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Topic: Sarcasm...
Message: Posted by: Steven Youell (Dec 29, 2008 12:23PM)
Apparently I'm the only one who speaks that language fluently here...?

Anyone else?

Anyone?

...Bueller...?


SEY
Message: Posted by: Open Traveller (Dec 29, 2008 12:24PM)
That's just the stupidest thing I've ever heard.
Message: Posted by: Steven Youell (Dec 29, 2008 12:27PM)
HA! [b]Perfect[/b] Response. Snorted Coffee through my nose.
Glad to know you're at least bilingual...

SEY
Message: Posted by: kentfgunn (Dec 29, 2008 12:32PM)
Steven, Steven Youell,

Let's all remember sarcasm is derived from the Greek, sarx:> flesh. The second half means, pretty literally to tear, like dogs.

So simple insults like "That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard." may be mean spirited and rude, but I didn't hear any ripping flesh.


Real sarcasm is like this:


Steve, your card magic reminds me of Glenn Bishop on a really bad day.

Love,

Kent

PS, I don't just speak sarcasm fluently, I invented it.
Message: Posted by: Steven Youell (Dec 29, 2008 12:39PM)
Kent,


[b]Real[/b] Sarcasm would be something like "Steve-- we all know how timid you are in real life..."

Or how about this:

"Youell has cups, but no balls..."

[b]Thank you! I'm here through Thursday![/b]

sey
Message: Posted by: Open Traveller (Dec 29, 2008 12:45PM)
[quote]
On 2008-12-29 13:32, kentfgunn wrote:
Steven, Steven Youell,

Let's all remember sarcasm is derived from the Greek, sarx:> flesh. The second half means, pretty literally to tear, like dogs.

So simple insults like "That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard." may be mean spirited and rude, but I didn't hear any ripping flesh.


Real sarcasm is like this:


Steve, your card magic reminds me of Glenn Bishop on a really bad day.

Love,

Kent

PS, I don't just speak sarcasm fluently, I invented it.
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Sorry, Steve. That [b]was[/b] the stupidest thing I've ever heard. ;)
Message: Posted by: pc1113 (Dec 29, 2008 12:57PM)
Don't worry your not alone.

Phillip
Message: Posted by: Adam1975 (Dec 29, 2008 01:06PM)
I love sarcasm. My poor,pun riddled posts are filled with it....
I laugh inwardly at my own efforts....
Think I'm the only one ha....
Crappy New Year everyone! :lol:
Message: Posted by: Eric Jones (Dec 29, 2008 01:35PM)
[quote]
On 2008-12-29 13:23, Steven Youell wrote:
Apparently I'm the only one who speaks that language fluently here...?

Anyone else?

Anyone?

...Bueller...?


SEY
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I've been taking weekly lessons from Gregory House M.D.
Message: Posted by: jstone (Dec 29, 2008 03:04PM)
Greg House is my hero!

On a non-sarcastic note:
What I prefer is to use irony without using a sarcastic tone. A sarcastic tone, by definition, creates irony (irony: implied meaning is the opposite of the literal meaning).

However, when you leave out the sarcastic tone, people just think you're a jerk. I like that!
Message: Posted by: Jaz (Dec 29, 2008 03:15PM)
This topic is freakin' great! Hrummph
Message: Posted by: Steven Youell (Dec 29, 2008 03:17PM)
[quote]
On 2008-12-29 16:04, jstone wrote:

However, when you leave out the sarcastic tone, people just think you're a jerk. I like that!
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So wait a minute-- are you saying I couldn't get someone here on the Café to call me a jerk unless I leave out the sarcasm? Are you [b]daring me?[/b] 'Cause I'm tellen' ya-- I'm willing to wager money...

SEY
Message: Posted by: MickeyPainless (Dec 29, 2008 03:23PM)
Dr's House and Perry Cox from Scrubs are my true heros!<----NOT sarcasm!

I always try to be kind, supportive and loving in all I say even if it means lying! I would never consider calling someone a bonehead, moron, idiot or half wit! I truly believe that the young magi of today have so much more to offer through their wonderful works on YouTube then any of the old grumps (sorry KG) could ever impart from their decades of boring study, practice and experience! Lets face it, a cool cat that's watched any of the Ellusionist vids and blown away his friends at school for the past 6 months is on the fast tract to stardom and some of the old farts (sorry again KG) are all hung up on books and practice!

Think about it....... would you rather learn from a grizzled old (I'm so sorry KG) vet that will probably criticize your card handling time and time again until you get it right? Someone that will forbid you to show off your chops before you can do a passable double turnover? OR, some young buck that has a HUGE collection of torrents and an autographed ball cap from Cris Angel that will help you with your video editing for your debut on the world wide web 2 weeks after you buy your first Tiger deck? You chose!

As for the topic at hand...... Blowing sunshine up someones arse will appeal to their sensitive side and therefore make em a happier magician and a happy magician is a talented magician! So NO, I don't speak sarcanise EVER!

Very truly and sincerely,

Mick
Message: Posted by: Steven Youell (Dec 29, 2008 03:25PM)
Oh, now see THIS is a THREAD!!!!!

sey
Message: Posted by: jstone (Dec 29, 2008 03:32PM)
I like House better than Cox... Cox is like frank burns on Mash... nobody's really like that...

