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To: epicure who wrote (206888)11/5/2012 12:30:25 PM
From: koan  Read Replies (2) | Respond to of 503048
<<Or humor can be just like anything else- something that divides people. Back in the old days when I was watching unmoderated threads (and probably to this day though I can't tell you for sure), and even on moderated threads, people would say things they thought were "funny"- but it was at the expense of one political side or the other. I don't think it was particularly good for "society". It just pissed people off.>>

I was just talking about humor in general. Having a sense of humor. Most humor has nothing to do with politics. I used it to to raise my kids. Instead of getting upset, I usually distracted them with humor. We were always joking around. My daughter does the same with her kids. My whole family is prettty funny. At get togethers we mostly just laugh. My favorite thing to do.

Humor, IMO, is also a sign of intelligence as it requires the juxtapositioning of reality, which takes some thought.

I believe Stewart, Colbert and Maher do a great service for our kids and country specifically, but everyone in general, in that they do a great job of educating people to complex ideas with humor which draws people into getting an education. Even people who generally don't pay much attention to thinking.