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My Smartass Self Has to Come Out Somewhere. . .

Better to let it out here, rather than have it leak out on my husband, or boss, or friends.  From what I have seen in the more controversial forums and stories, I don't think I am alone in this! 

It's sort of like in the movie Barfly.  The Bukowski character goes into bars and picks fights, just for the sheer exhilaration of it.   He gets the **** kicked out of him, but he has a smile on his face the whole time.  Every now and then, I go into a group I completely disagree with and start something, and I see others doing this.  The difference between us and the Barfly character is that we always leave the bar thinking we have won, and have left a trail of casualties behind us.  Because--Hey!  Those other people are dumbasses!

EvesHarvest EvesHarvest 51-55, F 10 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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Okay, I'm going to try this again. Here is a link to a story about mice. The mice are the target of my sarcasm. And their little brains are so small that the sarcasm doesn't hurt them, though I suppose the snap traps hurt, briefly.<br />
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<a href="http://www.experienceproject.com/uw.php?e=709662" target="ep_blank">http://www.experienceproject.com/uw.php?e...</a><br />
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I hope this doesn't bring the animal rights activists after me!

ummmm, I'm now salivating to read some contrarian opinion. Where can I admire your smartass side ? Ahem, I ment "which groups?" --:) That would be a real Eve's Harvest.

Aging Thinker, I feel the same way. I feel like I have a wide repertoire of ex<x>pression on ep. But my smartass self is part of me, and tends to be repressed elsewhere, so it is nice to be able to let it out a bit here.

> He gets the **** kicked out of him, but he has a <br />
> smile on his face the whole time. Every now and <br />
> then, I go into a group I completely disagree <br />
> with and start something<br />
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This was nicely written, and I can identify with the urge to show I am different. In the past, I did this many times at different forums. I had a bit of a contrarian streak in me. I still have this here, when I get into arguments with EP management.<br />
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But generally, I had the opposite experince at EP. I absorbed the uninhibited atmosphere, and I'd express myself. I don't care whether I come accross "smart" or "average", or even "dumbass". The desire to be myself prevails over the desire to show off.

Gosh, Alexishappy, I don't know if the inner sanctimonious guide group will take off as fast as the inner smartass group has. The smartass group has been surprisingly popular. Maybe it could be considered a subset of the inner smartass group. You could post an inner sanctimonious guide story in this group, and see how many come out of the woodwork.

I have definitely had that experience, DC. It takes all the fun out of it when you have to explain it. The barb grows stale.

I use too much logic and science on people sometimes and it takes all the fun out of sarcasm and smartassy'ness.

Goddessinnocence and Flourlady, I should warn you that Barfly isn't for everyone. It's one of those movies that I'm not even sure I liked at the time, but images from it have stayed with me all these years.<br />
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Alexishappy, we should come up with a group for your experience. Maybe "I get in touch with my inner sanctimonious guide on this site." Lol. Oops, there I go again.

Ive never seen this one either but it sounds great-thanks

lol...I'll have to check that movie out. You're a copied mouth of his. If that makes any sense.