Wednesday, July 11, 2007

A Vindication

At an unspecified point in my life, I may or may not have said, "It's only funny when you fall down," or something to that effect.

I would like to point out at this time that although it is an alleged statement, it is nevertheless true.

I would like to further assert that while the above alleged statement may or may not be slightly sadistic in nature, it also illustrates my hidden philosophical depths, as illustrated below:

"It is not funny that anything else should fall down; only that a man should fall down. Why do we laugh? Because it is a gravely religious matter: it is the Fall of Man. Only man can be absurd: for only man can be dignified." -G. K. Chesterton


Just think about it.

4 comments:

AnneGirl said...

I do in fact have tears from the rather heartless/ogre-sounding slow-mo replay.

Sigh. That movie never gets old.

I will now go indulge in some Paradise Lost to vindicate my bad behavior.

Maria said...

Poignant.

Adriane said...

I believe the correct quote was, "it's not funny if they aren't falling down..." or something to that effect. Having been known to have a few spectacular falls myself though, I must agree. There's just something that MAKES it funny...

AnneGirl said...

Poignant? Maria! You kill me!!! Dang I miss you. =)