Intelligence comes in so many different forms. Humor is, to me, a coping strategy,  intellectually and emotionally. We may laugh at different things but some jokes are practically universal and may say more about man than many sciences. How come that a fart is such great entertainment in all corners of the world? My extensive travelling as a Social Anthropologist has made it possible to drily observe the reactions to this specific  bodily function, ranging from embarassment accompanied by mirth to collapsing with laughter.

Social codes and implicit meanings may have a great impact on what is considered correct to joke about. Still, the unexpected or totally absurd catches us off guard and we globally laugh at serious, frightening things as if our lives depended on it!  And it does...



The Art of Being funny and getting away with it...

"Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.”

 Oscar Levant

”By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity -- another man's I mean.”

Mark Twain

”Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”
Oscar Wilde

”Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them, and you have their shoes.”
Frieda Norris

”I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That's deep enough. What do you want—an adorable pancreas?”

Jean Kerr

”The conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking”.

Arthur Bloc

” Why is it when we talk to God we're praying, but when God talks to us, we're schizophrenic?”

Lily Tomlin

”Life is one fool thing after another whereas love is two fool things after each other”

Oscar Wilde

”I learnt house-keeping by men. When divorced, I keep the house”

Zza Zza Gabor

"The optimist thinks that this is the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist knows it."

 J. Robert Oppenheimer



"The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the

first time”

 Friedrich Nietzsche

Let us leave it at that. These were random quotes. When you feel a bit out of sorts and restless why not look for some funny quotes? It is not silly idleness. One actually learns a lot from them..Or, to be correct: so do I...

Douglas Modig