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Postby NoShips on November 28th, 2016, 6:16 am 

I'm a little depressed. Cheer me up and I'll ... um, marry you.


Jokes welcome.
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Re: Lugubriosity

Postby NoShips on November 28th, 2016, 6:19 am 

Silly walks are fine too, but I'll need video clips
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Re: Lugubriosity

Postby NoShips on November 28th, 2016, 6:19 am 

The facts are these:

I'm tired, and want to self destruct.

Got any advice? If not, got any weapons?
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Re: Lugubriosity

Postby Dave_Oblad on November 28th, 2016, 6:40 am 

Hi NoShips,

I assume you have found this thread here?
http://sciencechatforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=117&t=22090
The purpose is to cheer people up (and help retain an internet audience).

I also follow Dilbert at Dilbert.com. Scott Adams cartoons are almost always exceptional.

Here's a sample:

Dilbert.gif
Dilbert by Scott Adams @ Dilbert.com

Cheer up. I'm all alone and have outlived my wife, all my family and close friends. That's one main reason I come here, for the virtual company of some great people. Curiosity keeps me alive too.

Best wishes,
Dave :^)
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Re: Lugubriosity

Postby NoShips on November 28th, 2016, 6:42 am 

Dave... people like you give me hope. You're such a clever man and I read all your posts, even though I can't understand most of it.

Where's Elbonia again?
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Re: Lugubriosity

Postby NoShips on November 28th, 2016, 6:43 am 

Any more Dilbert jokes and you'll outlive another friend :)
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Re: Lugubriosity

Postby NoShips on November 28th, 2016, 6:44 am 

Seen Dilbert on free will? Must search for that one.
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Re: Lugubriosity

Postby NoShips on November 28th, 2016, 6:45 am 

Seriously, you made me chuckle. Thank you, sir.
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Re: Lugubriosity

Postby NoShips on November 28th, 2016, 6:47 am 

I'm an alcoholic. As long as I keep drinking, my happiness index (0-10) remains a steady 0.7.

That was a joke.

Or was it?
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Re: Lugubriosity

Postby Dave_Oblad on November 28th, 2016, 7:11 am 

Hi NoShips,

Elbonia is a tiny (fictitious) country in the Dilbert Cartoons. They have a phone system comprised of two tin cans attached together by a string.

Dilbert can be found by clicking link below:
http://dilbert.com/

Get some sleep, start a hobby or do anything you enjoy (drinking in moderation).

I'm at the age where:

I'm lying in bed.. thinking about cleaning out the Garage.

I'm sitting up.. now thinking maybe I'll just scrub the Toilet.

I stand up.. now thinking about what's on TV.

Funny how quickly I age every freaking morning.

Best Regards,
Dave :^)
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Re: Lugubriosity

Postby NoShips on November 28th, 2016, 7:19 am 

Hmm, I could use a good toilet cleaner. Wanna get married?
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Re: Lugubriosity

Postby NoShips on November 28th, 2016, 7:20 am 

"Yes, if I do it poorly" *snicker*

Thanks for making me laugh again, Dave,
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Re: Lugubriosity

Postby NoShips on November 28th, 2016, 7:21 am 

The scary thing is... I have an Elbonia stamp in my passport.
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Re: Lugubriosity

Postby NoShips on November 28th, 2016, 7:23 am 

Dave, you're everything I've ever dreamed of. Clever and clean toilets,

Kinda reminds me of my wife. She has everything a man could want. Hairy chest, big muscles... :(
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Re: Lugubriosity

Postby NoShips on November 28th, 2016, 7:26 am 

Just so long as Badger doesn't object.

He/she seems as messed up as me.
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Re: Lugubriosity

Postby NoShips on November 28th, 2016, 7:31 am 

Dave_Oblad » November 28th, 2016, 8:11 pm wrote:Hi NoShips,

Elbonia is a tiny (fictitious) country in the Dilbert Cartoons. They have a phone system comprised of two tin cans attached together by a string.



*snicker*

so Elbonian multichatting is out?
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Re: Lugubriosity

Postby NoShips on November 28th, 2016, 7:34 am 

My theory (pending peer review) is that funny people are always depressed. See Robin Williams.

None of my business.
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Re: Lugubriosity

Postby NoShips on November 28th, 2016, 7:36 am 

Sorry, it's not just the spaniels. Even mods hate me now. Off to the pub where I can be... um, cherished.
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Re: Lugubriosity

Postby NoShips on November 28th, 2016, 7:37 am 

When John Lennon wrote a song called "Help"...

... he needed help.

It's that simple.
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Re: Lugubriosity

Postby NoShips on November 28th, 2016, 7:41 am 

... _ _ _ ...

I mean, back later
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Re: Lugubriosity

Postby BioWizard on November 28th, 2016, 8:26 am 

NoShips » 28 Nov 2016 05:19 am wrote:The facts are these:

I'm tired, and want to self destruct.

Got any advice?


