re: absurdity and humor [Re: Silversoul]
    #3807833 - 02/20/05 07:36 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

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Paradigm said:
What I disagree with is the idea that the absurdity of life is necessarily a bad thing.  We can cope with the absurdity by laughing at it.




Key....    Simply put....    :thumbup:

Humor is "lifting" on many different levels....


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