• An original essay on Humour & Life

    From George Pope@1:153/757 to All on Mon Jul 10 11:16:24 2023
    An essay on why life is all about humour:

    Okay, so guys are confused why they get charged with harassment etc because they dare talk or flirt with a pretty girl.

    But yet some guys go up to the same girls & practically rape them in public, & she just giggles & climbs on top of him to facilitate his attempts.

    Why do these first set of guys have the police after them, while the latter enjoy the fruits of the best of each new crop of late teen-age girls?

    ItĂs because their(womanhoodĂs) sense of humour has gone away. . .

    Back in the day, the guy, instead of having the police come after him, was ridiculed as a cad (in todayĂs lingo: ˘clique-jumper÷)

    If youĂre a skid (scumbag, druggie, go nowhere loser), you know better than to hit on the jockĂs first choice of girls (head cheerleaders, etc.)

    Droit du Seigneur(Right of the Lord(first choice of nubile young women) did not go away with the end of feudal society.

    Who the fleep are these ˘lords÷ you may ask in a high-pitched whine. . . The same people they always were¨them's who own everything.

    Oh, humour, right¨theyĂre still laughing how we all bought into ˘all men are created & are equal under the law÷

    Yes, we were all created equal, but equality only lasted until the first go- getters amassed power & position.

    The law has always been theirs, so you are as equal under their laws as they want you to be.

    TheyĂre also laughing how everyone accepted that democracy meant we were no longer under a feudal system of giving over half of our hard-earned gains to the lords.

    Look up ˘Tax Freedom Day÷ & your countryĂs name¨if itĂs past 2-July, youĂre paying over 50% of your time & labour to the lords.

    But they provide roads, hospitals, etc with that money. . HAHAHAHAHA

    Yes, you always take care of your animals, or they wonĂt keep working for you, allowing you to sit on your fattening arses, living like kings.

    When your animals breed beyond what you need, you kill some off, to keep the numbers low, so they don't use up resources that rightfully(in your spoilt & bloated mind) belong to you & your family forever. (& to those other generationally wealthy families you're allied with)

    The human slaves have been doing just that, so they held council to reduce the numbers by at least 20%. Some were counselling 40%, but they bashed it about &

    finally decided 20% is a fine starting number, then they can easily revisit after this is accomplished.

    War was the usual means, as it was quite profitable, as they knew how to rally the menials into working harder, to produce for the war efforts. (&, likewise understanding that taxes have to increase significantly)

    But war was pretty much used up in the two big ones & the spot skirmishes going on still today are just regional profit-0makers, without any long-range benefit to the overlords & their families forever.

    People are just getting to the point where they're not going to cooperate with a draft for a third world war. Once the undesirables are sent to the front & disposed of, the war fizzles & it may cost more to put things right again than were made in the war itself.

    The funny part is its been right out in the open for anyone to figure out. If an unemployed crippled retard who's formerly a drug addict & formerly homeless can figure it out, it's kind of funny that it's not public knowledge by now. Oh, there are a few individuals who are clued in, but they are laying low, maybe specifically because they're not retarded? I don't know¨isn't that funny? (funny haha or funny ironic, I hardly know the difference any more)

    Once you accept that you're just a wage slave animal working on the overlord's land, you'll find life makes so much more sense.

    I wouldn't make a fuss about it, though, because they're not yet at their ideal world population yet (just enough to maintain their sumptuous lifestyle & self support their animals' needs to continue working healthily for maximum years) & your life isn't worth a nit to them. . .

    Things happen. & nobody you know will question the mode of your passing¨it'll seem natural enough, whether by accident, misadventure, or a health-related issue, nobody will suspect you were deliberately deleted from the farm's list of currently viable livestock.

    You don't think they haven't done this umpteen times already, & have their methods thoroughly tweaked by now, do you?

    It's not all bad, is it? Go to a farm that's doing well¨making good profits year after year; visit the work animals; are the horses ill-fed, ungroomed, or seemingly depressed? The life of a dairy cow is simple¨it exists 95% just to have its udders drained daily (or is it twice daily?) yet its not depressed or sickly. . .

    You take care of your tools! Yes, you're a tool, & so am I, & so what? What else were you going to be/ A Contender? A Hero who overthrows everything & sets up an ideal fantasy land that has never existed & won't ever exist?

    Now YOU are the one being funny! I thought this was my essay to express humour?! Okay, I'll allow it this once, but wait your turn next time, please. . .

    Go back to your TV, sports, movies, & gambling¨just show up for your 8-hour milking sessions at 9 on the designated days, & with your eggs by 15-April. (Tax Form Submission Day)

    Yes, you're children belong to the overlords, too, to whichever generation of them is current where you have been allowed to settle & work. Your children will continue to provide for the next generations, as you did for yours. . .

