Saturday, February 21, 2009

Justa looking inward.

As I sit here tonight at the computer I wonder if I can put together a couple of words that aren't a joke,an insult or some other useless banter. I've been given the nickname in our family of CDHB that stands for Chief dead horse beater. Those of you that have been following along with the thread since I have been back in the saddle here at Justakrusen know why. I get onto something and I don't let go. Some examples of this are, picking on Stan, eating a bowl of Rocky Road ice cream every night for like the last three weeks or so.Picking on Stan.Picking on Dumocrats.Picking on Stan.etc,etc. I came across a question asked of Dr. Dobson of focus on the family fame on a news blog that I check out every day. Here it is.

QUESTION: I'm a teacher and I love my students. There is one kid in my sixth grade class, however, who drives me nuts. He works overtime trying to make everybody laugh. What drives this impish child? Why does he want to make life miserable for me?

DR. DOBSON: We all remember the kid you're talking about. He's called "the class clown," and some other things that are less flattering. He is a trial to his teachers, an embarrassment to his parents, and an utter delight to every child who wants to escape the boredom of school. There are millions of class clowns on the job today. It's my belief that boards of education assign at least one such kid to every class just to make sure that school teachers earn every dollar of their salaries.

These skilled little disrupters are usually boys. They often have reading or other academic problems. They may be small in stature, although not always, and they'll do anything for a laugh. Their parents and teachers may not recognize that behind the boisterous behavior is often the pain of inferiority.

You see, humor is a classic response to feelings of low self-esteem. That's why within many successful comedians is the memory of a hurting little boy or girl. Jonathan Winters' parents were divorced when he was seven years old, and he said he used to cry when he was alone because other children teased him about not having a father. Joan Rivers frequently jokes about her unattractiveness as a girl. She said she was such a dog, her father had to throw a bone down the aisle to get her married. And so it goes.

These and other comedians got their training during childhood, using humor as a defense against childhood hurts. That's usually the inspiration for the class clown. By making an enormous joke out of everything, he conceals the self-doubt that churns inside.

That understanding should help us meet his needs and manage such a child more effectively.

So in the spirit of trying to change and thereby rid my self on the moniker CDHB I've decided to take high road. I'm going to attempt to from now on stop doing everything I've mentioned in this post and things I haven't except for one.

I'M STILL GOING TO PICK ON STAN. He's just too easy. If you would like some serious reading from a member of the family check out my better{much better} half Cindy's post today over at Mrs.Justakrusen.

22 comments:

Stan said...

Dear Chief dead horse beater:

It has been said all humor is derived from tragedy. Though, I really don't happen to buy that bull crap for a single moment from Dobson and anyone else for that matter in all reality. I'm not saying suffering isn't a fertile ground to build a great belly laugh {heck I just have to think about you, your sequin man purse and basket, not to mention to your blow up sheep, and I crack up. Laughing Now}; but what I am saying is that DR. DOBSON is fatally flawed in his over generalization. I’m not picking on the Christian Right here, but they do tend to see things in more black and white terms than most.
Though, humor and laughter can be developed in the form of suffering and dealing with emotional issues for many. I have personally found it is an acquired taste that you must feed through time and practice to truly reap the rewards of it sweet and intoxicating fruits. Maybe Dobson doesn't have much of a sense of humor? I know from times I have listened to him; he tends to stay pretty dry and monotone without a whole bunch of emotion.

So we get the ying from the yang so to speak here. It's just possible he wouldn't get a got zinger if it bit him in the ass literally. Humor and the sense of being able to laugh is not a defense, but a treasure that renews and brings forth not only the better aspects of humanity, but I happen to believe God's nature as well. Let's face it Krusen; if God didn't have one great sense of humor, you would have been dust many- many moons ago chief.

So I just pooh pooh'd The Great Right! I guess if they can't forgive me, I'll go to the BIG comedian Himself! GOD!!! To righteously overrule and circumvent the Dobson thinking peoples poor judgment in this debate. {Beaming Smile}

Yours Truly,
Stan

Stan said...

Dear Chief dead horse beater:

It has been said all humor is derived from tragedy. Though, I really don't happen to buy that bull crap for a single moment from Dobson and anyone else for that matter in all reality. I'm not saying suffering isn't a fertile ground to build a great belly laugh {heck I just have to think about you, your sequin man purse and basket, not to mention to your blow up sheep, and I crack up. Laughing Now}; but what I am saying is that DR. DOBSON is fatally flawed in his over generalization. I’m not picking on the Christian Right here, but they do tend to see things in more black and white terms than most.
Though, humor and laughter can be developed in the form of suffering and dealing with emotional issues for many. I have personally found it is an acquired taste that you must feed through time and practice to truly reap the rewards of it sweet and intoxicating fruits. Maybe Dobson doesn't have much of a sense of humor? I know from times I have listened to him; he tends to stay pretty dry and monotone without a whole bunch of emotion.

