Well - maybe. I am rather interested in humour, though. It's rarely  
studied.

For me, the funniest part about this "thread" is that it doesn't yet  
have a subject line...

Maybe keep it that way!

Why not discuss humour? Is it not "the grease of civilisation" as de  
Bono says?

What makes the following such a funny, though still quite a serious  
joke:


A priest, a lawyer and a theoretical physicist were about to face the  
guillotine.
The priest was spared by a miracle and the lawyer by justice.
The physicist's last words were that he knew little about God and the  
law,
but that he holds one thing as absolute truth.

"If you look up you'll see the rope is stuck on the gallows."


Quite profound really - but I bet it made you smile!

(I think someone on this list used it as their cyber signature ages  
ago...)

regards,

Kim






On 11/11/2008, at 11:25 PM, Bruno Marchal wrote:

>
>
> Now we have fun and you already want make it serious? I guess you are
> joking!
>
> B.
>
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>
>
> On 11 Nov 2008, at 01:50, Kim Jones wrote:
>
>>
>> Yes - humour is according to thinking guru Edward de Bono "The most
>> significant activity of the human mind". If anyone is interested in
>> why, we could start a thread over that. It relates, of course, to all
>> the stuff on the mind and consciousness.
>>
>> Humour is occasionally deployed on this list as simple sarcasm. There
>> are more evolved ways of using it
>>
>>
>> cheers
>>
>>
>> Kim Jones
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On 11/11/2008, at 11:42 AM, Quentin Anciaux wrote:
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>>>
>>> first laugh on this list :) or maybe on this list and this universe
>>> only /o\
>>>
>>> 2008/11/11 Michael Rosefield <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:
>>>> Look at it this way, you probably did unsubscribe. Just not in this
>>>> universe. Sorry.
>>>>
>>>> --------------------------
>>>> - Did you ever hear of "The Seattle Seven"?
>>>> - Mmm.
>>>> - That was me... and six other guys.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> 2008/11/10 Joao Leao <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>>>>>
>>>>> unsubscribe
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>>>
>>> -- 
>>> All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.
>>>
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>
> http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/~marchal/
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