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What makes me laugh?
Bossy people make me laugh and sometimes out loud. It is hard to help yourself when someone bursts on the scene bellowing, barking or generally thinking they have a right to push people around.
Dogs make me laugh because they are sooooo willing to be silly.
Good friends, of course, which is often why they are good friends.
What makes me laugh hardest and longest is when I am really tired and think of or hear something absurd. Sleepiness and absurdity are the best of friends and go off giggling into the night, laughing themselves to tears….
Advertising makes me chuckle.
Good puns make me chortle.
Good comedy does not make me laugh. Instead I sit astounded and deeply amused thinking Man, this is good. This threw me for a while as I would watch comedy with people. They would laugh hysterically and I would sit quietly, feeling my eyes widen while an exalted chorus of true comedy captured warmed my insides. It’s a dopey way to put it, but not far off the feeling. I guess awe trumps laughter.
People who adjust their manner of speech when talking to children and animal’s make me laugh in various degrees.
Jokes run the gambit from good comedy to clever to downright dumb. They can illicit all manner of utterances and outbursts from me. Sometimes they make fun of, and other times they just make fun.
Once is a trick and twice a lesson, comedy works in threes.
Life slightly off n’ exaggerations finagle glee – Tee, Hee!
Not getting jokes is funny.
So are pickles and bologna.
A sense of humor is not funny unless it is yours.
What makes me laugh?
As I pondered this question – and while some funnies did come swirling up into my brain I ultimately came up with one answer – What makes me laugh? Well, me! And if you really can’t laugh at yourself what is worth laughing at anyway . . . ?
I mean — all the stupid, no, I mean really stupid, almost remedial . . . spent a little too much time sniffing paint fumes (read: glue) – stuff I do, the stubborn and downright idiotic. Example — Just ask me for reals why we haven’t blogoffed yet (<< and I like the look of that verb, but really don’t ask). I mean — Comical. And the way I can run on.
So again, I really can’t tell you – but I *know* thankfully I have a few witty friends . . . one, my brother in unraveling idiocy, Barry — who can put up a thoughtful list, andddddddD two, my partner in the sweet and sexy @AlexandraFunFit - who just says smart things . . . all the time. They make me laugh.
. . . . And I’ll go on.
AFFand I had a chance to meet this weekend . . . did I tell you? No? And while I am tempted to zing her, I will refrain from posting any pictures taken (while she was on the phone with another tweeter . . . *errrrrmmm* . . . you know who you are) and in her words, at stupid o’clock in the morning . . . I’ll go instead like this -
As we chatted (her nice hinny (sp?) in my hoopty), the topic of tweeting came up. Truth – we actually talked about all you all, aaaaaaa lot (hear the accent on the T?) and only nice things, of course. But then AFF said something like, . . . Yeah, but I am never mean . . . . Admirable, I think, and it, the conversation, reminded me that I too am not a huge fan of humor taken at anyone’s, and I mean – *anyone’s* (I don’t give a shit) expense . . . . Unless, of course, you (general) know for 100% sure they (specific) will be laughing with you. (<< a principle not a rule and I won’t judge you.)
. . . . And I’ll go on.
There are different types of things that are funny . . . I know. There are different *things* that make me laugh, but . . . I do tend personally towards the spontaneous and unrehearsed.
And if I really knew all of what makes me laugh, would any of it really even be funny anymore . . . ?
Here’s one, you know today’s an election day . . . and that’s funny. But that’s just me.
That’s it – thanks for letting us play. b.
These are the folks blogging off today >> Read their stuff too.
|Blogger||Blog Post Link|
|Veronika Miller||@modenus||Mod enus Community|
|Paul Anater||@paul_anater||Kitchen and Residential Design|
|Bob Borson||@bobborson||Life of an Architect|
|Nick Lovelady||@cupboards||Cupboards Kitchen and Bath|
|Tamara Dalton||@tammyjdalton||Tamara Dalton Design Studios|
|Sean Lintow, Sr.||@SLSconstruction||SLS-Construction.com|
|Amy Good||@Splintergirl||Thoughts of a Splinter Girl|
|Tim Bogan||@TimBogan||Windbag International|
|Cindy FrewenWuellner||@Urbanverse||Urbanverse’s Posterous|
|Steve Mouzon||@stevemouzon||Useful Stuff|
|Madame Sunday||@ModernSauce||Modern Sauce|
|Saxon Henry||@saxonhenry||Roaming by Design|
|Jane Frederick||@JaneFredArch||Low Country Architect|
|Andrea Wolper||@AndreaWolper||Spin the Wheel|
|Denese Bottrell||@Denese_Bottrell||Thoughtful Content|
|Betsy De Maio||@egrgirl||Egrgirl’s Blog|
|Allison A. Bailes III||@EnergyVanguard||Energy Vanguard Blog|
|Barry and jb||@BuildingMoxie||Building Moxie|
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