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Early Sixties was also when I was telling everyone to read Catch-22. Found an almost-perfect formula for deciding who'd like it, who wouldn't: guys with military experience thought it was funny, bitter, true; those without were bored.
Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:37 am Post
Early Sixties was also when I was telling everyone to read Catch-22.
Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:09 pm Post
vic-k wrote: I just couldn't get into them. I gave them away to a friend yesterday.
vic-k wrote:As someone whose default setting is: humour or daft if y' like, I find it quite disturbing when I fail to react positively to the author's attempt at humour. I start asking myself if there's something wrong with me...or...is it possible to be, too, funny?
vic-k wrote:I was two thirds of the way through, A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole, thinking to myself, "This is hilarious...so why aren't I laughing?' Then something triggered me, and it was bellyache the rest of the way.
Has anybody else experienced this weird phenomenon, or is it really me who isn't right.
Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:51 pm Post
Y' could be right there, Rog...then again, I remember when Good Morning Vietnam was released. All the critics/reviewers were of one accord: Williams! Comic genius! Williams Hilarious! Williams brilliant! I considered my self a Williams fan at the time, but came away from the movie wondering what the hell they were all raving about. I had a chuckle here and there, but overall, I was disappointed. It's possible my expectations had been raised too high... Today, five minutes of Williams, and I’ve had enough. But! Having said that, I’m quite prepared to accept that it’s me that’s misfiring and not Robin.pigfender wrote:You just have to be in the right frame of mind to enjoy some things.
Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:58 pm Post
or perhaps you'd prefer a Glühweinpigfender wrote:Oooh! Yes please!
Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:41 am Post
Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:36 am Post
Henri Bergson wrote:"humour is the description in terms of the absurd of the chasm between man's aspirations and his achievements"
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PJS wrote: A lot has to do with what each of us -- as reader -- brings to the experience.
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