Subject: Re: Round to the nearest whole number?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 06 Dec 2000 03:41:17 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Christopher Browne
| [Besides which, based on the pretty dramatically different
| understandings of "abusive" that people have on this newsgroup, why
| would it be reasonable to expect a common understanding of humour?]

  Because it's a much simpler concept, even though both are essentially
  destructive in nature and it is always hard to agree on what should be
  destroyed because of the complexity of the concept of justice..  Those
  who object to "abusive" out of a gut feeling do not object to "humor",
  even though the latter is sometimes more destructive.  E.g., nobody
  has arrested that ridiculously pompous nincompoop Marcus G.  Daniels
  for any of his attempts at purely destrucdtive "humor", but if anyone
  is abusive towards the expectation of respect for _people_ in this
  forum, he's your best bet.  Light-heartedness is something other than
  humor, though.  And lightening up is the opposite of pompousness.

  "When you are having a bad day and it seems like everybody is trying
   to piss you off, remember that it takes 42 muscles to produce a
   frown, but only 4 muscles to work the trigger of a good sniper rifle."
								-- Unknown