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Humour, Seriously
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

Humour, Seriously

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2020-10-08
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  • Publisher: Penguin UK

***WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER*** 'A smart, funny, brilliant book on how to be smart about being funny, brilliantly' Sarah Cooper 'This book has finally convinced me that joking around can actually be important and powerful' Ed Gamble 'Eye-opening, important and utterly enjoyable. Come for the humour, stay for the insights' Arianna Huffington Humour is a superpower. If you're not using it, the joke's on you. When we're kids we laugh all the time. The average four year-old laughs as many as 300 times a day, while the average forty year-old laughs 300 times every two and a half months! We grow up, start working and suddenly become "serious and important people", trading laughter for bottom ...

The Ultimate Book of Bathroom Etiquette and Humor
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 251

The Ultimate Book of Bathroom Etiquette and Humor

Eighteen years as a traveling salesman forced Larry Glanz to visit bathrooms in many locations, mostly at the nutrition stores to which he sold vitamins, and witness all kinds of conditions and habits. His offbeat observations form the basis of The Ultimate Book of Bathroom Etiquette and Humor. Larry, a Philadelphian, studied marketing and management at two colleges in his hometown, where he resides with his wife, Kim. He has been a salesman for thirty years. His ambition to write became a reality when he began spending most nights at his personal computer. Larrys first book, How to Start a Romantic Encounter, was published in 1994 and earned him a guest appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Looking forward to a day when he can write full-time, he has mapped out a variety of projects including several screenplays. He is also interested in creating lines of products based on his books.

Creativity and Humor
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 264

Creativity and Humor

Creativity and Humor provides an overview of the intersection of how humor influences creativity and how creativity can affect humor. The book's chapters speak to the wide reach of creativity and humor with different topics, such as play, culture, work, education, therapy, and social justice covered. As creativity and humor are individual traits and abilities that have each been studied in psychology, this book presents the latest information. Explains how, and why, humor enhances creativity Explores the thought processes behind producing humor and creativity Examines how childhood play is the basis for both creativity and humor Discusses cross-cultural differences in humor and creativity Reviews creativity and humor in politics, teaching and relationships

The Game of Humor
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 226

The Game of Humor

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-07-05
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Humor, wit, and laughter surround each person. From everyday quips to the carefully contrived comedy of literature, newspapers, and television we experience humor in many forms, yet the impetus for our laughter is far from innocuous. Misfortune, stupidity, and moral or cultural defects, however faintly revealed in others and ourselves, seem to make us laugh. Although discomforting, such negative terms as superiority, aggression, hostility, ridicule, or degradation can be applied to instances of humor. According to scholars, Thomas Hobbes's "superiority theory"?that humor arises from mischances, infirmities, and indecencies, where there is no wit at all?applies to most humor. With the excepti...

Gender and Humor
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 346

Gender and Humor

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-05-09
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  • Publisher: Routledge

In the mid-seventies, both gender studies and humor studies emerged as new disciplines, with scholars from various fields undertaking research in these areas. The first publications that emerged in the field of gender studies came out of disciplines such as philosophy, history, and literature, while early works in the area of humor studies initially concentrated on language, linguistics, and psychology. Since then, both fields have flourished, but largely independently. This book draws together and focuses the work of scholars from diverse disciplines on intersections of gender and humor, giving voice to approaches in disciplines such as film, television, literature, linguistics, translation studies, and popular culture.

The Psychology of Humor
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 464

The Psychology of Humor

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2010-07-27
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  • Publisher: Elsevier

Research on humor is carried out in a number of areas in psychology, including the cognitive (What makes something funny?), developmental (when do we develop a sense of humor?), and social (how is humor used in social interactions?) Although there is enough interest in the area to have spawned several societies, the literature is dispersed in a number of primary journals, with little in the way of integration of the material into a book. Dr. Martin is one of the best known researchers in the area, and his research goes across subdisciplines in psychology to be of wide appeal. This is a singly authored monograph that provides in one source, a summary of information researchers might wish to k...

The Sense of Humor
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 332

The Sense of Humor

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-03-05
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  • Publisher: Unknown

During these uncertain times, what people need most is a good laugh. Imagine what would happen if you understood there is an untapped force, contained within you, that has the power to totally change your life. And what if you discovered all you had to do in order to unlock this secret is simply to start using it? So it is with humor. The Sense of Humor is designed to demonstrate the sense that humor can make in the life of anyone who is willing to use it. Humor will deliver direct health benefits to the user. Outside of this primary benefit, humor will touch the lives of everyone around the user in positive ways for relationships, families, education, at work, in ministries, and so much more. The Sense of Humor cuts across social, economic, ethnic, and educational barriers. Music had been said to be a universal language. So, too, is laughter

Inside Jokes
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 359

Inside Jokes

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-02
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  • Publisher: Mit Press

An evolutionary and cognitive account of the addictive mind candy that is humor. Some things are funny--jokes, puns, sitcoms, Charlie Chaplin, The Far Side, Malvolio with his yellow garters crossed--but why? Why does humor exist in the first place? Why do we spend so much of our time passing on amusing anecdotes, making wisecracks, watching The Simpsons? In Inside Jokes, Matthew Hurley, Daniel Dennett, and Reginald Adams offer an evolutionary and cognitive perspective. Humor, they propose, evolved out of a computational problem that arose when our long-ago ancestors were furnished with open-ended thinking. Mother Nature--aka natural selection--cannot just order the brain to find and fix all our time-pressured misleaps and near-misses. She has to bribe the brain with pleasure. So we find them funny. This wired-in source of pleasure has been tickled relentlessly by humorists over the centuries, and we have become addicted to the endogenous mind candy that is humor.

The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 176

The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America

Perfect for the anti-aviary (or bird fanatic with a sense of humor), this snarky illustrated handbook is equal parts profane, funny, and—let's face it—true. Featuring 50 common North American birds, such as the White-Breasted Butt Nugget and the Goddamned Canada Goose (or White-Breasted Nuthatch and Canada Goose for the layperson), Kracht identifies all the idiots in your backyard and details exactly why they suck with humorous, yet angry, ink drawings. Each entry is accompanied by facts about a bird's (annoying) call, its (dumb) migratory pattern, its (downright tacky) markings, and more. With migratory maps and tips for birding, plus musings on the avian population and the ethics of birdwatching, this is the essential guide to all things wings. No need to wonder what all that racket is anymore!

Encyclopedia of Humor Studies
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 984

Encyclopedia of Humor Studies

The Encyclopedia of Humor: A Social History explores the concept of humor in history and modern society in the United States and internationally. This work’s scope encompasses the humor of children, adults, and even nonhuman primates throughout the ages, from crude jokes and simple slapstick to sophisticated word play and ironic parody and satire. As an academic social history, it includes the perspectives of a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, child development, social psychology, life style history, communication, and entertainment media. Readers will develop an understanding of the importance of humor as it has developed globally throughout history and appreciate its effec...