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Jokes Through The Centuries

Jokes Through The Centuries

  • Finding a universally funny joke is challenging.
  • Effective jokes are a "benign violation" always walking a delicate balancing act between too soft and too extreme.
  • The purpose of a benign violation is to elicit laughter and disgust at the same time.
  • Jokes in the times of all-powerful medieval monarchs were a risky business.
  • Many of the oldest written jokes were scribbled in the margins of ornate early Latin Bibles.
  • Raw intelligence is the most effective indicator of whether someone is funny.

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