In Others’ Words: What’s So Funny?
Ah yes, laughter is often the best medicine.
But there is often truth hidden in our laughter.
The things we laugh at? Those very things reflect a bit of reality back at us: that life is full of comical things — like a silly pair of sunglasses on a tired-out pooch. Or a silly pair of sunglasses on tired ol’ me.
There is satire, so often used in politics, and slapstick, honed to perfection by the one and only Dick Van Dyke (What? You’ve never heard of Dick Van Dyke? Enjoy the brief YouTube clip at the end of this post.). There are puns, which I enjoy but can never quite pull off. And yes, we sometimes veil our insults with humor — sarcasm –, but I’ve learned that these tyes of verbal stabs aren’t so hidden.
Yes, sometimes we laugh instead of crying because really, laughter seems the better choice in public. We’ll cry in private, or in the safety of our closest friends. And I sometimes think that is best.
In Your Words: What truths have you found hidden in humorous things? On a lighter note, who’s your favorite comedian?
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