House, however, is a tortured soul in pain that has a human side to him... it rarely shows. He's also absolutely brilliant. Cox is just a punk.
Message: Posted by: MickeyPainless (Dec 29, 2008 03:50PM)
Okay, if Jeff says so I'll change my opinion of Dr Cox!
Message: Posted by: Stanyon (Dec 29, 2008 04:59PM)
Steven, you're a jerk!

Now pass the popcorn!


Cheers! ;)
Message: Posted by: jstone (Dec 29, 2008 05:05PM)
[quote]
On 2008-12-29 16:50, MickeyPainless wrote:
Okay, if Jeff says so I'll change my opinion of Dr Cox!
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I'm picking up your sarcasm...

(100 points to whoever responds to the above statement properly)
Message: Posted by: Chris K (Dec 29, 2008 05:33PM)
Oh yeah, this thread is REALLY useful!


That phrase is sarcastic on at least three levels that I can see. It is also facetious with a slight sardonic twist. Not quite terse but by no means loquacious, I think the erudite and insensate alike will be ubiquitous in their effusive proselytizing.
Message: Posted by: Floyd Collins (Dec 29, 2008 05:37PM)
[quote]
On 2008-12-29 18:05, jstone wrote:
[quote]
On 2008-12-29 16:50, MickeyPainless wrote:
Okay, if Jeff says so I'll change my opinion of Dr Cox!
[/quote]
I'm picking up your sarcasm...

(100 points to whoever responds to the above statement properly)
[/quote]

That’s not sarcasm that the truth gee can’t you see that.
Message: Posted by: jstone (Dec 29, 2008 06:34PM)
[quote]
On 2008-12-29 18:05, jstone wrote:
I'm picking up your sarcasm...

(100 points to whoever responds to the above statement properly)
[/quote]

I'll up the ante... I'll give anyone who knows the correct next line a free copy of my Stone Cold Magic DVD... No really...

hmmmmmm... is he being sarcastic?
Message: Posted by: jocdoc (Dec 29, 2008 07:43PM)
[quote]
On 2008-12-29 19:34, jstone wrote:
[quote]
On 2008-12-29 18:05, jstone wrote:
I'm picking up your sarcasm...

(100 points to whoever responds to the above statement properly)
[/quote]

I'll up the ante... I'll give anyone who knows the correct next line a free copy of my Stone Cold Magic DVD... No really...

hmmmmmm... is he being sarcastic?
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"Well, I should hope so, because I'm laying it on pretty thick. ..."

[I thought that EVERYONE knew this...]
Message: Posted by: MickeyPainless (Dec 29, 2008 08:53PM)
"You're in the wrong State, better pick yourself a new map"!
Message: Posted by: jstone (Dec 29, 2008 10:41PM)
Ding. Ding. Ding. Ding.

We have a winner...

JocDoc and MickeyPainless PM me your address, and I'll send you a copy of my Stone Cold Magic DVD. No sarcasm here...
Message: Posted by: MickeyPainless (Dec 29, 2008 11:36PM)
Thanks Jeff but I cheated by using the good Dr's tip and Google! He be the real winner!

Mick
Message: Posted by: JohnWells (Dec 30, 2008 12:04AM)
Glen Bishop on a bad day. ouch.
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Dec 30, 2008 12:25AM)
I don't watch TV so I don't know nuttin' about anybody.

Youell Tide is in... arghhhh :kermit:
Message: Posted by: J Hanes (Dec 30, 2008 12:32AM)
Steve Youell is the best magician ever.
Message: Posted by: jstone (Dec 30, 2008 10:26AM)
[quote]
On 2008-12-30 00:36, MickeyPainless wrote:
Thanks Jeff but I cheated by using the good Dr's tip and Google! He be the real winner!

Mick
[/quote]

You're soooooooooo honest.
Message: Posted by: magicgeorge (Dec 30, 2008 11:05AM)
Sarcasm is a great comedy tool for forums as it's so easy to hear someone's tone in their text. I'm so glad I found this hilarious thread that I'm jumping up and down shouting 'yahoo'.
Message: Posted by: calamari (Dec 30, 2008 01:10PM)
"Steven Youell's hair is the finest in magic".

sorta sarcastic and sort of a double word meaning thing going on there...

Rich
Message: Posted by: Chris K (Dec 30, 2008 01:13PM)
Because there has never been written satire, you must be right.

I mean, before radio, sarcasm didn't exist, right? I mean, you can't transmit it by written form, [b]obviously[/b], since somebody wrote that on the internet. I'll make sure to let all the English departments at all the colleges in the world know that you have to hear tone in order to understand sarcasm.

Or did you pick up a little sarcasm in the words above? Just curious.
Message: Posted by: Bill Hallahan (Dec 30, 2008 06:10PM)
Sarcasm? Give me a break, people!

There is [i]never[/i] any sarcasm here.

There's nothing but truth, and love, in the Magic Café.
Message: Posted by: magicgeorge (Dec 31, 2008 03:30AM)
Yes that's right, Lemniscate, satire is exactly the same as sarcasm.

Also by picking up my message that sarcasm doesn't work in the written form which was written sarcastically you've also showed you have a great grasp of irony, too.

George
;)
Message: Posted by: Magicray69 (Dec 31, 2008 06:45PM)
Wow! This is the [b]greatest[/b] thread ever on the Café!

I'm going to send every poster a copy of 100 Tricks With a Thumb Tip!
Message: Posted by: JohnWells (Dec 31, 2008 08:54PM)
Oh. Oh my.
Message: Posted by: georgecoolla (Jan 6, 2009 03:46AM)
... let's try stay on the bright side of Café shall we?