Sorry, I got nothing by way of being funny. I much prefer receiving jokes than telling them (which is one of the reasons I like Dave so much). Though have you tried going for a jog/walk in the park? That usually does the trick for me.
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Re: Lugubriosity

Postby Eclogite on November 28th, 2016, 8:41 am 

BioWizard » Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:26 pm wrote:Sorry, I got nothing by way of funny. I much prefer receiving jokes than telling them (which is one of the reasons I like Dave so much). Though have you tried going for a jog/walk in the park? That usually does the trick for me.
Before I injured my knee in the final yards of a cross country race at the Giza pyramids I used to run 5k or 10k, three or four times a week. I don't believe it is possible to feel sorry for oneself when one is out of breath and physically hurting, yet determined to push on a little harder and a little further. Research into the "runner's high" supports this notion.
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Re: Lugubriosity

Postby BioWizard on November 28th, 2016, 8:59 am 

Eclogite » 28 Nov 2016 07:41 am wrote:
BioWizard » Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:26 pm wrote:Sorry, I got nothing by way of funny. I much prefer receiving jokes than telling them (which is one of the reasons I like Dave so much). Though have you tried going for a jog/walk in the park? That usually does the trick for me.
Before I injured my knee in the final yards of a cross country race at the Giza pyramids I used to run 5k or 10k, three or four times a week. I don't believe it is possible to feel sorry for oneself when one is out of breath and physically hurting, yet determined to push on a little harder and a little further. Research into the "runner's high" supports this notion.


Runner's high has gotten me through some very difficult times in the past 10 years (towards the end I was running 75-100 miles a month). Now I rely more on biker's high, due to a workout injury a couple years ago that makes me favor lower impact when it comes to endurance sports. It's a very similar high once you get there - it just takes a bit longer to achieve and slightly more push to maintain. Nothing gets me to my VO2max like a good ol sprint on my feet, unfortunately.
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Re: Lugubriosity

Postby lichen on November 28th, 2016, 10:47 am 

Perhaps this will help:

http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1985/11/18

or

http://www.induceddyslexia.com/hitchhiker.htm

or

http://www.kisspanda.net/futurama-season-1-episode-1-space-pilot-3000/

I suppose these are obvious, but they've worked for me in the past, when I needed to escape or reset my attitude. It can be easy to forget these obvious relief values, too.

If that doesn't help, either our tastes differ, or it's too serious for levity. Nothing wrong with drinking, unless you'd rather not be drunk. In which case, I'd recommend mortal terror. Pee off a ledge. Engage in brutal honesty with someone big and mean. Get your lizard brain involved.
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Re: Lugubriosity

Postby Braininvat on November 28th, 2016, 10:57 am 

Due to an early knee injury in my youth, I had to go with hill climbing at a brisk walking pace to get some CV fitness. Nice part is you reach the top of a hill and get a view. When I lived in fairly flat places, I had to do some stair climbing.

Noships, are you physically repulsive or have that fish odor disease whose name I can't remember? If not, your sense of humor could attract a female, and that might help. Wait, up the thread I now see you claim to have a wife with a hairy chest etc. So maybe a depilatory would make things more bearable.

Lichen, some good options, though not sure if I'd recommend standing near a ledge to a depressed man. :-)
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Re: Lugubriosity

Postby mitchellmckain on November 28th, 2016, 2:10 pm 

Good relationships are high on the list that make life worth living, but they are also a source of misery too, and expectations do not help. Good relationships have to be enjoyed when they come, if they come. It is creative work that really really makes life living more than anything else and the opportunities for it are endless. Do it for its own sake. It is your own passion for it that will make it shine.
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Re: Lugubriosity

Postby BadgerJelly on November 28th, 2016, 2:29 pm 

What's E.T. short for?

...

Because he has little legs.
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Re: Lugubriosity

Postby BioWizard on November 28th, 2016, 2:31 pm 

BadgerJelly » 28 Nov 2016 01:29 pm wrote:What's E.T. short for?

...

Because he has little legs.


HA! :]
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Re: Lugubriosity

Postby NoShips on November 28th, 2016, 6:17 pm 

Lizard brain? I should be so lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky.
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Re: Lugubriosity

Postby lichen on December 2nd, 2016, 12:25 pm 

Good relationships are high on the list that make life worth living, but they are also a source of misery too, and expectations do not help. Good relationships have to be enjoyed when they come, if they come. It is creative work that really really makes life living more than anything else and the opportunities for it are endless. Do it for its own sake. It is your own passion for it that will make it shine.


I agree with this, but I'm perpetually struggling to be creative in that way. My job requires creativity, but it's very tightly channelled into technical solutions.

I'm reading a book titled Let Me Out, by Peter Himmelman, that my wife found for me. Pretty good suggestions for how to silence the internal critic, and make progress creatively.

Ultimately, creativity takes a lot of work. More specifically, freeing the mind to be creative takes work, and developing the skills needed to develop mastery takes a lot of work. Maybe there's nothing harder. And nothing more rewarding.

There are practical steps to help avoid getting blocked and discouraged. That's what the book mostly describes.
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