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How to Be Funny 101
One's Logic is Another's Hilarity
Humor is Reality Skewed
Learning to be funny starts with appreciating unusual perspectives. After a while, the things that make you laugh start to alter your own perception and when you describe your reality that way, others start to laugh. Proponents of M-Theory (If you know what that is please visit often, geeks like us need a good sense of humor) anyway, M-theory people (Those of you who are bothered that I didn't capitalize "Theory" the second time should also spend some time here) now as I was saying m-theory (I'm just messing with you now) says that there are eleven---count them---ELEVEN dimensions. Since humor is coming from somewhere out of all our boxes, I thought: Maybe humor is the twelfth. For our first journey into the 12th Dimension, it might be fun to start trying to think like one of the fartherest out there comics I know----Steven Wright.
Trying to Think Like Steven Wright
Here are some of my favorites: (More at my hub with the above title)
I had a friend who was a clown. When he died, all his friends went to the funeral in one car.
After they make styrofoam, what do they ship it in?
My house is on the median strip of a highway. You don't really notice, except I have to leave the driveway doing 60 MPH.
I hate it when my foot falls asleep during the day because that means it's going to be up all night.
When I woke up this morning my girlfriend asked me, "Did you sleep good?" I said, "No, I made a few mistakes."
I got up one morning and couldn't find my socks, so I called Information. She said, "Hello, Information." I said, "I can't find my socks." She said, "They're behind the couch." And they were!
I bought some powdered water, but I don't know what to add to it.
Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.
When I was a little kid we had a sandbox. It was a quicksand box. I was an only child . . . eventually.
Well, you know when you're rocking in a rocking chair, and you go so far that you almost fall over backwards, but at the last instant you catch yourself? That's how I feel all the time.
I got a new shadow. I had to get rid of the other one. It wasn't doing what I was doing.
What's another word for Thesaurus?
My friend has a baby. I'm recording all the noises he makes so later I can ask him what he meant.
There's a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore looking like an idiot.
Will the Real Steven Wright Stand Up
Exaggerating like Dave Barry
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