When something excites my funny bone, spontaneous laughter fills me with delight. And there’s nothing as bonding as sharing a good laugh. Just looking at this Smiling Buddha makes me smile. But humor is unpredictable; there may be a vast difference between what I find funny, and what makes you giggle. So I'm taking the risk of giving you some "ho hum" moments in the hope of exercising your smile muscles once or twice.
Comedians often focus on the humor in everyday life to create a sense of fellowship with us. We laugh as we recognize the situations they describe. Do let me know which of these jokes resonate with you. Personally, when humor is visual, it gets me every time!
What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists? In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet. – WOODY ALLEN
Anyone who can only think of one way to spell a word obviously lacks imagination. – MARK TWAIN
The concept behind the mobile phone is that you have absolutely nothing important to say and you’ve got to talk to someone about it right now. –JERRY SEINFELD
The best way to make fire with two sticks is to make sure one of them is a match. – WILL ROGERS
Accept that some days you're the pigeon and some days you’re the statue. – ROGER ANDERSEN
Somebody figure this out. We have 35 million laws trying to enforce Ten Commandments. – EARL WILSON
I never want to hear, “Oops!” in the operating room or in the barbershop. – JOHN HAZLITT
If something’s old and you’re trying to sell it, it’s obsolete; if you’re trying to buy it, it’s a collector’s item. – FRANK ROSS
Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day. – HARRY TRUMAN
The reason people blame things on someone else is that there’s only one other choice. – DOUG LARSON
The first piece of luggage on the carousel belongs to no one. It’s just a dummy suitcase to give everyone hope. – IRMA BOMBECK
If your nose runs, and your feet smell, you’re put together backwards. –STEVE MARTIN
Jokes aren't humorous unless there is truth to them. What I notice about these two-liners is how skillfully the authors describe a familiar truth and twist it just enough to make us laugh at its absurdity – a very special comedic art. To entertain us, humor must surprise us with cleverness.
I do hope you had some chuckles.
SOURCES: Great American Humor by Gerd de Ley, The Guardian, Forbes.