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   Posted 6/1/2009 12:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, it's Monday and often people are dragging or dreading the day. If so maybe what we need is a good dose of laughter. You could go back and read some Koffee Klatches from a couple of months ago...lol That might do it. Or, maybe watch a funny movie. How about calling a friend who always seems to make you laugh. Hmm, none of those work? So, how much and/or what does it take to make you laugh?

I really hesitated posting this question because I'm uncomfortable answer it so I decided that just why I SHOULD post it. idea I'm not the world best chuckler. I think today I'll let all of you go first and I'll post later in the day. I'm more interested in what it takes to make YOU laugh.

So, are ya laughing yet??....
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   Posted 6/1/2009 12:39 AM (GMT -6)   
The most recent thing that comes to mind is playing with the friendly cats at the Humane Society. More specificially, I was holding one little kitten and he was just squirming around and roling over on my lap and I just started giggling. He wasn't trying to get away, but he didn't quite have his footing yet! Just thinking about it brings a smile to my face!

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   Posted 6/1/2009 2:56 AM (GMT -6)   


A good laugh is always needed and those around me seem to find plenty of reasons to join in. A quick story. I had been at the Montana Law Enforcement Academy for a short time and our assignment was to present a process speech that would be delivered to the class. When it became my turn, the class was very quiet. My partner had died in my arms just days prior at the Academy of a heart attack. The tension was think and I felt we needed a good laugh to break the grief.

I started the speech off about an officer driving down the road and a woman running out into the road screaming. All the officer could figure out was someone had drown. The officer followed the woman a short distance to the bath tub that had been converted to a water tank for several steers. At this point everything was still quiet. I then proceeded with the woman pointing inside the stock water tank and to his surprise, a floating chicken. The officer grabbed the chicken and began to perform mouth to beak resuscitation. The story went on how the chicken lay lifeless in the officer's arms and how he had to make a split second decision. He began mouth to beak and then carefully located chest compressions. The class was rolling on the floor, all the other classes and administrative staff were rushing into the room as they were hearing bodies hit the floor as people were literally falling out of their chairs laughing. I then proceeded to give the whole class and all our guests detailed steps using an empty 2 liter bottle as a prop. I kept a straight face all the way through as if no one was laughing. At the end, I told them that I knew this worked as I had used the procedure to rescue one of my favorite hens.

Now Imagine that after the many weeks of training were over and it came time for graduation. I was awarded the position of class president and as such, I was to greet all our guests which included elected officials, police chiefs and sheriffs from around thy state.  I started my speech out just like I did in the class. Imagine you are driving down the road and a woman runs out in front of a patrol car in a hysterical display of emotions. The place erupted in laughter. I simply made a comment about how the officer would be one of the latest trained and the hysterical woman would be in good hands as the officer would be trained in ways that no one else was. By the way, they gave me a special award for saving a chicken.

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   Posted 6/1/2009 8:40 PM (GMT -6)   
You're story certainly made me laugh, and I didn't even see it acted out!!

As for what makes me laugh. hmmmm.
My animals for sure, especially my puppy, when he jumps up & licks me in the face (again & again & again).
Laughing at myself when I do/say something really stupid or naive & in the context of things it just comes out really funny!
Hmmm... Random acts? I don't know. It's funny if it's funny?! I'm not very good at answering this question, I'm afraid.


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   Posted 6/1/2009 10:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Generally, it takes something that is funny, that's all.

Or possibly humorous.

A stumble, a bumble, or fall.

Too heavy for height, more wide than tall.

I've been known to laugh at them all.

Sight can be funny, without sound,

Or turn that around, and speak funny without sight.

Bumblers caught in their plight, and both make hilarious combinations.

Or easiest of all just look in the mirror after eating toast piled on with peanut butter.
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   Posted 6/1/2009 11:15 PM (GMT -6)   
My children have a way of making me laugh,even at times when laughter would be the very last thing I feel like doing.Especially my son, he's 11 and he will just act so goofy,I can't help but laugh. And that was what he wanted to begin with.He and I are very close. And he knows when I need cheering up.
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