Tag Archives: Laughter

Joke or Jerk? Sometimes a Joke is Just a Joke

16 Jul

Joke Lighten Up

Lighten Up!

In defense of kind-hearted humor

 

Joke Lighten Up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No kidding!

Sometimes a joke is just a joke.

And not a deliberate manipulation, power play, micro aggression, political attack or intended personal offense.

A Joke is just a Joke

Image taken from a University of Alabama site, “Approaches to Modernism”: [1], Fair use

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funny

Sometimes a jest, a quip or a pun is not a Freudian slip – but merely a leap at silliness, a feeble attempt at levity, a verbal slide on a banana peel.

Amazon Jokes Freud

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Like almost everything else in this imperfect world, sometimes comedy is really dumb,

but…

Laughter and Play

can bring people closer together and unite them.

Lighten Up Jokes

 

 

 

 

 

Positive humor

Take a flight into whimsy,

a playful swing at fun,

a flirtation with optimism,

a respite from burdensome reality.

Laughter can be the best (if not the cheapest) medicine.

 

Learn more about applied and therapeutic humor…

AATH Humor

 

The Association for Applied & Therapeutic Humor 

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Humor Academy

The Humor Academy

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Free Laughs

 

 

I Started A Joke * Puddles Pity Party

 

Overthinking Over & Over: It’s Hard Labor

2 Sep

THINK RHYMES WITH STINK

Do you think about something too much or for too long?

Overthinking will cast a dark cloud on your sunny song.

ThinkingHard Labor Humor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KEEP IT SIMPLE

Thinking, for many, is hard labor.

And overthinking can be downright debilitating.

NO WORRY

Love this quote from cartoonist, editor, and author Bob Mankoff

Humor is the antidote… […]

Video: How to Be Less Miserable in 39 Seconds

24 Mar

Parody = a humorously exaggerated imitation of (a writer, artist, or genre)

It’s time to have some fun with the self-help industry!

Available exclusively on Amazon http://amzn.to/2n8yaCF

 

 

School Survival: “Find Your Funny” Book

13 Sep

School

Back

to

school fun

Here’s a book your kids will want to read…

Find Your Funny Book Barb Best

Find Your Funny: The Humor Survival Guide

For Ages 12 and Up

  • Learn how to develop a robust sense of humor
  • Empower yourself with the positivity of humor
  • Enjoy physical, psychological, emotional benefits of laughter

After all, who doesn’t want more laughter in their life?

 

 

Available on Amazon HERE

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Meet Danny Donuts, CPA

4 May

 

I’ve got a great CPA for you.

Comic Performance Artist that is.

Meet Danny Donuts!

 

Danny Donuts CPA

 

Seriously, how can you not love a guy named Danny Donuts? […]

Tennis Over Age 40 Anybody? Get Game!

7 Sep

 

Who’s watching the U.S. Open?

BarbBestHumorTennisOver40? GetGame

Tennis is a lot of fun, and – like aging – a great source for humor.

Woo Hoo! I have a piece on playing tennis after age 40 in the NEW anthology curated by the fabulous Brenda Elsagher

Your Glasses Are on Top of Your Head: Tales of Life, Longevity, and Laughter

TennisOver40? GetGame YourGlassesAreOnTopOfYourHead

Lots of funny and interesting writers are represented in this collection.

Thanks for checking it out! Paperback book is available on Amazon

Be My FUNNY Valentine, will ya?

6 Feb

 

Be my funny Valentine, will ya, pull-ease?

Remember… Women crave men who have a BIG… sense of humor.

Funny is sexy!

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Valentine’s Day is an excellent occasion to demonstrate some self-love.

Scan of a Valentine greeting card dated 1909.

Scan of a Valentine greeting card dated 1909. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Give yourself a hug. Indulge your senses. Treat yourself.

The pressure is on!  Satisfy yourself! […]

Happy New Year: 7 Things I Learned in 2014

26 Dec

 

Whoosh! Another year has passed like a kidney stone.

Happy New Year!

BarbBestHumor

7 Things I Learned in 2014:

We live. We learn. I feel your pain.

  1. If your hair is falling out, go to the doctor.
  2. Don’t ink and drive. Put the Post-it notes away!
  3. If done wrong, yoga can hurt you more than crocodile wrestling.
  4. The holidays can give you a hangover comparable to one from a Jacuzzi full of vodka martinis.
  5. Don’t bite down on ice, ginger chews, or errant popcorn kernels unless you crave intimate time with your gabby dentist.
  6. The more you do… the more that needs to be done. (Fig Newton’s Law of Momentum)
  7. With age comes perks. I personally delight in my cackle*
    *a raucous laugh resembling the cry of a hen or goose.

 New Year’s Tip: Keep Calm & Cackle On!

I Feel Your Pain

15 Apr

 

“My pain may be the reason for somebody’s laugh.
But my laugh must never be the reason for somebody’s pain.”

Charles Chaplin

 

Chaplin PIC BarbBest

Wikimedia Commons: Public Domain

 

What’s causing your PAIN today?

Some suggestions:

Taxes, taxes, and more taxes – especially if you live in NJ, NY, CA, or CT!

Toenail fungus removal

Pet DNA registration and enforcement

Boomerang Kids who want to breastfeed

Helicopter Pet Parents at the doggie park

Viagra ice cream – “You scream, I scream, we all scream…” […]

If It’s January, Those Must Be Vitamins You’re Popping

11 Jan

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It’s January.  You are especially mindful of your health. You are exercising. You are resisting being seduced by the Valentine’s Day chocolate that is (don’t look!) everywhere.

And like a good little soldier, you are taking your multivitamins and supplements.

Hmm. What do you think of the name of this multivitamin for boomer women 50+?

Barb Best Humor

“Alive!”  Not setting the bar too high there, are we?

Guess the one for women 60+ is called “Barely Alive!” […]