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Sometimes people joke about things that scare them, or that are painful.
Someone laughing doesn’t necessarily mean that they think a topic is funny. It doesn’t necessarily mean that they take the topic lightly. It doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re ok.
Sometimes, people joke because they can either laugh or cry, and they’d rather laugh. Sometimes people joke as a way to protect themselves, or to seem like they’re above it, or to maintain a boundary with people who will treat them badly if they cry.
An example of this kind of joke is below the cut. It’s an old Jewish joke about antisemitism:
Black and WTF - Paul F. Tompkins Outtake - Uncensored
How to shake hands in 9 easy steps, from Going Deep With David Rees.
- Moisturize to keep hands soft and supple.
- When shaking hands make use of flexion, opposition, and adduction.
- Use a tension device to improve the firmness of your grip.
- Make contact in the web between thumb and forefinger.
- Use a slow steady approach so your partner can mirror your motion.
- Make eye contact.
- If you’re uncomfortable with eye contact, focus on the bridge of the nose.
- Use your fingertips to probe for clues about your partner’s feelings.
- Develop a legitimate interest in other humans.
The best episode so far, but it’s like picking a favorite child.
Sompayrac, Lauren. 2004. How cancer works. Sudbury, Mass: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
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I can’t swear that James Adomian as Walt Whitman is the funniest thing I’ve ever heard, but it’s up there. Jon White did his best to capture all of the crazy-ass things “Walt” drummed up in that hilarious hour of entertainment.