Friday, January 06, 2006

How about funny peculiar as opposed to funny ha-ha?

Mark over at the Biomes Blog recently posted a link to Dilbert creator Scott Adams' blog, which is pretty interesting. He has this to say about humor:
The core of humor is what I call the 2-of-6 rule. In order for something to be funny, you need at least two of the following elements:

Cute (as in kids and animals)
Naughty
Bizarre
Clever
Recognizable (You've been there)
Cruel

I invented this rule, but you can check for yourself that whenever something is funny it follows the rule. And when something isn't, it doesn't.

Now I realize why TVB has never really picked up steam the way I'd hoped. I just wasn't following the rules of funny.

So, herewith, the most-amusing TVB post ever:

Image hosted by Photobucket.com Cute (Awwwwwww!)

Image hosted by Photobucket.com Naughty (If by naughty, you mean evil.)

Image hosted by Photobucket.com Bizarre (Acid flashback! Acid flashback!)

Image hosted by Photobucket.com Clever (C'mon, would you have thought of combining a fork and spoon?)

Image hosted by Photobucket.com Recognizable (Who doesn't do laundry?)

Image hosted by Photobucket.com Cruel (Feel those shivers down your back yet?)


Now, stand back and watch the funny-seekers turn out in droves.

4 comments:

Asher Hunter said...

Can't .... stop ... laughing ....

God Is My Codependent said...

I'm working on combining an egg separator with chopsticks.

Douglas Hoffman said...

H.R. Puffenstuff! Do I get brownie points?

Jim Donahue said...

It's "Sigmund and the Sea Monsters"--no brownies for you, young man.