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Monday Afternoon Roundtable: Humor markers

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This week, the Heave staff was asked:

You have to show people one thing to illustrate your sense of humor. What is it and why?

Tim Munroe

I show them a few episodes of Trailer Park Boys because I’m white and I’m pretty trash, but I’m also polite, so I’m very similar to the Canadian white trash characters of the show. Knowmsayin’?

Matt Brassil

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Quick, witty, puns you have to think about to register. Humor that is coated in a sugary layer of pop culture without being obvious about it. Also, you have characters that resemble an aspect of counterculture but calmly yet actively use self-reflexive humor.

That made sense, right? (Yes, that’s part of my humor too.)

Johnny Coconate

Knock knock. Who’s there? (A gun goes off). You open the door and see a man dressed as a clown devoid of color with the word ‘pile’ cut into his forehead, and a gun jammed into his mouth, blood pouring out the back of his head. There’s an envelope on the ground beside him that you open to reveal a letter which reads ‘You’ll never know.’ You turn it over and it reads ‘Knock Knock. Who’s there? You’ll never know. You’ll never know who? You’ll never know who the hell I am cause I’m going to be dressed weird and have a random word on my head and kill myself before you can find out. Ha ha ha etc.’

You really had to be there to get the humor.

Meghan Bongartz

I think people could probably just watch Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and that would pretty much sum up my sense of humor. I’ve started to worry that my tone is too dry when I’m being sarcastic, because even when whatever I’ve said makes no sense at all, it tends to go over people’s heads.

Dominick Suzanne-Mayer

If this movie doesn’t make you laugh, we may have a problem relating interpersonally.