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    Default This is the place for those fun, and not so serious threads

    Does this mean threads in other forums should be serious and no fun? Is it possible to have a thread that is fun, but serious, or a thread not be fun when it's not serious? If so, is fun seriousness preferable to non-serious no-fun threads? How would this thread be classified? Am I being serious? Is this fun? What is this thread's fate? Suppose it's locked, was it not fun enough for you moderators? - that would hurt my feelings! Or, was it too serious for you? Paradoxically, is locking a thread for being too serious not a serious action itself, thereby increasing the seriousness of the thread? Would a better course of action not be to reduce the thread's seriousness by posting a very silly picture of a cat?

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    Well, I sometimes wonder whether when people write things online, are they being serious? Or are they just kind of "trolling?" The thread below was a "classic" in this regard. Just reading it is confirmation that some people don't like to be very positive about things, they LOVE to be negative. Read for enjoyment, "fun" or repulsion!

    No More Minimalism

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    Quote Originally Posted by Couchie View Post
    Does this mean threads in other forums should be serious and no fun? Is it possible to have a thread that is fun, but serious, or a thread not be fun when it's not serious? If so, is fun seriousness preferable to non-serious no-fun threads? How would this thread be classified? Am I being serious? Is this fun? What is this thread's fate? Suppose it's locked, was it not fun enough for you moderators? - that would hurt my feelings! Or, was it too serious for you? Paradoxically, is locking a thread for being too serious not a serious action itself, thereby increasing the seriousness of the thread? Would a better course of action not be to reduce the thread's seriousness by posting a very silly picture of a cat?
    This post reminds me of my one and only (failed) attempt to get into philosophy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    This post reminds me of my one and only (failed) attempt to get into philosophy
    Perhaps when you think you've failed to get into philosophy, you've failed to get out of it....

    j/k of course

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    Hmmm.... Sounds like serious business.

    Beautiful music reflects a beautiful Savior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Couchie View Post
    Does this mean threads in other forums should be serious and no fun? Is it possible to have a thread that is fun, but serious, or a thread not be fun when it's not serious? If so, is fun seriousness preferable to non-serious no-fun threads? How would this thread be classified? Am I being serious? Is this fun? What is this thread's fate? Suppose it's locked, was it not fun enough for you moderators? - that would hurt my feelings! Or, was it too serious for you? Paradoxically, is locking a thread for being too serious not a serious action itself, thereby increasing the seriousness of the thread? Would a better course of action not be to reduce the thread's seriousness by posting a very silly picture of a cat?
    It means that green monsters should stay away from these things, they get all confused.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klavierspieler View Post
    Hmmm.... Sounds like serious business.

    I love that picture so much I have to comment on it. Look at those adorable demonic eyes!

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    Indeed. Let's all celebrate by listening to the most magnificent music and drinking the most magnificent wine from the most magnificent castle on this best-of-all-possible worlds.





    How many of you get the reference?
    Last edited by HerlockSholmes; Sep-30-2011 at 03:28.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HerlockSholmes View Post
    Indeed. Let's all celebrate by listening to the most magnificent music and drinking the most magnificent wine from the most magnificent castle on this best-of-all-possible worlds.





    How many of you get the reference?
    Candide!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meaghan View Post
    Candide!!
    Yes!




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    Baccano! Cue the wild jazz music.
    Last edited by Lukecash12; Sep-30-2011 at 04:58.
    "Your mathematics are correct, but your physics are abominable..." Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lukecash12 View Post
    Bacano! Cue the wild jazz music.
    You mean Baccano.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HerlockSholmes View Post
    You mean Baccano.
    Aha! I edited it to make you look silly! Cue the fish slap scene from Monty Python.
    "Your mathematics are correct, but your physics are abominable..." Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lukecash12 View Post
    Aha! I edited it to make you look silly! Cue the fish slap scene from Monty Python.
    Look at my post. Your spelling mistake is still there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HerlockSholmes View Post
    Look at my post. Your spelling mistake is still there.
    Precisely. Your quote is incorrect, as far as we can tell. Cue the slick scene where the criminal wipes off his finger prints!
    "Your mathematics are correct, but your physics are abominable..." Einstein

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