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To the Quip

March 30, 2012

It's been called the lowest form of humor.

Sarcasm:

From the Greek σαρκασμός (sarkasmos) meaning, "to tear flesh, gnash the teeth, speak bitterly.

You can see why it’s so unpopular.

Although not with Oscar Wilde, who once said, “Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.” 

Perhaps not being able to enjoy sarcasm is directly related to not having the talent to come up with the right comment at the time, like Stephen Bishop, who said:

“I feel so miserable without you, it's almost like having you here.”

Then there's the master of sarcasm, Basil Fawlty, when Mrs. Richards complains about the view of Torquay:

"What did you expect to see out of a Torquay hotel bedroom window? Sydney Opera House perhaps? The Hanging Gardens of Babylon? Herds of wildebeest sweeping majestically...?"

So there is no reason why sarcasm has to have this reputation.

Just as there are bad puns and inspired ones, and funny and feeble versions of a guy going into a bar jokes, sarcasm is only limited by our wit. 

Which is incomplete without Groucho, who said, “If you find it hard to laugh at yourself, I would be happy to do it for you.”

The lowest form of humor my Eye.

I think, with a little effort, we can sink even lower.

J. Peterman

 

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March 30, 2012 12:08 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 lotlot said...

Do not let people drive you crazy when you know it is within walking distance.

March 30, 2012 12:10 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 lotlot said...

Knew this guy who bragged that he always said what he thinks.

Trouble was, he never bothered to think before he said it.

March 30, 2012 12:20 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 lotlot said...

Ours is the best government that money can buy.

March 30, 2012 12:57 AM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

Just got in from seeing the stage version of "Young Frankenstein" and laughing for 2 hours....You forget how funny those Mel Brooks gags are! "Puttin' on the Ritz" was especially well done...lots of tap, with all kinds of singing and dancing...so, good entertainment! Pretty sexy, risque so I wouldn't take a child, but there were are few there...looking about 8 or 9. So, I am off to the pillows.....Hello!! Good night all!

March 30, 2012 2:10 AM
First-comHr-1 heronow said...

I like what Winston Churchill said: "Government will always do the right thing, but first it must exhaust all other possibilities."

March 30, 2012 2:11 AM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

I missed you last night.....but my aim is getting better....

March 30, 2012 2:13 AM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

and while I'm on that subject; country music seems to lend itself to the suject at hand: "How can i miss you when you won' go away".....but remember, more suicides happen when listening to Country Music.....

March 30, 2012 2:34 AM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

and...when you get caught...(a raised EyEbrow, a curled lip starting to become a snarl,the glaze leaving the EyEs of some one you thought slow...)the best answer I have found..."Did I say that out loud?!?"

March 30, 2012 2:35 AM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

(and remember, you may be tested on these later)

March 30, 2012 6:23 AM
Me_and_dave 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Andy said...

Good Morning all! RY ~ You have me laughing already; you're on a roll.  Admittedly, I've been known to say: "Did I say that out loud?"

March 30, 2012 7:29 AM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

I didn't know Steve Goodman wrote that song. 
I knew he wrote this one.

 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xBxZGQ1dJk
 

March 30, 2012 9:42 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Ah those wonderful short, sharp, sarcastic sentences that leave me thinking 'Wow! I wish I said that! On the other hand, I do mostly pay attention to the subtext of unspoken sarcasm that goes on in my brain and think 'Thank Goodness I did not say that out loud.' Some things are better left unsaid, especially if they are hurtful and leave people laughing at the person rather than with them.
Today is, despite the hay fever tablets, the itchy eyes, runny nose, scratchy throat are giving me a miserable time.

March 30, 2012 10:15 AM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...



If you doubt the Good Lord has a sense of humor, take a look
at yourself naked in a full length mirror.



March 30, 2012 10:22 AM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

"Oh, I'm sorry, I did not realize that you thought I cared."

"Here's a quarter, call someone who cares."

"Sarcasm is the body's natural defense against stupidity."

"And your point is...?"

More sarcasm...You DID realize that there is a whole website or two on this?

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=sarcasm+sayings&qpvt=sarcasm+sayings&FORM=IGRE

"Are you in love, or just acting stupid?" ETc. Etc., Etc...............

"Are we having Happy Hour in theSepiaTrain club car, or has America gone dry?!!"

