Cajun humor must be kindly and homespun, and no one spins a tale with those requirements better than the world's number one humorist, Justin Wilson. Written in dialect, his second collection of tales revolves around the lives of quick-witted farmers, determined deer hunters, and diehard football fans-people who could be your neighbors and friends, especially if you live in Louisiana, and especially if you're the exceptionally neighborly and friendly Justin Wilson-a man who never lets a good story go by. Have you heard the one about the high-jumping bear hunter? It's a good one, I ga-ron-tee! Boisterous, charming, and down-to-earth, Wilson has delighted audiences throughout the country for more than forty-five years. He is author of Justin Wilson's Cajun Humor as well as many cookbooks, including The Justin Wilson Cookbook , The Justin Wilson Cookbook #2: Cookin' Cajun , The Justin Wilson Gourmet and Gourmand Cookbook , Justin Wilson's Outdoor Cooking with Inside Help , and Justin Wilson's Cajun Fables . Howard Jacobs is an authority on Cajun Dialect, co-author of Justin Wilson's Cajun Humor, and author of Cajun Laugh-in.
The best of hunting and fishing humor from America's funniest sporting cartoonist. Cartoonist, Robert Tiritilli understands "the ups and downs" of the fish and game world. This former Italian Mafia hit man has teamed with Charles Hellman, a bookie and ex-Little Leaguer, to find more ways to blend these one-panel cartoons with clever captions. They bring out the "FUNNY" in sports. The wit and satire of these cartoons and their absurdities come to life from Tiritilli's pen. His outrageous graphics poke fun at hunters, fishermen, and animals with equal gusto. Tiritilli has freelanced and lampooned for more years than he cares to admit..
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Ancient philosophers considered question about laughter, humor, and comedy to be both philosophically interesting and important. They theorized about laughter and its causes, moralized about the appropriate uses of humor and what it is appropriate to laugh at, and wrote treaties on comedic composition. They were often merciless in ridiculing their opponents' positions, borrowing comedic devices and techniques from comic poetry and drama to do so. This volume is organized around three sets of questions that illuminate the philosophical concerns and corresponding range of answers found in ancient philosophy. The first set investigates the psychology of laughter. What is going on in our minds when we laugh? What background conditions must be in place for laughter to occur? Is laughter necessarily hostile or derisive? The second set of questions concerns the ethical and social norms governing laughter and humor. When is it appropriate or inappropriate to laugh? Does laughter have a positive social function? Is there a virtue, or excellence, connected to laugher and humor? The third set of questions concerns the philosophical uses of humor and comedic technique. Do philosophers use humor exclusively in criticizing rivals, or can it play a positive educational role as well? If it can, how does philosophical humor communicate its philosophical content? This volume does not aim to settle these fascinating questions but more importantly to start a conversation about them, and serve as a reference point for discussions of laughter, humor, and comedy in ancient philosophy.