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Witzelsucht: the Joker Syndrome
« on: September 26, 2018, 09:34:40 pm »

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Witzelsucht is a set of rare neurological symptoms characterized by a tendency to make puns, or tell inappropriate jokes or pointless stories in socially inappropriate situations. It makes one unable to read sarcasm. A less common symptom is hypersexuality, the tendency to make sexual comments at inappropriate times or situations.

In our hearts,
we all already knew puns were a sign of brain damage

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witzelsucht


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Re: Witzelsucht: the Joker Syndrome
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2018, 10:00:36 pm »
"It makes one unable to read sarcasm."

This would explain why sarcastically mocking compulsive punners never works.

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Re: Witzelsucht: the Joker Syndrome
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2018, 10:59:03 pm »

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Witzelsucht is a set of rare neurological symptoms characterized by a tendency to make puns, or tell inappropriate jokes or pointless stories in socially inappropriate situations. It makes one unable to read sarcasm. A less common symptom is hypersexuality, the tendency to make sexual comments at inappropriate times or situations.

In our hearts,
we all already knew puns were a sign of brain damage

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witzelsucht

This really explains a lot.
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Re: Witzelsucht: the Joker Syndrome
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2018, 12:29:19 am »
In our hearts,
we all already knew puns were a sign of brain damage

Brain damage?
Quelle dommage!

An incorrigible punster on a Discord channel I frequent, flounced abruptly and inexplicably during what I thought was a relatively minor disagreement.  It's the second or third time he's done that; he doesn't strike me as very robust, psychologically speaking.  I don't think he fits the Witzelsucht pattern, but it is interesting that excessive punning might be linked to other mental problems.

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Re: Witzelsucht: the Joker Syndrome
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2018, 01:45:53 am »

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Witzelsucht is a set of rare neurological symptoms characterized by a tendency to make puns, or tell inappropriate jokes or pointless stories in socially inappropriate situations. It makes one unable to read sarcasm. A less common symptom is hypersexuality, the tendency to make sexual comments at inappropriate times or situations.

In our hearts,
we all already knew puns were a sign of brain damage

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witzelsucht

So basically there is now a medical term for Monty Python fans.
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Re: Witzelsucht: the Joker Syndrome
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2018, 01:47:10 am »
In our hearts,
we all already knew puns were a sign of brain damage

Brain damage?
Quelle dommage!

An incorrigible punster on a Discord channel I frequent, flounced abruptly and inexplicably during what I thought was a relatively minor disagreement.  It's the second or third time he's done that; he doesn't strike me as very robust, psychologically speaking.  I don't think he fits the Witzelsucht pattern, but it is interesting that excessive punning might be linked to other mental problems.

You should have seen this joint in 2004-2005.  We were a pack of damage cases.  Flouncing was a daily exercise that damn near everyone indulged in.  I probably flounced 3 times a week.
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Re: Witzelsucht: the Joker Syndrome
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2018, 08:33:43 pm »
I was built entirely from flounce around 2006.
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Re: Witzelsucht: the Joker Syndrome
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2018, 07:01:17 pm »
This is, very interesting. Been trying to figure out what's wrong with my mind, exaclty, not one to self-diagnose, but a bit of understanding as far as the brain is concerned is a good thing, maybe. Numerous cases of severe head trauma, not fun.

I need to look up the meaning of the word "flounce" before I make an inappropriate comment about your mother.

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Re: Witzelsucht: the Joker Syndrome
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2018, 05:18:34 pm »
This is, very interesting. Been trying to figure out what's wrong with my mind, exaclty, not one to self-diagnose, but a bit of understanding as far as the brain is concerned is a good thing, maybe. Numerous cases of severe head trauma, not fun.

I need to look up the meaning of the word "flounce" before I make an inappropriate comment about your mother.

Look, odds are better than average that there is nothing wrong with your fucking mind, it's just that you live on a damn hell planet and what you're seeing is ACTUAL REALITY.

Stop bitching about it, it's making it hard for the rest of us to pretend everything is fine. 
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Re: Witzelsucht: the Joker Syndrome
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2019, 12:26:50 am »
I think that was just the pick me up I needed, Dok... except, er, my brain IS kinda, screwy. I look for the silver lining, and, still can't find it, other than everyone forgets I'm an asshole after a while. Might be a super-power.