March 30, 2012 10:23 AM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


MB ~
Thank you… but, no.

March 30, 2012 10:25 AM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

Then there is a master of sarcasm, Oscar Wilde, whose comments often cut to the bone.....or create a smirk....One of my favorites :

"Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a serious lack of imagination!"

And more Oscar....

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=oscar+wilde+quotes&qs=IM&form=QBIR&pq=oscar+wilde&sc=8-11&sp=3&sk=IM2

March 30, 2012 10:30 AM
Img00274-20110613-1309 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 l marjorie said...

Thanks for the Steve Goodman clips. I have to get him on my iPod. Love that guy.

March 30, 2012 10:37 AM
10041_445991248814972_692962064_n Com-100Com-300First-comHr-1 The Giraffe said...

Sarcastic Wit
 sometimes it is just necessary

March 30, 2012 10:38 AM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

Speaking of sinking lower, where'd paolos go?

March 30, 2012 10:38 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Carol said...

Hazel---You, my dear, have my deepest sympathy.  Finally after a month my allergies are starting to wane.  I understand the miserable discomfort that you're experiencing and truly wish it's over soon for you.

March 30, 2012 10:56 AM
28961 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 Ummgawa said...

"I told the Doctor I broke my leg in two places, he said stop going to those places."
Henny Youngman

March 30, 2012 11:01 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Carol said...

My poor brother in law....he, for some reason, has always been such a target for me.  It seems when I get in his company I just can't help myself and the sarcasm just flies--all of it in good fun.  He's great about it and will sometimes give as good as he gets.  

March 30, 2012 11:03 AM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

BTW ~ I think I look pretty damm good in a full length mirror.

March 30, 2012 11:18 AM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

"A husband and wife are shopping in their local Wal-Mart. The husband picks up a ...case of Miller Lite and puts it in their cart.

'What do you think you're doing?' asks the wife. 'They're on sale, only $10 for 24 cans', he replies. 'Put them back, it's a waste of money', demands the wife, and so he does and they carry on shopping.

A few aisles further on along, the woman picks up a $20 jar of face cream and puts it in the basket.   

What do you think you're doing?' asks the husband... "It's my face cream. It makes me look beautiful,' replies the wife.

Her husband retorts: 'So does 24 cans of Miller Lite and it's half the price....'

HUSBAND DOWN,  AISLE 7 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

more on the honor roll
March 30, 2012 11:19 AM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

  palos.....wooff

March 30, 2012 11:19 AM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

  paolos.....wooff

March 30, 2012 11:21 AM
28961 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 Ummgawa said...

I got out of the shower the other day and made eye contact with a big ole ugly dude I thought was an intruder in my home, sneaking up behind me. Then I thought "what the hell is he doing taking a shower in my house for?" I thought about having to wrassle a big dude on the cold travertine I stood upon, then I realized who it was and immediately thought about eating more salad...

March 30, 2012 11:31 AM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

'ats why yer EyEs gets worser as ye gits older

March 30, 2012 11:32 AM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

it's Natures way of smoothing out the wrinkles.....

March 30, 2012 11:46 AM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 rwh1 said...

After telling a patient that he needed surgery the patient said "I want a second oponion"  The doctor said "you are also ugly"           t

March 30, 2012 11:49 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

PINK FLOYD I want some of your kibble please....

March 30, 2012 12:19 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-5 George Hall said...

Our three children (two sons and a dawt-uh) are all honor graduates of the Hall School of Sarcasm, Imaginative Insults and Martyrdom. The boys, being older, were usually able to outdo their little sister until the oldest was was one day suddenly hospitalized,  in isolation, with some mysterious malfunction, ( which BTW turned out to be nothing) When we rushed to the hospital to give our last respects; tearful apologies for all past failures to recognize  his superior intellect,inate  noblese oblige, etc, etc, etc.  Instead his little sister goes "Whatsamatter, BubOh? Got swineulitis pigmentosa?"  "Til this day she not too respectfully wears the honorary crown as Southern Champeen of What's Happening Now!

March 30, 2012 12:24 PM
28961 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 Ummgawa said...

Leroy and Bubba went deer hunting. While on that trip, Bubba accidentally shot Leroy and immediately called 911. "Oh Lord, I shot my buddy Leroy by accident...Whatta I do?" he shouted t the dispatcher.

