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Walter Oobleck

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Mar 6, 2013
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I like what he says about humor and horror lying side-by-side...he uses that line from Levin's Rosemary's Baby...he has his father's eyes to help illustrate the point. He says something like to deny one is to deny the other. So I wonder....does Satan have a sense-of-humor? How about Jesus? Or are we allowed to think outside the box? :)
 

skimom2

Just moseyin' through...
Oct 9, 2013
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#7
I like what he says about humor and horror lying side-by-side...he uses that line from Levin's Rosemary's Baby...he has his father's eyes to help illustrate the point. He says something like to deny one is to deny the other. So I wonder....does Satan have a sense-of-humor? How about Jesus? Or are we allowed to think outside the box? :)
YES! And I'm absolutely convinced that Jesus had/s a sense of humor. Laughter is an essential part of life, as is sorrow.
 

VultureLvr45

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Mar 15, 2012
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#8
I like what he says about humor and horror lying side-by-side...he uses that line from Levin's Rosemary's Baby...he has his father's eyes to help illustrate the point. He says something like to deny one is to deny the other. So I wonder....does Satan have a sense-of-humor? How about Jesus? Or are we allowed to think outside the box? :)
Satan's sense of humor would always be at someone else's expense and within very narrow parameters. Laughter wouldn't be permitted...that would be hell. hhmmmm.. wheels are turning
 

blunthead

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#10
I like what he says about humor and horror lying side-by-side...he uses that line from Levin's Rosemary's Baby...he has his father's eyes to help illustrate the point. He says something like to deny one is to deny the other. So I wonder....does Satan have a sense-of-humor? How about Jesus? Or are we allowed to think outside the box? :)
Imho, Satan, a real entity, has no redeeming (pun) qualities at all. It was too late for him before the game even got started. To have "a sense of humor" is to have a good one, and, last I checked, good is still good.
 

Walter Oobleck

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#11
Imho, Satan, a real entity, has no redeeming (pun) qualities at all. It was too late for him before the game even got started. To have "a sense of humor" is to have a good one, and, last I checked, good is still good.
I'm reminded of a line or two I read recently in a column about the Robertson family...Duck Dynasty:

‘It is our understanding that when the TV executives came up with the concept for the show they wanted it to be a case of people laughing at a bunch of backward rednecks.

‘But when it didn’t turn out like that and people actually started identifying with the way the family behaved and were laughing with them, not at them, they became uncomfortable. It did not sit will with the New York TV types.
So...whether or not there is any truth to the above quotes, I think it does illustrate that "a sense of humor" is subjective. In this example, I don't see how anyone could argue that this "sense of humor" has any redeeming qualities.
 

Grandpa

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#12
I'm not sure how valid this is, but I really didn't like the final, oh, one-fifth of Cujo, and when I read Danse Macabre, I thought, "That's why, man. You broke the basic rules."

I can't find either Cujo or Danse Macabre in the house. Am I hallucinating, or is there some substance to the chords of memory?
 

Dana Jean

Reformed Dirty Pirate Hooker
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Apr 11, 2006
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#15
I'm not sure how valid this is, but I really didn't like the final, oh, one-fifth of Cujo, and when I read Danse Macabre, I thought, "That's why, man. You broke the basic rules."

I can't find either Cujo or Danse Macabre in the house. Am I hallucinating, or is there some substance to the chords of memory?
Danse Macabre is one of my favorites.
 

booklover72

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#17
i read this in Hardback about 15 years ago or so. I have read 80-90% of stephen King, But i CAN'T seem to get inot the dark tower and all the people on the board say it's amazing. No chuggs not cookies with no milk is hell, no Chips(fries), beans and Steak on a friday is hell? no lovely apple cake after dinner is hell.
 

Neeters

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#20
Imho, Satan, a real entity, has no redeeming (pun) qualities at all. It was too late for him before the game even got started. To have "a sense of humor" is to have a good one, and, last I checked, good is still good.
Ok, Ok, now I HAV to reply to this even tho it is, pretty much last DECADE in threadtime. Sorry, newbie me checkin' out the spots, so i get to go way back in time and read around. This is so TRUE, I believe. How nice, to be able to say that you believe in GOD and Satan (see how I made his name little?) without being burned at the stake. I said something about church in one of my kids meetings at school and all the parents acted like I said the F-word. Or maybe I did say the F word....? Anyway, jokes aside. [GOD, of course has a sense of humor, bcus I am ALIVE...] but, really, humor makes you feel good, right so of course its from GOD; now horror, that scares you which is exciting --also from the Gman, cus exciting makes you feel good-- which is so dif from real horror, like if someone actually walked in the front door of my house right now and slid a knife in my stomach, well, obviously, Satan would prob think that was funny, and I, er wouldn't.
 
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