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Postby xod_s » Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:50 pm

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The *origins* of my humor

Postby xod_s » Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:32 pm

There's some 'reoccurring thing' here when it comes to wasted food
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-During the screwiness which began on July 2007, I was trying to force myself to laugh at 'anything'--considering the screwiness of staying up as late I did in getting the ENG4U1 credit, I felt compelled to. Such extremism would last well into the rest of the year where I would use it even more as a defense mechanism to feign thru the class with the fraud math teacher. I would continue to use it's "obfuscating" attribute well into the my remaining time there.

-Fast forward to when I start "stabilizing" around the last months of 2009 and the random grinning and laughing capacity it left in me remained. To this day there are times when my family tells me (when say going down the street) that I'm grinning or basically giving off facial expressions related to laughter, a bit to much or excessively.

-One thing I notice: there are times when I'll try to shoehorn something amusing so that the upcoming grin doesn't seem out of place. Occasionely I might feel up to actually saying what I find so funny that's on my mind. It doesn't happen to often though.

-Btw early 2008- ~last year-ish, with Youtube's presence growing, I like many others ( :? well looky--I think I found 'common humanity' there) got into internet humor. Amv's , comedy dubs, parodies etc. I'm not too much for memes though, I think. There's something funny and clever on deviantart occasionly . At some pt. with the stress of the software support program I found out about cracked.com, having recognized the logo and page design from an article on pornography addiction I came across sometime before.

-Since ~last yr. my pickings in humor have been changing. Even my interest in "channel awesome" ,blessings upon those content producers has diminished that I don't stick around for much outside of the editorials and sometimes Rap critic or 'Todd in the shadows'. I've grown a sensitivity to "cruel",hostile-ish,ridiculing,"lashy" humor. Web-cmics like xkcd and existentialist comics are neat.

-I know full well that not too far down, I can laugh loudly to "gutter head" humor,though more so when I think it's done cleverly. I suppose my sense of wit has increased. Sarcasm being a low form of it imo b/c it relies on lying.

-Something about my laugh :| : I've always been able to laugh loud but around my pre-teens years it became increasingly lough and rough-ish. This took a nasty turn in '07-'08 and even now I try to make sure it doesn't "get the better" of me, in how it blows away my seemingly unamped appearance.

-Lest I go on a tangent I'll say this for a lot of my life I've grown something of a "hardened skepticism"when it comes to humor having so often been at the unfavorable end of some. I haven;t liked it much when I've been told to 'roll with' the laughter.

-Humor not done in English: :| ..I'm intrigued. Years ago there was watching shows like "la parodia"/the parody and "la hora pico"/rush hour and I wouldn't be too surprised if their discontinued. Interent humor in Spanish not including what appears on fb for me?.. :| I'm kind of reluctant to dive in tbh. There aren't to many which I can think of* and aside from pranks,off-collar sexual stuff,ridiculing and parodies there isn't much which I feel stimulated to look into ("Little Viejo"/little old guy, I found surprisingly manic "^_^ ).

-What I've grown more used to, opinionated-ish infotainment-ish humor is something I'm not really 'finding' in Spanish language videos.

* Heck that was an issue I realized with Youtube when I did try to look around for Spanish language channels; if it's as representative of the globe as it apparently make itself out to be,why is it that not including notable events which are important or offbeat-ish , is it that it's not like only 1/3 of the thumbnails while going on Youtube on any given die *aren't* in English? :| . This recent vlogbrothers video got my attention https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwSLaL2f8lU

-I swear that when I first heard this

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AntiHumor

Watchmen: Rorschach's hyperminimal recitation of an old groaner veers into this:
I heard a joke once: Man goes to doctor. Says he's depressed. Says life is harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world. Doctor says, "Treatment is simple. The great clown Pagliacci is in town tonight. Go see him. That should pick you up." Man bursts into tears. Says, "But doctor... I am Pagliacci. [http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TomatoSurprise]" Good joke. Everybody laugh. Roll on snare drum. Curtains.


