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Posted 05 June 2016 - 05:15 PM

Who wants to make fun of Obama's ears?

 

 

 

 

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#12 Ludikrus

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 01:12 PM

More information on the subject:

 

What is humor? An attempt at definition.

 

Psychology in general has been interested to greater or a lesser degree (rather lesser) in humor for over 100 years now (beginning with Freud’s Jokes and their relation to the unconscious in 1905) and the last twenty to thirty years shown a real outbreak of numerous humor research and theories. However, the scientific study of humor has never made it to the mainstream, which could perhaps help its consolidation and the quantity of different approaches and ways scholars operationalize humor makes it difficult if not impossible to present a one, universal definition.

 

http://www.psycholog...-at-definition/

 

The Hidden Power of Humor

 

Used as both a shield and a weapon, humor has the power to soothe the most wounded and threaten the most evil. These qualities speak to its inherent potential — a potential that has not yet been entirely tapped or even recognized. Holocaust survivor Emil Fackenheim said, “We kept our morale through humor,” and many other survivors of the Holocaust, POW camps, torture and abuse have shared his sentiment. The stories of these survivors and findings of modern medical research support the notion that humor is an extremely effective tool for managing our advanced awareness and for creating new perspectives to cope with otherwise unbearable environments or circumstances.

 

http://psychcentral....power-of-humor/


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Posted 23 June 2016 - 05:53 PM

When you remember funny, you remember much!

 

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#14 MrChips

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 08:58 AM

Decoding Photocopy Humor.
 
Photocopy humor is defined as any facsimile, photocopy, or wire-copy line drawing, iconography, or textual material that was drawn or written for distribution to a larger select audience using the available technology to disperse material intended to be humorous. Professional humor is excluded from this consideration. The content of photocopy humor gives insight into the individuals who create and share it and into the society that inspires it. Photocopy humor usually narrows in on stereotypical aspects of subjects, such as ethnic heritage, gender, age, and socioeconomic status, as a sample of 355 examples of photocopy humor confirms. The prevalence of photocopy humor indicates that it is indeed a form of mass media, one that merits further research. Implications of research to date are that education is the key to debunking the stereotypes and myths that are common commodities in photocopy humor. Four exhibits present examples of photocopy humor.
 
 
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Posted 03 September 2016 - 12:47 PM

 

Decoding Photocopy Humor.
 
Photocopy humor is defined as any facsimile, photocopy, or wire-copy line drawing, iconography, or textual material that was drawn or written for distribution to a larger select audience using the available technology to disperse material intended to be humorous. Professional humor is excluded from this consideration. The content of photocopy humor gives insight into the individuals who create and share it and into the society that inspires it. Photocopy humor usually narrows in on stereotypical aspects of subjects, such as ethnic heritage, gender, age, and socioeconomic status, as a sample of 355 examples of photocopy humor confirms. The prevalence of photocopy humor indicates that it is indeed a form of mass media, one that merits further research. Implications of research to date are that education is the key to debunking the stereotypes and myths that are common commodities in photocopy humor. Four exhibits present examples of photocopy humor.
 
 
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Good reading!

 

The distribution aspect as certainly changed the way photocopy humor is transmitted today. It's dated before the internet! This new medium makes it difficult for the regulators and gatekeepers to control.

 

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Although, helpful trolls abound. They cause a lot of filtered noise associated with the general or specified content to keep track of our intake of this powerful cyber tool.

 

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Here something more on this subject

 

Why's that funny?? An extension to the semantic script theory of humor

https://www.swarthmo...lian_andrew.pdf


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Posted 04 September 2016 - 10:40 AM

The origins of the rubber chicken, it turns out, are mysterious.
 
Getting to the bottom of why (or if) it is actually funny is another matter all together.
 
Lawrence E. Mintz, professor emeritus of the Department of American Studies at the University of Maryland and an editorial board member of Humor: International Journal of Humor Research, surmises that the rubber chicken may have its origins in medieval times. Chicken corpses were readily available; therefore jesters could employ them as props. Hilarity ensues!
 
But Mintz says the birds came into common usage on the burlesque stage where “baggy pants” comedians would whack each other with them. Burlesque was a “pretty primitive and gross form of entertainment, not just the comedy part of it but the striptease and all of that,” says Mintz.
 
Maybe the rubber chicken is supposed to be a bit dirty? Maybe even phallic?
 
“I suppose it’s a possibility,” says Mintz, sounding dubious. “Especially considering the body cavities in the chicken. But I never really thought about it that way.”
 
 
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Posted 05 September 2016 - 08:18 AM

 

Decoding Photocopy Humor.
 
Photocopy humor is defined as any facsimile, photocopy, or wire-copy line drawing, iconography, or textual material that was drawn or written for distribution to a larger select audience using the available technology to disperse material intended to be humorous. Professional humor is excluded from this consideration. The content of photocopy humor gives insight into the individuals who create and share it and into the society that inspires it. Photocopy humor usually narrows in on stereotypical aspects of subjects, such as ethnic heritage, gender, age, and socioeconomic status, as a sample of 355 examples of photocopy humor confirms. The prevalence of photocopy humor indicates that it is indeed a form of mass media, one that merits further research. Implications of research to date are that education is the key to debunking the stereotypes and myths that are common commodities in photocopy humor. Four exhibits present examples of photocopy humor.
 
 
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Ancient photocopy methods. 

 

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http://forum.chicken...ther-surprises/

 

to 'ere is human.

 

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Posted 14 September 2016 - 12:54 PM

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Posted 14 September 2016 - 02:39 PM

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Posted 17 September 2016 - 07:46 AM

Non Sequitur Liquids take the shape of the container while maintaining a constant volume. This cat is doing that.
 
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