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The Humormeister's Forum, Issue #00080
June 30, 2014

Welcome to the 80th Humormeister's Forum edition

With all the wars, terrorism and other bad news situations we receive through the news media, it makes you wonder whether lack of humor, laughter, joy, fear, stress and anxiety are facets that are becoming an everyday phenomena.

We need to 'lighten up!'We are becoming too serious to the detriment of our health and personal well-being.

Funny quotes

Recipe for life. Loads of laughter;heaps of humor; general sprinkling of smiles. Excellent for twosomes or large gatherings. - Author Unknown

Humor/laughter quotes

A person with a sense of humor never lacks any friends! - Author unknown

The 1 Minute laugh

A noted psychiatrist was a guest speaker at an academic function where Nancy Pelosi (Speaker of the United States House of Representatives) happened to appear. Ms. Pelosi took the opportunity to schmooze the good doctor a bit and asked him a question with which he was most at ease.

"Would you mind telling me Doctor,"she asked, "how you detect a mental deficiency in somebody who appears completely normal?"

"Nothing is easier," he replied. "You ask a simple question which anyone should answer with no trouble. If the person hesitates, that puts you on track."

"What sort of question?" asked Pelosi.

"Well, you might ask, Captain Cook made three trips around the world and died during one of them. Which one?"

Pelosi thought for a moment, and then said with a nervous laugh, "You wouldn't happen to have another example would you? I must confess that I don't know much about history."

Kids are funny!

An acquaintance, who is a physician told her story about her 4 year old daughter. On the way to the babysitter's house, the physician had left her stethoscope on the back seat of the car.

Her daughter began playing with it. Quite excited, she thought that perhaps she would follow in my footsteps someday.

To my surprise the girl spoke into the instrument and said, "Welcome top MacDonald's - May I take your order!"

Feature article

Humor in communication

You will find humor everywhere, if you look for it.Advertisements in weekly tabloids, as well as in some newspaper headlines can be hilarious.

Communicating with friends, or relatives, the silliest expression, perhaps made in all innocence, can set off an afternoon or evening of prolonged humor communication.

I remember being on vacation with friends, where one of our friends, while picking cherries said, "Isn't this fun Chicking perries?"

This set off 2 weeks of reversing the first letters in parts of our communication. This turned out a to be a fun vacation which we talked about for a long time after.

It goes to show you that humor can be self-created and shared and does not have to be sophisticated, or generated by any media.

Shared verbal and written humor can be fun, and has many other positive benefits, such as easing tension, relieving stress, improving relationships, and just creating good feelings and enjoyment.

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"If you lose your zest for laughter - you lose your zest for life!"

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