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11 Dec 2017 6:25 a.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Is Silly Good ?" to "Is Silly Good?"
  • Removed from TMP Poll Suggestions board
  • Crossposted to Wargaming in General board

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Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2017 6:14 a.m. PST

This discussion TMP link threw up the proposal that "Silly Is Good".

How, in this world of endless sorrows, hardship and grief, do you rate being silly ?

1) Silly is good.
2) Silly is good, sometimes.
3) Silly is not good.
4) Not a wargamer.
5) A wargamer.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2017 6:24 a.m. PST


Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member18 May 2017 6:29 a.m. PST

I think I have made my position clear.

Again and again.

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2017 6:29 a.m. PST

Look, many of us are only interested in a few periods – that means much of the other explicitly wargaming content is dull as rocks.

If I can't get immersed in my horse and musket periods here, I'd much rather talk about rock and roll than WW1 naval, or 6mm ancients, or 1/285th sci-fi, or whatever else that is without interest.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2017 6:33 a.m. PST

WW 1 naval is an interesting one – I enjoy reading about it, I never game it. Don't know why really, but there it is.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2017 6:38 a.m. PST

I'm silly 90% of the time, if my silliness drops below 77%, I need to watch blazing saddles/airplane to fill up the silliness.

Personal logo badwargamer Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2017 6:38 a.m. PST

If it's putty then it's great.

21eRegt Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2017 6:46 a.m. PST

2. Rarely.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2017 7:06 a.m. PST


zoneofcontrol18 May 2017 7:22 a.m. PST


"How, in this world of endless sorrows, hardship and grief, do you rate being silly ?"

Laughing on the outside, crying on the inside.

Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member18 May 2017 7:22 a.m. PST

Terrement--now you're just being,well. . .

Norman D Landings Inactive Member18 May 2017 7:26 a.m. PST

Silliness is a useful tool for deflating pomposity, dogmatism, hectoring, high dudgeon, and mean-spiritedness, in a good-humoured fashion and without falling into those same pitfalls.

The worst that can be said is that one is being a bit… silly.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2017 7:39 a.m. PST


wrgmr118 May 2017 7:46 a.m. PST

Laughing is one of the best emotions, and silliness leads to laughing.

Personal logo Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2017 8:04 a.m. PST

Silly is amazingly good.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2017 8:11 a.m. PST


Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2017 8:28 a.m. PST

Isn't this a silly question?

Zyphyr18 May 2017 8:41 a.m. PST

Nearly every good memory I have involves at least a little silliness. I welcome the silly.

Jamesonsafari Inactive Member18 May 2017 8:41 a.m. PST


Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2017 10:41 a.m. PST

Of course silly is good!

People who are sensible all the time are right boring twunts…

MajorB18 May 2017 11:17 a.m. PST

Of course silly is good!

Glengarry518 May 2017 11:39 a.m. PST

I have a spoon.

Old Wolfman19 May 2017 7:00 a.m. PST

Nice poster of Graham Chapman.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2017 9:30 a.m. PST

Silly-hoo Akbar!


Personal logo The Tin Dictator Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2017 10:21 a.m. PST

6. I don't know, don't ask me, I'm an idiot!

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member19 May 2017 12:39 p.m. PST

"Silly? Me?" -- The Colonel

KPinder19 May 2017 4:04 p.m. PST

A little nonsense now and then,
is cherished by the wisest men.

W. Wonka

Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2017 10:54 p.m. PST

Of course silly is good, and anyone who thinks it isn't is just plain silly.

My mom has repeatedly asked me to ensure that I teach my children how to be silly. It relieves stress and takes the sting out of much bitterness in life.

Me I LOVE silly songs, silly jokes, silly puns, silly food, silly movies, etc etc.

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