Humour.

Laughter is supposed to be the best medicine.

I was reading in our local newspaper "The Age" a few weeks back about the role humour plays in maintaining morale when times are really tough. I particularly enjoy this so-called "black" or "gallows" humour. A couple of examples from that article:

Q: What did they do for light in Zimbabwe before they had candles?
A: Electricity.

Q: (From the concentration camps during WWII) What's the difference between a Jewish optimist and a Jewish pessimist?
A: A Jewish pessimist is living in exile somewhere, a Jewish optimist is here.

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I heard on the news (on our winter solstice 21 June 2005) that Cardinal Sin had died and I got to thinking about names and professions and how they reflect one another. For example locally (Melbourne, Australia) we have Nathan Crafti, a member of the legal fraternity. So I did the Google thing and came up with What's in a Name? which will amuse those who take a peep.

There is a Doctor Misri practising in Canada who treats depression and who has written a book “Shouldn't I be happy?” Check it out you non-believers, it's true! Feed dr misri to Google.

No-one is above suspicion

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Economic Optimism

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Doonesbury - Intelligent Design

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Transition Team

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Corporate Bailout System

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Governing from the middle of the road

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Cat or dog person

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Planning board meetings

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The Three Wise Middle-aged Monkeys

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We all have friends like this (don't we Kenny?)

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Birdbath

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The Clinic

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Daddy's Assets

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When vegans fall off the wagon.

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Sir Archibald Clerk Kerr letter to Lord Pembroke

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In memory of Simon Wiesenthal

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Communication

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Calvin - Kids

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The prompt — I'm sure anyone who's had kids will appreciate this — reminds of something Frank Muir (remember the marvellous BBC show "My Word") once said (to the best of my recollection):

"Anyone who talks about the pitter-patter of little feet has clearly not had children."


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Rushed Vetting

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Star Bangled Spanner

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