So we get the ying from the yang so to speak here. It's just possible he wouldn't get a got zinger if it bit him in the ass literally. Humor and the sense of being able to laugh is not a defense, but a treasure that renews and brings forth not only the better aspects of humanity, but I happen to believe God's nature as well. Let's face it Krusen; if God didn't have one great sense of humor, you would have been dust many- many moons ago chief.

So I just pooh pooh'd The Great Right! I guess if they can't forgive me, I'll go to the BIG comedian Himself! GOD!!! To righteously overrule and circumvent the Dobson thinking peoples poor judgment in this debate. {Beaming Smile}

Yours Truly,
Stan

Mark Krusen said...

Stan,

I wasn't endorsing Dr.Dobson. Although there was a time in my life when I was trucking down the road I would from time to time turn into his show in the wee hrs of the morning.

I've done the church thing twice now. Not my cup of tea. I won't elaborate as that's a debate that isn't really worth spending a lot of time on. Ain't nobody going to change anybody's mind.

What's scary is that I believe we think a lot alike on many issues.Knowing how deep seated, twisted and ingrained your "issues" are that concerns me.

preciousrock said...

Dear Manly Stanley and CDHB,

Let's face it, the two of you both use humor to hide your respective low self-esteems and you use each other as targets to make your own selves feel better. I want you both to know that I love you just the way you are. No need to hide your pain, your man baskets, your man purses, your sequin purses, and most of all your blow up dolls.

Stan, give Dr. Dobson a break. He's a good man even if he doesn't have all the answers. He and his organization do much good work for God and family.

Okay, now for the honesty. I'll start and then you two chime in. I, myself, own a blowup doll. It is a real life replica of my darling Stan. I'm not going to tell you what I do or don't do with it as that's none of your biz. I'm just admitting that I own it.

Now it's your turn(s) my darling blog buddies. Confess away. Honesty is the best policy. I promise not to judge!

Your loving blog buddy,
PreciousRock

Mark Krusen said...

Precious,

The picture of a blow up doll with the likeness of Stan is wrong in so many ways. I have to know though. Does this blow up doll have a pink fanny pack?

preciousrock said...

Dear Mr. Krusen,

Yes, the Stan blowup does come complete with pink sequin fanny pack, but don't keep beating that dead horse. Fess up and deal with your own issues before our eyes. I'm still waiting for your confession.

Evan said...

I could suggest altering the abuse - sometimes humorously referred to as "education" but then I'd be in line for the title of CDHB!

Stephany said...

hold the phone!

precious, didn't you get the recall notice in the mail? the ever-so popular model of the stan-doll can cause irreversible damage if over-used!

Mark Krusen said...

None to make. As it relates to this issue anyway.

Mark Krusen said...

Evan,

Is this your "two cents" worth. You'll have to elaborate more. What do you mean when you mention "education"?

This is a somewhat more childish thread than we used to pursue on Tom's blog isn't it? {chuckle}

That's to bad he disabled comments kind of hard to carry on a conversation that way.

Mark Krusen said...

Stephany,

{laughing my butt off} You ladies, a term I'm using quite loosely I might add. Are scaring me!!

I'm becoming quite convinced that you each may indeed have one.I hope it's at least the non talking version.

To my more serious minded readers:

There must be at least one or two of you anyway. It seems those of us with mental health issues have decided to revert to our Elementary school days for some reason. We will return to "normal" programming at a later date. Or maybe not. This seems to have become an on line version of One flew over the koo koo's (sp)nest.Before you ask. Stan is definitely McMurphy.

Stan said...

Education! My God! Not on this site please; unless you consider Mr. Krusen of U.G.L.Y getting schooled an education {laughing}. Or should we call him Dr. U.G.L.Y. now {Laughing}

Now come on Rock, even if a cheap Chinese knock off my likeness was available in blow up form for your twisted, sick, debaucheries, and freakish self gratification issues.
I personally would not publicly or privately indorse such deviancy; or should you out yourself here in the war zone.

The door has been left wide open; but Guys don't usually go for the easy kill most of the time. It's the hunt and seeing the fear in the eyes of the hunted that gives us great laughter and pleasure.

So just be careful what line you are willing to cross; or you may hear something you do not really want to hear.

