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To: Carolyn who wrote (59835)11/16/2019 12:18:37 PM
From: Sun Tzu
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I had a lot of chats with Jim about allowing in some political humor. I am the kind of person who can laugh at himself and find opposing humor funny - if they really are funny and not just in the eye of the beholder.

My litmus test was this, if I switch the punchline, will it still work? If yes, then that joke should not be allowed because it is just a jab at the other camp in the guise of humor. But if the humor really is funny in the context of the politics, then I was for it. For example, the jokes about Communism vs Capitalism are ok, but the one about Obama and Trump in a barber shop is not because you can switch their roles without affecting the joke.

Fundamentally Jim was for it, but he felt that it would need to be introduced slowly to make the rules clear and not let things get out of hand. He thought that there is too much anger out there and if he loosens the rules, people will find loopholes to take a swing at each other.

I think he was right. Although I didn't like it at first, I think it is nice to have place where people can tell funnies and use humor without the divisive politics.

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To: Sun Tzu who wrote (59836)11/16/2019 12:57:57 PM
From: Carolyn
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I agree totally. You would be a good moderator to follow Jim.

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To: Fast Eddie who wrote (59808)11/16/2019 1:07:17 PM
From: Guardian
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Me too. This was a favorite thread until he ruined it with repressive partisan rules.

<I guess I can unblock him now.>

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To: Carolyn who wrote (59837)11/16/2019 1:09:11 PM
From: Sun Tzu
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Thank you. I appreciate the vote of confidence. Unfortunately, the time I can spend on SI is very sporadic. Sometimes I don't log in for months.

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To: Goose94 who wrote (59827)11/22/2019 6:48:04 PM
From: Goose94
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I know it's the beginning of ice fishing in Canada, but had a chuckle.


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From: miraje11/22/2019 8:38:31 PM
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For all you lucky people who live in snow country

> Diary of a Snow Shoveler
>

> December 8: It started to snow. The first snow of the season and the wife and I took our cocktails and sat for hours by the window watching the huge soft flakes drift down from heaven. It looked like a Grandma Moses Print. So romantic we felt like newlyweds again. I love snow!

>

> December 9: We woke to a beautiful blanket of crystal white snow covering every inch of the landscape. What a fantastic sight! Can there be a more lovely place in the Whole World? Moving here was the best idea I've ever had. Shovelled for the first time in years, felt like a boy again I did both our driveway and the sidewalks. This afternoon the snowplow came along and covered up the sidewalks and closed in the driveway, so I got to shovel again. What a perfect life.

>

> December 12: The sun has melted all our lovely snow. Such a disappointment! My neighbor tells me not to worry, we'll definitely have a white Christmas. No snow on Christmas would be awful! Bob says we'll have so much snow by the end of winter, that I'll never want to see snow again. I don't think that's possible. Bob is such a nice man, I'm glad he's our neighbor.

>

> December 14: Snow, lovely snow! We got 8" last night. The temperature dropped to -20. The cold makes everything sparkle so. The wind took my breath away but I warmed up by shoveling the driveway and sidewalks. This is the life!

>

> The snowplow came back this afternoon and buried everything again. I didn't realize I would have to do quite this much shoveling, but I'll certainly get back in shape this way. I wish I wouldn't huff and puff so hard.

>

> December 15: 20 inches forecast. Sold my van and bought a 4x4 Blazer. Bought snow tires for the wife's car and two extra shovels. Stocked the freezer. The wife wants a wood stove in case the electricity goes out. I think that's silly. We aren't in Alaska, after all.

>

> December 16: Ice storm this morning. Fell on my ass on the ice in the driveway putting down salt. Hurt like hell!. The wife laughed for an hour, which I think was very cruel.

>

> December 17: Still way below freezing. Roads are too icy to go anywhere. Electricity was off for five hours. I had to pile the blankets on to stay warm. Nothing to do but stare at the wife and try not to irritate her. Guess I should've bought a wood stove, but won't admit it to her. God, I hate it when she's right. I can't believe I'm freezing to death in my own living room.

>

> December 20: Electricity's back on, but had another 14" of the damn stuff last night. More shoveling. Took all day. Snowplow came by twice. Tried to find a neighbor kid to shovel, but they said they're too busy playing hockey. I think they're lying. Called the only hardware store around to see about buying a snow blower, and they're out. Might have another shipment in March. I think they're lying. Bob says I have to shovel or the city will have it done and bill me. I think he's lying.

>

> December 22: Bob was right about a white Christmas, because 13 more inches of the white shit fell today, and it's so cold it probably won't melt 'til August. Took me 45 minutes to get all dressed up to go out to shovel, and then I had to piss. By the time I got undressed, pissed and dressed again, I was too tired to shovel! Tried to hire Bob, who has a plough on his truck, for the rest of the winter; but he says he's too busy. I think the asshole is lying.

>

> December 23: Only 2" of snow today, and it warmed up to "0". The wife wanted me to decorate the front of the house this morning. What, is she nuts!!! Why didn't she tell me to do that a month ago? She says she did, but I think she's lying.

>

> December 24: 6". Snow packed so hard by snowplow, I broke the shovel. Thought I was having a heart attack. If I ever catch the son of a bitch who drives that snowplow, I'll drag him through the snow by his balls and beat him to death with my broken shovel. I know he hides around the corner and waits for me to finish shovelling and then he comes down the street at 100 miles an hour and throws snow all over everywhere I've just been! Tonight the wife wanted me to sing Christmas carols with her and open our presents, but I was too busy watching for the snowplow.

>

> December 25: Merry F@#!x! Christmas. 20 more inches of the F@#!x! slop tonight. Snowed in. The idea of shovelling makes my blood boil. God, I hate the snow! Then the snowplow driver came by asking for a donation and I hit him over the head with my shovel. The wife says I have a bad attitude. I think she's a fuckin' idiot. If I have to watch

> "It's a Wonderful Life" one more time, I'm going to stuff her into the microwave.

>

> December 26: Still snowed in. Why the hell did I ever move here? It was all HER idea. The BITCH is really getting on my nerves.

>

> December 27: Temperature dropped to -30, and the pipes froze. Plumber came after 14 hours of waiting for him; he only charged me $1,400 to replace all my pipes.

>

> December 28: Warmed up to -20. Still snowed in. she is driving me crazy!!!!!

>

> December 29: 10 more inches. Bob says I have to shovel the roof or it could cave in. That's the silliest thing I ever heard. How dumb does he think I am?

>

> December 30: Roof caved in. I beat up the snow plough driver. He is now suing me for a million dollars; not for only the beating I gave him, but also for trying to shove the broken snow shovel up his ass. The wife went home to her mother.

>

> December 31: I set fire to what's left of the house. No more shoveling.

>

> January 8: Feel so good. I just love those little white pills they keep giving me. Why am I tied to the bed?

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From: steve11/23/2019 4:06:55 AM
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It's political, but it's funny. From Stephen Colbert. Sorry about the commercial, if you're blocking cookies, you'll get a message to unblock.

cbs.com

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To: Goose94 who wrote (59840)11/23/2019 11:46:14 AM
From: Goose94
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To: Goose94 who wrote (59843)11/23/2019 12:37:48 PM
From: longz
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To: longz who wrote (59844)11/23/2019 12:40:02 PM
From: Goose94
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