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Thu Jul 20 23:05:32 PDT 2006
Finally an interesting conversation, while we're all on pins and
needles over Joe's surgery.
Humor is often defined as the reaction we have when faced with a
contradiction, no? A "this just isn't right" kind of feeling, and for
some reason, we laugh. I'm no expert on this, but I think this is (or
has been) a huge mystery in psychology.
"Guy walks into a bar. Says, 'Gee, next time I'll duck!'"
"What's the last thing that goes through a fly's mind when it hits
"What's the difference between a duck?"
"One leg is both the same."
"She was sitting at the table, menstruating through her nostrils."
That last one was from Joe Frank's "Philosophy," one of my favorites.
Which of these is funny? Why? Provide references. :-)
On 7/20/06, KneeCha at aol.com <KneeCha at aol.com> wrote:
> Some of Joe Frank's pieces are catagorized as comedies.
> I'm uncomfortable with that description. That is, I never think of any of
> his pieces as comedies.
> Sometimes I laugh, but it's nervous laughter.
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