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

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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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

  • Election Denier Also Denies Own Lost Election,...
    by Merrick on November 21, 2022 at 10:42 pm

    Brice Waterford, an election denier who has repeatedly claimed that Democrats cheated to install Joe Biden as President, is now denying that he lost his own race for Secretary of State of Nevada, as well as his hair, youth, and wife, among other things.

  • The Legend of Flame Arsed Jack | The Sleaze | UK...
    by docsleaze on November 1, 2022 at 11:55 pm

    Has a notorious Victorian ghoul returned to terrorise Britain’s streets? Is ‘Flame Arsed Jack’ is once more abroad, frightening women and children with his anal arson antics? Mass hysteria, supernatural apparition, or 'Wokerati' bogeyman invented to scare children into being woke? Experts disagree as to true nature of 'Flame Arsed Jack'.

  • Spanker’s Bonus | The Sleaze | UK News Satire...
    by docsleaze on November 1, 2022 at 11:53 pm

    Government denies Security Service's 'honey trap' scheme - 'Operation Spanker's Bonus' - succeeded in entrapping only Tory MPs rather than foreign agents and domestic security threats. According to spokes person top Tory MP didn't suffer heart attack while strapped into spanking machine and senior minister not caught off his face on drugs.

  • Royal Death Cult | The Sleaze | UK News Satire...
    by docsleaze on November 1, 2022 at 11:51 pm

    Did the Queen jump out of her coffin at lying in state as practical joke before expiring again? Did those viewing coffin experience healing miracles? Top psychologist claims UK spent period of Royal mourning in state of hysteria, hallucinating late monarch as saint-like figure, as a 'Royal Death Cult' gripped nation.

  • Bad Saviour | The Sleaze | UK News Satire and...
    by docsleaze on November 1, 2022 at 11:49 pm

    Paranormal Investigator, Exorcist and Agony Aunt The Reverend Leonard Fanny advises readers on their supernatural problems. This time he counsels a convent suffering from the activities of a 'Bad Saviour'. Is a devil abroad as nuns claim effigy of Christ climbs down from cross nightly to ravish them?

  • Study Finds Minority Children Suffer from Higher...
    by Merrick on November 1, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    Drawn from random samplings of trick or treat bags taken from kids living in predominately minority neighborhoods and those residing in mostly white areas, the paper's findings were shocking.

  • Herschel Walker is an Inspiration to All Brain...
    by Merrick on October 25, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    All too often when someone is diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy or some other progressive run for the border, they are dismissed, sodomized and labeled as broken, useless. Limited by others' low opinion of their abilities, they are reduced to the most menial jobs and having to ride the bus because someone took their dog license.

  • House Republicans Pushing to Ban Trans Women,...
    by Merrick on October 18, 2022 at 7:23 am

    One month after introducing a bill to define "gender solely as a person’s reproductive biology at birth" for the purposes of Title IX – effectively prohibiting trans women from participating in women's athletics - House Republicans have added an amendment that would also ban non-trans women from playing sports.

  • Your Son's Murder and Consumption is All Part of...
    by Merrick on October 11, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    Firstly Mrs. Keenum, let me express my deepest condolences for the loss of your son. It's always difficult when someone so young and so vibrant, someone with their whole life still ahead of them, is called back to the Lord's heavenly flock so early.

  • Depleted Russian Military Arming New Conscripts...
    by Merrick on October 4, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    Desperate to turn the tide in Ukraine despite worsening supply issues, Russia is reportedly arming many of its new conscripts with less modern weapons such as hammers and pointed sticks.

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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.