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Message started by IronGoober on Feb 7th, 2021 at 5:21pm

Title: Unexpected skills
Post by IronGoober on Feb 7th, 2021 at 5:21pm
I love this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub0Nl4HPFGA

Anyone know what it's from?

Title: Re: Unexpected skills
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Feb 7th, 2021 at 6:13pm
Thatís hilarious!  No idea what itís from.

Title: Re: Unexpected skills
Post by vetryan15 on Feb 7th, 2021 at 7:28pm
WTF. lol.

Title: Re: Unexpected skills
Post by Oxnate on Feb 7th, 2021 at 10:35pm
Found another copy and the comments say it's from "Le Barzellette" - The Jokes.

https://youtu.be/rkGIEt1o9m4

Title: Re: Unexpected skills
Post by Tomas on Feb 8th, 2021 at 10:40am
Amazing

Title: Re: Unexpected skills
Post by Morphy on Feb 9th, 2021 at 5:19pm
Too funny  :D

Title: Re: Unexpected skills
Post by xud9a - call me zud 👍 on Feb 18th, 2021 at 12:17pm
First saw it as a cartoon and text In a long forgotten rag mag 30 odd years ago. The farmer had a zummerzett drawl and the donkey had an udder, in fact it was a cow .
The next joke was about the naive milkmaid milking the bull !!!

Title: Re: Unexpected skills
Post by Morphy on Feb 19th, 2021 at 5:29pm
So as usual I am about to derail this thread to actual unexpected skills. Hey...Ive done it for 10 years...why stop now?


This is going to sound really odd but I am *really* good at acting naive or ignorant. LOL.

I know you are thinking "just acting?" But seriously its an excellent way to see through people and gauge their true motives. This is something I never talk about IRL. Nobody knows this but those who read it here. Nobody lol...but its very freeing to actually say it.

When someone is trying to manipulate me I usually see it and they almost never know I do. Ive worked around a lot of very sketchy characters who were expert manipulators. Usually shot callers, gangbangers and addicts. I got good at the whole game without looking like I am.

The other skill I have which Ive never met anyone better at is keeping secrets when someone ask me to keep their confidence. People tell me things because I have a very firm rule never to break their trust unless they are stupid enough to tell me a legal issue that will get me set up for an accessory charge.

In the last 6 months I had a conversation with someone involving both of us confiding things that were personal. That person immediately went and told people. I never returned the favor although I couldve and it was far worse. Thats my rule and its just a thing I do. Not even so much for other people. I have certain lines I dont cross because I feel like if I did I would be losing a part of me. I started this about 5 years ago and so far havent broken that rule.

These are unusual skills to cultivate but they have served me well throughout the years.

Title: Re: Unexpected skills
Post by Martin_Greywolf on Feb 20th, 2021 at 7:50am

IronGoober wrote on Feb 7th, 2021 at 5:21pm:
I love this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub0Nl4HPFGA

Anyone know what it's from?


It's from Europe in general, I first heard the joke from my grandfather almost 30 years ago - well, slightly less racy version with cow udders as opposed to donkey balls. We have church towers with clocks literally every ~5 kilometers.

Title: Re: Unexpected skills
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Feb 20th, 2021 at 8:57am
@Morphy, Is it really derailing a post if your post actually fits the title better than the original post?

I think maybe you un-self-derailed the post Morphy?  Re-railed perhaps? 

For me, I love collecting skills... useful or otherwise. I never learned to whistle as a kid, but I taught myself to do it in my 30ís. I learned to juggle a couple years ago... just because it was relatively easy to learn and I never had. Iíve done the same with 3D printing, slinging, cooking with various methods, picking locks, leatherwork, woodworking, and so on. Before the pandemic I was learning Spanish and Toki Pona. Why?  Probably because my brain gets bored if Iím not learning something. I donít know. Learning itself is sort of a meta-skill... the skill of learning skills.

Nice hijack Morphy. The donkey ball thing was briefly funny, but itís not something to engage in conversation on for long. I like your redirection.

Title: Re: Unexpected skills
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Feb 20th, 2021 at 9:32am

Morphy wrote on Feb 19th, 2021 at 5:29pm:
This is going to sound really odd but I am *really* good at acting naive or ignorant. LOL.


Thatís a good one!  You are basically weaponizing a personís ego against them by allowing them to think they are superior to you long enough to get what you want.

Title: Re: Unexpected skills
Post by Curious Aardvark on Feb 20th, 2021 at 9:40am
slinging is probably the most unexpected skill we all share.

