Thursday, January 10, 2008

You know what time it is?

"Aw, That's right. Its 'Business' time."

Ever since I discovered that video, I have been turning everything into a "sexy dance". I think my cool quotient has gone up probably 6 pts just from all the cool moves I have been putting out there. yeah baby!

Sara and I joke a lot and we are really, really funny. Really. At least, we think so. When around us...you can expect to enjoy the below listed types of humor:

*Anecdotes: any interesting event that helps the humorist make a point.

**Banter: good-natured teasing back and forth; exchange of witty remarks.

Blendword: blending two or three words to make a new word. Ex: smog for smoke and fog.

**Blue Humor: Humor based on easily offensive subjects like making love, body parts, and bodily functions

Bull: a humorous statement that is based on an outrageous contradiction. Ex: "The best people have never had kids."

The Catch Tale: a funny story that messes up the reader or listener by implying an awful ending but then stopping with a small declaration.

Epigram: clever, short saying about a general group. Mostly satire about mankind. Two types, wordplay and thought play.

Freudian Slip: a funny statement which seems to just pop out, but which actually comes from the person’s subconscious thoughts.

Hyperbole: extreme exaggeration.

*Irony: a leading part of humor. Irony is using words to express something completely different from the literal meaning.

*Parody: humorous version of any well-known writing. Ex: Weird Al Yankovic’s "Pretty Fly for a Rabbi".

Practical Joke: a joke put into action. You hear an oral joke, sees a printed joke, and feel the practical joke. The trick is played on another person and the humor comes from what happens.

Recovery: a combination of blunder and wit, where a person makes an error, and then saves himself with a fast correction.

**Repartee: includes clever replies and retorts. The most common form is the (good-natured)insult.

**Satire: wit that is critical humor. Satire is sarcasm that makes fun of something.

*Situational Humor: this is comedy that comes from your own life. No one in your audience will have heard it and it can get a group used to you. This type of humor is based on a humorous situation that you have experienced.

Switching: a common form of switching is changing the main parts of the story, such as the setup or the punch line, and creating a new joke.

Understatement: making something that is regular or large seem extremely smaller or less. Intentionally down- sizing a large object.

**Wisecrack: any clever remark about a particular person or thing. Wisecracks are quick wordplays about a person.

**Wit: humor, irony, sarcasm, satire, repartee. Wit is funny because of the sudden sharpness and quick perception. Wit can bite. Verbal wit is a type of humor known as Wordplay.

(*Moderately used, **Frequently used)

I guess I should add 'slapstick' because there is usually a lot of dance parody going on in the Wearesomuchfun household.

I have always thought Sara was funny. She is one of the few people that makes me laugh out loud. We laugh every day. We frequently go to bed and wake up laughing with each other.

Although, we have never really talked about it, there is one thing I really love about her humor (and our humor)...its inclusive. It doesn't alienate, single out, put up barriers, reveal shortcomings or get digs in. Its fun. Just plain fun. I love fun.

3 comments:

Someone Kinda Different said...

Your blog makes me happy. You two always post about fun, positive things. I like that. Kudo's to you.

Syd said...

Laughter has been a big part of our 17 yrs together. You girls are my kind of peeps.

Jen said...

Laughter is like the valve on a pressure cooker...if we didn't laugh, we would all have beans on the ceiling.