Adaptive Path logo

Adaptive Path
product experience strategy and design

« There's an important difference between | Main | Trendwatchers take things that have »

January 23, 2008

Humor that other people don't get isn't actually funny.

<=> | January 23, 2008

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d83452e6b969e200e5500493178834

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Humor that other people don't:

Comments

hmmm... will have to disagree here.

if you don't get funny things, then you have no sense of humour.

funny things are funny, regardless of who gets them. if you don't like a good movie, you have bad taste.

=)

Posted by: adnan. | Jan 23, 2008 10:41:55 PM

The difference between actually being an arsehole and merely pretending to be an arsehole is a subtle one... in fact, transparent.

Posted by: catmistakes | Jan 24, 2008 7:22:15 AM

Is humor related to other people?

Posted by: Gagarin | Jan 31, 2008 1:13:14 AM

The essence of humor is pointing out the absurdity of our shared human condition. Therefore, the funniest humor of all is the humor that the vast majority of people "don't get", highlighting our shared inability to get a joke. This is why absurdist theater can be so hilariously funny; especially watching the audience laugh at the wrong points and fail to laugh at the right points. It has nothing to do with a sense of superiority; it is 100% about having that flash of insight that "Oh! That is how people's brains work, and it's funny!"

Posted by: Joshua Allen | Feb 3, 2008 9:05:45 PM

Perhaps humor varies with life experience... some humor being universal so long as there isn't a serious chemical imbalance.

Posted by: Paul Grunt | Feb 17, 2008 6:12:34 AM

what is the definition of an optimist?
A person who reads the comics expecting to laugh....

Posted by: cam murray | Jun 2, 2008 2:31:50 PM

The comments to this entry are closed.