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What is the point of adding oneself to your own fluther? Is this a form of self lurve?

Asked by Merriment (5940points) December 16th, 2009
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I’m puzzled why you would add yourself to your own fluther. Is there an advantage to this beyond self-lurve?

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Sarcasm's avatar

Try it. You’ll see why.

DrasticDreamer's avatar

There’s not really an advantage, but something funny happens when you do. ;)

Merriment's avatar

oh! Thanks! running to get me some self-lurve

OMG! It’s official I love, love, lurve this place!!!

Whoever thought of that…. I bow to your genius!

Anon_Jihad's avatar

I have no idea, I’ve decided not to do it.

Dr_Dredd's avatar

Good one!

Buttonstc's avatar

All I can say is you won’t know till you try.

Just another one of the charms and quirkiness that is Fluther.

JessicaisinLove's avatar

It just seems ohhhhhhhhhhh sooooo sooooooooo lurvey. I’ll do it for sure.

Ghost_in_the_system's avatar

self abuse considering what it does. try it, you will like it.

Jewel's avatar

All I can say is, thank goodness I didn’t try it before! Even doing it with prompting is just plain embarressing.

Chikipi's avatar

Funny :)

SeventhSense's avatar

About as pointless as this website. It’s a big circle which adds money to the administrator’s pockets as long as people keep pondering these things.

Taciturnu's avatar

* sigh * I’m ashamed to admit I figured this one out rather early on…

wundayatta's avatar

It never occurred to me to do it until there was a question like this, and the advice was the same: try it. So I did, to my everlasting chagrin. The people here are eeevil I tell you! Eeeeevil!

proXXi's avatar

It’s a warning:

The Fluther establishment may safely be funny at ones expense.

You however….

Buttonstc's avatar

@SeventhSense

Cynical much tonight :) ?

CMaz's avatar

It is an exercise in futility.

sawyergirl's avatar

@SeventhSense If this place is “pointless” why stay?

SeventhSense's avatar

I’m just tired of the dumbing down of everything. No one wants to think. reflect, contemplate imagine big questions anymore. We are completely inundated with endless diversions from reality TV to cartoons, to porn, to senseless opinion “NEWS” shows. One can not even find a NEWS program anymore in this country that’s not Fox news or Comedy Central or some 15 second fluff fest. It’s just bullshit.

Iran is going to bomb Israel, we are on the verge of economic meltdown. We have a 12 trillion dollar debt, The US and China are contributing to Global Warming like the past 20 years of science means nothing and the polar ice caps are melting like snow on a summer day. We are fucked. And people are carrying on everywhere like it’s Tea Time on the Titanic.

Yes every once in a while I get completely peeved that we are wasting valuable time when we should be answering the bigger questions. We are wasting valuable time when we could be coming up with solutions. Who us? Yes us. Why the fuck not. Should we wait for Hugh Hefner and David Hasselhoff to take the reigns? A little island in Denmark became completely independent from burning fossil fuels in 10 years. We created the 1957 Chevrolet Belair in this country. We can do anything.
If we ever used our vast intellectual and financial resources for something other than watching Scooby Doo fuck Thelma or San Jaya sing maybe we could actually contribute something meaningful to the solution.

Mavericksjustdoinganotherflyby's avatar

I too figured this out very early. After about 10 minutes.sigh

sawyergirl's avatar

@SeventhSense So maybe this website isn’t for you anymore. Maybe you need to find one that better fits your needs.

smashbox's avatar

Is anyone going to tell what happens, when you lurve yourself?

Aethelwine's avatar

@smashbox You feel all tingly inside.

SeventhSense's avatar

@sawyergirl
No you need me

sawyergirl's avatar

@SeventhSense Ha! Not even. You’re an old guy with a beard.

SeventhSense's avatar

Well I know you’re horny but i didn’t mean it like that..:P

Merriment's avatar

@smashbox – you have to try it to find out…I’ll never tell :)

Do it, it’s worth the humiliation!

Thanks everyone for answering and thanks whoever came up with that clever idea, it was a perfect gut-laugh ending to my day :)

SeventhSense's avatar

@Merriment
You have to get out more…

Merriment's avatar

@SeventhSense I would but it’s teatime here on the titanic and I love those little bisquity thingies! :P

SeventhSense's avatar

@Merriment
A man walking across a field encountered a tiger. He fled, the tiger chasing after him. Coming to a cliff, he caught hold of a wild vine and swung himself over the edge. The tiger sniffed at him from above. Terrified, the man looked down to where, far below, another tiger had come, waiting to eat him. Two mice, one white, one black, little by little began to gnaw away at the vine. The man saw a luscious strawberry near him. Grasping the vine with one hand, he plucked the strawberry with the other. How sweet it tasted!