in the movie, "the sound of silence was playing" and I was crying b/c it reminded me of the nightmarish of the what did in the previous school. I used to linger on what it meant and the "tomato surprise" inclusion on tvtropes helps.
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Someone told me to decouple the notion of humor having to be there in order for me to take things less seriously.
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Filtering "what if" question

Postby xod_s » Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:31 pm

I find it neat how there's a listing of foods which are alkali and the right side of the pH scale rather than acidic http://www.healthyfoodhouse.com/top-10- ... ant-health. It's easier it seems to name acidic foods (citrus fruits, tomatoes and a lot of sour tasting foods)
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I wonder to myself,if I had say had certain "accomadating circumstances" when I was little for what would emerge as anxiety and been properly diagnosed and such with Asperger's and thus would only have Asperger's syndrome to contend with as far as psychological issues go (and was accepting of how my schooling arrangements might e different),how much by now (approaching my 24th birthday) issue-wise,would I not have. I.e. How "well-adjusted" would I be?.
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I s---k at priorities

Postby xod_s » Fri Aug 07, 2015 1:03 am

I'm not too sure as to which citrus fruits are acidic
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To do list

1. Work on the thing sent to me by my Case manager for a ~presentation

2. Look up volunteering openings

3. Look up jobs

4. Actually do an Eportfolio

Do I actually feel like doing any of those 4 things?. No and it's not just b/c I'd have to stick around on the computer a lot.
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I saw something disturbing today. Also, I think to myself how I read something kind of unsettling last year. It didn't bother me the same way back then but after reading it, I felt like the consequences it entails are "too much for me" in a manner of speaking and that maybe it would've been better to come across something like that outside of school.

:roll: Oh the fliipin excuses I give myself for procrastinating. Been reading Spanish language fiction lately and even though it's more "calming" to me as I don't linger as much as say in English, maybe it'd be good to switch back to English at least before school restarts. The pretentiousness which something as supposedly highfalutin as literary fiction can do is starting to get to me :? .
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Postby xod_s » Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:11 pm

-Update resume

-Send a remainder msg in mid-August

-Wait for an response back on the position for volunteer translating

-Make an appointment with case manager in September-ish

-Wait for msg's about when orientation day(s) and such begins

:| I guess I can knock off #2 on the list
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Old reminder

Postby xod_s » Sat Aug 15, 2015 3:54 am

I thought about this http://recess.wikia.com/wiki/Bonky_Fever and how I remember how when I was in my pre-teen-ish yrs (and maybe during my teens :| ?), I pondered about how it'd be like to regress to a childhood years

--Thankful for philosophy and the meaning of authenicity, a grasp of social sciences and humanities and esp. developmental studies and (what the hey) Spiral dynamics and Integral theory which can present the reality of what it's like in the mind of a child. Also,thank you formal diagnosis in Asperger's syndrome.
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Found this while clearing out some things

Postby xod_s » Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:19 pm

There are some parts here which I'd like to quote which are from Sparknotes

http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/bravenew/section10.rhtml

SparkNotes: Brave New World: Chapters 17–18


The discussion of religion carries the book to its most abstract and metaphysical level, and the reader may have difficulty following the thread of the argument from Chapter 16 to Chapter 17, particularly given the long passages of quotation. However, this section goes to the heart of what is wrong with Huxley’s dystopia: the fact that nobody conceives of any purpose for existence beyond the gratification of their own appetites. The passage from Newman that Mond quotes suggests that individuals feel the need for religion as they lose the sense that they are in complete control of their own lives, as they experience loss and the weakening that comes with age. The sense that one is not in control of one’s life precedes the understanding that one is part of something larger (God’s plan). In the World State, no one grows old or experiences loss, so no one ever arrives at religious experience.In one sense, this can be seen as yet another criticism of consumerism. But Huxley is actually criticizing something

..cars, diamond rings, and conspicuous consumption. He’s criticizing the way philosophers, economists, and social scientists have been thinking about society for almost 400 years—roughly since Shakespeare’s day. Before that time, political philosophers from the ancient Greeks onward thought of civil society as serving some purpose. What that entailed varied from culture to culture. For Pericles, an ancient leader of Athens, the purpose of the polis (city-state) was to enable the small minority of free men to perform heroic exploits. In the Middle Ages, the purpose of the nation was frequently conceived as being to carry out God’s plan by serving the king, his representative on earth.

