Finding the Funny Side of Things
Humor is defined as the ability to enjoy or laugh at something. Humor is subjective, meaning that what is funny to one person may be totally funny to another. One person may find a funny joke to be just a bit funny, while another person may find it absolutely hilarious. When something is funny, it is usually humorous. Laughter is always a good thing, and nothing creates a better smile on the face of whoever is experiencing it than seeing a funny video or funny clip.
Humorous items are those that make us laugh so hard we want to make jokes about them. Funny clips and funny movies can really make you think about some situations that may seem to be idyllic, but in reality turn out to be rather macabre. For example, a funny video of a bald eagle eating its own young can make you laugh, but it may also make you wonder how old the eagle is. Another clip that is extremely popular is one showing a man who forgets to pull the car over at a traffic stop sign, thus causing his car to get stuck in the middle of the road. These funny videos are actually very funny and evoke lots of reactions.
When someone says that something is witty, they usually mean that it can be funny and be of interest to others. The word “witty” is derived from the French word “Jeux”, which means humorous, and it has come to denote the act of being witty. People use “witty” to mean smart and funny. There are a lot of things which are considered to be witty, including jokes, puns, quotes, and even silly songs.
Sometimes when we watch television, we see funny commercials that have some real value in them. For instance, if there is a commercial about a new kind of toothpaste that has a funny ad and it gets me laughing, then I have found my funny side has been triggered. It makes me think that maybe there is a problem in my toothpaste or something. This is why we need to search more and find the other funny side of things.
Many funny jokes do not have any relevance to real life and are just made up for entertainment purposes. However, there are also many that are made specifically for this reason, such as the old stand by “Relax, anybody”. These kinds of jokes are usually extremely fast and witty, making them the perfect fit for quick punch lines. The exact lines in a joke need to be carefully selected to keep the whole thing moving and keep the listener entertained.
Some jokes are funny because they are told in a certain way. One example of this would be the famous joke told by George Carlin, wherein he mocks those people who eat their own burritos. There are many ways to make a funny thing even funnier and sometimes a simple change of words or a movement can make a huge difference in whether the joke is funny or not.