Code of the Smartass
Just read the cheeky comments on this blog, and you’ll realize that those who follow me tend to be smartasses. It’s fun being a smartass, and everyone is invited to join in on all the good times. But please keep in mind that we follow a code. It’s called the Code of the Smartass:
Code of the Smartass
We’re smartasses, and proud of it. But smartasses can refer to each other by a variety of names, including: smart aleck (whatever an aleck is), smarty, smarty-pants, wise-ass, wise guy, wiseacre, wisenheimer, witling, brat, cheeky boy (or girl), malapert, rascal, saucebox, and troll. However none of these other names detract from the fact that we are all just smartasses.
Smartasses are not easily offended. But that doesn’t stop us from working hard at it.
Smartasses don’t take life too seriously. Nothing is sacred, including being a smartass.
Smartasses don’t care about convention, tradition, perdition, or any of the other shins.
Smartasses respect all religions, creeds, political beliefs, and cultures. Because without these things, there would be little left to make fun of.
Smartasses appreciate and respect wisdom. After all, wisdom is the fictile clay for creating wisecracks.
Smartasses are troublemakers, and also get into trouble a lot. We accept this as the risk one takes when acting like a smartass. We take full responsibility for the consequences of our smartassery, unless there’s a patsy nearby who we can conveniently blame.
Smartasses do not organize well. Such an organization would fall apart from internal ridicule. The only thing that keeps smartasses together is our love for smartassery.
Smartasses aren’t known for being profound or thought-provoking. But we’re commonly thought to be profane and provoking.
Even though we strive to be smartasses, sometimes we fall short and are dumbasses instead. But that doesn’t mean we can’t pick ourselves up off of our dumbasses and keep striving to be the best smartasses in the whole world.
Smartasses chase unicorns, because unicorns are unique, novel, new, different, strange, weird, and thus, interesting. And that’s all smartasses really want. Relief from boredom. Otherwise we wouldn’t be such smartasses.