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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

I am SO Funny! Ask Roni, Ask Chris!

From a newsbite in a recent issue of Macleans:

"A new survey has found that more than half of younger siblings say they find it easy to be funny, whereas only a third of eldest children have the ability. More joyless are only children, among whom only 11 per cent say they're funny. The survey's compiler....says that younger children have to compete for parents' attention, and one device is humour. In contrast, older children are expected to take on more serious roles in the family, while only children have no need to aspire for parents' attention."

I sure as heck hope this isn't publicly funded science. Imagine some men and women wearing white lab coats with clipboards asking questions: "Do you think you're funny?" and "Where are you in family birth order?" Maybe these are the first results of the Turner Broadcasting System "Department of Humor Analysis," and Macleans thought it was news, right?

2 Comments:

Blogger Christine said...

It's one thing to tell Lju you're funny, but now you're asking us to put it out there to the world? I don't know if I'm comfortable with that.
You are funny. Sometimes you're very funny. But according to the survey, Roni (birth order #3)is funnier than you; and I (child #5) am funnier than her. Joe (#4) is funnier than me, but he's older, so what's it all mean?

9:17 AM  
Anonymous Lori said...

Your no Shecky Greene you know....

5:10 PM  

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