Jokes and Funny Stories II

Discussion in 'Free Thoughts' started by Billy T, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. Confused2 Registered Senior Member

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    Today by chance I had someone in the shop from New Zealand - he had a 'New Zealand' patch on his leathers (biker) so after the business was completed I commented:
    "I'm guessing you are from New Zealand."
    "Yes. Beautiful country. Shame about the people."
     
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  3. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    That's how I feel about New England.

    Happy Thanksgiving, John!
     
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  5. Confused2 Registered Senior Member

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    I said:
    "It's the same everywhere.".
     
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  7. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    That's what I'm saying. It's "more important" if somebody I know dies. Somebody I know (and care about) is more likely to be Canadian, more likely to be white, etc.
     
  8. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    You are mangling cause and effect.

    There is nothing wrong with me caring about someone I know, whether or not they happen to be Canadian or white. That they are, does not reduce the ... purity of my care.

    You seem to be reversing it, suggesting that, because this person that I know (who happens to be white and Canadian) is important to me is because they are white and Canadian.

    Logically, that's not valid.
     
  9. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    What has logic got to do with human emotions?
     
  10. Equinox Registered Member

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    When it comes to human (or Hobbit!) emotion, things don't always have to make sense...

    “I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
     
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  11. karenmansker HSIRI Registered Senior Member

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    "When I die, I want to go like my grandpa . . . . .peacefully, in his sleep . . . . NOT like the passengers in his car!!"
     
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  12. karenmansker HSIRI Registered Senior Member

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    A humorous definition: "Tact is that uncanny ability to tell someone to 'go to hell' in such a way that he then returns to ask directions!"
     
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  13. Truck Captain Stumpy Registered Senior Member

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    always heard this as "diplomacy" ... still funny as all hell though!
    LOL
     
  14. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    It has to do with the argument you were making:
    You are interpolating how people feel, in your opinion. But it is based on faulty logic (the reversal, post 1105), leading to an unwarrantedly cynical conclusion.
     
  15. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    But it isn't my logic that matters here. I'm just pointing out how people do feel, whether their logic is valid or not.
     
  16. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    And how do you know how 'people' feel?
     
  17. Confused2 Registered Senior Member

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    Took the kids to a zoo yesterday. The only animal they had was a dog. It was a shih tzu.
     
  18. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    The same way I know anything.
     
  19. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Exactly.
    You are projecting upon others your belief about how people feel about 'bloody foreigners', and then faulting them for it.
    That's doesn't say anything about how people really are, but it does speak to your cynicism about the world.
     
  20. Equinox Registered Member

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    Personally I am fed up of all the bloody foreigners coming over here and using up all our bandages. Don't they know they should be somewhere bleeding else?

    I mean if you are a bloody foreigner and you know your a bleeding foreigner, at least bandage yourself up a bit before you get here, if only to keep the floor clean.

    Bloody hell, that's where all the bleeding foreigners will end up if we don't sort this out.

    *Disclaimer*

    My tongue is firmly in my cheek and resembles a large gobstopper.
     
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  21. The God Valued Senior Member

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    I thought it was a joke and funny story thread. Some unwarranted stuff in last few posts spoiling the thread?
     
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  22. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Where did I fault anybody for anything? I pointed out that people tend to "care" more about members of their own tribe. That isn't cynical. It's just a fact.
     
  23. The God Valued Senior Member

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    Why DaveC426913 wants to see logic in joke thread?

    Because his cyber name is logically arranged alphanumerals?? PJ.
     

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