Do you find the same things funny that you did as a kid or even as a teenager? Some things I do, some I don’t.
I think I may have lost my funny bone or my ability to enjoy most humor. A television show is the cause of my concern.
Earlier this week I watched a little of a program that is designed to make people laugh at silly and funny things other people do. Several of the clips were cute and funny little things animals did and a couple were adorable babies that you couldn’t help but smile at their expressions.
However, for the most part the show wasn’t funny to me. There were too many clips of children intentionally hitting other children or adults with sticks and other items that could have done serious harm. To me it was teaching the child to be a bully. These weren’t cute mishaps that were just caught by chance but looked staged or set up.
A lot of the clips were showing teenagers and young adults doing stunts that you knew weren’t going to work, but end in a mishap of some sort.
Maybe I’m just getting too old to understand what’s funny anymore. However, I still think Road Runner, Tom and Jerry, and Bugs Bunny are funny but they are cartoons.
I’ve been told I don’t watch enough comedy. Maybe so since there are only a few shows that I keep up with anymore - "Castle," "Bones," "NCIS" and sometimes "CSI." Okay, I see a pattern here, but they all have funny moments in them.
What about you, what makes you laugh? Do you find video shows funny or do you miss comedy shows like “I Love Lucy” or “The Cosby Show?”
Some of the most enjoyable murder mysteries I’ve read had bits of laughter mixed in. Sometimes it was just a light-hearted moment, other times I’ve laughed out loud.
If you’re a writer, do you include a little fun dialogue in your storyline? Do you include bits of comedy to balance with the murder and mayhem? When you read, do you like to have a bit of humor mixed with murder?
------BTW, this is my 200th post. Not that I have written 200 post because I haven’t. I’ve been honored to have wonderful authors contributing with their guest post. Just wanted to say thanks to everyone for stopping by and checking out the topics for these 200 posts. Without all of you, it won’t matter how many post were written. Thanks again, come back often as the door is always open.