Say something funny, I need a laugh. In fact, I want to laugh out loud. For a moment. It feels so good. Laughing that is…

My problem is that I find things to be funny that are not. There is so much humor in what we all do. Making innocent fun “with” someone, rather than “of” someone is a kind of momentary bond. I use it as a way to get closer. Of course, it can backfire, but I take my chances ..

For Funny we go to comedies and comedians. There are great shows on TV, but something is happening to humor. Something is happening to us that is funny?? As we liberalize our welcome of all kinds of people and all kinds of sensitivities we are adopting a vocabulary whose value appears to be predicated on sex and less mainstream lifestyle traditions. Swear words are proliferating. So what else is new? LOL

Adults used to be the perps. It has now progressed down the age chain to the youngest possible, our children parroting the vulgarities of the adult. Funny? Scary to me.

In the old days of the great comedians it was the innuendo, the inferred, that was brilliantly sophisticated and raucous at the same time. Bob Hope, Jack Benny, even Red Skelton… and then Johnny Carson who kept it clean and intensely hilarious at the same time. OK… now you know I am much older than you. Funny? LOL…

Some even say we have nurtured the growth of bureaucracy. Layers of unaccountability which stifles justice and freedom. Can you laugh freely in the office?

They say funny things in Congress. They say funny things in the halls of power. They are so serious and so apparently knowledgeable. LOL Funny.

Is Funny the biggest joke of them all?

Funny used to ring true.

Funny can’t be trusted any longer.

Grab the beer and absorb the off-color invasion.

A good buzz makes anything funny.

Make me laugh again. LOL

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