How to Act Crazy

Psycho Cat Hears Voices
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I’m an introvert at heart and a Libra by nature. The two can be very conflicting and sometimes I can come across as bipolar. When I’m feeling introverted I’m shy quiet and reserved, please don’t talk to me because I don’t want to talk to you. When I’m feeling like a Libra I am the life of the party holding 3 conversations at once and making oogly-eyes at the entire room. I’m also a little nutty, or quirky, as I prefer to say. So I’ve come up with ways to either encourage or discourage people as they’re approaching me depending on the mood of the hour. The following ideas are my ways of A) scaring people away when I don’t want to talk OR B) keeping people entertained when they’re really drunk.

Perfect Manic Laugh at the End

Manic Laugh

This one is my personal favorite. The more you practice it the better you will get at it. Depending on the pitch and length it can cause many reactions. The manic laugh works to scare off people you don’t want to talk to, to encourage loud drunks, or to make the kids think you’re having a great time without them. It’s best done with your mouth open as wide as possible and your head thrown back for better projection. To look extra crazy you can laugh abruptly at an inappropriate time and then stop as abruptly, pretending like it never happened.

(As a side note: this manic laugh will also put you in a better mood if you do it for your own benefit. Just keep doing it and trying to sound as goofy as possible. If that doesn’t make you giggle for real nothing will!)

CRAZY PEOPLE!
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Who You Talking To?

This is best done in a one-on-one conversation in person. When the other person says something to you turn and look immediately to your left and say “I don’t think she was talking to you.” If you get questioned just shrug and act like you didn’t hear the question and take your turn in the conversation. This will either scare away the talker or it will make the drunk laugh uncontrollably. You can switch up the standard phrase with the following:

  • I STILL don’t think she’s talking to you
  • She’s not talking to you yet
  • What part of ‘not talking to you’ don’t you understand?
  • Stop interrupting my conversation please
  • I’ll deal with you as soon as I’m through here

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Bug Eyes

This one’s really difficult for me to do because I always end up laughing and ruining the whole production. When you’re in a conversation be sure to keep glancing around the room casually with your eyes. When you land on the talker’s face make your eyes super huge, I mean super-duper huge like you just noticed something absolutely horrible about them. If the person asks you about it just explain it away as if you had something in your eye. After a few more times of this game the annoying talker will rush away or the silly drunk person will start making bug eyes back at you. Either way you’ve achieved your goal.

What's Going On?  I'm SO Confused!
What's Going On? I'm SO Confused! | Source

Darting Glances

This is a little more subtle than the ideas mentioned above. But if you stick with it you’ll still get the results you desire. While in a conversation keep looking over the other person’s shoulder like you’re terrified. Shoot your eyes back and forth and look over your own shoulder like you think someone’s after you. Then calmly focus back on the talker and give him or her a reassuring smile. Several runs of this charade and you will indeed look like a paranoid schizophrenic.

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Pete and Repeat

This game is really fun to me because it can go on for quite some time before the other person catches on to what you’re doing. When you’re talking to someone repeat his or her phrases back as a question. The annoying talker will get sick of the one-sided conversation or the drunk will think you’re totally into him and want to know all his darkest secrets. Here is an example of Pete and Repeat:

Him: How are you today?

You: How are you today?

Him: Im good.

You: You’re good?

Him: Did you see that segment on the plane crash?

You: Did you see that segment on the plane crash?

Him: I saw it, I couldn’t believe nobody died.

You: You couldn’t believe nobody died?

Him: Yah, it was some messed up stuff - the plane broke in half!

You: The plane broke in half?

Him: Yah, have you seen Jill lately?

You: Have you seen Jill lately?

Him: Why are you doing that?

You: Why am I doing what?

Him: You're asking what I say.

You: I'm asking what you say?

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What a Jerk!

This one isn’t a favorite by any means so feel free to use it as often as necessary. After a good bout of What a Jerk! I’m left with a stiff neck and I have to sleep on the heating pad after applying Bengay. During a conversation silently count to 5 and then quickly jerk your left shoulder up to your left ear and then back down to normal resting position. If you get asked if you’re ok just nod and motion for the other person to continue. Count to 5 and jerk again. Do this counting to 5 and jerking thing until the other person calls a medic or walks off confused.


