Saturday, August 27, 2005

Sense or probably not

Someone asked on the last post, if it was supposed to make sense. Well, not someone, Fred One, to be specific.
This is not a sense-making site. I shoulda put that right up front. Maybe I have to make some changes to the header thingie. Call it a boring, not-sense-making blog. Maybe some nonsense here, but no sense sense.

No common sense either. My common sense is so poor that I run a risk every time I use it. And really not any wit here. This is a serious place. 'Cause you can pretend to be serious, but you can't pretend to be witty, or smart, or to have sense. So, I'm just tellin' ya. Don't be lookin' for sense here.

I sort of think that a preoccupation with sense and such shows an arrested intellectual development. Now, you're probably thinking, "That doesn't make any sense at all."
EXACTLY. See? Like that. No sense. Don't even think about it.

'Course there are other kinds of sense. There's moral sense, for example. There are folks who claim a strong moral sense, are actually heartless and cruel. Vindictive even. Like to tell others what to think and do. Some people. I don't want that kind of sense. I think I can distinguish between morality and moralizing though.

I guess a person can have a sense of values too. I don't know if there's any of that stuff on this site or not. Not on purpose anyway. I'm just breezing along, minding my business. And if I had a sense of pride, I wouldn't be publishing this crummy post.

Now a sense of humor would be nice on a blog. I sometimes try that, with minimal success. Naturally everyone claims to have a sense of humor. Even people who confess to murder won't own up to not having a sense of humor. Yet we all know folks who we would describe as lacking a sense of humor. Usually that means we played a joke on them and they didn't laugh. Like that.

William James, a Philosopher and Psychologist, said that, "Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing."

MMmmmm….sorry Willie J., that doesn't make sense to me. I guess you have to have more sense than I have to understand this stuff.

Sorry that this got so long, but I don't have time to make it shorter.

22 comments:

AP3 said...

So what you're saying is... What are you saying? ;-P

Libby said...

oh, TLP, i love that quote! 'a sense of humor is just common sense, dancing'!! Love it, love it, love it!!

schnoodlepooh said...

No sense, no wit, no humor, not serious... hmmmm.... what IS there to like about your blog? Why DO the people keep coming back for more More MORE? There's just something about it. I think you're incredibly MODEST, in a nonsensical kind of way. It makes PERFECT SENSE to ME!

Saur♥Kraut said...

Makes sense to me! Now, any tips on making cents?

BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

"This is not a sense making site..."

What a profound statement, truly.
May I borrow it please?

Your good spirit always makes good sense.

have a good day.

Tom & Icy said...

We love your site anyway. Sense or not. It's fun. Entertaining.

still life said...

Well, I don't understand it, not one bit.
What is your sense of purpose?

Fred said...

I'm so glad I asked. Thanks for clearing it up for all of us!

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Well, once again this doesn't make any sense, but WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

Maybe it doesn't have any meaning, either. Maybe it's just a bunch of words somebody found in the Oxford English Dictionary....

Heh, Hoss 1, Lucy 0

Jamie Dawn said...

And you think that's NOT witty?
You really have no sense of what's good.
Keep up the nonsense!

Monique said...

I love your blog precisely because it is nonsensically funny. Keep up the lack of sense!

mireille said...

i'm with schnoodlepooh on this one ... plus you're just plain fun to try to follow around. xoxo

Doug said...

I fail to see the humor in this. Hrrumph. Blaise Pascal. Indeed, madame!

John Halewood said...

Well, some people may think that this is a pretty senseless blog, but I think it makes sense!

actonbell said...

Stop making sense!

Doug said...

Nice one, Actonbell.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Pascal had a first name? Who knew? Did you guys know that? I didn't know that. Nobody tells me nothin'. Did he have a middle name? Huh? Anybody?

Doug said...

"Monsieur smart @$$," I believe

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Youtalkin'tome? You talkin' to me? You talkin' to ME? Huh? Doug, Whoyoutalkin'about?

Minka said...

There are people that try to make sense of everything their whole life, without ever succeeding. There is little in life that make sense though, so it wouldn´t really pay to think too much about sense, does that makes sense?
Besides, everybody enjoys nonsense much more :)
Not saying that your page involves nonsense. It is very sensible in all its nonsense.
Ok, I am gonna quit this now!

Doug said...

Blaise "Monsieur le Smart@$$" Pascal. That was his middle name. I couldn't stand to leave you in the dark a moment longer.

I must be talking to you there's no-one else here.

Monika, add some italics and I think you have it. Just sayin'.

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