"Sir" she said, "remain calm."

"But I shot Leroy! " he shouted again.

"Sir,are you sure he's dead?" She asked him.

"Hang on, I'll check...I'm gonna set the phone down"

"BLAM BLAM!" the operator hears in the background.

Bubba picks the phone up and sex "allright, I'm sure he's dead, now whut dooya want me to do?"

March 30, 2012 1:07 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


The hard-drinking, Vonnegut-resembling summer course Assistant Professor of English Literature
nodding to a young man and beaming proudly, queried: "Mr. Poncey,I saw you having coffee with my daughter at the union, what's your opinion of her?"
She was an arm-wrestling-for-beers, gym-rat, lesbian, feminist-activist but he could be forgiven for holding onto the slimmest hope of future grandchildren.
The, now late, Mr. Poncey (he was shown across earlier this week) responded in a way that required suppression of laughter, chuckles, snorts and the slightest hint of a smirk and he was lucky enough to be given that cooperation.
Had his words been in text form, they would read:
"Udderly captivating, Sir.
Ponce, like so many of us, married up… way up, and had a splendid, if too short, life.

A school friend of ours married a religious historian who, not surprisingly, made not a lot of money.
At an academic function,he sarcastically introduced her as: "My wife, the extra-chromosome shopper."
She stood, nodded smiling, and said: "My husband, a man who could probably better afford me if he could think about something other than sects."

March 30, 2012 1:51 PM
Bisa-avatar 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 JaxZ said...

Sarcasm needs to be deftly and judiciously handled or it can easily become a wrecking ball. My father excelled at it. His genius I.Q. could conjure up several razor remarks sure to leave me crying on the floor in less than a minute. By the time I was an adolescent I was seething with complexes and anger.

Then of course I landed in the middle of a fighter squadron where sarcasm is valued above almost all else. I held my own and then some. When we had children I found controlling it, and eliminating it in their presence tougher than giving up a terrible swearing habit (only woman in an all-male career field) and smoking combined.

I fall off the wagon. My husband is very, very quick to see an opening and have the perfect quip. After 30 years I still laugh to gasping because I know it's truly just in fun and not an underhanded slap (the smirking "just joking").

I just came home from a doctor visit. We're personal friends and my husband was present. As my doctor was diagraming something for me my husband abruptly stood up and said "I just realized I have tickets to the bean ballet and the curtain is about to go up", and left the room. I couldn't talk from laughing for a full minute and thankfully neither could Doc.

But I have to say, I'll never forget having a senior in High School walk by me in a crowded lunchroom and asking me "Is that your face or did your neck throw up?"

March 30, 2012 2:03 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

Jax, what an awful thing to say to you....you should have retorted "why not stick your head outside for a breath of fresh air- - feet first"

March 30, 2012 2:05 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

still,as a yoot growing up, quips in response to pick-up lines stung the most....but I sure got my licks in...

March 30, 2012 2:08 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

in Chicago'sNear North area, there is a restaurant made to look like a quintessential Diner,Ed Debevik's, and the wait staff is hired on their ability to be sarcastic to just a skooch(technical term of art)from rude....kids love that place....wonder why?

March 30, 2012 2:19 PM
Bisa-avatar 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 JaxZ said...

RY, I was still more on the target/receiving end at that point. Later I was a perpetrator. Fighter pilots are merciless: "Joe, your girlfriend is a 2 bagger. Joe: what'ya mean? Ugly is when you have to put a bag over her head to be near her. Two bags is in case you can't risk the first one tearing."

March 30, 2012 2:32 PM
Bisa-avatar 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 JaxZ said...

Ok, Paolos talked me into entering the Talent Contest. Go, wax sarcastic in the comments! {{Grin}}

March 30, 2012 2:42 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-5 George Hall said...

JaxZ~ Talent contest? Do we have access to your entry? BTW, I feel an urgent need to hunt tht 'High School Senior' down and kick his butt based on bad taste and a callous disregard for humanity.

March 30, 2012 2:46 PM
Img00274-20110613-1309 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 l marjorie said...

I've been through a lot--who among us hasn't?  But I've never had to put up with sarcasm.  At least not in the brutal way that JaxZ describes. I suppose that was great training for a woman in the military, but what a painful lesson.  We never did a lot of practical jokes in my family either.  Maybe because I was the youngest of 5, and 4 years younger than the 4th--I think I missed some of it.  We had other issues, not on today's topic.

