March 21, 2020
[Humanity] has unquestionably one really effective weapon—laughter. Power, money, persuasion, supplication, persecution—these can lift at a colossal humbug—push it a little—weaken it a little, century by century, but only laughter can blow it to rags and atoms at a blast. Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand. — Mark Twain
November 23, 2019
A friend reckons there are three ways to lose money: race horses are the fastest, fast women the most fun, and farming the surest.
October 22, 2019
A friend was visiting her sister in Australia and wanted to go to a movie.
The last one she’d been to had been full of bad language and she wanted a cleaner one. Her sister said Four Weddings and a Funeral was reputed to be very good and very funny.
They went and the first several words were the F one.
Was it offensive? To some probably, but in the context it was both appropriate and funny.
Is it always?
We went to a stand up comedy evening recently and almost every sentence had at least one F word, often more.
IWere the comedians funny? Yes. In the context were all the Fs both appropriate and funny? No. Most of the time they were used as a filler instead of um and ah or a pause.
Does this clip need all the Fs?
It’s funny, but would it have lost any of the humour with fewer, or even no Fs?
I think so.
That word has become so commonplace a lot of people don’t even realise they’re using it and if they use it that often, what’s left when they really need an expletive?
October 12, 2019
Jordan Watson has expanded his repertoire from How to Dad to how to play rugby: