Posted by floatingbridge on May 21, 2011, at 6:52:43
In reply to Re: wild things, posted by SLS on May 21, 2011, at 5:30:59
> Am I any fun?
> - Scott
Scott, really? Your amusement often amuses me :-)
But we're talking posts here, not people.
Cyberspace is weird. Humor doesn't translate the same as in person. I didn't realized the humor in Dinah's post for awhile. Her post was slow-release for me. Very dry. I am very slow to get humor, I think, because of social anxieties, and, well, a certain intermittent dimness....
Maybe fun is like beauty. Or music or poetry for that matter. It exists in the reception. Fun for one person, or
humor, can be offensive to another. Ideally, fun would not cost anybody anything.
Have you seen *Play Time* by Jacques Tati? Or any of his films. They are deeply ironic and very--I can't think of
the opposite of misanthropic--all-inclusive and life affirming. They are like, aren't we ridiculous and isn't that just wonderful? I find them such a tonic.
* and whoever gazes at the stars will never again be quite alone...
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