Quote of the Day, Irony and Caricature



Today is a two-fer because of a conversation I had with a particularly irritating person yesterday who in essence told me that I was stupid for expressing a humorous (at least to me) opinion on free speech. I’m guessing he’s not a Scottsdale Leadership civil dialog distinguished graduate. Or maybe he is.

Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.

Agnes Repplier, American essayist and author of In Pursuit of Laughter (1936), a historical study of types of humor.

Every uneducated person is a caricature of himself.

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel, ethicist and leader of the German Romantacism movement.


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  1. Where do I go to apply to become a Scottsdale Leadership civil dialog distinguished graduate?

    My wife and servers at Scottsdale Restaurants always laugh at my jokes and one liners.


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