    This has been going on since the advent of man(h. sapiens, or maybe even an earlier form of related simian)

    Oh, that is funny! Creation vs Evolution.

    Here's the thing Evolution is claimed to be science¨science requires the ability to recreate a phenomenon by other researchers. Pretty sure we can't recreate a ginormous rocky orb in space with the same mix of elements Earth originally had, after spinning off from the sun. Then we'd have to know & recreate the exact amount of energy per second the sun was generating 4.5bn years ago(4.5 BYA) & the amount of each wavelength of energy (including visible spectrum, infrared, ultraviolet, gamma rays, x-rays, etc.); I guarantee you, this experiment has never been conducted. If it has, then the joke's on me, I guess.

    No worries¨wherever the joke is, is good¨we got nothing else, but we can laugh at everything & everyone!

    These overlords actually believe their inbred haemophilic blood is in some way superior to yours & mine!

    DAFT yes, but funny!

    Kind of like the ˘Aryans÷(white supremacists) thinking that Aryan means ˘white skin, blue eyes, blonde hair÷" when it really derives from the blackest of the northern Indians

    It's funny they believe the ones on the planet who are nearly the least able to withstand the changing ozone layer are superior to those most able to withstand it (the melanesian types)

    &, it's funny they've got you to believe YOU caused the ozone layer changes & YOU caused the minor fluctuation in global temperatures going on now¨we're actually cooler than we were lat time this part of the solar/etc cycles aligned as we are now. Humans didn't do diddly¨except some regional fluctuations¨ cities are hotter than country side¨no denying that¨but this has nothing to do with the poles!

    The poles used to be TROPICAL: as was Canada¨Canada was tropical & warm, like the Caribbean is now. Ahh, how I miss those times. . .

    The poles melting is not a tragedy¨it's NATURE. It's even more inevitable than the overlords controlling our lives from birth to death. (also a NATURAL event in the history of the planet)

    Sorry, I hear some screams that I didn't get into more detail on Creation¨I think they're daring me to say something heretical. Almost like they know that's the only correct way to go & it's funny, because they'll believe the heresy, but likewise believe they can't ascribe to it.

    Fair enough, I'll address the big ol' elephant in the room with ˘Creation÷ painted on one side & ˘God÷ painted on the other.

    I'll begin with the heresy: EVERY church & organised religion is wrong. ALL, without exception. Each MAY have a tiny piece of the truth, but that's just enough to create good humour. Ask me for the cows theory of religion. Or Google it.

    I find every one of your metaphors for how the universe & Earth, & us, came to be here to be amusing as hell(metaphorical term of convenience used here as a
    /gratuitous intensive/ (a 9th part of speech I needed to invent to make English correct again), not as a literal place of unjust eternal suffering.

    Right there, that's hilarious: the perfectly just & fair God punishes finite shortcomings with eternal suffering at the maximum intensity conceivable by our ancestors when they wrote the term.

    There may well be a ˘God÷ to use the popular term, out there¨or in here; God could inhabit every quark in the universe. God could have evolved with the universe God created out of an infinitely dense single protonic singularity that contained all, as it always did in previous iterations. &, as Young Sheldon Cooper says, could have spoke the ˘word÷: ˘kaboom÷ & it was so, & here we are, some 13.5bn years later. Most of us have no memory of being inside the singularity & that's as it should be.

    Am I still being funny? I don't know¨are we laughing¨I am, but I always am, especially at some of your expressions right now & a few of you are mumbling, "well, he did warn us he was a retard."; I find that funny, too!

    Okay, this is my attempt at writing a humorous essay. Like all art & humour, there are elements of truth woven throughout¨don't be distracted by this. Just laugh (don't LOL, that's nearly psychotic, my friend¨instead, just snicker quietly &/or occasionally expel a little puff of breath through your nose as you're reading.)

    What do you think? Was it funny?
    If so, haha, or ironically?
    If not, why not?







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  • From August Abolins@2:221/1.59 to George Pope on Mon Aug 7 20:07:44 2023

    An essay on why life is all about humour..

    [...]

    What do you think? Was it funny?
    If so, haha, or ironically?
    If not, why not?

    Wow. You covered a lot of different topics. This was almost like a manifesto. :D. A lot to process.

    Btw your text had some chars that did not convert properly in Aftershock.







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  • From George Pope@1:153/757 to August Abolins on Fri Aug 11 10:04:54 2023
    An essay on why life is all about humour..
    [...]
    What do you think? Was it funny?
    If so, haha, or ironically?
    If not, why not?
    Wow. You covered a lot of different topics. This was almost like a manifesto. :D. A lot to process.
    Btw your text had some chars that did not convert properly in Aftershock.

    What is Aftershock -- I notice a lot of chars don't make it through Fido, in general.



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  • From Ward Dossche@2:292/854 to George Pope on Wed Aug 16 10:44:27 2023
    Btw your text had some chars that did not convert properly in
    Aftershock.

