The thing that makes me think that your lot in life is funny.
"We of the FBI have no sense of humor that we are aware of." - TommyLeeJones?, in MenInBlack?.
- A little nonsense now and then
- Is relish'd by the wisest men
A corollary to this is DontTakeYourselfTooSeriously?
. The Canadians seem to do a better job of this than a lot of U.S. Americans. Lots more TongueInCheek?
Contrast the comment in AmericanCulturalAssumption concerning why an American couple was always asked if they were Canadian while touring Australia
- There doesn't appear to be one (anymore?) What? No Australia? Has no one been looking into this?
- A little footling about
- Will stop you going up the spout
To bring it back to SoftwareDevelopment
, teams are made of people, and for people to form bonds and get along, a healthy SenseOfHumor
is definitely required.
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Which is true for a wiki of course, especially one dealing with controversial subject matter. That's why we said AlmostNeverDeleteHumor
on Wiki so long ago. Or at least I did, and others picked it up. That's why LetTheDrivelShrivel
was such a great phrase from WaldenMathews
, as he advised me not to engage with those producing drivel and trying to do me down.
Combining the two pieces of advice has proved more difficult.
The end of ConspiracyTheories
yesterday I managed a humorous response to a "what kind of wierdo are you?" question, one that I was most pleased with. I hope some people remember that one. If not, see WikiRewritesHistory
, the first five or six entries. One of the great benefits of the traumas on WhyClublet
has been the deep need to find a funny side. When you do find the right words in an unfamiliar and trying context it's a wonderful thing. "I'm a fundamentalist Christian and I'm here to learn." That was one of my very best, playing the LearningFundamentalist
. They laughed a lot, JonRonson
and all. And like all the best humor, it had a most serious point to it. -- RichardDrake
, CategoryWhimsy CategoryJoke