Friday, September 12, 2008

Funny Truth

George Bernard Shaw - "When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth."

...one of the reasons why I am fascinated by certain kinds of humour. Sometimes I laugh till it hurts and then suddenly freeze to an absolute stop as I begin to see beyond the initial humour. It takes me a while to come out of the see-saw experience. Have you heard of clever humour? Have you heard of utter nonsensical humour? What is what? When do you laugh and then think? When do you think and then laugh?

Mmm. Nonsense sometimes makes more sense than sense....you know?

6 comments:

Prashant Sree said...

Another introspective words !! I feel Calvin & Hobbes fits this context perfectly.,. The small things
which comes, yet has more relevance !!

Just got this idea, when i was going thro' this post.

Nonsense - No (e)N(d) in SENSE

Makes sense ?? ;)

Shivani said...

Very true! It makes a lot of sense.. When i think of clever humour, first thing that comes to my mind is C&H! smart and humorous!

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

I so agree with Shaw!Indeed,not all humor is just what it seems.

Happy weekend :)

krish said...

Very True! Kalaivanar once said that it is only the humans who can laugh. No other living being has this habit.( so we believe). Thinking and laughing always go together and add to each other.

Krish

wake_up_then_walk said...

Truth exists in every form. In a certain kind of humour there is an underlying irony over which humans have no control and from that helplessness arises thought and the related quest for truth.

Nimmy said...

:-) Folks, Thanks a ton for all the wonderful comments! Reading such responses makes me feel really good. Because they make me think, smile in acknowledgement, wonder, rethink et al.

Prashant: Thank you for continuing to add your thoughts to my blog!! :-) I love your little alphabet game with the word Nonsense....!! Excellent stuff! :-) And...really, C&H is amazing when it comes to such thoughtful humour. Isn't that why many of us are fans of C&H!! Thanks for bringing that out!!

Shivani: Thank you buddy! C&H - C for Clever and H for Humour! Wow! :-))

Sameera: Thanks for the comment, buddy! happy weekend to ya too!!

Krish: Thanks so much for the comment! Wise words...thinking and laughing go together! So does creativity!!:-)

Rakesh: What shall I say? You put it so wonderfully well!! I love your comment. Humour - Irony - Thought - Truth!! Whew! Thanks a ton!