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11/15/09 4:32 P

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wow. this article gave me a prefrontal cortex ache. i knew people who don't get my jokes are idiots. now i have scientific evidence. HA!

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11/15/09 12:14 A

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Dennis,

Should'nt you have named your new team "Sparkling Retards Untie?"

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11/5/09 6:02 P

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I love how it takes a special kind of brain damage to not get the joke. I'm using that ...

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5/22/09 9:36 P

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Hee hee! Actually, teen sarcasm can be obnoxious, because it's way passive aggressive, as in "No sh*t, Sherlock!" (although that example is simply aggressive)

But maybe sarcasm grows and refines with age, like rancid wine.

By the way, I had an encounter with a woman on a team I lead who had just the temporal lobe damaged discussed in that article. She read the following and honestly couldn't tell if I was being sarcastic:
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BLACKHEART~ aka Gail lives up to her screen name by being the meanest, most self-serving SOB since Mommy Dearest. Jeepers, Gail, if there were a team of sarcastic a-holes, you'd fit right in. Oh wait! You already started one! Golly, better prepare for an avalanche of new members to your precious "Sarcastics Unlimited", as the average member of our team has nothing better to do than add to their existing palate of approximately 210 teams, 75 of which they are leading or co-leading. No, I mean it! None of us would even think of missing out on your narcissistic experiment in cruel behavior. We find the idea not just motivating, but downright exhilarating! (Special Note: Gail is off camping because she hasn't yet filled her quota of selfish, me-centered behavior the month. She'll be back in the first week of June). If you send her sparkmail, take care to use the tildes(~) before and after her screen name so that you're not harassing some other poor sap.
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I responded back with "Yes, it's sarcastic." But would you believe that a couple members WITHOUT BRAIN DAMAGE actually thought I was serious? It boggles the mind. Serves me right for starting a team called "Sparkling Retards Unite".

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5/20/09 1:03 A

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I made a sarcastic comment to my nephews girlfriend, I forget what it was about. Their 2 and a half year old told me after her mom left that it was funny. We got a phone call from her mom the next day saying she wasn't leaving her kids with me anymore because her oldest was being sarcastic with her. I love the kid but he mother is another story, and at least I know my great niece inherited something from me. SCORE!!!

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5/19/09 7:59 P

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Popeye - that was just an expression. Don't you get it?? What's WRONG with you??????

Oh - and that article was soooooo fascinating. Great graphs and drawings! Honest!

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4/17/09 7:09 P

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Jay,
There are dumb asses and dumb horses, too.

When they get together - it's hard to tell the front from the back.

I hate it when one of these goes, "Huh"?

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4/17/09 3:54 P

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Jay, too many dumb asses who cannot fathom the nuances of sarcasm is what I think.

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4/17/09 12:06 P

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Now if they could just find a way to increase someone's sarcastic perception I would be happy. It would also help if they could develop a way to convey it through email (that one gets me in trouble all the time).

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4/17/09 12:57 A

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Me too!



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4/17/09 12:55 A

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Very interesting article.

Any time someone calls me a smart ass. My retort is that I'd rather be a smart ass than a dumb one....

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4/17/09 12:51 A

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I have rather prominent nose that protects my frontal lobe.



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4/16/09 11:38 P

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Wow!

I'm glad all my hard knocks to the head have been towards the rear.

Not being able to understand sarcasm would be the mental equivalent to not being able to taste chocolate!

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4/16/09 7:44 P

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Check this out for more explanation than you wanted.

whyfiles.org/shorties/178sarcasm/



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