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Humour is an important part of our everyday life. Many of us have read that a few of the benefits of humour are reduced stress, lower blood pressure and some relief of pain.
Humour is one of life’s necessities.
Today, for your helpful dose of humour, I bring you a TED talk by writer and comedian James Veitch. I had originally read a version of his talk sent to me as a joke in an email. It involved someone responding to one of their spam emails. I read it and laughed and moved on because I thought it was a funny joke but only a joke someone had made up.
It turns out it was more than an joke. He did a blog and a book about the different spam emails he received and responded to. You can read a few of the exchanges in articles from TimeOut London and The Daily Mail if you’d like a taste of what you’ll be hearing in the TED video. Click here to go to the TED page to read the transcript.
We can do what we want for today’s HAWMC prompt. After having a record-breaking heat wave last month where all the snow melted, today we have rain.
During rush hour.
So, I’m doing another post from the site meme generator featuring Philosoraptor and Business Cat. Laugh…must laugh.
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Imagine you are a seal pup. No, really. You…are a seal pup. And after a day of fun and exploration, what do you do but settle down on the couch after the end of a busy day.
This article from the New Zealand Herald describes the exploits of this cute, but still wild and dangerous little guy and has a photo gallery of the seal making himself at home on the couch.
Chris Clark, from the Department of Conservation, believes he had already dealt with the cutie earlier in the day only to receive call that a seal had made himself at home on someone’s couch. Some of the adventures of the day include:
- captured in a residential garden,
- released in Tauranga Harbour,
- wander into the home of Annette Swoffer around 9:30 p.m. through the cat’s door,
- hang out in the kitchen and then go to the couch and settle down,
- pose for some cute pictures,
- captured again and put into a box,
- escape box and go to front of vehicle and accidentally (of course it was) turn on the radio,
- settle in the front seat,
- plan to play hide and seek the following evening with Chris Clark
Lesson learned? Make some time for fun and exploration.
This is the most intense taekwondo fight ever. EVER!
Updated December 13, 2011: the YouTube video I originally posted has already been removed by the owner so here’s another video and if that gets removed, here’s a link to a website that hopefully downloaded the video to their site so it doesn’t get deleted. These kids are way too cute to not enjoy.
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Humour is a great vehicle for getting a message across. If you get too serious, you could die of starch.
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Humour is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.
Edward De Bono
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Humour is the weapon of unarmed people: it helps people who are oppressed to smile at the situation that pains them.
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I think the most attractive thing is a sense of humour. If someone can make you laugh, you’ve gotten a lot out of the way.