Thank you Carol. Now for the story at the top of the hour: What is funny to me?
I skipped ahead on the August Blogchain started by my new friends over at the AbsoluteWrite.com forums but having fixed that faux pas I am back in rotation. So far humor dominates the post along the chain with the recent post concentrating on family and children. Mom’s Write over at her blog (Return Engagement) talked about her kids use of certain words in public. A mortifying experience and therefore funny. Not blessed with children of my own, as off yet, mostly because I haven’t found a woman that would have the two sets of twins I would want… wait I hear a knock at the door….
Author steps away from his computer and opens his apartment door. Outside a large crowd angry women glare at me, their leader deigns to speak to the author “Four kids! Two sets of twins, two kids at a time!”
“Would be nice” the Author said.
“No way, no how, not ever” the crowd shouted.
“Duly noted ladies, now if you don’t mind I have a blog post to edit. Thank you for your input” Author said as he closed the door and fled to his desktop.
Where was I? Ah yes, not blessed with children I can’t conjure a story about their uncouth behavior in public, I would be remiss even to try. I could fake it, after all that is part of the craft, but lets leave that to the pages of fiction, shall we?
So what then?
We know that kids can be funny, so can bodily functions and so to baby names for certain parts of the human anatomy. For me funny is anything that is truthful. That which strips away conceit and asks us to accept things as they truly are. You can’t fake funny even if the joke makes reference to fictional people and places. If it doesn’t ring true, it ain’t funny.
So keep the pee-pee stories coming, cause God knows we all need a laugh.
Back to the blog chain with Polenth over at Polenth’s Quill.
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