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Self-Deprecation Contest

 
 
val
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jun, 2005 04:11 am
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I can't understand you. What do you want us to say? I am not a bad guy. Yes, I am a professional killer. And yes, I sell drugs to kids. But who doesn't? You see, I am just an ordinary guy. Between contracts, I like to read Heidegger and Toynbee. Is that a crime? I sell drugs to kids no matter the colour of their skin: so I am not a racist.

For instance, JL Nobody is a very nice guy. Well, he is a terrorist , but, again, who isn't nowadays? And Spendius shows himself naked in front of kids. But kids know more about sex than he will ever know.

So, what do you want us to say? I think you are asking to much of us EM.
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Eorl
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jun, 2005 04:59 am
I'm lousy at self-deprecation. Never been able to do it. All the other kids at school could do it...and when it came to picking self-deprecation teams....guess who was always picked last! Rolling Eyes
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djbt
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jun, 2005 07:25 am
I have a tendancy to unwrap chocolate bars and then throw away the chocolate rather than the wrapper. Normally on busy train platforms.
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Reply Thu 9 Jun, 2005 06:13 pm
val wrote:
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I can't understand you. . . . I think you are asking to much of us EM.


See CJ,

I rest my case. Should I mix in a lot of water again? :wink:

val,

I know. If it seems too much or not understandable or something, feel free to skip it!
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jun, 2005 06:27 pm
Nonono extra, we want it straight. The watered down
version is for wimps!!
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Acquiunk
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jun, 2005 06:34 pm
Well I didn't think you would be all that interested so I decided not to post. But seeing as this has become a rather long thread I thought I'd add on to extend it a little and keep it going. Don't mind me I'm just helping things along.
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Reply Thu 9 Jun, 2005 06:42 pm
Acquiunk wrote:
Well I didn't think you would be all that interested so I decided not to post. But seeing as this has become a rather long thread I thought I'd add on to extend it a little and keep it going. Don't mind me I'm just helping things along.


So let me see, is your self-deprecating statement that you like to post and tease about questions without actually answering them? :wink:
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Reply Thu 9 Jun, 2005 06:43 pm
Val,

It doesn't have to be something earth-shattering.

Come on, don't you have a bad habit like turning without using the turn signal or something terrible like that?
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Reply Thu 9 Jun, 2005 06:44 pm
CalamityJane wrote:
Nonono extra, we want it straight. The watered down
version is for wimps!!


Are you kind of fond of wimps? :wink:
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jun, 2005 06:52 pm
No one is, not even me! Despite all the compassion
I have collected for them Wink
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Reply Thu 9 Jun, 2005 07:15 pm
CalamityJane wrote:
No one is, not even me! Despite all the compassion
I have collected for them Wink


Wow. I appreciate your honesty.

Okay, no dilutions around here!
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jun, 2005 07:22 pm
Let me ask you this extra: Would you like a women on your side, who is indecisive, always asking you for reassurance,
can't make a choice by herself, and is riddled with insecurities?

If your answer is No, than you agree with me! Wink
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Reply Thu 9 Jun, 2005 07:40 pm
CJ,

Excellent.

Thank you for giving me a moment of clarity. Excellent technique, I needed to hear that.

Absolutely. I want her to be strong as hell.

___

Almost what they say people want in their surgeons: "You don't necessarily have to be right. But be sure and decisive, even if you are wrong about it."

Funny thing about human nature like that. We like someone to be strong and decisive. That may be more important than if they are "correct."
Funny.
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Reply Thu 9 Jun, 2005 07:47 pm
But having said all that, there is some kind of attraction, I mean I have an affinity for a smart indecisive neurotic self-effacing Woody Allen type over a kind of stupid jerk who is strong and is always quick and sure of his decisions.

I mean, if your partner is too sure of all their decisions, and kinda dumb about it, that can be a turn off too.

I guess I like someone that is strong in their decisions, but they are big enough to examine their decisions, to see that perhaps they are not right all the time.

I've been around people who have this attitude that they are always right about every single thing, and thats no good too.

A lot of people say women like a guy who is slightly self-depracating?

Too much is tiresome, though, I suppose.

Some balance is good, one supposes.
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jun, 2005 08:12 pm
Well, now your going from one extreme to the other
extra, being decisive and sure of yourself doesn't
necessarily mean you're opinionated and mentally limited.

It mostly comes from the life you lead. If you are in
a position where you need to make decisions, have to
lead others, than you not only seek input from them
to reassure your decision, you also have the confidence
to stand by your decision.

If you are used to being told what to do and never develop
your own selfworth, than you will act accordingly to it.

Woody Allen Types would drive me nuts, as they never
can live up to their own brilliance, or rather admit to it.
They need constant reassurance and their affliction for
self-doubt can be quite back-breaking to himself and others.
His (to stay with Woody Allen) success has a bitter-sweet
aura, as I don't think he truly can enjoy it.
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Reply Thu 9 Jun, 2005 08:17 pm
CJ,

Great comments again. I agree. Woody Allen is funny to watch for 2 hours in a movie, but actually all the neurosis of it all starts get tiresome by the end of the movie. I used to love his movies, but haven't went to one in years because this indecisive thing got old.

Yeah, I guess I'd like a person like this as a friend that I might see twice a year. Not as my mate though. You are right. :wink:
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JLNobody
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jun, 2005 08:25 pm
Oh well, Xgunner, no-one's perfect.
(The closing line from the classic comedy, Some Like it Hot).

By the way, Val, earlier you described me as a "terrorist." I want to tell the FBI, just in case they're monitoring these proceedings, that you are kidding (so I don't disappear to Egypt), that just because the vice president of my junior high school told my parents I was a "terror" that does NOT make me a terrorist.
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