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txaslftist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-09-07 01:08 PM
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45. That's the funny thing about "jokes".
If you think someone IS a joke, and obviously you seem to think I am, then when does it stop being funny?

I'm sure you recognize why many news outlets don't include all candidates in their polls, right? Because they aren't relevant unless you make them relevant. My thesis was that you are trying to make Ron Paul relevant in your poll, when he's IRRELEVANT. It may be that this was not what you intended.

No one person can look into the posts of another person and judge their intentions fully. I try to live by a few basic rules, sir:

Never take a knife to a gunfight.

Never trust anyone with a pile of money.

Never go sideways of other folks beliefs.

You are probably the kind of person who appreciates Stephen Colbert. If you are, it's because he, like Andy Kauffman, never steps out of "character", as it were. His "identity" IS the joke.

It's not the kind of humor I appreciate, but I can understand how you might cast a person with a different perspective into that mold. All I can say is that things are rarely as simple as they look, even upon second glance. Many people who have cared VERY DEEPLY about things, like Charlie Chaplan, were often accused of "just fucking around". Does that diminish the passion with which they held their beliefs? I don't think so.

And of course, I don't get Charlie Chaplan or Stephen Colbert or Andy Kauffman at all. They weren't "funny".
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