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    Quote Originally Posted by tree220 View Post
    And Dani and I are smart enough not to go to the woods with him.

    Who's definition of good Hollie? Have to make sure there's no loopholes here for him to slip through.
    I'm good at making handburgers, therefore I'm a good boy. Okay where's Mildred ?



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    no SJ you have to get 3 yes votes to get her back mine, Tree's and dani's
    and ask my kids i'm really mean i work in a school
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollie View Post
    no SJ you have to get 3 yes votes to get her back mine, Tree's and dani's
    and ask my kids i'm really mean i work in a school
    Wanna hear a school joke?

    Mother : "Tommy it's time to get up, you have to go to school."
    Tommy : "I don't wanna get up."
    Mother : " Tommy, get up NOW and get ready for school!"
    Tommy : "I don't wanna go to school! The kids hate me, the teachers hate me, everyone hates me! I don't wanna go there anymore."
    Mother : "Tommy. You've got to go to school. You're the school principal!"



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    Quote Originally Posted by sjwilling View Post
    Wanna hear a school joke?

    Mother : "Tommy it's time to get up, you have to go to school."
    Tommy : "I don't wanna get up."
    Mother : " Tommy, get up NOW and get ready for school!"
    Tommy : "I don't wanna go to school! The kids hate me, the teachers hate me, everyone hates me! I don't wanna go there anymore."
    Mother : "Tommy. You've got to go to school. You're the school principal!"



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    *groan*

    well at least you are talking about BAD humor in this week's lessons . . .
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    SJ, I have a question for you.
    I think that this started out as a seminar on humor before it denigrated into...
    How do you categorize this?? What pop's into my head is 'slap stick'. But I've never tried to break it down before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamasand2 View Post
    SJ, I have a question for you.
    I think that this started out as a seminar on humor before it denigrated into...
    How do you categorize this?? What pop's into my head is 'slap stick'. But I've never tried to break it down before.

    sandie
    I'd categorize this mainly as a character combined with a silly humor.

    It's definitely the Laugh Fest style, since we're dealing with things that aren't real and are very likely not to be real (I mean, me running a human abbatoir in the forest just to make a living off a few handburgers, could you see me do that...?) And I think it's those exaggerations of real life that make it look like slapstick.

    Slapstick humor, and this is why it's hard to recreate in text, is the combination of character banter and physical events. Think The Three Stooges, eye poking, head slapping, type humor. Or some of the crazy events in a typical Marx brother's movie. (not all of the Marx Brothers humor is slapstick, they have quite of bit of snark/character and silly humor in there too.)

    Some of the best written slapstick that I've seen comes from the Harvard Lampoon books. The Bored of the Rings comes to my mind, and the final scene where Frito and Spam finally dispose of the One Ring. I'll give you more of that later though, in the slapstick lesson of the course.

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    Thanks, SJ. I'm afraid all you're doing is showing me how little I do know about Humor. But I am very good at laughing at it. And you Maestro, have given me more laughs in the last month than I've had in years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mamasand2 View Post
    Thanks, SJ. I'm afraid all you're doing is showing me how little I do know about Humor. But I am very good at laughing at it. And you Maestro, have given me more laughs in the last month than I've had in years.
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    I'm sorry Sandie hope I'm not putting you off. Glad you're laughing though, cos part of learning to do humor is seeing it.

    let me know if there's anyway I can help you with all this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjwilling View Post
    I'm sorry Sandie hope I'm not putting you off. Glad you're laughing though, cos part of learning to do humor is seeing it.

    let me know if there's anyway I can help you with all this.

    S.J.
    My problen SJ, is that I haven't studied humor and that there may even be a generation gap(I would deny it of course). I'm familiar with The Three Stooges humor and even some of the Marx brother's stuff. So now with what you said, I can identify slap stick from that. However the Harvard Lampoon books and The Bored of the Rings I've never even heard of.
    I'm still getting a lot out of this and out of just being around you and your friends and watching you at ?work/play?.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mamasand2 View Post
    My problen SJ, is that I haven't studied humor and that there may even be a generation gap(I would deny it of course). I'm familiar with The Three Stooges humor and even some of the Marx brother's stuff. So now with what you said, I can identify slap stick from that. However the Harvard Lampoon books and The Bored of the Rings I've never even heard of.
    I'm still getting a lot out of this and out of just being around you and your friends and watching you at ?work/play?.
    sandie
    Bored of the Rings is a very usual book. It's a parody of Lord of the Rings (as you probably guess from the name) it was originally printed in 1967 and had it's last reprint in 2007. It's one of the longest running written parodies of the modern day. Most of them don't survive more than a couple of print runs, let alone almost fifty years of them.



    I only recommend it if you're not a Lord of the Rings purist, (it would offend you) and you like the Pratchett style slapstick humor. I loved it as a teenager. Enough that I can remember bits of it twenty five years later.



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