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Thread: The Formula for Laughter

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    The Formula for Laughter

    HE = PI x C/T + BM

    What does it mean? What’s all this? Well, for an explanation and such, come inside.

    So the formula means :
    PI - personal involvement

    C - complexity of a joke. The higher degree of complexity the better provided that your audience can solve the problem within 1 or 2 seconds.

    T - time spent by a person solving a joke. The longer the time, the weaker the effect.

    BM - background mood. A joker can have an advantage if an audience enjoys the show. However, a real good joke can “blow up” the most dismal audience.

    HE - humor effectiveness.

    Now, there’s a fascinating article that you should really read to better understand all this. Really.

    It explains things like why women consider “a good sense of humor” an essential quality in a man.

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    More info - source - http://www.ohgizmo.com/2005/10/05/th...-for-laughter/

    this post did not use this formula

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    There was a documentary on the BBC a few years back about what, exactly, made something funny - they tried to define it and come up with a formula for a really funny sketch.

    They couldn't and so decided that it wasn't possible.

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    How are you btw, zed? Haven't seen you for a bit.

    Family all well?
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    errm, the formula doesn't seem to include the factor of "funnyness of the joke"
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarthInsinuate
    errm, the formula doesn't seem to include the factor of "funnyness of the joke"
    Good point.

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    Humor is subjective,we all laugh at misfortune even if we don't want to,how many times have you laughed at a loved one's misfortune,before you've checked if they are ok,so deep down I think we are all sadist's mawahahahah

    All spelling mistakes and grammatical errors in my post's are intentional.

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    The documentary i think Manker you speak of is the one where they concluded
    that people laugh at anything that is embarresing or hurts other people.
    Bush must laugh alot.


    @Manker - went to Greece surfed sailed wakeboarded ate & drank my ass off - little luigi aka 50% didn't do so much of that but he definetly enjoyed the colours, the heat, the water and especially all the really ugly but charming greek women that held him.
    it seems that baby's are regarded as Devine over there. Nice trait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 100%
    The documentary i think Manker you speak of is the one where they concluded
    that people laugh at anything that is embarresing or hurts other people.
    Bush must laugh alot.


    @Manker - went to Greece surfed sailed wakeboarded ate & drank my ass off - little luigi aka 50% didn't do so much of that but he definetly enjoyed the colours, the heat, the water and especially all the really ugly but charming greek women that held him.
    it seems that baby's are regarded as Devine over there. Nice trait.
    Indeed it is.

    Glad you had a good time, sounds brilliant - I waited til just recently for my first proper holiday since manlet was born (18 months ago). I had some misguided notion that a baby wouldn't like the heat.

    He loved it
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    yes it can only be good
    nobody is designed to enjoy cold (where we born with clothes?)
    but they say you have to keep him in shade/or use major sunblock
    i think the basic rule is he/she should wear what you wear. (however kinky your bling)
    of when we came back home he started crying
    i guess he thought when we were in greece life was simply going to get better and better...
    reality hurts

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    I found a formula for laughter in a magazine joke, here goes.

    Two chimpanzee's having a bath. one chimpanzee goes "oo oo eee eeee eee"

    The other one says "well put some cold water in then"

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