I like nothing better than a good giggle, hence the title of this blog post. Today I am going to share a few things that make me laugh.
Silly Jokes and Word Play
I like sophisticated jokes as well, but silly jokes are a much maligned source of fun. You know what I'm talking about, the jokes that make you groan as well as giggle. For example, this one was on Bones the other week:
Is it just me or are circles completely pointless?
Or how about:
Two parrots sitting on a perch, one turns to the other and says: "Do you smell fish?"
And this one which I just found at The Oatmeal:
What did the fish say when he ran into the wall?
I just love the silliness and in the first one the geekery.
I laugh all the way through this film and I have seen my father cry with laughter.
Just in case you have no idea what it's about, it is Monty Python taking the piss out of organised religion. You have Brian, who is a Jew at the time of Jesus, trying to be a rebel against the Romans and gets mistaken for the messiah. It is clever, hilarious and shows just how stupid people can be.
This is one of the funniest sketches I have ever seen. Just watch it and laugh :).
This was the first Terry Prachett I ever read and it still makes me laugh just thinking about it. I have enjoyed many Discworld novels, but this is my favourite.
From the fact that the main character is learning to be an assassin, the reverse hangover wine and the seagull; this book had me in stitches. I absolutely love it. If you like Prachett and you haven't read it, you really have to, it's brilliance condensed into a book.
This is a Mel Brooks film and I think it's his best. It is a piss take of Robin Hood Prince of Theives and it is hilarious. Cary Elwes (you may have seen him in the Princess Bride) is Robin and he's brilliant, as are Dave Chappelle as Ahchoo and Isaac Hayes as Asneeze. Yes, you can see the level of the humour, but this one is funny all the way through.
Amy Yasbeck as Marian is pure and chaste and utterly perfect, as is Tracy Ullman as Latrine the witch. Roger Rees as the Sheriff of Rottingham is sheer genius and there are just too many more wonderful characters to mention. Even Mel Brooks doesn't make me want to strangle him :).
Patrick Stewart is in it for heaven's sake; how could a person not love it :).
This man is a genius and most of his books are hilarious. My husband has read nearly all of them and I am slowly working my way through them now as well.
I reviewed Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood pal the other week on my blog here: Review: Lamb... so I won't go in to too much detail, but this is a brilliant book. Levi, known as Biff, meets Joshua (Jesus is his Greek name) when they are six and then spends the rest of his life trying to keep Josh out of trouble. With him being the Messiah, that's not easy. The two thousand years later he's brought back to life to write a gospel for the new millenium.
One of the things Moore is very good at is bringing in characters he's used in other books to new ones. If you read them in order you can see characters going from bit parts to major parts and vice versa and it is brilliantly done.
For comedy, Christopher Moore is a genius.
So I have shared some of the things that make me giggle with you, please let me know some of the things that make you laugh as well.
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My twin and I are also doing the A to Z Challenge over at our fantasy erotica blog: http://fantasyboysxxx.blogspot.co.uk/