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what tickles the funny bone
What tickles your funny bone and makes you laugh?
August 5, 2007 11:24pm CST
Thankfully I am starting to feel more like myself every day and my mood is lighter. As I have been returning to more regular Mylot time I checked out a few sites that really gave me a good laugh. One member posted some old Red Skeleton and Foster Brookes videos...and then another member described a really funny incident with her girls and a grannie who 'broke wind' in the grocery store. Also my hubby and I watched Bill Mahr the other night and I realized how good it was to yuk it up. As I was enjoying myself it prompted me to ask you to share what makes you laugh...and maybe we can chuckle together. For me I need to be able to envision something funny before it tickles my funny bone. That is why commedianes like Bill Cosby, Robin Williams and yes, Red Skeleton and Foster Brooks always lighten my mood. How about you? Care to share what breaks or cracks you up...hopefully it will be good for a laugh or two!!!
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7 Aug 07
I laugh from anything and everything that i saw and I hear.A few years ago i discovered that laughter helps me in life, it helps me to make happy and enjoy, it helps me see life as a positive thing, and laugh from many things. If you want to feel happy and I can only tell you that i recommend you to go to a laughter workshop, it is really crazy but most enjoyable, people there laugh from anything and when you go back home you continue laughing and feeling good. The other thing is go to the stand up website, there are great video parts of many comedians and i enjoy myself very much there,also love reading funny stories, comics and watch some tv funniest program that suits my taste. I prefer to read some feedbacks from others, before I read a book or watch the movie The Three Stooges were also a good source of laughter, although they could be quite mean to each other. Bill Cosby is great, no matter what he doing. Some of Jay Leno's monologue jokes, as well as his Headlines on The Tonight Show really get me laughing.
7 Aug 07
Hi, thanks for adding what makes you laugh..you've come up with some great suggestions. The laughter workship was mentioned by someone else..and it sounds as though you had a great time there. Sitcoms are another enjoyable way to get the 'internal jog' going. It sounds like you keep your laugh-life strong and healthy...good for you!
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6 Aug 07
Red Skeleton - I hadn't thought about him for a long time. I used to watch him all the time. (Now you get a sense of how old I really am!) The Three Stooges were also a good source of laughter, although they could be quite mean to each other. Bill Cosby is great, no matter what he doing. Some of Jay Leno's monologue jokes, as well as his Headlines on The Tonight Show really get me laughing. I once saw a comic strip in the newspaper that made me laugh almost to tears. I cut it out and put in on the door of my office. I don't remember the two characters involved, but they were real scroungy looking. One lifts up the shade in the morning and says, "Oh no, just as I thought. It's another day!" It doesn't seem so funny now but it sure made me laugh when I first saw it.
6 Aug 07
Red Skeleton and his humor does have ageless quality so it doesn't really reveal your age. Besides it doesn't matter how old we are...just as long as we feel young!LOL Now you have the enjoyment of your grandbaby..you can give your inner kid a reason to come out and play. I agree with you about Jay Leno...we often watch him as we wind down the day and get a big kick out of his Headlines and Jay Walking segments. People in their natural element can be just as funny as the most well rehersed comedy routines. Having a cartoon that tickles the funny bone can be a good way to lighten the mood...and the day. Having them pinned up somewhere can incite a chuckle factor and we all need that.
6 Aug 07
I am a great fan of Woody Allen and he never ceases to make me laugh. Take The Money and Run, Sleeper, Annie Hall and Play It Again Sam are my favs!! I also have abit of a warped sense of humour and love Dennis Leary, especially No Cure For Cancer. I love humour that reflects real life and we have a great comedian in the UK Peter Kay, I saw him live once and nearly PMSL. He has programmes on the TV Phoniex Nights and Max and Paddy, if you ever get the opportunity you should watch him, true Brit humour, another being Lee Evans. There are loads of sketches by these two on Youtube. Tongue in cheek humour also tickles my funny bone. I love Scrubs, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Monty Python. I am lucky enough to have a partner who always makes me laugh, he takes people off and we quote lines from films that are personal and funny to us, even when no one else gets it!!