March 30, 2012 2:49 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-5 George Hall said...

Tell us about your date. Well, he was a coyote...you when you wakeup the next morning and he's asleep on your arm and you chew your arm off rather than wake him up, if you get my drift.

March 30, 2012 3:06 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

JaxZ ~ All your stars are out, sunshine.

 

To All ~ Sorry for the trouble.  I had to put Pink Floyd
down. Used sarcasm.

 

 

March 30, 2012 3:12 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


At a manufacturing plant so far into Northern Minnesota that we had not seen fifty examples of human habitation in two hours of flying, a big, oafish high school man/boy was verbally abusing some of his classmates in the men's room.
"Quit looking at my junk you little homo! Hey, queerbait, P@ss off!"
And then, in case you had any doubt that the meek shall inherit, he zipped up the most sensitive part of his most sensitive part in his fly and had to turn to his mates for help.
They did not make it easy on him and when he held out a finger for a dab of Neosporin from the first aid cabinet, they gave him some kind of muscle pain ointment instead and then, ran like hell.
He was transported to burning levels of agony exponentially greater than he had ever known and said so… more or less. It was hard to tell through the sobs.
I have always been grateful that I opted out of a thirty-minute 'minority hiring' presentation to catch up on the sports pages in a stall.

JaxZ ~
Let's, just for the fun of it, imagine it was your wise guy upperclassman.

RY ~

I hated Ed Debevic's maybe because I was sitting next to my mother-in-law watching a group of young women at the next table sipping their cocktails through little penises."What're they doing?"

March 30, 2012 3:25 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


Lemme get this straight… your name is Wayne Kerr and you're making fun of somebody's name?

March 30, 2012 3:31 PM
Img_5428-1 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Capt Neptune said...

I couldn't be packed and ready for the Cruise by Monday anyway.  Thanks for asking. 

March 30, 2012 3:41 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


Cap ~

If you're not going, I'm not either.

March 30, 2012 4:02 PM
Bisa-avatar 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 JaxZ said...

Marjorie, I'm always grateful to hear lives lived on the other side. It can take a long time to heal and I absolutely wouldn't choose it or wish it on anyone.

I'm very quick to throw a wrench into a conversation turning to gossip which often seem kissing kin with sarcasm. I was very young when I experienced those things, just turned 20 when I married so I didn't know the world was generally a gentler place. Trust had to be earned for my shields to come down.

Words are indeed a double-edged sword and life and death are in the power of the tongue.

Stoney, I am. Oddly my school is having a 32 year reunion. I'll be the giggling one in the corner.

Paolos, our stars. Group effort.

I really think there's a difference between sarcasm and keen wit or repartee . Villagers lean towards the latter. We all poke fun and love to laugh with, or even at each other but it's never meant to mortify or humiliate. Perhaps wrongly, I associate sarcasm with those results.

Way back in those military days we regularly lost people even though it was only the Cold War (to crashes, etc), people used crass sarcasm like novacaine to help them climb back into that cockpit after their best friend had just "bought the farm".

In high school it was pure meanness and bullying to feel superior. When I hear people talk about kids needing to just suck it up about bullying I know they've never been on the receiving end of the real thing.

I'm sure everyone's experiences are different.

March 30, 2012 4:30 PM
Stage_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 JALOPKIN said...

Its a Beautiful Day in The Neighborhood .......
 
I am, shutting down early today, and cruising over across the Bridge to Temple, with the Top down, and my Hat off ... just to mess with the on-coming traffic ... (I hafta have a little fun, anyway ....... So pretty out that I'll take any excuse to cruise in the Convertible ... she's a little ugly(tho' I never tell her that ...) but she runs just fine ... and the Top works .......
 
So I am Wishing Everybody in This Village a Marvelous Weekend, and a Most Pleasant and Enjoyable Finish to the Workaday drudgery of the earlier part of the week ....... I Wish Y'all Plenty of Family, Good Friends, Good Food, Good Wine, Good Golf, a Comfortable Bathing Suit, and an Abundance of Whatever Makes Y'all Happy !!!
 
Forget Work, Relax, and Strengthen and Lengthen Your Life .......
 
