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Author Name: FreeLaPoeta 10 Comments
Date Added: September 06, 2008 08:09:19 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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The Dog Lick Theory

In an effort to understand why people do things for no apparent reason other than they are able to  I have adapted and applied the answer to an old rhetorical question, why does a dog lick himself? The answer of course is because he can.  This then is the Dog Lick Theory.  

 You can easily explain a significant amount of human behavior, particularly acts of stupidity,  by using this theory and provide a greater understanding of our universe.

 We all have witnessed or even participated in what some might say was stupid behavior.  With the outcome obvious to those who witnessed the stupid behavior or anyone who hears about it.  They will quickly ask, what were you thinking?   

You can be sure that the answer will be, I don't know.  Followed by a very inadequate attempt to justify what they have done. When in reality the only reason they did it was because they can.

The proof of this Einstein like theory is that if there were even the most minimal obstacle in between a personís stupid thought and their stupid action they would likely let that stupid thought fade in to the place in their mind that is the repository of random stupid thoughts.

It would be like placing pants on the dog. Why isn't he gleefully licking his self?  Well obviously because he can't. Take the pants off the dog and he is back licking away.  

 So unless something gets in between a stupid thought and the person thinking it they will surely do something stupid. No, they will not rethink it on their own and come to the conclusion that it is a stupid thought; they will just go ahead and do it. Why you ask? The answer is, because they can.

Author's Notes:

Many of us have a humorous story we like to tell that illustrates this theory.  If you have one post it in your comment.

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Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on September 15, 2008 05:55:26 PM Report

The old philoshopher speaks much truth.. :o) IF it were'nt for stupid actions, I would have missed out on a lot of life experience.....len

Comment By: FreeAdri on September 11, 2008 06:40:46 AM Report
This is brilliant!!!  Hilariously funny!  But I will take a vow of silence about my story...  lol
Adri x

Comment By: FreeAlison Storm Wolf on September 10, 2008 03:01:45 PM Report
I could paper my walls with the silly things I have done..and yes....often for no better reason than I could.
I do not lick my own bum but maybe thats got more to do with lacking a ceratin suppleness than common sense...hmmmm yes...

Ali x

Comment By: FreeS on September 9, 2008 10:13:14 PM Report
This got a chuckle but and i m sure its not meant to be analyzed so much but i would like to just point out ....

dogs lick themselves to clean themselves and stick their tongues our like idiots because they cant sweat and it lowers body temp, therefore a lot of stupid behaviors actually are rooted out of need and good reason. Therefore the title of this thesis i think is flawed, because dogs dont just lick themselves because they can. 

I definitely agree that people do stupid things without thinking sometimes, just because they can. but if your theory applies to humans you should have at least one example!

Definitely write more like these, because this was awesome to read 


Comment By: FreeCathy on September 9, 2008 12:37:48 PM Report
lol stupid things happening all the time and no I will not share because they are really stupid, lets just say that my small town will ban me if I continue lol,  Love this Excellent and fun read

Comment By: FreeGlata on September 7, 2008 07:07:47 AM Report
ROFLMAO @ Angel!!!

As for stupid things...just check my latest posts "OUCH!!!"

I knew better...but did it anyway...sighs...but at least it was UTTERLY  unintentional!

STILL  lauging my tail off  at Angel's comment!

Hugs all 'round!


Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on September 6, 2008 11:16:13 PM Report
OOOOH really! all it takes is a minimal obstacle to be genius like! Theory #2: Me thinks if the thoughts were not stupid to begin with then the action wouldn't be either and an obstacle wouldn't be necessary. TA DA!!



Comment By: FreeAmy on September 6, 2008 03:56:40 PM Report
lol...Yep, I have one or two of those stories but they are too long to post. :o)



Comment By: PremiumJoe McNinney on September 6, 2008 03:25:55 PM Report
LOL! Steve, I have actually announced when I was about to do or say something stupid and I have done it with my head up, LOL! This is funny, Joe
Comment By: FreeAngel on September 6, 2008 11:26:06 AM Report
Excellent and I am not letting you know what am am thinking about licking lol.....


Thanks for sharing


Love Angelxx


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