I love Bugs Bunny. Bugs Bunny was based on Groucho Marx, someone else I love. My favorite joke is irreverent-while-intelligent. Wordplay humor rules.
Do you have a Humor Folder? I do. I dip into it occasionally and rediscover a delightful pun, a that-is-so-true comic strip, some delightful quotes concerning humanity and its many foibles. My Humor Folder includes things I've overheard on buses or in the library, things that were too funny to go unrecorded. It contains limericks, polite ones mostly.
Humor is my lifeline. When I need a break, I turn to the Marx Brothers, Mel Brooks, Tom Lehrer, Dick and Tommy Smothers. I seek out Mark Russell, Victor Borge, and P.D.Q Bach (courtesy of Peter Schickele). They make my day. While I deplore his 'effing' usage, I think Eddie Izzard is one of the funniest men on the planet. Cake or Death? P.G. Wodehouse is a must-read. And A.J. Jacob's The Know-It-All is one of my most passionate "You've got to read this!" books - you wouldn't find it in the Humor section of the bookstore, but this journal of his quest to read the entire Encyclopedia Britannica has many fine and funny moments.
I'm not impressed by humor for humor's sake. I prefer some brainpower behind it. Slapstick leaves me cold. The Three Stooges? Oh, please. I know some would argue that there was a lot of thought invested in those routines, but I believe most of the thought revolved around choreographing eye pokes. (If you're a fan of the Stooges...well...feel free to leave a comment!)
All that to say, this blog will be minor ramblings about the things that make me chuckle. Things that make me laugh out loud. Even things that make me laugh so unexpectedly that my 7-Up snorts out of my nose. Mind you, that rarely happens. My responses tend to be on the reserved side. Personally, I'm not much of a comedian, although I thoroughly enjoy messing about with words.
Anyway, as I was saying, humor. I love it. Stay tuned.