Remember, these are MY ideas. Please don’t go around using them or they will lose all credibility. Come up with your own ideas or I will come find you. Wait – did that sound crazy?





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LearnFromMe 5 years ago

How funny! It seems like crazy people get to have all the fun, so why not join them every once in a while? ;) Thanks for making me smile!


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NotPC 5 years ago

This one made me laugh! LOLOL. Great hub. Keep up the good work.


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago

Nice pussycat!.. I'm nutty at times and joke around countless times. But you topped the cake. Nice pics and your writing got me to the end..Oh my God!

LORD


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

Great stuff, Ardie! I know someone who has a manic laugh by nature and she just loves to be crazy! Her laugh is quite infectious, actually :)


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witchee1014 5 years ago from Joplin, MO

omigods i am so using these the next time i'm on the subway, elevator, or a party. love it love it love it


jenubouka 5 years ago

You are the life of any party, Ardie. If you have any footage, please share!!


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Haunty 5 years ago from Hungary

I was laughing so ardently at your ideas and the kids playing in the inner yard stopped short. They tried to locate the source of the sound but they couldn't see me. Then they started talking among themselves in a low voice as if someone could overhear them. This is the most uproarious hub I have EVER read! Thanks.


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Ardie 5 years ago from Neverland Author

Thanks Learnfromme! I wanna have fun too - and since I can't drink and wont do drugs I have to come up with my own ways of staying entertained :)

NotPC Im glad you got a laugh - it was fun to write.

Lord - you ethereal prince, Im glad you approve! But you do know I'd never really act like this in public right?!


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Ardie 5 years ago from Neverland Author

Cloverleaf I want to meet your friend!!! I started laughing just thinking about it.

witchee - these could all be good ways to keep the creeps away while riding the subway. Oooh, theres a new hub for YOU to write!! Ways to Creep the Creeps on the Subway.

Jen, I do have footage but I charge exuberant amounts to show it. After all, everyone would pay good money to see my manic laugh. It scares the kids hahaha

Haunty!! See the comment to Jen. Now YOU scared the kids with a crazy laugh :D


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PeanutButterWine 5 years ago from North Vancouver, B.C. Canada

Hahaha I could so picture you doing that...laughed out loud just a little manically here at the coffee shop by myself to test it out and got some odd looks...lol!!


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Ardie 5 years ago from Neverland Author

PBWine - Im home alone but still got a quizzical look from the dog when I laughed out loud at you in the coffee shop!!


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Christoph Reilly 5 years ago from St. Louis

Ha,ha! When I moved to N.Y. city when I was but a lad of 20, I quickly learned the way to deal with crazies and threats on the street by acting crazier and meaner than them. It worked beautifully. That's good for the street, but in a party situation, may I please have your permission to use the "Pete and Repeat" technique?


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Ardie 5 years ago from Neverland Author

Christopher, you are one of the few that never has to ask my permission ;) Pete and Repeat is hilariously fun! I use it often to entertain myself. Let me know how it works out.


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stephhicks68 5 years ago from Bend, Oregon

Oh, I am going to have to use that Pete and Repeat gag (I think I already do a version of it with the kids). Now, I know how to turn a boring benefit/fundraising dinner into entertainment. LOL!


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Ardie 5 years ago from Neverland Author

Heheh Steph. And if you misbehave enough maybe you wont even get invited to those boring benefits and fundraisers anymore - double bonus!! You have fun AND get out of any later benefits :) I've never tried Pete and Repeat with the kids...I think I'll do that tonight.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

Very provoking title. But I really enjoy reading this hub. I found several new terms here. Thanks for writing and share with us. Well done and vote up!

Prasetio


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Ardie 5 years ago from Neverland Author

Hello Prasetio :) Im glad you stopped in to visit the madness! Thanks for the vote.


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iZeko 5 years ago

You’re crazy, but I like it, loca, loca, loca ;-))) I’m using the “Who You Talking To” in the elevator. Come find me if you can ;P


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Ardie 5 years ago from Neverland Author

iZeko, I wish I could be a fly on the wall!! I can only imagine my reaction if someone did this stuff around me. I'd run screaming :)


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smcopywrite 5 years ago from all over the web

love your title. how did you come up with this idea? extremely useful, just in case i have a bad trip on public transportation i can use these pointers!


