Humoraholics Anonymous

23 Apr

You’re in the right place, friends.
This is the weekly meeting of HAHumoraholics Anonymous.
Welcome, all!
Well, I see many horrified new faces here tonight.
No fear. We have enough caffeine and sugar on the back table to blow your frazzled minds – and most likely feed a few additional addictions. Ha, Ha.
Sorry, I  joked in a compulsive way. I’m working on that.
Now, who wants to go first so you can get it over with first?







Moi* stands up:


“Hi, I’m Barb and I’m a humoraholic.”


I can’t get enough funny stuff to read. I crave humor 24-7. I subscribe to every humor blog I can get my clammy, trembling hands on. I paste New Yorker Magazine cartoons on my walls. I live for my next fix of funny.


I read everything that’s remotely amusing. I reread the classic humorists every chance I get… James Thurber, Robert Benchley, Dorothy Parker, Ogden Nash. I attend humor conferences like The Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop and AATH where my fellow enablers enable me to my heart’s delight!  When I’m feeling particularly desperate, I confess I troll YouTube for clever cat videos.
There’s so much comedy out there to consume. And so little time.


American writer Dorothy Parker (1893-1967)

American writer Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I forget to sleep. I neglect my family. I don’t eat nutritious meals, let alone cook them.

I admit there’s a monkey on my back – unfortunately he is laughing uncontrollably and has a banana stuck up his nose.
I am seeking guidance from a higher source. I plan to check into Le Rire** Rehab! A place of quiet free from comic distractions.

Where one can only create humor…
and not consume it in excess.

Join me. I’m Barb and I’m a humoraholic.

Your support is appreciated at a time like this. Please “LIKE ME” on Facebook 🙂


Thank you!


Robert Benchley as most will remember him.

Robert Benchley as most will remember him. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

* Me, Me, Me in French.
**Laughter or jackass in French. I forget which.
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6 Responses to “Humoraholics Anonymous”

  1. Mary Kay Morrison April 23, 2014 at 7:56 am #

    This is absolutely hysterical. My favorite of all of your postings. I have this addiction too….Please include me in your meetings!

    • Barb Best April 23, 2014 at 12:28 pm #

      Mary Kay, I’ve made you a Gold Member of HA!

  2. Janie Emaus April 26, 2014 at 2:53 pm #

    I,too, am a member of this club!

    • Barb Best April 28, 2014 at 1:00 pm #

      A lifetime member!

  3. Chris May 7, 2014 at 2:38 pm #

    Love this; favorited you a long time ago and love coming back and reading your new postings!


    • Barb Best May 7, 2014 at 3:48 pm #

      Thanks, Christine! What a fun blog name you have… poopwafoley

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