The Purpose of Giggling
Comedy keeps human-kind from ending up in the commode.
Once in the bowl, we would circle it and somebody would eventually become crazy enough to flush us down.
Comedy performs this function with grace, style, wit and of course, humor.
But it also does this with a bit of flair and wisdom. Because even though many people are lamenting the situation in our country as being “vile” or “contentious,” no one seems to figure out how we got here–or is it there?
Would you believe it’s simple?
Human beings–that’s you and me–become actually insane when we start contending that what we think should be believed. You can feel free to think anything you want as long as you don’t insist that other people believe it.
Case in point: if you happen to like oysters, think they’re delicious, the “treasure of the sea,” more power to you. But if you found the Pink Oyster Cult and worship the slimy little boogers, then you are desperately in need of a laugh–maybe even at your own expense.
Likewise, if you think there’s a heaven we’ll all go there for eternity, to worship the presence of God, I feel you should have the freedom to bounce that around your head all you want–but you can’t think that those who don’t believe the way you do will burn to a crisp in hell.
If that’s what you do, we need to introduce you to some sketch comedy.
If in your brain you have convinced yourself that the white race is superior to every other race, then there’s not much I can do to moderate your thinking–unless you start acting like it’s something everyone should believe, everyone should follow and everyoneshould line up behind.
If that happens, I’m going to need to tickle you.
Likewise, if you think climate change is the most important issue in the world, that men and women are very different and that God is really female, I would love to encourage you to dance with such thoughts in your mind–as long as you don’t get on the Internet and post it as a confirmed fact, recently verified by some study done at the Harvard Institute of Stupidity.
I am a humorist.
It is my job to bring humor when people begin to take their musings and turn them into law. Matter of fact, you can think that the President of the United States is exceptional or unqualified, and I will be just fine with it–unless you begin to believe he has been sent by God for this hour, or that he and the devil are planning the demise of the nation.
In that case, it will be time for me to pull out the balloon animals and prance around the room in the most silly way possible.
Don’t believe everything you hear–and if you choose to think it, don’t pretend that everybody else should.
If you decide to pursue such ridiculous behavior, I will be nearby to hit you with a punchline.
Published by Jonathan Cring