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Ardie 5 years ago from Neverland Author

Thanks smcopywrite! I thought of this while I was driving down the expressway making bug-eyes at people I drove by :)


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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos

Hahahaha! This is one funny game i can't miss especially the laughing part. Awesome and funny


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Ardie 5 years ago from Neverland Author

Thanks Ubani. Im glad it made you laugh - that was my goal.


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weestro 5 years ago from Virginia

This hub is awesome! Did you think this hub was awesome? Yes, I think this hub is awesome! Voted UP!


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Ardie 5 years ago from Neverland Author

Who you talkin' to?! Hahah You're too funny weestro :)

Thanks for the vote


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Frieda Babbley 5 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

Made me crack up. I've enjoyed doing some of these things myself. Darting glances is especially fun at my sister. It's good to know I'm not alone.


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Ardie 5 years ago from Neverland Author

Hahaha Frieda, I never thought to use these on family - that would be great! Im glad to know someone else here is goofy too :)


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Robert Erich 5 years ago from California

Ardie! Your articles are entertaining too. It's always a pleasure to be appreciated by people who are already talented writers. And slight comics. I look forward to seeing more of what you write.


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Ardie 5 years ago from Neverland Author

Thanks Robert! I'm glad to see you moving around out here :)


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Ardie, I loved it! I am still laughing! What a wonderful piece to inspire laughter. Thanks for sharing this crazy bit of fun! Voting up and sharing!

JSMatthew~


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Winsome 5 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

I think you and Simone have been hanging out. Too too funny. Another way is to raise or lower the pitch of your voice in mid-sentence and then revert back. If you can keep a straight face they will definitely think you are crazy.

Even better, this happened to me last night at a party--one of the people there looks a lot like another guy I know and so I called him by the wrong name, smiling the whole time and asked him how he knew the hosts. He looked at me with those crazy darting glances. At the time I thought he thought I must be crazy, but after reading this article, maybe he was just trying to get rid of me. =:)


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Ardie 5 years ago from Neverland Author

THANKS JS Matthew! Maybe now you see why I was happy to read your ramblings hahah We all can act crazy now and again :) Its more fun to do it together

Winsome - I am so glad you shared your idea here! Now everyone can share in the hilariousness :) Im going to try the Voice Pitch on the kids today as a test run. Is Simone this goofy? If she is I NEED to hang out with her!!! I love fun people :D


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Wow Ardie such a brilliantand original hub.

I have to vote up up and away and look forward to reading so many more by you.

Take care,

Eiddwen.


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Ardie 5 years ago from Neverland Author

Thanks Eiddwen :) Your votes make me happy!!


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jaywigz311 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

This hub is hilarious! I love the "Manic Laugh". Awesome.


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Ardie 5 years ago from Neverland Author

Thanks Jay!! Try it alone first so you can be confident in your ability to pull it off. Then post the videos here :)


Vekoslav 5 years ago

You will come and find me?!


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Ardie 5 years ago from Neverland Author

Oh yes Vekoslav - so come up with your own ideas! :) Thanks for reading.


Vekoslav 5 years ago

So should I come up with my own ideas? :D ;) :P

Thank you for the hub, really, this one made me laugh so bad!!!


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Ardie 5 years ago from Neverland Author

Ha Veko! Laughter is the best medicine. I don't know why - I don't think anyone is really sick but whatever. Im glad you enjoyed - now you need to write something so I can comment back!


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tsmog 5 years ago from Escondido, CA

Hello Ardie. The pic drew me to this hub. Appearing as a related hub recommendation I darted here discovering great entertainment. Bookmarked and shared I plan on using a few at work soon.

I like 'who you talking to' thinking about standing line at the theatre. Should work good there. The Cockatoovid is awesome - a family pet? Great colors. The 'manic laugh' will be fun too. Strolling out of the warehouse copy room may be a good opportune time adding to the copy guy theme.

thanks for the fun and enjoy the weekend , , ,


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Ardie 5 years ago from Neverland Author

Tsmog, hysterical! I never thought of the great fun one could have with these games at work!! I will have to try that too :D

The birdy is not mine...believe it or not I have a bird phobia. But his laugh was too cute to pass by.


