justin at kempton.com
Fri Jul 21 09:40:27 PDT 2006
One of the great insights within the book 'Stranger in a Strange land'
was when the Martian finally understood comedy, realizing that it was
sad truth as a common understanding between brothers. There is a
relieving quality of good humor, the kind where you can see yourself in
the same state as the person telling the story. Jack Kornfields work
often depicts this. When I hear Joe and Larry, I often find that quality
SpringyStepps at aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 7/21/2006 12:59:21 AM Central Standard Time,
> KneeCha at aol.com writes:
> 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.
> My laughter virtually always falls under the category of rueful. I
> guess "comedy" in cataloguing Joe's programs could be taken as "less
> black than usual."
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