Wednesday, December 7, 2011

What's Red and White on the Outside and Gray on the Inside?

Who or what makes you laugh so hard that milk shoots out of your nose and why? Slapstick, dry witty comedy, your kids, Monty Python?

Why, a can of Campbell's Cream of Elephant Soup, of course.

I heard that lovely joke last week and immediately had to text my dad to share the fun. His response "Gah-roan." Exactly. What made that joke funny to me was knowing that I could call my dad and share it with him.

The one post I wrote for Reverb 10 was about my sense of humor.  When Melanie responded with "What is brown and sticky?....A Stick." I was on the floor.

I love the smart, clever word play of a will written Aaron Sorkin show (I re-watch Sports Night and West Wing regularly).  I'm pretty sure I laughed out loud at every single episode of Firefly. Doctor Who makes me laugh on a regular basis. I laugh at word play in books and word play in real life.  I laugh at ironic images and political satire. My husband makes me laugh.

But what makes me laugh until whatever fluid I'm drinking gets expelled? That's my family.  Well, it's actually more that they make me laugh until I can't breath. Asthma is really a pain in the lungs.

I'm not able to recount any single episode, but whenever I go home and sit at my parents' big oak dining table something happens.  Stories are told.  Recollections are made.  At some point my mom and I will find something funny and will get trapped in an infinite loop of giggles. 

I'm looking forward to spending Christmas at my parents'.  I'm looking forward to laughing.

What did the grape say when it got stepped on by the vintner?
Nothing, it just let out a little whine.

1 comment:

  1. At last. Someone to appreciate this joke;

    Why do gorillas have big nostrils?

    Because they have big fingers.