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Do lovers always tease each other? Study shows how couples handle laughter and banter -- ScienceDaily
People who are afraid of being laughed at, on the other hand, are often less happy in their relationship.
laughter  humor  relationships 
7 days ago by emkay
Twitter
RT : Really interesting that found a linkage between amount of and team success. Thanks for shari…
team  laughter  from twitter
8 weeks ago by John-Dobbin
Teju Cole en Instagram: “⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Among the most revealing material, in aggregate, from the past two years, is what left and liberal white Americans find funny…”
"Among the most revealing material, in aggregate, from the past two years, is what left and liberal white Americans find funny (not only them, but primarily them): what they find funny, what they find fascinating, what they think counts as a clever riposte to horror. They amplify the horror with their jokes, or with a performance of disgust at it all, but a disgust that is possible only because it is episodic, impersonal and, finally, generative of more mirth. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Everyone hopes for a viral tweet. The skill of letting foolishness pass without comment is in short supply. And how much of the commentary is clever, how much of it is mere clever chatter.
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"I have of late, (but wherefore I know not) lost all my mirth..."
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We need a poetics of humorlessness. We need to extricate the refusal to laugh from automatic moral condemnation (“Don’t be so humorless!”) and re-recognize it as a valid and apt strategy of refusal. To opt out of the general laughter is not to be anti-social. Sometimes it's just not funny. Or what’s funny about it is darker, costlier, less obvious, more secret.
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In another section of the prison camp, where the prisoners are treated more harshly, there are fewer jokes. There is less likelihood, in this part of the prison—where from time to time prisoners are taken away and killed— of confusing “coping through humor” with “garnering momentary prestige through a public performance of wit.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

In this harsher section of the prison camp, the prisoners nevertheless are forced to hear at all hours, through the prison walls, the incessant laughter from the other side."
tejucole  2018  internet  online  twitter  attention  behavior  liberalism  horror  performance  humor  humorlessness  morality  jokes  laughter  condemnation 
8 weeks ago by robertogreco
カント『笑いとは張り詰められていた予期が突如として無に変わることから起こる情緒である。』|インクワイアリー
"普段、ヘラヘラしたり、ニヤケたりすることを決してしない性格上、後で振り返って、そんな自分の行動が説明できず、いらだっていたのだが、もしかしたら私は、心底の部分で妹の安否を心配していて、無事に帰ってきたことで、安堵に包まれ、笑いを止められなかったのかもしれない。

カントの言葉を内省して、そんなことを考えたのである。"
laughter  philosophy 
june 2018 by incep
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january 2018 by stevechic
とんねるずをちゃんと擁護できる人がいない理由|星井七億|note
"もしも某キャラを本当に擁護するのならば、その魅力や正当性をきちんと説明すればいいだけなのに(そんなものがあればだが)……と思ったけれど、できるはずもなかった。
「楽しむ素養」とは「それを適切に理解できていること」であり、説明や批評という行動はまず「理解」が追いついてないと無理なのだ。そうなると、前述のように「無知を逆手に取り、偏見を誇大化する笑い」というのは「素養」を必要としないので、素直に楽しんだ人間からすれば「理解」が追いついていない以上(むしろ理解の欠落によって引き起こす笑いなので)、「ならば魅力を正しく説いてみろ」と言われても、とてもハードルが高いのである。"
laughter  discrimination  nonsense  humor 
october 2017 by incep

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