General Criteria to be Measured:
Who best resembles a child’s drawing of a bird
Most melodious snicker or most closely approximating the sound of rain
Length of tongue
“The Witness Stand” — Draw a star nursery from memory
“The Stand Off” — Whomever any dog likes best
What’s the difference between in and out?
A wall with delusions of grandeur
Question Mark Harris, Answer Michelle Tennison (2016)
Delusions of grandeur make me feel a lot better about myself.
— Jane Wagner
Humor is the fourth dimension of this world, without it futile and unlivable . . .
A secret conquered at the cost of long suffering, humor is the answer to superior minds to this world in which they feel themselves alien. More than a natural secretion, as it has too often been regarded, humor manifests, on the contrary, the heroic attitude of those who are unwilling to compromise.
— Maurice Nadeau, The History of Surrealism
Perhaps humor breaks the quantum bonds created by story . . . and laughter is the energy that is set free.
the sea of voices
a laughing gull
— Michelle Tennison
As Homo sapiens continues its evolutionary transition to perception of an ever broader range of the light spectrum
New one-syllable words for the color blue:
New two-syllable words for the color blue:
And going forward, acceptable general substitutions for the word blue shall include “misunderstood” and/or “snowy owl.”
5 X 7 watercolor and haiku by Sabine Miller, 2017
You’re asking the wrong questions. If you want to make the world a better place, tell funnier jokes!