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He(e), He(e), He(e).

Really liked the post Booklover. I really wasn't going to read it as I see too much of the opposite type post on Facebook. It had me going all the way up to the end. Thx.

So you recognize that sinking feeling in your heart as well. Whoops, I meant you recognize the signs of depression that result from friends or loved ones making poor choices ;-)

(sounds like a warning on a TV commercial for medication)

But He doesn't actually make the stars shine :(    At least for the stars like our sun. 

Patience, patience.

Yes, but there's accuracy in jokes too :) 

It's the conversion of hydrogen TO helium that makes our sun shine. 

Stars make heavier elements in some circumstances, including using He to make carbon etc..  But H -> He would be the main energy source for the stars in general. 

Yikes Booklover, have I offended somehow?

I make a lot of jokes.  But there's quality in jokes too, like both ends of a pun need to make sense for it to be a good pun. 

I wasn't showing off.  I was just observing, that thing about He making stars shine, isn't true.  Not trying to be a wet blanket either. 

Perhaps you are misinterpreting. 

I don't know what I have ever said to you to offend you. 

Please stop beating up on me. 

So you made a joke that had a wrong statement in it.  It isn't a personal criticism of you to point that out.

And pointing it out isn't doing something wrong, although you seem to think there was something wrong about it. 

One could even see it as sharing some knowledge.  Now you know a little more about where stars' energy comes from.  It isn't inevitable to interpret that in an antagonistic way. 

No I didn't make it so you couldn't respond.  And you did respond. 

When you say I'm "causing stress" and "sucking the fun out of things" - that is your personal reaction.  For some reason it aggravates you. 

Other people might enjoy my contributions, not attack me for them.  And I make a lot of jokes too :) 

Maybe I would feel embarrassed if someone pointed out a wrong statement in a joke - but it really just needs the wrong statement about stars substituted with something else.  If it were my joke I would edit it. 

She really knows how to ruin a joke. 

But, you are dumping all sorts of personal attacks on me.  This site has rules against personal attacks. 

Look, in a public forum you are not always going to like things that people say.  Sometimes things will rub you the wrong way.  So live with it. 

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