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Posted: 15 September 2010 02:23 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Is he the role-model for this forum?  If so, get me outta here. 
If not him, who is it (factual or fictional person)?

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Posted: 15 September 2010 02:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Hubert Farnsworth?

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Posted: 15 September 2010 02:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I kind of think only kids/young adults need role models.

Any role model held is likely the result of false impressions.

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Posted: 15 September 2010 04:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Gnos is correct.  I think intelligent adults can recognize characteristics they like in a wide variety of people and possibly try to develop them to an extent.  Of course, they may have characteristics they may not like so they can ignore or reject them.  Spock, S. Hawkings, George Carlin, Kathrine Hepburn, Leonardo da Vinci, Franz Schubert, are just a few of the famous people (or characters) I admire.  There are a great many others who are not famous, but their names would be meaningless here.

There is a much larger reservoir of people and characters with behaviors I don’t care for.  I’m not going to list them, but in a momentary glance at an above post, I misread it for a second and that brought to mind one of them; a character I enjoyed thoroughly, but who had a terrible or tragic flaw - Humbert Humbert.

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Posted: 15 September 2010 04:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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GEEZ, general aspiration, is that better?  If a person were to encapsulate everything this forum hopes to achieve/become, then who would that be? 

I’m curious and perhaps looking for some wit.

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Posted: 15 September 2010 05:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I have no idea, and I certainly wouldn’t want to embody (encapsulate???) the views of some of the people here.  I don’t think most of us are hoping to find role models to emulate or to whom to aspire.  Rather, by reading the ideas of others and posting ours, we have to analyze our own thinking and we can hope, to clarify our views (seldom to change them). 

“. . .Some wit”????  Well the surest way to kill humor, for example, is at a party to say, “I want you to meet John.  He’s one of the funniest people I know.  Say something funny, John.”

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Posted: 15 September 2010 05:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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This may be jumping the gun a bit (due to a lack of data), but I was genuinely worried this forum was simply full of “Spocks” - people with no human qualities and only reason to guide them.  If that were the case, I would run away as fast as possible.  I like occasionally saying “f**k it” and doing it anyway, even though it is not rational.

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Posted: 15 September 2010 09:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I think most of us tend to have a number of different facets to our personalities.  Since many of us are in fields that require logical thinking, that Spockian facet does show at times.  However, some of us are wise-asses who kid around, although usually quietly.  Sorry if you’ve missed it.  While I have no qualms about profanity in real life, dependent on the group I’m in at the time, the rules here suggest we hold it down.  So, I would never tell another member to go f**k himself.  Rather, I’d be more sophisticated and suggest that he consider self-copulation.  I would never say that something you said pi**ed me off.  Instead, I’d be more genteel and say you micturated me off.  If this is too urbane for you, I don’t know what to say.  LOL

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Note that in the interests of succinctness I did say wise-asses rather than sagacious gluteous maximi.

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Posted: 15 September 2010 10:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Occam. - 15 September 2010 09:38 PM

Note that in the interests of succinctness I did say wise-asses rather than sagacious gluteous maximi.

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Posted: 15 September 2010 10:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Chudwick - 15 September 2010 05:19 PM

This may be jumping the gun a bit (due to a lack of data), but I was genuinely worried this forum was simply full of “Spocks” - people with no human qualities and only reason to guide them.  If that were the case, I would run away as fast as possible.  I like occasionally saying “f**k it” and doing it anyway, even though it is not rational.

Mr Chudwick, your agonizer please.

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PS - Just in case you are too far out of touch with alternate sci-fi realities.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AE6-vxzboZw
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