Category Archives: Humorous

Two PIs Are Better Than One

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Excerpts from “The Philosophy of Objectivism” lecture series. Octopuses have copper-based blood instead of iron-based blood, which is why their blood is blue rather than red. Reported in Robert Andrews, The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations, Columbia University Press. (1993) ISBN 0231071949. p. 431 Humor, to me, is a crucial part of life in general. Mulaym Singh Yadav had also said that BSP chief was the most suitable candidate for the top post of the country.

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Emma Isaacs: The love and endurance diary of the first

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They offer genre selection as well as sorting by time (including since your last visit). Don't use humor to deceive or tell a lie. In a famous phrase, Bergson argues that the source of humor is the "mechanical encrusted upon the living" (p. 84) According to Bergson "the comic does not exist outside of what is strictly human." A: The final call for those who haven't sent a wedding present. Bibliotasttic has about 20 free ebooks in its humor category available for free reading online.

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Ukridge (Everyman's Library P G Wodehouse)

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For $30,000 per year, we shall assign them rights on an unequal and compensatory basis and undertake by coercion their moral and political enlightenment.” In November 2005, with a speech to the New England Appellate Judges’ Conference, “ Harassment, Parody, and Patriotic (& Unpatriotic) Gore: Tensions Between Academic Freedom and Proper Governance of Student & Faculty Speech at Colleges & Universities,” Silverglate put his concerns into context. Two theoretical frameworks appear relevant (Cantor and Venus 1980; Peter and Nord 1982; Phillips 1968), each postulating a different mechanism to explain humor's influence.

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Full of It

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Short Fiction UK has a large collection of free short stories in the Humor category available for free reading online without registration. George Turnwell, noted political analyst and head of UCLA's political science department, says the survey shows that this years Presidential campaign "is all about change". "Voters in this year's primaries are desperately seeking change," he said, "and by constantly switching candidates, they are indeed, changing each and every day!"

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Those Damn Flying Cows!: How I ended up in Vietnam!

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It rectifies the human spirit, suppresses pain, assures happiness, and will fill our country with great glory. Levine, Jacob 1964 The Joking Relationship as Institutional Humor. All I know is for some reason until I can have a good long belly laugh after a tragedy or uncomfortable happening I am in a gray zone as if hanging without feet on the ground. What is it that strikes a spark of humor from a man?

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Hard Eight (Stephanie Plum, No. 8)

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The American Society of Bookplate Collectors and Designers - There are some really fascinating bookplates here. There is even more irony in the words of Judah whose plea before the Grand Vizier was (Genesis 44:34): "For how can I go up to my father if the lad [Benjamin] is not with me? Project Gutenberg has a large collection of classic books in its humor bookshelf. The spacecraft went missing again when it was told who the Republican nominee is." –Conan O'Brien "According to Hillary Clinton's newly-released medical records, she suffers from seasonal allergies.

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The Bank Robber Diaries

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This form is often pessimistic, characterized by the use of irony, sarcasm, moral indignation and personal invective, with less emphasis on humor. That’s where humor enters the domain of the philosophical and starts to say: “What seems obvious isn’t; what you think will sustain you won’t; what you trust will fail you; what you think is permanent is fading; your mind will go, your body will rot, all that you love will be cast to the wind.” I loved Dr.

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The Reunion

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Operant conditioning theory offers an alternative explanation for humor's effect. The guard saluted, and allowed him to pass. Grant recognized him as he stepped under the large ‘fly’ in front of his tent, rose and shook hands with him cordially, and then introduced him to such members of the staff as were present and unacquainted.”60 Cadwallader recalled that when President Lincoln visited City Point, each morning, “Mr.

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Cassandra French's Finishing School for Boys: A Novel

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Multiple entries are allowed; just include an entry fee with each one. Satirical parodies, however, are not so straightforward. Major league baseball players have been using it for years to enhance their hitting performance. The width of backpack straps decreases with the distance hiked. Within that space there is no privileged "absolute" perspective, but a multiplicity of relative perspectives. Black comedy, is a sub-genre of comedy and satire where grave topics like death, rape, murder, marital affair, human annihilation or domestic violence are treated in a satirical manner (Often used by Jews during the Holocaust).

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The Faulty Television Receiver: A Not Really SF Short Story

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Because as the prisoners were freed, $400 million was flown to Iran on a plane loaded with cash. If Freud is right that the energy released in laughing at a joke is the energy normally used to repress hostile and sexual feelings, then it seems that those who laugh hardest at aggressive and sexual jokes should be people who usually repress such feelings. From my experience, most people laugh at things they can relate to.

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