Sigmund’s Adventures: Episode 2 (Saturday Debauchery)

Siggy traveled with us this weekend to a birthday celebration at Tribe. His grimace was in rare form as he surveyed the consumed beverages and dancing females with typical scorn.

Freudian fact: Freud considered wit to be a classic, and perhaps the best example, of sublimation. Sublimation, one of our defense mechanisms, is the process by which we turn a repressed desire into something positive or beneficial. So, for example, someone who suffered some sort of abuse and then decides to spend their life work crusading for victims of that abuse (ahem, Detective Olivia Benson of SVU, heehee). In terms of wit, Freud considered this form of humor to be sublimating because it is creative and intellectual humor based on the expression of unpopular or perhaps somewhat crass opinions (basically, the art of saying what everyone else was thinking but the end result is laughter rather than bruised…egos).


3 Responses to “Sigmund’s Adventures: Episode 2 (Saturday Debauchery)”

  1. 1 Allison
    January 14, 2008 at 3:08 am

    Is that your awesome wrist tattoo?

  2. January 14, 2008 at 3:36 am

    haha…it IS the wrist tattoo! oi, i’m never doing that again, but it was worth it.

  3. 3 Allison
    January 14, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    I like it….it’s a lotus, right? (from what I can see of it in the picture)

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