This isn't Funny

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Who is this Button for?

Patients in line for a sense of humour transplant.

Comedians.

Provocative Suggestions

Strive to enjoy life even though you may lack the DNA sequence for smiling and laughing.

Quotations

Life is a jest; and all things show it.

I thought so once; but now I know it.

(John Gay My own epitaph)


The duty of comedy is to correct men by amusing them.

(Moliere)


He breaks through the barrier of laughter to the horizon beyond, where the truth has its sanctuary.

(Kenneth Tynan - on the stand up comedy of Lenny Bruce)

Something to consider

Smiles, titters, chuckles, giggles, guffaws especially belly laughs have been proven to be good for your health.[1]

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Notes

  1. Kaplan's Mnemonic SMILE lists the physiological benefits of laughter:

    S STRESS hormones reduced (adrenalin and noradrenalin*, cortisol).


    M MUSCULAR relaxation (muscles take 2 hours to return to previous state of tension after belly laugh).


    I IMMUNITY increased, IgA and IgM and IgG increased in blood after laughter, could improve resistance to colds and infections.


    L LUNGS are helped by laughter expelling residual volume of air, allowing more fresh air to enter lungs.


    E EXERCISE Dr. William Fry of Stanford Medical School has established that 100 laughs a day give you as much beneficial exercise as 10 minutes of rowing - and without the agonised expression that rowers, stationery cyclists and joggers customarily have on their faces.


    E ENDORPHINS & ENCEPHALONs, natural high making chemicals of the body are increased by laughter.


    • In USA: epinephrine and norepinephrine.