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Subject:  Re: Humor... Date:  12/13/2012  12:50 AM
Author:  khalou Number:  414649 of 445731

one form of humor..... but all?
puns?


Of course!

"Captain Aubrey: "Do you see those two weevils, Doctor?...Which would you choose?"
Dr. Maturin: "Neither. There's not a scrap of difference between them. They're the same species of Curculio."
Captain Aubrey: "If you had to choose. If you were forced to make a choice. If there were no other option."
Dr. Maturin: "Well, then, if you're going to push me. I would choose the right-hand weevil. It has significant advantage in both length and breadth."
Captain Aubrey: "There, I have you!...Do you not know that in the Service, one must always choose the lesser of two weevils?"

A pun, and a particularly good one, serving the cause of misdirection that my post described.


Could humor, and our reaction to it, really just be our reaction to a glimpse of the truth of everything?

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no. it's just some evolutionary thing like red-hair & freckles


But humor is universal (with some psychological variances) while red hair and freckles are not.

k
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