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Topic Winner What Makes You Laugh?

Well. We've certainly had dark topics here. I've had enough preferred deaths and grimmest horrors to tide me over for a while. I think it's time that we lighten up a bit. I'm curious about what makes you laugh. I mean tears in the eyes laughter, laughter that hurts your gut, laughter that is redemptive and therapeutic.

For me, gallows humor has always been the most rewarding type of humor. The darker it is, the better it is. And funnier. What can one say when we're all condemned?

Not much in literature has made me laugh. I give big nods, though, to Joseph Heller, Kurt Vonnegut, and Charles Willeford for the wry grin on my face.

Things that really make me laugh are films. An idiosyncratic list follows (in no order of preference, except Dr. Strangelove):

Dr. Strangelove
The Producers
The Party
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
The Dentist

There are more, but I tire of typing. These films have never failed to amuse me.

What makes you laugh?

"What does it mean to be alive except to court disaster and suffering at every moment?"

Tibet: Carnivals?
Ligotti: Ceremonies for initiating children into the cult of the sinister.
Tibet: Gas stations?
Ligotti: Nothing to say about gas stations as such, although I've always responded to the smell of gasoline as if it were a kind of perfume.

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