Humour

Word Crimes Online R Superciliass

My heading is to stir Weird Al.

Below is a funny and clever video by Weird Al Yankovic.  So I better think clearly about how I write now.  My only objection in his video is to clowns. … Continue reading

6 Sept 2012, NGOs near Chennai, India

International Justice Mission, Chengalpet, Chennai

Today we were up early to go to the International Justice Mission. We were informed on the bus we were doing a show which didn’t leave any preparation time. As a group of clowns we… Continue reading

Don’t Jump to Conclusions Just Laugh

 

Here are some funny advertisements I found on Youtube.  It is so interesting when we think one thing and then find out the facts.  Often we are wrong. 

So have a good laugh at human nature.

Sufi Mulla Masrudin: The Wise Idiot

http://www.lightwinnipeg.org/Spiritual Writings/The Humour and Wisdom of Mulla Nasrudin.pdf 

The Sufi Teaching Figure Mulla Nasrudin

o Mulla Nasrudin is a traditional Middle Eastern teaching figure who personifies the ‘wise idiot’folk-hero.

Mulla Nasrudin is the classical figure devised by the dervishes… Continue reading

Buster Keaton: The Silent Power of Slapstick

 

The power of silence to communicate messages through acting and behaviour.  I wonder if observation becomes the skill of the audience evoking creativity within the audience rather than passive entertainment?

Here is a film to warm you up…… Continue reading

Laughter and Comedy: Humour as Nonviolence

This excerpt is from my paper ‘How Effective is Laughter and Comedy in Creating an Atmosphere of Positive Peace?’

Humour as Nonviolent Activism

Patch Adams the founder of the Gesundheit Institute is one of the few humourists using clowning to… Continue reading

Laughter and Comedy: Unmasking the Self

This is an excerpt from my paper ‘ How Effective is Laughter and Comedy in Creating an Atmosphere of Positive Peace?’

Humour Unmasked

In Kahil Gibran’s book The Prophet he writes ‘what is your sorrow but your joy unmasked’.58The power… Continue reading

Laughter and Comedy: The Nature of Peace

This is an excerpt from my paper ‘How Effective is Laughter and Comedy in Creating an Atmosphere of Positive Peace?

Humour will present the happy ending and the new beginning.

How Effective is Laughter and Comedy in Creating an Atmosphere… Continue reading

Mohandas Gandhi

“Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.”

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