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Feline Prophet 4 years ago from India

"I’m an introvert at heart and a Libra by nature." This seems to describe me quite well too! :D

Loved your crazy ideas!


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland Author

Thank you! Its difficult when I meet new people and they expect me to be one way or the other. Then they're surprised when I do a complete turn around. Im not bipolar Im just conflicted !! :D


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cclitgirl 4 years ago from Western NC

Haha, this is awesome! I myself am introverted, but I come from a loud Latin family. So I can "turn it on", but I prefer to turn the noise off. Hehehe.


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland Author

Hello cclit, I understand wanting to get away from the noise hahah my three daughters are so very loud and out-going. And sometimes I love to join in and get rowdy with them but other times I just want to hide in my room with the door closed to drown them out!!


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

Funny and amusing. Sometimes acting crazy relieves our stress. I have participated in a laughing session, where you laugh crazily. At first you find hard to laugh, but once you begin to laugh, you go on laughing.


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland Author

Hi Vinaya, Im glad you enjoyed this. It came to me out of the blue on a car ride one day. I looked out the car window and thought - man, some of those people driving next to me look crazy!

I think laughing is the best therapy for any problem...although not always appropriate :)


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Lady Guinevere 4 years ago from West Virginia

I laughed all the way through reading this, This is great.


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland Author

Thanks Lady Guinevere! Im glad it made you laugh - but you're laughing with me and not at me...right? Right?! RIGHT?


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Lady Guinevere 4 years ago from West Virginia

Hahahahaha!, yep with you not at you.


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prettynutjob30 4 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet.

Great hub,I don't have to act crazy it just kind of pops out lol.


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JoshuaDR 4 years ago from Charleston, SC

Very funny. I tried the manic laugh in the mirror and I definitely looked crazy. I always prefer to do the crazy routine with another person. That way the person you are talking to isn't sure if my firend and I are really crazy or if they are themselves crazy.

I have been reading a lot of your stuff today. I probably should be working but your stuff is definitely helping to pass the day.


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland Author

Hi prettynutjob! You're lucky it comes naturally :)

Hi JoshuaDR, I wish you would post a video of the manic laugh in the mirror trick hahah I never thought to drag another person in on the crazy routine! That would take the act to a whole new level. Im glad to help you pass away the time at work...I don't claim my writing is good but I try to keep it entertaining :)


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

This sure is one crazy hub...lol

It is actually good for one's health to be crazy 'cause the mind should be rested occasionally and we should be able to sharpen our intuition skills.

voted up as awesome!


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

What an amusing hub to start the day with. I'm reposting that first pic to Pinterest. Voting this Up and Funny.


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ThoughtSandwiches 4 years ago from Reno, Nevada

Ardie...

I am busy taking taking notes and cross-indexing them with behaviors that I have noticed (i.e. your behaviors).

This is my concern...I have been doing the manic laugh and darting glances for quite some time. I normally do it so that people won't sit near me on public transportation.

Needless to say...I was unaware that you had codified them and staked claims. In terms of protecting myself on public transportation...that just leaves me with urinating on myself.

Thanks for the laugh ya crazy weirdo!!

Thomas

PS...voting with an Up and a share!


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas

note to self - do not sit next to ThoughtSandwiches/Thomas

Hi Ardie - these are great! I could name a student for just about each on of your examples. My college roomie and I would try to one up each other with the maniacal laugh. We'd end up on the floor in fits of laughter while STILL trying to project the crazy laugh. Yes, our neighbors always gave us funny looks LOL

This was truly entertaining - voted up!


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas

This is just so cute. The introvert in me would prevent me from most all of these. Thanks so much!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Ardieeeee! I'm good at this! HAHAHA lol lol. You're crazy but I am too so I can totally relate! I love saying stuff just to get a reaction! So fun!

When I first started working at the sleep lab - my boss (who I could tell was mean and not a Bs'er ya know) -and a bunch of people were sitting at the table and every thing was soo serious....I looked at the group and said real casual like "so when do I get to use a scapel?"

You know I almost got fired in the first year because of my behavior techniques...but eventually the place got better! Lol. I loosened them all up - including the doctors:) haha! I had the run of the place by year 2!!!

Fun fun fun hub - glad Tommy shared if:)


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

I love the manic laugh!!! (Said she laughing maniacally!)


