Let me explain… I was directed recently to this clip on youtube. Take a look first (it’s just over a minute long), then read on.
So here’s the thing. I’m not ashamed to say that after watching it I couldn’t breathe for a full minute from the laughter. You know the kind of laughter I mean, that laughter that stretches the expiration point of your lungs until there’s no more air and you can conjure no more sound to even laugh with and you just have to sit there with your shoulders shuddering and quivering in a dry and soundless cackle until whatever part of your psyche decides the full measure of your amusement has been expressed and your insides, clenched and thoroughly — as the expression goes — split along the seams, finally relent from their death grasp of jollity that had for a minute or more (depending on just how amusing you found the clip) claimed you and separated you from your surroundings in a mad chuckling fit.
Then again, maybe your sense of humour isn’t quite like mine. In which case you’ll watch the clip and then re-read this post with a lamenting shake of the head, wondering where the humour’s meant to be, questioning everything from my moral fibre to my intellect, perhaps wondering whether or not you ought ever to return to this blog to read any further content.
That’s the thing about humour, everyone’s sense of it is different. And it turns out those differences have interesting implications. Laughter has been shown to influence problem solving capacities and creativity, amongst other things. Things I aim write about in a bit more detail later, but for now, what’s your thought?
Did the video clip tickle you?
What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen or come across lately?
And what kinds of things do you tend to find amusing?
Would love to hear your thoughts (feel free to share any links/pics too).