 
To the TRIBE:   A GOOD  SHABBOS  To You All !!!
 
I Wish You a Sabbath of Peace, a Sabbath of Joy, and a Sabbath of Good Revitalizing Rest !!!!!!!
 
May Our Rest Be Pleasing Unto Him Who Has Brought Us All So Far .......
 
 
Blessings Upon You All .......
 
 
IVAN

March 30, 2012 5:06 PM
Img00274-20110613-1309 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 l marjorie said...

JaxZ--Don't confuse a keen wit or repartee with sarcasm--excellent point.  My freshman year of college I hung out with a group of people, both young men and women.  There was a lot of what we called sarcasm, but like you describe above, it was all a joy and never mean; all smart and funny.  That was a very special time for me. Away from home where I had not been happy, at a place with a great bunch of intelligent friends. It was there that I started learning how to smile. Thanks for the blessings Ivan. Lord knows I need it.

March 30, 2012 5:30 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Thanks, dear Ivan. x
 

March 30, 2012 5:55 PM
Feet_up 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Thomas Typicalis said...

Is Sarcasm to be understated so no facial expressions or body language is necessary or is that part of the plan? Is the snark mark or reverse question mark an asset or a hindrance? If the sarcaster gets his self importance and the sarcastee is either unknowing or uncaring then the observer becomes an accidental sarcastinator.

March 30, 2012 7:54 PM
Bwme 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 nachista said...

After a hectic work week at the day job I find the last 20 minutes of my Friday completely devoid of anything I should or can do...other than park my caboose on my chair and field any calls that may come it.  *crickets chirping*  So I thought I'd drop by, I love this place, and no that wasn't sarcasm.
 
I grew up in a house where my mother didn't have much of a sense of humor but my father was a dry wit that was often very facetious.  As a result most of us turn to sarcasm or self-deprication on a regular basis.  I've learned through many awkward poses that not everyone is wired to understand sarcasm and to be careful with my pointy remarks.
 
About 2 years ago my little sister and her husband embarked on the adventure of building their dream home.  They met with several general contractors and ended up choosing one who had done an extension/renovation on our oldest sister's historical home (our great grandfather built it and our grandmother lived in it her whole life), and he had done beautiful and careful work all while coming in ahead of schedule and under budget.  It was a stressful process for the little sister and she often resorted to sarcasm to deal with the tension.  On one of the last meetings she had with the contractor (a lovely fellow by the way), I happened to be present as little sis' hubby was out of town and she wanted a second opinion on something.  Little sis cracked wise about a mistake she'd made in her account and the contractor cleared his throat and shifted uneasily and little sis looks around and asks "What?" and the contractor replies "Um, it is just that you are a lot different from your older sister, you are opposites".  Little sis asks in what way and poor contractor replies "Uh, you are, kind of, um, a little, uh, ok a lot sarcastic." and little sis says "how is that different from my sister?" and poor contractor replies "Um she's, uh, humble."
 
*crickets chirping*
 
Little sis was slightly offended that she wasn't compared to the humbleness of big sis and I learned that apparently sarcastic and humble are antonyms.  Who knew?  We still don't let either of them forget it.  I think the contractor was really happy when that home was finished.

March 30, 2012 10:29 PM
Bisa-avatar 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 JaxZ said...

George Hall, my apologies, I just snuck in to say goodight and realized I missed your 2:42! Mr. Peterman has a new contest listed up there at the top of the page to the right, in the bar under "Peterman's Eye". You can write or put in a photo, etc.

And thank you, If we got into a "wayback" machine there'd be quite a few posteriors I'd be grateful for you to boot. I admit I was a homely coot but they didn't have to rub it in so.

I must admit that bolting 6,000 miles away at 17 and living on a base with several thousand men and only 300 women made me much prettier and more confident. ;* Like "beer goggles"....

'Night all! xo

March 30, 2012 11:04 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

I worn beer googles many a night here,and,in the club car,and no one eve sadi I looked better......

March 30, 2012 11:33 PM
Img_5428-1 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Capt Neptune said...

Yes, I did not win the lottery. I really wanted to go on that cruise with Stoney.

March 31, 2012 1:41 PM
M 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Penn said...

Ivan, thank you for your blessings each week...I hope your road trip is FUN!

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