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden

Haha, this is so funny and I would love to try one of them just so I could see the reaction. But I don't think I have it in me! I will have to rely on others more fun people like you Ardie! Thanks, I enjoyed this:))

Tina


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

Love this, Ardie. These are great tips. Sharing now...


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Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

I needed the laugh break just now! I'm going to remember these techniques. Voted up, funny and interesting.


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Faithful Daughter 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

ha, ha, ha that was too funny! I needed this!


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rlaha 4 years ago from Spartanburg, SC

Thanks for making me laugh! These are great tips! Voted up and shared!


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rebeccamealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Funny! I particularly like the manic laugh. I 'll bet it could get endorphins flying! Voting u and funny!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Haha! love it! another one that's good is, the wink! every time someone is talking to you, and you are going crazy with boredom, just wink! of course they will ask, why are you winking? you just shrug your shoulders and say, me winking? I am not! then do it again, drives em crazy! hahahahha (maniacal laughter!)


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland Author

Ruchira :) I am so happy to know I am being productive in my craziness hahah Now when I act nutty and the kids or the husband ask me to behave I will remind them that I’m only doing it for my own health!

Hi alocsin, thanks so much! I know that cat is the funniest thing, right?!

TSandwiches, for MissOlive’s safety, sanity, and cleanliness I will allow you to use any of the above mentioned methods for keeping people away on public transport. Please only fall back to urination in the case of an extreme emergency.

MissOlive – I hope I helped you out with my comment above to TS :) I can only imagine what your neighbors thought you were doing with your roommate HA! I’d give you weird looks too – just to keep you away :P

Homesteadbound – I know what you mean – sadly. I am an introvert by nature too. Its my insanity that allows me to act this way on rare occasion :)

RHW – I think there was some divine intervention taking place to keep you and I apart. I am afraid to think of the trouble we would get in to! A scalpel made me laugh – what was everyone else’s problem? Some people need to up their meds – and I don’t mean us!!

Audrey – I want a vid of your manic laugh!

Hello thoughtforce! Come hang out with me a while and we’ll go to the WalMart where its ok to act this way (Just ask Tammyswallow). Then you will feel totally comfortable doing this anywhere!


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland Author

Hi PDX and thanks! If you use any of these I want to hear aaaaall about it

Marcy – I’m glad this made you laugh! Sometimes I embarrass myself because I write this junk purely for my own amusement. It’s awesome when other people enjoy it with me :)

Hi faithful daughter and thanks!! :)

Rlaha, thanks for reading, voting and sharing!!

Hello rebeccamealey :) I have actually heard of laughter and smile therapy to release endorphins and feel happy. I believe in it! How could you not be happy after a good manic laugh?

Nell Rose hello! That. Is. AWESOME! Okay I will trade you the wink for the use of any of the above – I can’t wait to use it tomorrow at the school play ;)


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Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

Oh I love to do thing that freak people out... then act normal after. Recently did what I call the Larry thing in a restaurant... slurred speech, twitches and the waitress was very confused in her attempts to understand the order. When she came back and asked how the food was I was my usual reserved and normal (well somewhat normal me).

I can still laugh today as I think of the look on her face... Priceless.

Airdie... you would be a blast at a party...

Hugs from Canada


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland Author

Rolly, I can't imagine you doing anything crazy to freak people out! You seem so sweet and ...well, normal. But wow - I can only imagine what your waitress thought when she came back and you were totally cured of your twitches and slurring. How did your dinner company appreciate the show? Did they laugh too or scold you for being embarrassing?! You're too much :)


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ThoughtSandwiches 4 years ago from Reno, Nevada

Ardie...

Well...I do thank you for allowing me usage of these techniques on public transportation! As I was unaware that this was in play...we may want to warn Miss Olive to avoid the #4 bus (downtown) for a little bit...

Again...I love this one so I shall share again!

Thomas


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland Author

Thomas, you're so silly. No pee'ing.


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

Hysterical! The title attracted me because I have been known to be called crazy and not afraid to try anything, at least once! Walking up to a stranger at a party and saying, don't you remember me? Is a good conversation starter too, as long as you keep pretending to really know the person. But, I digress, this was a great funny hub. Job well done Ardie.


