11 Jan

whats permitted as humour? The debate re: I am Charlie makes this relevant again. I AM CHARLIE

Idyll Dreams of an Idle Fellow

What’s So Funny?

Have you heard the joke about the sky?                                                                                     It goes over your head

Actually, this is the only sort of humour that is a no no, jokes that you don’t get. Everything else goes.

Jokes are meant to be funny, and that’s it. Fullstop. Political correctness is for politicians. Jokes are meant to let off steam. They can be crass, mean, off colour, misogynist, racist, casteist, ageist, sexist, anti something or the other, hurting the sentiments of someone or the other. Damn it, it’s a means of letting off steam. It has to be this way. Irreverence is a must.

In the medieval period, courts had jesters or fools or bhands, whose job was to crack jokes that would cause an ordinary citizen to have his or her head adorn a spike. But the king needs the truth, which the yes-men can’t provide, and so the jester…

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Posted by on January 11, 2015 in Uncategorized


2 responses to “WHAT’S SO FUNNY?

  1. Lakshmi

    January 20, 2015 at 5:26 am

    You have put it absolutely right..I agree…

    Liked by 1 person

    • wiseguy from the east

      January 20, 2015 at 9:44 am

      thank you Laxmi 😀 so do Scriggler readers, This got me an Author of the Month Tag 😀

      On Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 10:56 AM, Idyll Dreams of an Idle Fellow wrote:




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