Seventeenth-century writers and philosophers such as Thomas Hobbes began to conceive of societies as governed by observable laws, such as the law of supply and demand, which could determine the behavior of large numbers of people. The models of society promoted by Hobbes, and later by the political economists, ultimately generated a sufficient understanding of economic and sociological dynamics to permit governments to effectively promote greater stability, as the government does in Brave New World. But these models simplify human life to the mere struggle to survive and escape starvation, and their insights come at the price of the earlier sense that human lives or societies have a greater purpose. And while the lack of a purpose, divine or otherwise, may be a serious flaw in the worldviews of sociology and economics, Huxley observes a much more dangerous tendency within them: the tendency for the government to produce more and more intervention into human life.

The meaning of the novel as a whole lies in Huxley’s critique of modernity, characterized by technocratic government, social sciences dedicated to the control of society, and rampant consumerism, and the remarkable observation voiced by Mond in Chapter 3, that everything we think of as fundamentally human—love, passion, desire, art, and culture—comes about because of the experiences of loss and unsatisfied desire. It appears that the point of Brave New World is that modernity is developing in a direction that will ultimately change human nature itself. A world in which consumerism is developed to the extent it is in the World State, where desires are immediately gratified, in which “external secretion” is carried to the baby before it has barely begun to cry, would eradicate the most fundamental fact of human existence: its inconvenience.

But at the same time that it points to this conclusion, there are signs throughout the novel that this alteration in human nature has not yet taken place, and perhaps could never take place. Just as we are being told that there are no more jealous lovers, we meet Bernard Marx. Beneath the surface of the “free love” practiced among the higher castes lurks the specter of monogamy and violent passion. Lenina has already dated one man exclusively for far too long, and she indulges with an entire feely-going audience in a scandalous fantasy of monogamy practiced in a helicopter. Routinely, the citizens find themselves having to supplement their soma ration with drugs that replicate pregnancy or violent attachment. And there is the continuing problem of the dissidents who have to be exiled.
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Postby xod_s » Sat Aug 22, 2015 6:12 pm

Provided that ~5 minutes is okay as far as the presentation like thing goes, I think I can cross out ,#1 on the to do list.

There's there issues of sending out msgs to teachers and finding txtbks. -~- Arg,

The Zen experience is centripetal, the artist's contemplation of subject sometimes referred to as "mind-pointing." The disciple in an early stage of discipline is asked to point the mind at (meditate upon) an object, say a bowl of water. At first he is quite naturally inclined to metaphorize, expand, rise imaginatively from water to lake, sea, clouds, rain. Natural, perhaps , but just the kind of "mentalization" Zen masters caution against. The disciple is instructed to continue until it is possible to remain strictly with the object, penetrating more deeply, no longer looking at it but, as the Sixth Patriarch Hui-neng maintained essential, as it. Only then will he attain the state of muga, so close an identification with object that the unstable mentalizing self disappears. The profoundest haiku give a very strong sense of the process:"


--Zen poetry Let the Spring Breeze Enter,Introduction by Lucien Stryk, xxxviii
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First review reflection here

Postby xod_s » Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:49 pm

-I expand on my "history with humor" usage

-I pondered on "what if" my condition had been accommodated for when I was little?

-I make a list,bring up how I was bothered one day and how what qualifies for being literary irks me a bit

-I list down things to do and thinking about old things and I posted an interesting analysis of chapters on "Brave new world" which I found while rummaging thru old files . That and the quote on Zen.

I don't think there's much of a commonality here.
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Reminder

Postby xod_s » Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:15 pm

#3 & 4 remain to be done. 3, if only for the sake of getting used to the habit of going around websites for that reason and, 4 is something I would've felt more primed to do like ~1 and 1/2 ago and unfortunately,while I remember it being something like scrapbooking essentially the program seems a bit complicated to me now.
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