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Forum Post: Public Service Message: You are NOT the Joker.

Posted 1 year ago on July 27, 2012, 6:35 p.m. EST by NLake72 (510)
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Nobody is the Joker. Not even you. You're not the Joker, and you can't be the Joker. It's just the rules. If you're beginning to wonder, then stop it: You are NOT the Joker. Neither am I. No matter what. I'm not saying he's not real, one step at a time... First, let's just say it together... Nobody is the Joker... Good. I'm feeling better already-- how about YOU?



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[-] 2 points by ZenDog (20546) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

Wow - thanks. That's a relief. I guess that means I'm not Batman either - thank God - cuz lets face it - Gotham's fucked . . .

But I am angry, though. Do you think that's relevant?

What about that crazy psychiatrist with his trippy dust in the last two? Batman movies . . . do you think that's just . . . what? Coincidence?

Or is it deliberate iconography?

Does it help explain why repelicans hate Hollywood? But why? Don't they realize it has the effect of telling everyone who has ever had their ear half ripped off by a madman that

*It's ok, it's all under control, Batman apprehended the evil shrink with his trippy dust and now he's in a straightjacket where he belongs, trippin on his own creation . . . *

and everyone cheers and goes right back to sleep, even us, who are well aware, there are a thousand more just like him, it ain't no Hollywood movie, and Gotham is fucked.

So, you know, deliberate Iconography? or Coincidence?

whatever . . .

SAy -

Here's a question: if someone says shhh and you say kiss my ass and then they kill someone - and then they say . . . Happy Birthday . . . shhhh . . .

does it really matter if you know it doesn't really matter? IF they don't do you, they remain absolutely free, capable, and willing to do someone else, and they will . . .

Do you shut up? or not?

Are you responsible for the dead?

either way?

[-] 1 points by NLake72 (510) 1 year ago

All I know for sure is that there's no Joker. Take my word for it. I, Captain America, am here to assure you that there is NO Joker. In fact, where I come from if a wild card shows up, then it's a misdeal, and then there's always the chance you're gonna get your ass kicked by the guy holding pocket kings. It could happen. Batman ain't gonna swoop in to save the day.

So uh... Yeah... Right on, Zen... (You kinda lost me sometime after that crazy dust started floating through the air, but it's a fun ride, I'll say that much for it... ) Lol... I might actually be deliberate iconography, but I AM real, and I AM talking to you. There's no Joker, and you aren't him.

[-] 2 points by ZenDog (20546) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

I might actually be deliberate iconography,

well yeah, that did occur to me . . .

but I AM real, and I AM talking to you.

I did kinda wonder about that but I wasn't going to bring it up, just to be polite, because having acknowledged such a thing it brings into question: Are you here just to talk to me? or to facilitate the conditions necessary to bring about meaningful change? Certainly you could do both, but it seems only natural that one will have a priority over the other - and given that I am just one, and the system itself is so badly broken and thus affects so many, it should be obvious where the priority belongs . . . but whatever.

There's no Joker, and you aren't him.

I am well aware of that, and I don't plan on dying my hair red in an attempt to intimidate others. That's just silly.

I am also well aware that movies, like literature, may take on an allegorical aspect, either in whole or in part, and one example is the movie The Game with Michael Douglas. It is reasonably accurate in its depiction of the nonsense a network of individuals may employ as they deliberately engage in a process to destabilize an one person's perceptions and world view - but I would add this one caution:

  • If, as depicted in the movie and illustrated by the character played by Michael Douglas - if you play and in the end you go off the roof, there will be no one there to catch you. There will be no giant air bag, no congratulatory celebration. No slaps on the back.

There will only be a body bag, a toe tag, and perhaps a headline in the paper, leaving an unsettled feeling among the populace . . .

Marty Hopkins and Tina Davis - they played. They played and on returning by train from a funereal in California, they leapt, o yes they leapt

while traveling at over 70 miles an hour, somewhere in Nebraska, in 1997 or 1998, and no one caught them.

The article in the paper mentioned paranoia but never did confront the issue that mental illness is not known to be contagious . . .

[-] -1 points by Porkie (-255) 1 year ago

You're joking, right?

[-] 1 points by NLake72 (510) 1 year ago

I would never joke about non-reality, nor would I not joke about the citizens of Gotham, for we all need a laugh. So, stop that insane cackling, and none of the maniacal chuckling, not even so much as a hehehe, and nix the ho ho ho, yo... There is no Joker. I shit you not.

[-] -1 points by Porkie (-255) 1 year ago

Then who was that masked man? Wait a minute, that was another fantasy, or was it? The Riddler was a very unique character, too. And I've also wondered, how it is that the Penguin got up-staged by the Joker.

[-] 1 points by NLake72 (510) 1 year ago

Where's the Green Hornet when we need him? Oh... The Curse... I forgot.