Humor is a funny thing, jokes are basically verbal calisthenics, but wit needs a bit of truth to work well.
I have found that when people don’t find things funny, they are too close to the issue.
In this particular situation, the people that found it funny are:
Mike Jefferson (I acquired his permission BEFORE posting)
Frank Peel (Fpeel)
And any lurkers that I made smile (sometime they give me a thumbs-up or send me a PM).
The people that didn’t find it funny are:
And a few (anonymous) people that voted to bury (within hours (proof that the USHpA is out to get me)).
Ryan Voight seems to be "on the fence" as to whether he is even going to actually READ what I posted, so let me try something witty.
(Now that this is in the Basement)
AIRTHUG wrote:So when I got one line in on that post…………….I just scrolled past
I frankly don't care enough to read that crap..
IF you didn’t read it, then what EXACTALLY was crap?
Is crap anything fiction?
Is crap anything that Mark posts?
Is crap anything on HangGliding(dot)org that YOU didn’t write?
Is crap anything funny (but how did you know it was funny (or not funny) if you didn’t read it)?
Maybe somebody CALLED you and told you it was crap?
Logic indicates that you don’t know siht.
(now there’s logic AND wit (guaranteed funny stuff))
I boil down your opening line to “I am busy, this is crap”.
Then you post personal attacks, you start with a SMALL
complement (so you don’t seem like an evil person), then attack.
AIRTHUG wrote:his other posts that say USHPA is out to get him, or that anyone in the business is killing the sport.... or the sky is falling
What do ANY of my other posts, anywhere else, have to do with this situation? This is called a “diversion”.
(trying to lower my credibility too)
I like the ending on this paragraph:
AIRTHUG wrote:Life's too short and I've got better things I could be doing...
Life is too short to stop and laugh at something funny?
Life is too short and you need to keep working so you can afford a nice casket?
Life is too short so you shouldn’t have EVEN clicked on this topic (more wit folks)?
Life is too short so you shouldn’t have EVEN answered me on this topic?
You’ve got better things to do than what you are actually doing here (then why are you here)?
Or you’ve got much better things to do but you have to do THIS instead (following orders)?
I boil this paragraph down to “This is crap, I am busy”.
So far you have "said":
I am busy, this is crap.
This is crap, I am busy.
(NOT much funnier than me YET)
AIRTHUG wrote:all of the participants have a good understanding of how to teach/how people learn... and how to teach hang gliding in a safe and progressive manor.
Is this an actual response to me or are you trying to sell something to someone? It doesn’t seem like you are talking to me at all.
Could it be that NORMALLY you talk (or type) like a Madison Avenue advertising salesman?
AIRTHUG wrote:I'll let ya'll decide who did more for the sport this weekend
Except that I’m NOT in the hang gliding business. I don’t extract my profits from the participants of this sport like you do.
I do whatever I want to do because I like doing it, NOT because rent is due and inventory is not fully paid off and paychecks might bounce if I don't sell, Sell, SELL!
You are comparing apples to oranges.
To summarize your post:
Ryan translator wrote:I am busy, this is crap.
This is crap, I am busy.
Slightly used Superman for sale, cheap!
Apples and oranges.
Now THAT took wit.
(Thank you, thank you, thank you. Don't throw flowers, just send money)
OK your turn.
Should we talk about Mike?
Now that this topic is in the basement, you're USHpA assigned PR job is finally finished?