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Is there more to life than quick wit & innuendo?

Posted on: January 16, 2009 12:37 pm
 
That is the thought that has been running through my mind lately...........say it a'int so.

I speak almost entirely through sarcasm, witty comments, sexual innuendo and puns. I am able to carry on a conversation, but rarely does the aforementioned list escape entry into the discussion. I come by this trait honestly. My father is a peanut gallery expert. He works more in pun and corny jokes than I do, but I learned the ropes from my old man without a doubt. Now that I am turning into him more and more it is pretty surreal to be in a group gathering with him and see us one-upping eachother from across the room. Rudely interrupting perfectly normal conversations with our interjections of "humor".

As I have matured (laughable) or become older I have started to realize that maybe there is more to life than being the funny guy. I have held positions of leadership throughout my life in and out of work and I am able to temper down this behavior if needed, but I really prefer to be able to let loose. I have somehow avoided any lawsuits or pummelings so far in my life, but sometimes I can tell that my incessant "head in the gutter" status does wear people down.

Of course, now I have kids and I have learned that kids don't get sarcasm. They just stare blankly at you or run to another room. Not really a strong relationship builder.

So basically that leaves my co-workers, friends that I rarely get to see, and the people on this message board to bear the brunt of my behavior. My wife tolerates the wit, but the innuendo has been squashed. Basically I am here to declare that I am officially going to declare 2009 and the future as "My half-a$$ed attempt to tone down my over-the-top overt sexual innuendo and smart a$$ comments."

Wish me luck.

Category: General
Tags: Humor, Innuendo, Wit
 
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Since: Jan 1, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2009 2:44 pm
 

Is there more to life than quick wit & innuendo?

all i can post is that in my short time on cbs's cfb forum (little over 4 mos.),
you've been one of my favorite posters to read . . . "as is"! thumbsup!


Likewise iconjef.  Means alot coming from a fellow Phi Gam.  I always enjoy your avatars as well.



Since: Jan 1, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2009 2:42 pm
 

Is there more to life than quick wit & innuendo?

Good stuff dgrimreaper.  We sound like kindred spirits.  The delivery is absolutely the key.  Always keep them guessing.  I work with young people and a Brit so the innuendo never stops at work, but I do know exactly who is off limits.  I have a flimsy filter, but a filter nonetheless.

BTW my daughter turns 4 in February as well.  Attitude galore.  Earlier today I was "very much upsetting" her, and I was simply looking at her. 



Since: Jan 1, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2009 2:38 pm
 

Is there more to life than quick wit & innuendo?

Thanks TG.  I hear you on the deaf, dumb and blind thing.  One of the downsides of being "that guy" is that people think they can wind you up like top and off you go spouting inappropriate nonsense and insulting everyone.  For me the "wind up" is usually after about 3 beers.


PanzerKoenigin
Since: Jun 28, 2008
Posted on: January 16, 2009 8:50 pm
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Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: January 16, 2009 8:32 pm
 

Is there more to life than quick wit & innuendo?


all i can post is that in my short time on cbs's cfb forum (little over 4 mos.),
you've been one of my favorite posters to read . . . "as is"! thumbsup!



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: January 16, 2009 6:08 pm
 

Is there more to life than quick wit & innuendo?

My boss told me when I first started that I had a great sense of humor, but when I was being sarcastic, I needed to make sure to smile so people knew it was a joke.  But to me, that is the best part of being sarcastic, the delivery.  Thus, with new people I smile, but the poor saps that have worked with me more than two years know my SOH and know not to take my peanut gallery comments seriously.  I do stay away from the sexual innuendos at work though. 

As for the kids, my daughter turns 4 next month.  She already has enough of an attitude, and I can't imagine her being sarcastic.  Scary thought.  But I know that she'll picj it up no matter what, but I too will have to teach her tact and timing.  And so it goes.



TheGreek
Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: January 16, 2009 4:38 pm
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Since: Jan 1, 2008
Posted on: January 16, 2009 4:13 pm
 

Is there more to life than quick wit & innuendo?

Thanks for the wisdom vshman. I appreciate hearing from other parents always.

Don't worry I won't go changin too much, but even I have to admit I can take things too far.......at work especially.

Like you mentioned the downside of being "class clown" (which is my work fantasy league team name BTW) is that no one ever takes you seriously. It's a tough transition to go from class clown to preacher or confidant.




Since: Jul 2, 2008
Posted on: January 16, 2009 2:11 pm
 

Is there more to life than quick wit & innuendo?

Worry not Maestro, I know exactly how you feel...I don't know how many times in a given day I have to use the phrase "please don't take half of what I say seriously".  But then, once people get to know your style of humor, and when you become known as "the funny guy" or "the class clown", people expect you to be "on" at all times.  If you're ever not wise-cracking, being silly, or what have you, then they think something is seriously wrong with you.  I've learned, just to say "screw em" and be me...accept me or not!  My wife loves my silly side, but I've definitely learned when she's had enough....but I like to push her buttons anyway (SOMETIMES).  Plus, she has a great SOH to...and challenges me constantly with her wit....and now our daughters are picking up on it too, which is great.

I will advise you though, sense you have kids (very young kids from what I've come to know about you), BE CAREFUL WITH THE SARCASM!!!  This is something that I've tried to cut totally out of my personality (at least in "real" life)....Now that my oldest daughter is 13, and for the past few years, I have truly begun to see the ugliness in sarcasm, whether from me, or from someone else (namely a certain tween, and now, teen girl).  I remember hearing one time, that all humor is based in anger.  Nowhere is this more evident than in sarcasm.

Anyway, YOU be YOU, and that's enough from me....good day sir! 

 



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