Sunday, May 22, 2011

Laughter is the Best Rule Breaker

This whole rapture thing has been really bugging me. But this blog isn't about spiritual beliefs or the accuracy of the Bible. It's about writing a book. So, reminding myself about the recent post on author commentary wherein I talked about not preaching, I kept my mouth shut.

Then I saw this picture, which got me thinking about an addendum on the "No Preaching to the Choir" rule:

If you're funny, you can get away with a lot.

If someone is funny, you find what they're saying less abrasive. 
Even if the point isn't something you'd normally agree with, or the subject isn't one you'd be interested in, a real laugh will keep you focused and waiting for more. 
If something is funny, it can get you thinking without putting your defensive walls up.
When you're laughing, you like people better - you can appreciate someone for the humor they inject, even if you don't necessarily want to think about what they stand for.
And, perhaps most importantly, when you're laughing, you're more likely to swallow a 'moral to the story' without choking on it.

Whatever the issue, humor makes anything more tolerable.

'Nuff said.


  1. Great post! Funny pics - I saw that billboard on Facebook and lol-ed (and did again when I saw it here). It's the only thing I posted about the rapture yesterday...summed it all up, and it made people laugh. And it's true, you can get away with ANYTHING if you're making someone laugh. :)

  2. Great post. I agree with you, humour can be effective on sooo many levels. I loved your collection of pictures - they made me smile :D

  3. Love that last picture. So true! And you're right, when you're funny, you can get away with a lot more.

    PS my word verification looks remarkably like 'immature'. I hope that's not a sign! ;-)

  4. LOL, love that "That was awkward" picture...

  5. Where's the Like button? The Vampire Books sign cracked me up!

  6. Loved the vampire books one. It made me laugh - and proved that what you say is true! Thank you.

  7. *LOL* Love that billboard! I try to inject a bit of humour into my writing, but sadly have found myself to be a rather unfunny person...