We’ve all read studies or seen reports that show how humor helps shift our mood and gets our mental juices flowing. We see comedians on TV do their acts and we cackle along with everyone else at their jokes; seemingly easy flowing observations of human mis/behavior. Like you, I love a good laugh and when I am feeling out of sorts, the right joke, a funny gesture or even a certain tone of voice could have me laughing. As I write this, Saturday Night Live is on and the jokes are crazzzzy! But, what I’ve learned since I started my blog is that writing humor isn’t easy. Just because we are funny in our neighborhood, great at the comeback, you know, being a master at repartee, doesn’t mean one can cut it in the world of humor blogging! So, I doff my hat to those bloggers like these humor bloggers or fill in the _______ who do it well. In between this post, I’ve added some funny stories or jokes or whatever. Hey, humor heals.
The Hand That Smacked The Bride by Anonymous
On a certain bride’s wedding day, the pastor asked the usual question: “Anyone who feels this couple shouldn’t be joined in holy matrimony should speak or forever remain silent.” A young man lifted his hand. Seeing him, the bride fainted. After she was revived, the pastor asked the man,”why did you raise your hand?”
The man replied,”I just wanted to tell you that we couldn’t hear what you were saying in the back of the room.”
When I started writing my blog in 2008, I named it Mirth and Motivation because I had the idea that if I could encourage my readers with humor and some words of wisdom, I’d have a winning blog. I have had a few posts that turned out to be funny but not all. To gain some perspective, I recently had someone review my blog and she said… Why mirth? Your blog deals with serious subjects; life and death matters… philosophical matters. She’s right. I wish I could write about my Rico Suave days, and do a piece on what became of the behinds in Sir Mixalots video but… Hmmmm.
When Guts Meets Balls by Anonymous
There is a medical distinction between Guts and Balls. We’ve all heard about people having Guts or Balls. But do you really know the difference between them? In an effort to keep you informed, here are the definitions:
GUTS – Is arriving home late after a night out with the guys, being met by your wife with a broom, and having the Guts to ask: ‘Are you still cleaning, or are you flying somewhere?’
BALLS – Is coming home late after a night out with the guys, smelling of perfume and beer, lipstick on your collar, slapping your wife on the butt and having the Balls to say: ‘You’re next, Chubby.’
I hope this clears up any confusion on the definitions. Medically speaking, there is no difference in the outcome. Both result in death.
Another friend said, if you wrote your blog the way you critique the wrongdoers in the world, it would be a riot to read. Do you really want to read those? Oh well, what can I say. So, for a bit of humor to start your week with a smile, enjoy the jokes above and below. 8)