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

  • SCOTUS Rules 5-4 in Banning Women from Using...
    by Merrick on June 28, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    The ruling on the case, which argued that women were going to the ladies' room too often and lingering too long, will re-enshrine an era of broader male oversight of their female charges' restroom habits.   Home World National Opinion Local Entertainment Home And Garden Advice Farts And Giggles                   Links Advertise Contact SCOTUS Rules 5-4 in Banning Women […]

  • Looks Like I Picked the Wrong Week to Start...
    by Merrick on June 21, 2022 at 10:13 pm

    Do you know what a period is? How about a supply chain? Because I sure do!   Home World National Opinion Local Entertainment Home And Garden Advice Farts And Giggles                   Links Advertise Contact Looks Like I Picked the Wrong Week to Start Menstruating! By: Olivia Parker

  • Dow Jones Drops 31,000 Points to Enter Negative...
    by Merrick on June 14, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    The collapse, which began with a pedestrian 5% decline of the Dow at the opening bell, soon saw the index crash through every level of support on its way to a sub-zero close for the day, the first time it has been at or below that level since its founding in 1885.   Home World National Opinion Local Entertainment Home And Garden Advice Farts And Giggles                   Links […]

  • Separate Mass Shootings Converge into 'Super-Mass...
    by Merrick on June 7, 2022 at 10:40 pm

    A mass shooting that began outside a music festival in Dallas combined with another mass shooting at a nearby graduation party last night, resulting in a 'super-mass shooting' that left at least 200 people dead, authorities report.   Home World National Opinion Local Entertainment Home And Garden Advice Farts And Giggles                   Links Advertise Contact Separate […]

  • NRA to Offer Uvalde Survivors All-Expense-Paid...
    by Merrick on May 31, 2022 at 10:28 pm

    Inspired by the groundswell of support shown for the town of Uvalde, Texas in the wake of last week's mass shooting, the National Rifle Association announced today that it will fund a trip for the attack's survivors to visit Hurricane Harbor Water Park in Arlington.   Home World National Opinion Local Entertainment Home And Garden Advice Farts And Giggles                   Links […]

  • Mostly Unhelpful Inflation Fighting Tips
    by Merrick on May 24, 2022 at 9:49 pm

    You might have noticed that prices on everything from gas for your LeBaron to cat food for your grandma have been going up recently. This is due to something called 'inflation'; and while the causes of inflation are much too complicated for you to understand, fighting it with some mostly useless money saving ideas is not. The following are a handful of tips that could slow your family's inexorable descent into financial ruin:   Home World National Opinion Local […]

  • New Leak Shows Supreme Court Set to Overturn...
    by Merrick on May 17, 2022 at 9:43 pm

    Two weeks after a draft to overturn Roe v. Wade was made public, the Supreme Court is on the verge of also overturning Rape v. Lady, another leak has revealed.   Home World National Opinion Local Entertainment Home And Garden Advice Farts And Giggles                   Links Advertise Contact New Leak Shows Supreme Court Set to Overturn 'Rape v. Lady'

  • As the Mother of My Father's Rape Baby, I Support...
    by Merrick on May 10, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    As a proud mother of a child conceived from unconsensual sex with my father, I whole-heartedly support the restrictions repealing Roe vs. Wade would have on other women who might otherwise abort their own incestuous rape babies.   Home World National Opinion Local Entertainment Home And Garden Advice Farts And Giggles                   Links Advertise Contact As the […]

  • Cash-Strapped Parents Looking More to Low Cost...
    by Merrick on May 3, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    Desperate to get their children offline and outdoors, many parents struggling to keep up with soaring inflation are looking to lower cost summer labor camps for their kids this year.   Home World National Opinion Local Entertainment Home And Garden Advice Farts And Giggles                   Links Advertise Contact Cash-Strapped Parents Looking More to Low Cost Summer […]

  • Putin Adds Mustache, Parkinson's to Complete...
    by Merrick on April 26, 2022 at 10:15 pm

    8 years since having annexed a disputed territory and 2 months after invading a neighboring country, Vladimir Putin completed his transformation into Adolf Hitler this week by developing Parkinson's Disease.   Home World National Opinion Local Entertainment Home And Garden Advice Farts And Giggles                   Links Advertise Contact Putin Adds Mustache, Parkinson's […]

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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.