    What is Aftershock -- I notice a lot of chars don't make it through Fido, in general.

    Aftershock is an app to run Fido on an Android.

    It is currently maintained.

    You can reach the author, Anatoly Vdovichev, at 2:292/854.180 ...

    There's a support-echo AFTERSHOCK for it which originates from this node and is distributed to:

    1:229/426
    2:221/1
    2:292/140
    2:292/8125
    2:301/1
    2:225/364
    2:410/9
    4:80/1

    ... and from there leads its own life, pretty good distribution and usage.

    \%/@rd

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  • From Mike Powell@1:2320/105 to WARD DOSSCHE on Wed Aug 16 07:38:00 2023
    There's a support-echo AFTERSHOCK for it which originates from this node and i
    distributed to:

    1:229/426

    I will pick it up here, too.

    Mike

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  • From Ward Dossche@2:292/854 to Mike Powell on Wed Aug 16 15:02:10 2023
    I will pick it up here, too.

    Aftershock is a very interesting product, certainly for point-operators, even on smartphone. I've used and still have it active on a tablet (which I haven't looked at since 2019)...

    \%/@rd

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  • From August Abolins@2:221/1.59 to George Pope on Wed Aug 16 20:34:01 2023

    What is Aftershock -- I notice a lot of chars don't make it through Fido, in general.

    Aftershock is a fido (ftn) points app for Android.

    Sometimes the convenience checking / reading / replying to echos on my smartphone is quite nice.

    I like the idea that fidonet can be on a small device with me instead of limiting it to a desktop or laptop at home.


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  • From Dan Clough@1:135/115 to August Abolins on Thu Aug 17 07:21:00 2023
    August Abolins wrote to George Pope <=-


    What is Aftershock -- I notice a lot of chars don't make it through Fido, in general.

    Aftershock is a fido (ftn) points app for Android.

    Sometimes the convenience checking / reading / replying to echos
    on my smartphone is quite nice.

    I like the idea that fidonet can be on a small device with me
    instead of limiting it to a desktop or laptop at home.

    Haven't seen/heard of an equivalent for iPhone users... Do you know of
    one?



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  • From Ward Dossche@2:292/854 to Dan Clough on Fri Aug 18 00:17:28 2023
    Haven't seen/heard of an equivalent for iPhone users... Do you know of one?

    I'd be surprized Apple would allow such an app.

    But feel free to ask Rudi Timmermans @ 2:292/140, I think he coocked something uo which does the trick ...

    \%/@rd

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  • From George Pope@1:153/757 to Ward Dossche on Tue Aug 29 14:01:50 2023
    Btw your text had some chars that did not convert properly in
    Aftershock.
    What is Aftershock -- I notice a lot of chars don't make it through Fido,
    in general.
    Aftershock is an app to run Fido on an Android.
    It is currently maintained.
    You can reach the author, Anatoly Vdovichev, at 2:292/854.180 ...
    There's a support-echo AFTERSHOCK for it which originates from this node and i
    distributed to:
    [...]
    ... and from there leads its own life, pretty good distribution and usage. \%/@rd

    Nice! Does he have an iPhone version? I'd like to get Fido on my mobile. . .

    Be a great way to breathe new life into the net!

    Tell your friends!

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  • From Terry Roati@3:712/1321 to George Pope on Wed Aug 30 21:22:10 2023

    You can use Newstap on a iPhone and connect to any BBS that supports NNTP & fidonet.

    The lite version is free.

    Terry

    On Aug 29, 2023 02:09pm, George Pope wrote to Ward Dossche:

    Btw your text had some chars that did not convert properly in
    Aftershock.
    What is Aftershock -- I notice a lot of chars don't make it through Fido, >>> in general.
    Aftershock is an app to run Fido on an Android.
    It is currently maintained.
    You can reach the author, Anatoly Vdovichev, at 2:292/854.180 ...
    There's a support-echo AFTERSHOCK for it which originates from this node >>Tand i
    distributed to:
    [...]
    ... and from there leads its own life, pretty good distribution and usage. >> \%/@rd

    Nice! Does he have an iPhone version? I'd like to get Fido on my
    mobile. . .

    Be a great way to breathe new life into the net!

    Tell your friends!

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  • From George Pope@1:153/757 to August Abolins on Thu Aug 31 08:05:42 2023
    What is Aftershock -- I notice a lot of chars don't make it through Fido,
    in general.
    Aftershock is a fido (ftn) points app for Android.
    Sometimes the convenience checking / reading / replying to echos on my smartphone is quite nice.
    I like the idea that fidonet can be on a small device with me instead of limiting it to a desktop or laptop at home.

    I'd love it, but no iOS version; I netmailed the developer -- no reply yet. .

    That would be convenient!



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