I can tell you one thing for sure; I personally don't play truth or dare on that kind of sick unfunny womanish level. If you want that kind of weepy panty waist stuff by Anna Landers or Dear Abby, buy a newspaper for God’s sake!

We know that when women in general get shot at with the kind of playful abuse we as men use in normal conversation and banter with one another. They tend to take things way to personal, get deeply offended and wounded. That presents a huge obstacle when participating in a humor based gamesmanship and a ribbing format.

Example: If I were to say be careful with my likeness, and at least show the humanity and keep me on top so you don't POP me, and release harmful lead based Chinese particulates into the atmosphere that will have a terrible interaction with those three hundred different crazy pills your taking as an excuse not to be you. Then you might take that as a personal insult.
Guys on the hand would just retort as if it were just a good jab; and ask if adding helium might cause resolution to the problems, or say POP goes the weasel, or maybe ask “what's the quick dial number to the Haz Mat team damn it”.
They also might say; it's not all those crazy pills I take that I'm really worried about; it's that they'll find all the dead bodies of ex-wives I have buried in the backyard which keeps me a little on edge.

Example Two: When you openly talk about having Fat Pants, You use a disclaimer asking for such information not to be used against you. Guys likes Mr. Krusen would just say, "I hate having to go to "Omar" the tent maker to get new pants and have to stand behind pooping elephants just to make a little fashion statement. It’s back to the concrete reinforced couch for me" {Snicker}

I just wanted you to know if you’re going to play, you don't make the rules. You’re not going to be spared being a bulls-eye target just because you want to get all emotional and touchy feely.

Stan

Stan said...

Dear Mark:
Now where were we?
Oh Yes, due to the immense popularity of the Stan blow up man. Word through the grape vine is that they have now created a Blow up Professor U.L.G.Y. Krusen Doll.
It includes some extra features that the Stan Blow up doll does not have.
These features include extra air bloater chambers for a more robust full look, some ingenious squeakers that goes "Whaaaa Whaaaa" instead of your favorite blow ups " BAAAH BAAAH".
It also come complete with a blow up man basket, sequin blue purse, and a Depends diaper for the inactive adult. I guess they have made it so if you press down hard it wets its self {laughing}. It also includes an incredible likeness of your man boobs and the legs refuse to bend no matter how hard you try. There are a few different features that may concern the consumer though, you must use a lot of Hot Air to get proper inflation, and the squeaker at times does get stuck on "WHAAAAA" {Smirk}.
I believe Ana, Pete, and Rock have their orders in processing already!

DISCLAIMER: Doll does not come with extra Depends or Hot Air compressor; which can be purchased separately through authorized dealers?

Welcome to the God like world of Blow up Mark {Laughing}

You're Bloggery Pal,
Stan

Ana said...

Hi Mark!
Serious people are boring. I used to be one! lol
Nothing is good because if it doesn't match an ideology it's not worthy paying attention.
Guess why I didn't follow academic life?
Exactly! You have to choose one or three "gurus" and fight for their ideas till death.
No good for me.
I a certain way I'm following an ideology here at the blogsphere.
But this is for health of people's sake.
Good and wonderful commitment.
But how hard it is not seeing a single change and visiting blog friends who are not feeling fine.
Let's blog anyway.
With love,
Ana

PreciousRock,
I had to tell Stan over and over again that I will not meet him because he is committed with you.
:)

susan said...

Mark,

Picking on Stan is a better alternative than picking Stan's nose!!!


Does the Rocky Road go on said apple pie?

Mark Krusen said...

I shall return!! I've had some family obligations today that have kept me away from my computer. I wanted to publish the comments so those of you without a medicine fogged mind could see what happens when you take the red pill instead of the green one.

I shall be back to respond to the vicious unwarranted attack by the Helen Reddy wanna be.

Ana,
The last line of your comment say's that Stan was committed with Precious. It couldn't happen to two nicer people. I hope they have to share a room.

Susan,

The Rocky road is a separate snack.But man oh man was that pie good.

Stan said...

Dear Followers of the Mother ship, Penguins, enlightened superior Alien species;

I have no commitment to anyone is this sick and twisted Bloggery World except my offer of support, my skills to belittle who ever I encounter constantly, my humble and always correct opinions, as I consider each one of Bloggery Pals equal in fond respect.

OK, Mark is not quite my equal; but if you multiplied his intellect to the tenth power; he would come a little bit closer.
But then who really cares!! He's so damned pretty, oh so pretty! {Laughing}

You're Bloggery Pal,
Stan

PS, Ana, please stop sending me those pornographic pictures of you in strange and bizarre poses, or I will post them on Porn-Tube. {Laughing}

preciousrock said...

