December 15, 2004

What is humor?

Is it a posed picture claiming to be a Saudi beauty contest? The 2008 Genocides scheduled? Or does it have to be real, like 1999's Christmas Lost Salamander? Or real and connected to subjects we find, for cultural reasons, to be touchy? Well, if this were a treatise on humor, perhaps Aristotle's lost volume (remember The Name of the Rose?), or Nietzsche's rants after the syphillis crossed the blood-brain barrier, we could find the Truth. Here instead, you'd have to put up with my version of the dog, brick, cigar, airplane, and house construction shaggy-dog story. Take one. Take two. Annie Dillard's version. Let the love flow like honey...

Posted by duver001 at December 15, 2004 6:21 PM