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    Keanu Johnson Mrs. Frey AP Language and Composition 13 March 2018 That is the Joke. Humor takes the edge of off troubling ideas so that they can be discussed, but a good humorist requires a certain level of technique for their jokes to land. Comedians are special in their use of this skill, as without such abilities the ideas they discuss would be uncouth and even horrific. Humor lies in execution, and the main bastion between a harsh satire and an angry audience member is the wit and delivery of the jester. Author Alain de Botton insists on the social vitality of humorists, and this implies a degree of responsibility for every able comedian to use their skills to their fullest ability. When these humorists have said abilities, that is. The…

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    Knock Joke Research Paper

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    Knock-Knock Joke Who: Naim Johnson, who’s 18 years old, and goes to Indiana University, was the lucky interviewee. He is a bio major and is trying to work his way to med school. He loves to watch and play soccer, especially with his roommate Gus, who is also interviewed. What: The Knock-Knock joke Naim’s joke was “Knock Knock… Whos there? Cows go… Cows go who? No stupid, cows go moo. Knock Knock jokes are like an old American pastime. All ages can join in on the innocent fun of a knock knock…

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    Cruel Practical Jokes

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    Life’s Cruel Practical Jokes I wish I knew my grandfather as people want me to know him. Everyone pictures my grandfather in his prime. People tell me that my grandfather became an accomplished professor and chemist. Time and time again, others said to me that he built his art creations using science. Pictures shoved in my face tell me of the years my grandfather and my grandmother traveled the world. “When I headed off to college, he built my shelves by hand! Everything he did, he did…

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    Iran People Stereotypes

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    Do you think that it’s funny to joke about Iranian people and their stereotypes that they have? For an example, like Iranian people are terrorists and that they can’t be trusted with any sort of weapon or bomb like substance. But in reality , not all the Iranian people are terrorists and that it isn’t really true what people say about them . These are the types of things that many people think of when Iranian people are mentioned in conversations or in jokes. In a comedy show night by Maz…

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    the reader in a fun way. There are many different stories that do this by not even talking about it. Authors can do this by saying jokes all throughout a story and they don’t even mention their jokes. This is one of the best ways to make a story because laughter is one of the best feelings. One of the main things an author strives for is to make their readers feel some type of emotion by only reading words on paper. For example, three stories that successfully do this are Independence Day by…

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    Comedy In Today's Society

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    Comically Crude The line drawn between comedy and vulgar references have become blurred in today's society. A comedian may make a joke which offends a great body of people all for the purpose of making a few laugh. Famous comedians make a living off of exploiting both groups, and individual peoples, with derogatory comments in order to make large masses of money. In the past, comedians would cross social lines and force society forward using both obscene language and seemingly deranged or lewd…

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    and depressed, unable to help her family, but after the death of her husband, she became a recluse, an unmoving member of her family of five. This once highly sought after beauty was now a joke to be spied on by small children and mocked by the entire small town community. Throughout the movie, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, both her and her children struggle with her current physical state in different ways. The children are forced to take on different roles that a mother would normally fulfill.…

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    In Joan Darling's, The Mary Tyler Moore Show: Chuckles Bites the Dust, Chuckles the clown, a friend of the news team, dies and certain coping methods are criticized by certain members of the team for taking the situation too lightly. Mary played by Mary Richards does not appreciate how Murray and the others are making a joke out of the situation, while they believe that they are just using the jokes as a coping method. The show is greatly influenced by the culture of the time period and certain…

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    Everyone loves a good laugh every now and again….. There are three main humor theories written by Freud, Hobbes, and Bergson covering everything from we laugh as a release mechanism to we laugh out of superiority. Sigmund Freud’s theory over humor serves the purpose to explain why we laugh at the times we do. In Freud’s theory he explains laughter as a release mechanism to let go of tension you may have. In his theory he describes how when a joke is being told tension builds up behind a…

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    admit it, humor has moved away from its actual purpose. Instead of using jokes purely for the entertainment of ourselves and others, we are using humor to hide and hurt. You see examples of this behavior everywhere, from self-deprecation to the election of our new president. Just how much of what say is “humor” is actually considered humorous? Just what have we morphed it into from what it was in the past? What road is it headed down as we speak? I believe that humor is far more than meets the…

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