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland Author

Oh tillsontital, oh my. I have met my match it seems. Next party I am at I am using that "don't you remember me?" trick - oooh to watch the other person get all awkward...unless of course they play the trick back and say "of course!"


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DanaTeresa 4 years ago from Ohio

This is great. The part about the manic laugh actually made me laugh out loud!!! Does that mean I'm crazy? Why am I asking? Of course I a. Thanks for teaching everyone else how to join the club! Insanity loves company.


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland Author

Heheh Dana - yes, perhaps you are crazy too... but that's ok because it just means you will fit in great here! Im always looking for new crazy BFF's


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DanaTeresa 4 years ago from Ohio

Thanks Ardie! Who wants to be "normal" anyway? How boring! See you around the hubs!


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland Author

Agreed Dana! Here's to fun ;)


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dagny roth 4 years ago from Neverland

Hilarious Ardie! I especially laughed rather loudly (in the library I might add) at the bug eyes! Soooo funny!


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland Author

Oh see Dagny, hahah now you were the one who made ME laugh. Another way to act crazy? Blurt out into hysterical laughter in the middle of a quiet library :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

This is just way to funny... I would love to do the bug eyes at people, but I have to admit, I probably wouldn't make it through half of these without busting out laughing and completely blowing my cover. I guess I am not overly crazy!! Great hub... good for a morning laugh! :)

Oh yeah - and I will admit, I did practice the bug eyes while I was reading the hub! 8)


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

LOL, My sons love to play Pete and Repeat ... I never realized there was an actual name for this. I thought they did it just to send me off the deep end. I have the manic laugh down pretty good but I only use it at home :)

Thanks for the laughs, this was a very funny and enjoyable hub.


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

We all are crazy in a way. While acting sane, we become insane.

I loved your amusing style.


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weestro 4 years ago from Virginia

The good news is if you're acting crazy, you may have a shot. The guy wearing a thong on his head and talking to rocks on the other hand...Did I mention this hub is awesome?


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK

I’m not sure how I missed this first time round, but luckily Stacy shared. Great fun, My kids love doing the manic laugh. I think i’m with Stacy though in that I’d probably start laughing before I got through most of these. Thanks for the laughs!


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland Author

Hey Barbergirl! :) Thanks for sharing this and for leaving me a buggy-eyed comment. Okay – that was cheesy but what can I say?! YOU admitted to practicing while reading. Even if you can't make the funny faces at someone else without laughing isn’t it fun just to practice at home too?

Hi JAS :) I would loooove to play Pete and Repeat with more than one person. Can you see me and your sons sitting in a room and pestering each other with this? It would be great. And if it bothered you too much you could just scare us with your manic laugh!!

Hi Vinaya, it’s scary how accurate you are my friend! I prefer to act crazy and then look like Im sane :)

Thong-head, I mean Weestro! Its good to see you here (darting eyes). Did you…uh…get my message?! We weren’t gonna mention the rocks.

Hi Melovy :)YOU were a super busy lady with all your writing and what-not! Im glad you stopped in for the read though. Aaand just for the record – the more you practice the manic laugh the better you will get at performing it in front of other people without snorting.


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Is it my imagination or have you not written anything for quite some time? When you commented on my hub it dawned on me that I hadn't seen anything by you like in forever??? What's up?

Well, this was hilarious as I knew it would be. It was your humor that first made me a follower; then I got a bonus when I found out you were a quality human being.

Hope to see you this summer!


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland Author

Hey Bill! :) :) I finally got to publishing some boring article on helping your kid learn how to read tonight. Hopefully Im back - I had a HUGE block going on. Im glad you liked this Hub. It was one of those funny ideas that hit me on my commute to work. I realized that some of the things I did probably looked a little crazy to others on the road and then I just went with it!!


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HaleyMCruz 4 years ago from California

-claps- That was great to read, I mean it! I've never had someone's hub pictures make me laugh like your did! And the idea is so awesome! If I could write like you someday I'd be a happy camper :)


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland Author

AAh Haley, I forgot about this Hub! Believe it or not the idea came to me when I was driving down the road making weird faces at the cars that went by me. I was sooo bored on a long commute hahah Im off to read your Hubs because I KNOW you are just as excellent of a writer. Thanks for the love.


hi 3 years ago

btw i already do the jerking thing by myself with out control and i also twitch sometimes

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