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If only he would climb to the top of a tall building and shake his fist at the so-called established theories of gravity.


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how would someone shake their fist at a theory?

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how would someone shake their fist at a theory?

 

Figuratively speaking, of course. To shake one's fist at something does not necessarily mean actually shaking a fist. Today the term is primarily used to reflect derision or more precisely doubt, challenging an established position by demonstrating evidence to the contrary. An alternative might be sticking your tongue out at something. So you see, he wasn't actually suggesting someone shake a fist at a theory, which is something inanimate, and non-physical, and therefore you can't really shake a fist in it's direction. Rather, he means to metaphorically shaking a fist by challenging the theory of gravity.

 

In this case, the humorous implication is that Venom would climb to the top of a tall building, and, as Venom is wont to do, would not accept the theory of Gravity as a given, and would challenge the theory (or "shake his fist at it") by jumping off the roof, in an attempt to prove that gravity wouldn't bring him crashing to the ground. A demonstration that obviously would not end well for Venom (or anyone who attempted such a protest, so please don't try it yourself), and would result in his perishing, much to the relief of many Huddlers who tend to disagree with his disregard for other people's emotions in his unceasing campaign to challenge accepted thinking.

 

I know it was complicated, but I hope this explanation helped clear things up for you. :)
 

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Figuratively speaking, of course. To shake one's fist at something does not necessarily mean actually shaking a fist. Today the term is primarily used to reflect derision or more precisely doubt, challenging an established position by demonstrating evidence to the contrary. An alternative might be sticking your tongue out at something. So you see, he wasn't actually suggesting someone shake a fist at a theory, which is something inanimate, and non-physical, and therefore you can't really shake a fist in it's direction. Rather, he means to metaphorically shaking a fist by challenging the theory of gravity.

 

In this case, the humorous implication is that Venom would climb to the top of a tall building, and, as Venom is wont to do, would not accept the theory of Gravity as a given, and would challenge the theory (or "shake his fist at it") by jumping off the roof, in an attempt to prove that gravity wouldn't bring him crashing to the ground. A demonstration that obviously would not end well for Venom (or anyone who attempted such a protest, so please don't try it yourself), and would result in his perishing, much to the relief of many Huddlers who tend to disagree with his disregard for other people's emotions in his unceasing campaign to challenge accepted thinking.

 

I know it was complicated, but I hope this explanation helped clear things up for you. :)
 

it's not complicated at all , it's nonsensical.

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it's not complicated at all , it's nonsensical.

 

Agreed. Some schools of humor are based on things that are ridiculous, absurd, or otherwise not based in reality. The humor, in fact, comes from the ridiculous premise and it's utter improbability. For example, Wile E. Coyote running off a cliff, and not immediately realizing there is no ground beneath his feet, and yet, paradoxically, hovering in air. In reality, he would be affected by gravity immediately, and fall to the Earth. However, in the cartoon, he does not fall until he realizes that he has no ground beneath his feat (a rather clever jab at methodological solipsism) and then he falls. This kind of humor is what is often referred to as absurd, but could also be described as nonsensical, because it has no basis in logic. 

 

Other forms of humor include dry humor, slapstick, schtick, and many more.

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Agreed. Some schools of humor are based on things that are ridiculous, absurd, or otherwise not based in reality. The humor, in fact, comes from the ridiculous premise and it's utter improbability. For example, Wile E. Coyote running off a cliff, and not immediately realizing there is no ground beneath his feet, and yet, paradoxically, hovering in air. In reality, he would be affected by gravity immediately, and fall to the Earth. However, in the cartoon, he does not fall until he realizes that he has no ground beneath his feat (a rather clever jab at methodological solipsism) and then he falls. This kind of humor is what is often referred to as absurd, but could also be described as nonsensical, because it has no basis in logic. 

 

Other forms of humor include dry humor, slapstick, schtick, and many more.

i meant nonsensical in that you would  not be shaking your fist at the theory of gravity. the fist shaking would not be properly directed.that 's not funny at all because there is no consequence of shaking ones fist at a theory.

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i meant nonsensical in that you would  not be shaking your fist at the theory of gravity. the fist shaking would not be properly directed.that 's not funny at all because there is no consequence of shaking ones fist at a theory.

 

Au Contraire! It's funny because of it's futility. Dude, seriously, watch some Monty Python. We've got to start building your knowledge of concepts of humor from the ground up.

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Au Contraire! It's funny because of it's futility. Dude, seriously, watch some Monty Python. We've got to start building your knowledge of concepts of humor from the ground up.

Who is he?

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Au Contraire! It's funny because of it's futility. Dude, seriously, watch some Monty Python. We've got to start building your knowledge of concepts of humor from the ground up.


I find British humor one of the funnier styles out there.

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Who is he?

 

It is not a "he".....it is a "they".

 

And you really do need to expand your depth of understanding comedy.

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It is not a "he".....it is a "they".

 

And you really do need to expand your depth of understanding comedy.

yeah, ok, Dinsdale,LOL!

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Dinsdale! Dinsdale!

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It is not a "he".....it is a "they".

 

And you really do need to expand your depth of understanding comedy.

now that's comedy!

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