Wednesday, May 16, 2012

We Need a Little Humor

   I love a good joke, especially one that provokes an uproarious belly laugh.  Having inherited my wild open-mouthed laugh from my father, I've never been shy about showing my appreciation for humor.    It always tickled my funny bone  to hear him burst into laughter while sitting by himself, reading the paper.

  Humor can get one through the toughest of times.  It is good for the body, good for the mind and good for the soul.  It is pretty obvious that God has a really good sense of humor.  Just look around you.

   Some of my favorite people in the world are folks who have brought tears to my eyes from too much laughter.

  Think Tim Conway, Harvey Korman and  Carol Burnett cracking each other up in just about any skit they did.

 Think Alan Alda and  the gang from MASH.

 Think Lucille Ball working on the candy assembly line or hawking vitamins with Ethel.

 Think Gilda Radner as Roseanne Roseannadanna,

 Or how about Carl Reiner in 'The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming"

 Or  Art Carney addressing the ball in  the Honeymooners?

 I still giggle when I think about Billy Crystal  and Cloris Leachman in 'The Princess Bride'  "I'm not a witch, I'm your wife."

 Although I appreciate humorous writing, I have no knack for it.  Here's a link to  a blog I enjoy reading.  The  writer, Chris Vanderberg, is able to take everyday episodes and turn them into hilarious vignettes. She could be the next Erma Bombeck. I laughed when I read her her piece about her love affair with  with her i-phone.

                      Peppers and Arias

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