On One Hand

January 20, 2005

Humor

Filed under: Uncategorized — ononehand @ 2:07 am

I think it’s odd that the randomest thoughts come across as funny. When I have to list things in class, or I get together in groups to write “group poems,” I respond as ridiculously as possible. I’m ridiculous because I’m insecure about being serious, afraid I might seem lame, so I figure that if I’m purposely lame everyone will know I wasn’t trying and they’ll laugh because things like that are funny. Most of my intentional jokes relate back to some sort of randomness, some sort of obviously off-target response to a statement or idea. Is that because my brain has a propensity for absurdity, when left to its own? Or is it that a slightly ill-fitting context is what produces humor…which is a depressing thought because it impies that there is much less technology in comedy than I like to think.

I suppose humor is a mechanism to prevent depression, releasing endorphins and such. It helps you get over the shit you go through. Mine works well; I laugh when awful things happen to me, I fall and cut myself open and I’m laughing before concerned bystanders get to me (true story). Laughing serves it’s biological purpose, which I hope doesn’t mean that there is no purpose for it deeper than the biological one. If there isn’t a deeper purpose, I don’t really see much point in living.

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2 Comments »

  1. So I’ve heard laughing/smiling a lot help you look like a kinder/sweeter older person because of all the wrinkles it gives you and the way they shape themselves….so I’ve heard.

    Comment by im_just_a_boy — January 20, 2005 @ 9:30 am | Reply

  2. biological or not, nothing would exist without the animation of the spirit behind it, or as some would say, “God”…biology couldn’t exist without the energy that is behind the fabric of this universe we live in…and I’m all philosophical because I’m awakse at 5:30 am for some unknown reason. cheers.

    Comment by ezstrider — January 20, 2005 @ 12:29 pm | Reply


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