Humor

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You can’t deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants. — Stephen King, Hearts in Atlantis

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Introduction1

The funniest TED Talks Playlist (13 talks)
Humor Related (TED Talks)

Dictionary

humor : (a) that quality which appeals to a sense of the ludicrous or absurdly incongruous (b) the mental faculty of discovering, expressing, or appreciating the ludicrous or absurdly incongruous (c) something that is or is designed to be comical or amusing — Webster

The Devil’s Dictionary (Ambrose Bierce, Project Guttenberg)
1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue (Francis Grose, Project Guttenberg)
The Foolish Dictionary (Gideon Wurdz, Project Gutenberg)
OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary

Thesaurus

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

Encyclopedia

Humor is the tendency of particular cognitive experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement. The term derives from the humoral medicine of the ancient Greeks, which taught that the balance of fluids in the human body, known as humours (Latin: humor, “body fluid”), controlled human health and emotion. People of all ages and cultures respond to humour. Most people are able to experience humour — be amused, smile or laugh at something funny — and thus are considered to have a sense of humour. The hypothetical person lacking a sense of humour would likely find the behaviour inducing it to be inexplicable, strange, or even irrational. Though ultimately decided by personal taste, the extent to which a person finds something humorous depends on a host of variables, including geographical location, culture, maturity, level of education, intelligence and context. — Wikipedia

Uncyclopedia (Wikia), Encyclopædia Britannica

Portal

Humor on the Internet (RefDesk), Brain of Brian, HumorMatters, Wikipedia

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Foundation

Theory

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Innovation

Science

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Preservation

History

The History of Humor and Laughter

Quotation

Quotes about Comedians (Good Reads)
Quotations Page

Library

Humor Bookshelf (Project Gutenberg)
WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

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Participation

Writing Humor Techniques – Introduction (John Cantu © HumorMall.com)

Community

Occupation

Top 10 tips for being a successful comedian (Alison Feeney-Hart BBC News)
Getting Started as a Stand-up Comedian (The Art Career Project)
How to be a Comedian (WikiHow)

Blog

WordPress

News

HumorFeed, Satire Wire, Humor Magazines (Magazines.com)

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

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Expression

Fun

Humor

Arts

18 Artists Make a Case for Humor in Art (Maxwell Williams, Artsy)

Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

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More…

HumorFeed | Published News | News Satire Bending the News Until it Breaks

  • Worthless Asteroid Misses Earth by Miles
    by Merrick on January 19, 2022 at 12:20 am

    Traveling at approximately 75,000 kilometers-per-hour, the asteroid could have brought an end to all life on earth, scientists say, a potential it failed to live up to when it missed the planet by over a million miles.   Home World National Opinion Local Entertainment Home And Garden Advice Farts And Giggles                   Links Advertise Contact Worthless Asteroid […]

  • Man Detects COVID-19 in His Butt
    by Merrick on January 12, 2022 at 5:56 am

    Armed with a Flowflex Rapid Antigen Test purchased at a local drugstore, 34-year-old Michael Pallardy of Fresno, California made the discovery of SARS-CoV2 up his butt after he inserted the swab provided with the kit into his rectum instead of his nostril, he revealed.   Home World National Opinion Local Entertainment Home And Garden Advice Farts And Giggles                   Links […]

  • MegaDeth Cruise Registers 30th Death
    by Merrick on January 5, 2022 at 6:18 am

    The third annual MegaCruise, a heavy metal-themed ocean cruise headlined by thrash-metal band Megadeth, registered its 30th death from COVID-19 yesterday.   Home World National Opinion Local Entertainment Home And Garden Advice Farts And Giggles                   Links Advertise Contact MegaDeth Cruise Registers 30th Death

  • Joe Manchin Claims Child Tax Credit Payments...
    by Merrick on December 22, 2021 at 4:24 am

    Sen. Joe Manchin, D-WV defended his decision to not support the Build Back Better legislation today, citing his belief that parents would likely use child tax credit payments to buy food.   Home World National Opinion Local Entertainment Home And Garden Advice Farts And Giggles                   Links Advertise Contact Joe Manchin Claims Child Tax Credit Payments Would be […]

  • Mayfield LLC Apologizes for Scented Candle...
    by Merrick on December 15, 2021 at 8:22 am

    Mayfield Consumer Products, owner of a candle factory in Mayfield, Kentucky whose destruction by a tornado Friday resulted in the deaths of 8 of its workers, issued an apology today for the delay in candles to market that the company's loss of production will cause.   Home World National Opinion Local Entertainment Home And Garden Advice Farts And Giggles                   Links […]

  • Jennifer Lawrence Really Packing on the Pounds
    by Merrick on December 8, 2021 at 7:19 am

    Appearing last night at a red carpet for her upcoming film "Don't Look Up" - a comet-set-to-destroy-the-Earth movie in which she evidently plays the comet - the 31-year-old actress mystified in a floor-length curtain that concealed everything but her apparent newfound love for carbohydrates.   Home World National Opinion Local Entertainment Home And Garden Advice Farts And Giggles                 […]

  • Supreme Court to Hear California Case Extending...
    by Merrick on December 1, 2021 at 7:48 am

    One day after hearing arguments from the state of Mississippi seeking to affirm its legislature's judgment that abortion should be banned after 15 weeks of pregnancy, the Supreme Court will hear a case from California calling for the expansion of abortion rights to as long as 664 weeks.

  • Texas Pep Boys Locations to Stop Providing...
    by Merrick on November 24, 2021 at 6:59 am

    Joining the ranks of Woolworth's and Ace Hardware, automotive chain Pep Boys announced today that they will no longer offer abortion services at any of their Texas locations.   Home World National Opinion Local Entertainment Home And Garden Advice Farts And Giggles                   Links Advertise Contact Texas Pep Boys Locations to Stop Providing Abortions

  • Dozens Trampled Running Away from Counting Crows...
    by Merrick on November 17, 2021 at 8:01 am

    At least two dozen were injured yesterday when a crowd attending the Rhythm Fest Music Festival in Reno, Nevada tried to escape a surprise performance by Counting Crows.   Home World National Opinion Local Entertainment Home And Garden Advice Farts And Giggles                   Links Advertise Contact Dozens Trampled Running Away from Counting Crows Performance

  • Tips for Living in a Lifetime Movie Universe
    by Merrick on November 11, 2021 at 10:04 am

    If you live in Lifetime movie and aren't a fan of drama, you're out of luck! The good news is that you likely enjoy a lifestyle well beyond your means with a teenage daughter who is essentially good, but who has her share of problems. The bad news is that a psychotic maniac is likely to soon burst that bubble of suburban tranquility with a nefarious scheme to steal your life. To help, the following are some rules to live by for you and your friends in dealing with your incredibly melodramatic […]

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Related

Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.

Knowledge Form

Expression

Entertainment Humor, Toy, Hobby, Competition (Game, Sport), Spectacle
Arts Performing, Visual (Architecture), Culinary, Language (Poem), Music, Dance
Belief Hypothesis, Forecast, Rumor, Superstition, Folklore, Faith

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Notes

1.   The resources on this page are are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma.