Sometimes you have to write down what goes through your mind. Therefore, we introduce the new category CARMITIVE Column. Each month, we will share an article, which focuses on a fashionable, social or current topic from a personal point of view. So due to our May motto, I have been looking at humor from different aspects lately. While fashion couldn’t be any funnier at the moment, it’s not that easy to always come up with a joke in your everyday life. How does being funny actually work?
Funny In Another Way
“A blonde asks…” To be honest, I am not really into those types of jokes anymore. Not just because I think, that a hair color doesn’t speak for intelligence but also because we hear the stories about blondes in cars or restaurants over and over again. Consequently, I am no master of this field. I definitely prefer spontaneous gags or wordplays. And even though I always try to be creative, my friends usually say, “that was another typical listless Carmen-joke.” No kidding!
Other Countries, Other Manners
Meanwhile, I am quite happy not go down in history as a comedian. Just think of the hard life of a gag-clown. If you have two barbecues in one week, you have to think of major jokes about charcoal and barbeque tongs. I don’t want this to be my life for sure. Moreover, not even the funniest knee-slapper makes each person laugh. Instead, people might just chuckle because they want to be polite.
Actually, it’s quite fascinating that we just tend to set a fake smile in situations like these. Therefore I prefer my honest friends. After all, not everyone has the same sense for humor anyway. Besides blondes and puns, some might be laughing out loud after hearing animal jokes or others may be very into an English style of gags. Speaking of cultures, there are probably not even two countries, which have an identic sense of humor.
This is why I have accepted that only a selected group of people gets my anecdotes. Nevertheless, my friends tend to grin after I dropped one of my obvious unfunny jokes. Of course, you have to be skilled to make the listless pointes dull in a way that they are still funny. This might sound a bit paradox. In the end however, we laugh all together. I hope you do so too!