Generally when you mention it you just get blank stares.
It's usually not until you pull a sling from your back pocket and mention david and goliath that the penny drops.

Like noc I tend to collect skills.
Apart from languages we seem to have a similiar skill set. I'll add yo-yo to mine.
As well as sausage making, food smoking (hot and cold) and charcuterie in general.

Various martial arts

But I suspect with us all it's the slinging that is always the most unexpected. 

Title: Re: Unexpected skills
Post by Morphy on Feb 20th, 2021 at 9:43am

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Feb 20th, 2021 at 9:32am:

Morphy wrote on Feb 19th, 2021 at 5:29pm:
This is going to sound really odd but I am *really* good at acting naive or ignorant. LOL.


Thatís a good one!† You are basically weaponizing a personís ego against them by allowing them to think they are superior to you long enough to get what you want.


Yep. Just the other day I was a little tipsy. First time Ive had a drink in a loooong time. Ok full disclosure I was trashed. A person from work called me up to try and get me to torpedo my Capt. on my way out. I feigned ignorance as usual. She has a bit of an ego and fancies herself a good manipulator. I played up the drunk oaf of course, forcing her to keep reverting focus towards her real goal. She tried to be subtle but she was a bit heavy handed.

The next day in texts I pretended not to remember the conversation. Once again she brought it back to torpedoing my capt but always with noble sounding phrases and "Im so proud of you Josh for dealing with all these brutal calls and horrible people, but dont forget to let Chief know about Capt! Youre such a good paramedic blah blah pfft. Hilarious.

So i agreed of course and let him know people were out to get him. But I never tell names or secrets so it cant be traced back to me. I also was able to leave a little surprise for the lady that gave me so many problems. should be hilarious when that whole thing blows up.

The hardest thing Ive found about the whole thing is swallowing your own pride and never revealing this stuff to anyone. Or else then you lose much of your advantage. Which is why this is the first time Ive ever mentioned this to anyone.

Title: Re: Unexpected skills
Post by IronGoober on Feb 20th, 2021 at 2:34pm

Martin_Greywolf wrote on Feb 20th, 2021 at 7:50am:
It's from Europe in general, I first heard the joke from my grandfather almost 30 years ago - well, slightly less racy version with cow udders as opposed to donkey balls. We have church towers with clocks literally every ~5 kilometers.


Good to know. I have to admit, the less racy version isn't quite as funny to me. Not sure why. ... I guess becaue there's lots of good reasons to go and touch a cow udder, but much fewer to put your hands on a donkey scrotum. lol.

Title: Re: Unexpected skills
Post by Slyngorm on Feb 20th, 2021 at 5:23pm
That...................................... sound....... when he touches the...................................................


Also I used to be able to destroy computers by simply using them.
I lost this power when I left high school  :'(

Title: Re: Unexpected skills
Post by perpetualstudent on Feb 20th, 2021 at 7:45pm

Morphy wrote on Feb 20th, 2021 at 9:43am:
The hardest thing Ive found about the whole thing is swallowing your own pride and never revealing this stuff to anyone. Or else then you lose much of your advantage.

True. It's the "YES, they're underestimating me, that could be a vital advantage... dammit I'm tired people thinking I'm incapable"

Title: Re: Unexpected skills
Post by Morphy on Feb 20th, 2021 at 8:06pm

perpetualstudent wrote on Feb 20th, 2021 at 7:45pm:

Morphy wrote on Feb 20th, 2021 at 9:43am:
The hardest thing Ive found about the whole thing is swallowing your own pride and never revealing this stuff to anyone. Or else then you lose much of your advantage.

True. It's the "YES, they're underestimating me, that could be a vital advantage... dammit I'm tired people thinking I'm incapable"


A very fine line actually. Im not a stupid person PS. No where near your level but im not dumb. Its a balancing act between being me and being the person they need to see. But its fun.

Title: Re: Unexpected skills
Post by perpetualstudent on Feb 21st, 2021 at 9:37am
It is a balancing act for sure.  Whether you're using it to opt out of politics, avoid hustling, avoid stupid fights, I think it always chafes a bit. There's a reason we have Ulysses yelling at the Cyclops "Ulysses did this to you!" when he otherwise would have gotten away clean. The voice of ego is strong.

Looking at it as "what this person needs to see" is a good way of thinking of it.

Title: Re: Unexpected skills
Post by xud9a - call me zud 👍 on Mar 1st, 2021 at 8:58pm
My grandchildren have no problem lowering themselves to my level  🦄

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