Nurturing Humor

Stephen Marsh Mormon 10 Comments

Currently there are four active humor blogs in the Bloggernacle.

Amazingly, all of them delete material that someone considers personally offensive if you just politely contact them. I try to regularly read them, and used to comment.

Since all entities or groups will draw satire or humor, we can either nurture what we like or reinforce what we don’t by the way we react. Like many things, our choice is not in whether or not humor (like adversity) will exist, merely what shape it will take.

Do some good in the world. Visit some humor sites, encourage the good, pass on the bad. Nurture what you want to see.

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  2. There also are some absolutely hilarious posts on various blogs. Mormon Mommy Wars, imo, is one of the best at this among the group blogs. Their “Adventures in Arizona” is one of the funniest threads in the history of Mormon blogging, and it gets new comments every month or so as someone who is aware of it has another nutty sacrament meeting experience.

    http://www.mormonmommywars.com/?p=659

    If you check it out, have tissue handy; you’ll be laughing so hard you cry. (Have a couple of hours available if you are a slow reader or want to read out loud. There are 242 comments, most of which are stories.)

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    Even better. Someone needs to alert the guys at Mormon Archipelago and suggest that they have a “funny islands” or some such category — there are now enough of them in the bloggernacle.

    The “Mormon Folklore” link doesn’t work in Firefox, BTW.

  4. I usually think a lot about the Comics I post. I have never taken a post down at all. Even it it offended someone. I have misspelled a few things. And usually the kind audience has commented on my learning disability.

  5. I have a blog that some people think is funny–whatmormonslike.blogspot.com. I am glad to learn about all these other websites. I’m not alone. I’ll say it one more time; I’m not alone.

  6. Brigham: I saw the shout out for your site on MormonTimes this week. Mormons should be paying royalties on the overuse of the word “moisture.” It doesn’t matter what climate you live in. You could live in a flood plain, and somebody’s still going to say in church that “we’re grateful for the moisture we’ve received.”

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