Is your "funniest" joke falling flat? This study may help your delivery! - Seriously, Science?
"Admit it, you’ve been there: the swell of pride as you deliver the punchline of your best joke EVER, and it’s followed by… nothing. The gaping silence rings louder than any peal of laughter. So, what went wrong? You know the joke is good, yet no one laughed. Well, these scientists have your back! They tested different methods of “priming” one’s audience by exposing them to elements of the joke, and/or the actual punchline, and guess what… it works! Apparently, dropping words from the punchline 1-15 minutes before telling the joke led to funnier ratings. " ‎· JustDuckie
Actually when we consider the creation of a unique joke in any dialogue's discourse, probably you are consciously or unconsciously creating the joke for quite some time or at least creating some implications around the joke, making them familiar with the concept while talking to your audience/friends. This happens almost always in an automatic way, you do not consciously give your time to make the joke (if you are not a miserable unfunny person.) This is of course applicable if you do not use the joke from your sack of jokes or running gags; which in my opinion destined to fail on the long term due to constipation of some sort of "creative cycle". I do not support their arguments, but I cannot read the complete article so my opinion is invalid to a degree. The same person followed with a similar work though: A well-designed joke is like the description of time in what St.Augustine mentioned in his Confessions. "What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know." ‎· Monteyn
Some of us do have to plan jokes in advance for audiences we don't know. Public speakers, for example. I find these results helpful and plan to implement them. ‎· LibSkrat
@libskrat: No public speaker has ever been funny if he does not have sense of humour. It does not matter whether you create the environment for the joke 2 months before the punchline by sending letters to the audience. If you're not a stand-up comedian whose job is to create this feeling, or you do not have sense of humour, your jokes won't be funny. The audience knows this, the public speaker has to be aware of this. It is just for creating sympathy towards the misery of the speaker and boosting his self-esteem. I've proved this in my article printed in Discourse&Society's 2011 22 (3): 243 - 376 named : "Public Speakers have never meant to be funny, and do not send me url of some guy being funny." On the other hand I didn't read the full-text of the article, for this reason I've mentioned that "my opinion might be invalid to a degree" I hope you read it completely and you are going to implement it well to your public speaking skills. ‎· Monteyn
btw I cannot add @libskrat as a friend. I don't get why. Probably there's something about having sense of humor and preparing the jokes 2 weeks beforehand scientifically. ‎· Monteyn
@monteyn I could tell you a joke about finding somewhere else to troll, but you probably wouldn't get it. ‎· JustDuckie
@eyebrowsonfire: I think there is a problem about defining an internet troll and reducing someone who is incontradictable immediately as a troll. There is a catch-22 situation there indeed. What you do is -due to having no answer- you're trying argumentum ad hominem. I find all of my comments are pretty reasonable under these circumstances. If someone has a problem I invite them to read the articles(which by the way I've read all of them now, unlike any of you), and critically discuss them with me. My "direct message" link is working I do not block people, try it, I urge you. But I also demand you to read the articles. Do not smile cynically as a graduates of liberal arts colleges. And do not send miserable ascii hearts. ‎· Monteyn
<3 <3 <3 @eyebrowsonfire ‎· LibSkrat
Sorry Monteyn. You'll have to troll better than that if you want my attention. *blocked* ‎· JustDuckie