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jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

jo_rhymes

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Posted:hello poi boys and girls.
Those of you that know me will know that i am very very silly. I am known for my weirdness and silliness, and frankly, that's the only angle i have on life!
However, it bugs me that some peeps think that because you're silly you must therefore not have any brain cells, and must be naive and thick as a pile of mollydog's poo.
I've found that people are genuinely surprised when they discover i'm not just some brainless moron who cracks jokes all the time!
Anyone else have this prob? Can you really be seen as silly and intelligent at the same time?
Do I have to get a phD for people to take me seriously? Gah! but more importantly, do i really even give a banana what people think of jojo the great anyway?!


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jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

jo_rhymes

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Posted:hahaha. Stop that! It's silly. I love the python. biggrin Simian McWimian, are you coming to Symmus O'mymmus's party on saturday? smile

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Kyrian


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Location: York, England

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Posted:Incidentally, some people are silly and taken seriously. But they tend to be male. It depends in part on the type of silliness, I reckon, but beyond that, I suspect attractive women will get taken less seriously when all other factors are the same, and thats only going to get worse with sillyness/bubbliness.

So, well, some parts of society still suck tongue But you can prove them all wrong, you're an educational product!

Incidentally my friends and I have been wondering lately if comedy is genetic. No, really! tongue


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daize
SILVER Member since Dec 2005

daize

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Posted:I've always been very silly and childlike, and people have always interpreted me as either naive or short of a few.

Silliness is the way to live, though the ability to take things seriously when absolutely necessary is vital. It's all about taking things with a pinch of salt, and light heartedness.


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_Aime_
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

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Posted:I'm silly, and an idiot shrug

ubblol


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NOn


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Posted:don't you think the word silly sounds really really silly, the more your repeat it...? i mean as a concept, what is silliness??? does it have a scale, what's it even in comparison to?? what IS un-silly??? and flippin' heck who even came up with the word, how silly were they?!?!? oh dude, it's driving me nuts (like in the dairy milk fruit and nut advert, just to give it some context, does silliness have a context, oh NO!!.....), it makes no sense!!!! silliness is merely a conceptual aspect of the postmodern universe, it is all an illusion, we are just atoms floating on a plane of existence...................... doo doo doo doo doo doo (N.B. that is the X-Files theme interpreted in the medium of doo.)

Silliness, and weirdness annoy the hell out of me, cos unless someone can tell me they are "normal", truly believe it and define "normal", showing me conclusive evidence that at least 90% of the world's population are identical to them in "normalness", then i remain unconvinced that there is such a thing....... there is no substantial evidence to define it.

i am prepare to accept "normal" in statistical graphs, for the purposes of finding a statistical average... but seeing as they have not developed a scale of silliness, that enables one to draw a graph of this particualr data; and include the normal line, in said graph, then it cannot be proven. Besides, what IS the other side of normal?? how can you be undersilly?....... unless you're dead......

i think i'm now entering deep uncharted philosophical realms, so now is a good time to jack it all in and leave the bestseller off the shelf..... umm


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Eera
BRONZE Member since May 2003

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Posted:Silliness makes you smile.
Idiocy is dangerous:

Painting your backside blue and singing the French national anthem is silly.
Taking chances with another's wellbeing is idiocy.

It's truely horrid when someone else tries to keep you contained because your perception of the world is different, so Yay! for silly, Boo! for idiocy.


There is a slight possibility that I am not actually right all of the time.

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jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

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Posted:I think this dog looks silly.

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Posted:But is it an idiot? ubblol

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FireTom


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Posted:... I think it looks funny... at least it gave me chuckles ubblol

silly = funny?
funny = silly?

confused


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jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

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Posted:Jeff, no, it's a pug. Pugs are quite intelligent. In 1967 Pugsley McPug, a pedigree show Pug invented the microwavable pug cosy.

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Posted:Im silly. My boss hates me for going up to them and singing their name to get their attention. I'm on disciplinary for it. My friend who is travelling in Nostralia told me to tell them to eat sh!t. Should this be qualified as "silly" or "stupid"? wink

Mind you I work in an office where 60 % of the people have no sense of humour. It was surgically removed before they could get a promotion.


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Pasta of Muppets
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Posted:Im silly. My boss hates me for going up to them and singing their name to get their attention. I'm on disciplinary for it. My friend who is travelling in Nostralia told me to tell them to eat sh!t. Should this be qualified as "silly" or "stupid"? wink

Mind you I work in an office where 60 % of the people have no sense of humour. It was surgically removed before they could get a promotion.


ohmygodlaserbeamspewpewpew!
ubbrollsmileubbrollsmileubbrollsmileubbrollsmile

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Suibom


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Posted:Written by:
My boss hates me for going up to them and singing their name to get their attention. I'm on disciplinary for it.


That's freakin excellent ubblol ubbrollsmile ubblol kudos to you!


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LostSurfer
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

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Posted:I get told I'm silly quite often, but I've come to embrace it now, especially as I live somewhere called "Scilly"! ubblol

"Everything in moderation. Even moderation itself. From this it follows that you must, from time to time, have excess. And this is going to be one of those occasions"

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jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

jo_rhymes

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Posted:Jimbo Jumbo, you are silly. Very silly!

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L0s3r_r@v3r
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Posted:lol I make all the crude sexual jokes at work.. (resturante) and not just the sexual ones but the really stupid ones no one understands cuz they have no intellegence. (hence them working ina kitchen)

You know what I'm thinking about right now? That's right, Tacos!

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Neon_Shaolin
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

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Posted:My view on this is that intelligent people often act silly as they don't feel the need to wear their intellgence on their sleeves unlike pretentious Dostoevsky-quoting snobs. (Not that there's anything wrong with Dostoevsky, but constantly namedropping either respected or obscure literary geniuses just smacks of desperation to be taken seriously, unless you're in a book group, in which case that's your passion and fair play to you).



But if you think of a person as a computer, intelligence is really the strength of the processor as opposed to what's on the hard drive.



I have a friend (well, an acquaintance) at work who although I used to get on really well with when talking about books, art and films really started to grate on me when I saw that he treated people who wasn't as knowledgeable about photoshop or the fine works of Spike Milligan with disdain and utter contempt. He really did take himself far too seriously and now I avoid all conversation with him if I could help it.



So just relax and and embrace your inner idiot...


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NOn


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Posted:Written by: Neon Shaolin

But if you think of a person as a computer, intelligence is really the strength of the processor as opposed to what's on the hard drive.




ubblol nice biggrin


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Sym
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Sym

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Posted:I think it was Dostoevsky who once said:

Talking nonsense is man's only privilege that distinguishes him from all other organisms.

ubbloco ubblol nana


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bellsspinning


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Posted:i am very similar to every one that has posted i am still younge and full of life but i cant see things changing ever i am very bubbly and have a "different" sense of humour and most people dont get it until they know me . ive been told i sometimes come across very intimidating but i think that just because theres just not enough people out tehre like all of us.i dont exactly have the highest IQ but i know my stuff and i am pretty good at having serious talks.i also agree that serious people arnt necassary the smartest either but in saying that i have come across some people that are bubbly and not the smartest people as the old saying goes dont judge a book by its cover i think way to many people are judgmentle all based on someones apperence or personality ubbloco

look inside yourself for YOUR answers

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jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

jo_rhymes

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Posted:I think it's fair to say the people judging us are the idiots :P

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bellsspinning


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Posted:yeah well summerised lol

look inside yourself for YOUR answers

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