humor ensues

May 14, 2008

Humor. It engages us. Entertains us. It can elevate or degrade an interaction in an utterance.

Brevity. Synthesis.

To truly be effective humor must have a target, a context, a point and an audience. And even when the story is drawn out, the punchline- succinct.

Is there something inherently human that when provided an audience- be it at the dinner table, in the faculty lounge, or in a larger, more public venue- we seek to express our thoughts, and at times, even in spite of ourselves, humor ensues?


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