ZEN Parable

sawyergirl's avatar

@SeventhSense So you aren’t an old guy?

SeventhSense's avatar

No I’m fucking hot…and modest

sawyergirl's avatar

@SeventhSense just went to the fluther photo bucket. You aren’t young. :)

Merriment's avatar

@SeventhSense
A woman browsing across a website encountered a grouchy bear. She didn’t flee but still the bear chased after her. Coming to a comment box, she caught hold of a sense of humor and swung herself over the cynical dumps. The grouchy bear sniffed at her from above. Amused the woman looked down to where, far below, another grouch bear had come waiting to give offense. Two comments, one cheerful and one snarky began to gnaw away at the thread. The woman saw an opportunity to laugh in life near her. Grasping the opportunity with both hands she used her sense of humor to hold her aloft in a world full of grouchy bears. How sweeeeeeet is that????

Merriment parable.

If you think any of the issues we face are better served by bitterness, I wish you luck with that.

SeventhSense's avatar

@sawyergirl
42 is young you whippersnapper…
@Merriment
Cute…just wait until you too see this question for the 368th time…this will be your new avatar

Merriment's avatar

@SeventhSensewhy thank you ;) No, that is another place where you and I probably differ. I don’t find other people asking duplicate questions to be crazy making. I mean as you listed in your comment above…surely we all have bigger fish to fry

sawyergirl's avatar

@SeventhSense Sure, all those 20 year olds you flirt with will believe that.

SeventhSense's avatar

@sawyergirl
They call me Daddy. :)

azlotto's avatar

I heard you have to change your underwear.

sawyergirl's avatar

@SeventhSense Hmm. Maybe go after women you own age?
You know, the whole age appropriate thing?

SeventhSense's avatar

Oh please…very few 20 year olds hold any interest for me. They’re still wet from the egg.

sawyergirl's avatar

Then why do every post i have seen of yours lately you compliment the young girls? Ego boost?

SeventhSense's avatar

@sawyergirl
I’m just flirting..
there’s one who’s special though

SeventhSense's avatar

and who’s flirting here anyway…

sawyergirl's avatar

Why do you keep changing your avatar? Am I making you nervous? I’m not flirting. You are old.
Whos is special? A 20 year old?

SeventhSense's avatar

never u mind nosey
LOL Something’s never change. g’night

sawyergirl's avatar

Whatever, old dude.

Haleth's avatar

@sawyergirl Holy crap, I never knew there was a fluther photobucket.

sjmc1989's avatar

Oh no @SeventhSense claims another one well tried at least! And remember sweetie I think your still young at heart :)

The_Anonymous_Witch's avatar

gee ,,, adding yourself and what happens , could almost be considered funny… which i am starting to find out is frowned upon on this site . i am actually shocked the the members dont revolt .

sjmc1989's avatar

and I’m 20 and ¾ thank you very much!

Berserker's avatar

It feels like masturbating.

SABOTEUR's avatar

That link is either a joke or a highly effective way to demonstrate how ego driven some of us are.

I hope whoever came up with that idea is proud of themselves.

Berserker's avatar

@SABOTEUR You know eez all good.

SABOTEUR's avatar

@Symbeline: True dat.

SeventhSense's avatar

@sjmc1989
You’ll always be my Fluther Lover.

SeventhSense's avatar

@Merriment
There was nothing bitter about my parable. I was supporting you.

You imagined by parable was in opposition to you.
Re read it. I simply mirrored you.

Yes I do get tired of seeing the same questions thousands of times but that’s what search is for..or grumpy bears

Merriment's avatar

@SeventhSense – Really? Mirroring? Is that what they are calling mocking these days? I’d like to think you were coming from a place of positivity alas your previous comments led me to suspect you were being a grouchy bear.

Let me make this easier for you. Don’t mistake my merriment/cheerfulness for stupidity:)

SeventhSense's avatar

You misunderstand
That is a parable of perfect wisdom.

Merriment's avatar

If I misinterpret your use of this parable, my apologies.

You set the tone with your scathing post on the dumbing down of everything and the apparent mistake we are all making of “carrying on like it’s teatime on the Titanic” while facing our own inevitable “fucked” state.

Let me ask you this..given the lack of rescue options aboard the Titanic was enjoying their last tea time really the worst thing those people could do?

SeventhSense's avatar

Exactlyand that’s why I posted that.
You acted with wisdom and poise. If the ship’s going down anyway be present.

Merriment's avatar

Like I said your timing made your intention in posting the parable questionable.

If you were offering up a genuine compliment in the midst of that semi-spectacular outburst of frustration, good on ya!

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