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. />

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 expression 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

> smile on his face the whole time. Every now and

> then, I go into a group I completely disagree

> with and start something

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.

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.

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.