6 Aug 07
As I read all the wonderful responses to this discussion I am getting some great ideas to increase our laff-life. We like to collect comedy shows and standup commedianes and will watch them when we want to lighten things up. Thanks for suggesting who you enjoy. Peter Kay and Lee Evens are new to me...and I will see if we can find some of their work to broaden our range. How wonderful it is to be able to kibbitze around with a special someone...my hubby makes me laugh too!
6 Aug 07
One of my main sources are my kids. I have some warped little girls that keep me rolling. I have what the rest of the family call’s *my youngest’s name stories. Everyday they will call and ask what did she do or say cause let me tell ya she is none stop. Here is one I will share with you…. Last night my girls wanted to go in my room where I keep the video games and play. I do this to monitor how much time they spend on the goofy thing. Well I was in a bit of a silly mood so my reply was “Only if you bribe me first” you know thinking of getting a kiss and hug from them. My youngest looks rather puzzled over this and asked “What does bribe mean?” I chuckled cause you could tell by her expression she really didn’t know. Then I answered with “I tell you what I will give you a hint and see if you can guess what it means”. She said OK, so I said “It’s something Mommy does with you two all the time to get you to do something for me”. Well you could see the gears working in there by her face, she was giving it deep thought, then BING, you could see she had an answer. She look at me and says, “I know, I know, bribe means to boss around”. Of course her traveling laugh track standing behind her, her bigger sister, fell out over it and thought that was SO funny. Me with my mouth dropped open completely speechless for a few seconds just finally told them to go on and play the games. I then walked outside where hubby was and shared the story with him then we both had a good laugh over it.
6 Aug 07
Who needs comedy shows when you have two great children who provide in house routines on a daily basis! Your youngest daughter seems to keep your older child with comedy routines that provide side-splitting, knock down laughter. You, your hubby and kids seem to be able to maintain a household that is often filled with joy and laughter and that always makes challenging times easier to move through. Thanks for sharing your humorous events with the rest of us...you certainly do spread your sunshine with others and it is appreciated!
6 Aug 07
I love reading funny stories, comics and watch some tv sitcoms that suits my taste. I prefer to read some feedbacks from others, before I read a book or watch watch the movie. Somehow comedians like Robin Williams, Chris Tucker, Adam Sandler and Martin Lawrence brings a good chuckle out from me!;)
6 Aug 07
Good light hearted comedies make me laugh. Comedies which make fun of the stupidity of people in a realistic way without being mean about it. - Home Improvement - I love Raymond - Friends - Fawlty Towers (British comedy) - The Bill Cosby show was great too. I did love most movies with Goldie Hawn because she is such a light hearted comedian.
6 Aug 07
I so agree with you about how comedic the silliness and stupidity of the human condition can be...when done in a non-abusive way can be hilarious. Goldie Hawn is someone I like as well. Her light heartedness comes from within and when I've seen her interviewed and she says that in her view life is too short not to focus on the joy. My hubby's relatives are Irish and he enjoyed watching Faulty Towers too.
6 Aug 07
Well here it is a bit difficult for me persp, and that is because i am not a big challenge here. I laugh from anything and everything, That is who i am. A few years ago i discovered that laughter helps me in life, it helps me lose weight, it helps me see life as a positive thing, and i enjoy and laugh from many things. I can only tell you that i recommend two things: The first one is to go to a laughter workshop, it is really crazy but most enjoyable, people there laugh from anything for three days, and when you go back home you continue laughing and feeling good. The other thing is go to the stand up website, there are great video parts of many comedians and i enjoy myself very much there, i recommend it.
6 Aug 07
How wonderful that you have this valuable life skill so fully developed. You are really on to something with your awareness about the healing powers of laughter. My hubby and I devloped and present a course called Humor, Health and Healing Attitudes. While doing research for the topic we discovered the biochemical benefits of laughter are well accepted in the field of mind/body medicine. Candice Pert has dones work in what she called psychneurimunology and works with the 'biology of emotions.' Evidently the chemistry in terms of laughter are different than those in tears of sadness. I also wondered if you have read Norman Cousin's book Anatomy of an Illness...he was a forerunner in bringing how laughter can help in one's healing journey into mainstream thining. It is really inspiring to know that you have maintain such an upbeat approach to life in the midst of the geographical conflicts you face within your country. Thank you for suggesting the standup website and the laughter workshop. Sounds different than the one we offer and would certainly be fun to merge the two.