The best humor book on the market. Laughing and learning is guaranteed.
Humor generally has one or more of the following five elements.
A- The element of surprise - Something unexpected is funny.
B- The element of audacity - Someone who is inconsiderate or shameless is funny.
C- The element of obsession - Someone who acts absurd or inflexible is funny.
D- The element of relief - Making light of a frustration is funny.
And E- The element of ego - Making yourself (and/or the people and things you like) superior is funny.
This book lists 100 joke techniques primarily based on these five elements. The techniques include joke examples (181 in total) which come from varied sources, including popular sitcoms like The Simpsons and The Office, and popular comedians like Christopher Titus and the PhilosoRaptor. This short book may be the only one you’ll ever need to understand and create humor.
“[…] Zac has noticed that most of his friends on Facebook really don’t know Zac that well. Many of them only see one side of Zac and haven’t spent enough time with Zac to know the real Zac. Zac believes that only two of his ten friends actually spent enough time with Zac to know the real Zac. But, recently, Zac isn’t even sure if he knows the real Zac himself. Zac is starting to think about what has happened over the past year. He is wondering about his new identity. While his personality remains (more or less) the same, his values and his beliefs have changed drastically over the past year. You begin to wonder if any perception is ever written in stone. Just when you think you know enough about the world, you realize you are wrong. Zac doesn’t know what he should be doing in life. He needs a guide. Should we get jobs only because they pay a lot? Should we try to make more friends when we know they will all leave us soon enough after high school? Does it matter if we express ourselves the way we want to or should we dress, speak and act “cool” like EVERYBODY else? Why does a crush have such a strong influence on a person and why is it so hard to suppress a crush? When is the right time to look for love? Is it worth fighting for a cause that most people ignore? Is ignorance truly bliss? How would Zac’s life be if he didn’t think so much? At one point in time, Zac thought he was the wisest person of his age group. Zac, now, knows he was wrong. He feels that common sense came to him at a later stage in life compared to other people. Zac is now confused and is wondering about what kind of person he has become and what kind of person he once was. Zac does not know which person is the better person.”
I wrote this on June 12, 2007. It was the last day of the 10th grade, ten days after my 16th birthday. It was when the journey for enlightenment began.