Peg Herring's Blog – December 2008 Archive (23)

Is It Funny or Is It Stupid?

I have a friend who's a psych major, and he claims that no generation can understand the humor of another generation. His logic goes that humor is an accumulation of life events, so Boomers, for example, see humor in things others don't, and vice versa.



What I see in a lot of today's humor is stupidity. Characters that are considered hilarious by the standards of television, movies, and stand-up audiences are to me pitiful at best, disgusting at worst. Otherwise intelligent people in… Continue

Added by Peg Herring on December 3, 2008 at 10:38pm — 2 Comments

Oh, the Weather Outside Is Frightful

I guess Winter decided not to wait for its official entry date. Michigan got hit big-time with snow yesterday and is expecting more ... and more. Being a native, I know that one has to look at the bright side.



First, it's pretty. The trees are hung with white, the ground is smoothed and uniform.

Second, it's probably necessary in some geo-scientific way. Snow is water, water is good, right?

Third, it slows everybody down, at least the intelligent ones. You'd best not be in… Continue

Added by Peg Herring on December 2, 2008 at 9:41pm — No Comments

Nice People

Before I forget, correction. I had the wrong figures on Friday. The quote calls for 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. The message is the same, just ignore the math. And thanks for noticing.



Anyway, my thought today is nice people. There just aren't enough of them in the world, and I often wish I were better at being one. On Saturday a man I'd never seen before gave me the nicest compliment I've had in months. He did it just to be nice, and it made me think what a great place the… Continue

Added by Peg Herring on December 1, 2008 at 10:08pm — 2 Comments

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