Dear Stan,

Well shut my mouth and forgive me for trying to play with the big boys. I think I'll spend the rest of the night in my room weeping. NOT!!!

Anyway, mission accomplished...I managed to get you to expel enough hot air to reinflate my made in the U.S.A. Stan blowup for one more day. He's currently in the closet with his mouth duct taped.

One question? Is there any way I can add an order of extra Depends to my Professor U.G.L.Y. Krusen Blowup Doll order? I have enough problems with my rabbit peeing the carpet. I can't have the Professor soiling it and my furniture too. Please respond ASAP and cancel my order if I am unable to get those extra Depends.

Thanx,
Fat Pants Rock

Ana said...

Mark,
Me too!
:)

Mark Krusen said...

I would like to thank Stan for all his comments on this post. My heating bill has gone down 50% from all the hot air.

And Precious,those depends are on back order. I will be glad to give you a refund of $25,612.32 for your reinforced non bloviating version of our best selling doll.However since you paid by credit card,I will only be able to send you a credit.

For all of you that were planning to Purchase the Stan blow up doll with matching pink handbag. There were two serious defects. The one being there is no way at all to turn off the voice. Duct tape alone will not work. The other defect is of a delicate nature. It seems that in an attempt to get the exact size of the shall we say lower regions of the doll as real as possible we had to use such a small mold,that in the final assembly and again at the Quality Control table we were unable to get it to function properly. We have hired a new engineer that is proficient in Micro weak functioning items. We anticipate being able to start shipping the updated model within weeks.By the way. The magnify glass and tweezers will be included for no extra charge. I'm sorry to have to inform you that the cost will have to be increased to $1.12 because of the increased manufacturing cost.

Stan said...

Dear Mark and Loyal Consumers:

To update your defect notice and warning:

The Professor U.G.L.Y. Krusen Blow up Doll has no defect in its lower region where those dangles should be hanging proudly, since there was absolutely nothing hanging there to begin with. Sorry to point out a seldom used draw back in The U.G.L.Y. Blow up doll model. But check out those perky man boobs on this big bad rubber blow hard baby!

There is an upside to this though; since it has been shown that the U.G.L.Y. is a great pet chew toy. Now, even though the nose area tends to break off on occasion, you can duct tape that thing right back on and it actually improves the looks of this particular Blow up model/creature.

I know many complaints have come in saying; “the damn thing just sits there and does nothing all day and night”. We do apologize for this minor flaw; but we only tried to make this blow up U.G.L.Y. as close to the real person as possible. We believe we have accomplished this task here at the factory to the best of our incredible abilities.

To be brutally honest many of our most skilled and devoted workers had to take some time off the assembly line with flu like symptoms while working on this U.G.L.Y. doll model. We here at Hot Air Blow Up Doll Central have been kind enough not to include those extra expenses in the pricing of this hunk-a-hunk of Burning Rubber Love {laughing}. You can still pick one up pretty cheap if you hunt around in homeless person’s recycle shopping cart. A bottle of dirt cheap wino rot gut is a small price to pay to have one of these babies sitting in your home doing nothing but gathering dust.

Though we are having technical difficulties keeping up with this Doll’s Depends demands, we do have an alternative fix to offer. You can purchase real depends diapers in XXL large size at your local super market, or just take a pair of scissors or a chain saw and remove the lower half of this Doll. Seal the gap with silly putty and your ready again to enjoy the absolutely nothing this Doll brings to countless owners.

Yours Truly,
Stan

PS: considering the amount of hot air Rock-A-Bully usually creates of her own volition; it’s a mystery why she would need any more from a presumed outside source. Maybe the universe sized mass of material covering her pants area has adsorbed much of this Hot Air in practical theory?
Now if they could get all that Hot air she exhaust from the mouth region to be harnessed or placed under control, Then Al Gore and the Global Warming nut job people would be throwing a wild party as this crisis could be finally put the rest. {Laughing} Plus you can only imagine the reusable energy possibilities this could present? There goes that dependence on foreign gas supplies; we may have enough natural Gas right here in the good old USA after all. {Smirk}

Mark Krusen said...

Stan,
Are you nuts? Your attacking your blogging girlfriend. Do not get her mad. I made the mistake of calling her a liar. Let's just say I couldn't sit down for a while.

Have you every had an original thought? You keep turning around information already disseminated by yours truly. All though I must admit your description of my activities are fairly accurate.

I'm now understanding why the women on the left coast refer to you as "Tiny".