Christianity and the Triumph of Humor

Again, survey participants as a whole never unanimously judged one given joke
to be offensive or another one to be ... As with degree of funniness, one can only
observe trends regarding the offensiveness of certain jokes, not a shared ...


Author: Bernard Schweizer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429589669

Category: Religion

Page: 244

View: 212

This book traces the development of religious comedy and leverages that history to justify today’s uses of religious humor in all of its manifestations, including irreverent jokes. It argues that regulating humor is futile and counterproductive, illustrating this point with a host of comedic examples. Humor is a powerful rhetorical tool for those who advocate and for those who satirize religious ideals. The book presents a compelling argument about the centrality of humor to the story of Western Christianity’s cultural and artistic development since the Middle Ages, taking a multi-disciplinary approach that combines literary criticism, religious studies, philosophy, theology, and social science. After laying out the conceptual framework in Part 1, Part 2 analyzes key works of religious comedy across the ages from Dante to the present, and it samples the breadth of contemporary religious humor from Brad Stine to Robin Williams, and from Monty Python to South Park. Using critical, historical, and conceptual lenses, the book exposes and overturns past attempts by church authorities, scholars, and commentators to limit and control laughter based on religious, ideological, or moral criteria. This is a unique look into the role of humor and comedy around religion. It will, therefore, be of great interest to scholars of Religious Studies, Humor Studies, and the Sociology of Religion.

Seriously Sick Jokes

The Most Disgusting, Filthy, Offensive Jokes from the Vile, Obscene, Disturbed
Minds of Rob Manuel Copyright © Rob Manuel 2009. All rights
reserved. No part. The Most Disgusting, Filthy, Offensive Jokes from the Vile,
Obscene, ...



Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 9781569757093

Category: Humor

Page: 192

View: 738

A treasury of irreverent, politically incorrect, and wholly distasteful jokes represents top-selected submissions to the Web site, in a volume that is complemented by equally biting illustrations. Original.

Good Humor Bad Taste

As Table 5 shows, the connection between funniness and offensiveness is most
pronounced in extreme cases: jokes seen as so offensive that they can hardly be
appreciated at all. These jokes go too far for almost everyone; they are explicit ...


Author: Giselinde Kuipers

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110898996

Category: Humor

Page: 301

View: 148

Good Humor, Bad Taste is the first extensive sociological study of the relationship between humor and social background. Using a combination of interview materials, survey data, and historical materials, the book explores the relationship between humor and gender, age, regional background, and especially, humor and social class in the Netherlands. The final chapter focuses on national differences, exploring the differences between the American and the Dutch sense of humor, again using a combination of interview and survey materials. The starting point for this exploration of differences in sense of humor is one specific humorous genre: the joke. The joke is not a very prestigious genre; in the Netherlands even less so than in the US. It is precisely this lack of status that made it a good starting point for asking questions about humor and taste. Interviewees generally had very pronounced opinions about the genre, calling jokes "their favorite kind humor", but also "completely devoid of humor" and "a form of intellectual poverty". Good Humor, Bad Taste attempts to explain why jokes are good humor to some, bad taste to others. The focus on this one genre enables Good Humor, Bad Taste to have a very wide scope. The book not only covers the appreciation and evaluation of jokes by different social groups and in different cultures, and its relationship with wider humor styles. It also describes the genre itself: the history of the genre, its decline in status from the sixteenth century onward, and the way the topics and the tone of jokes have changed over the last fifty years of the twentieth century.

Crime and Deviance in Cyberspace

and charters may warn people about possible offensive content. A good example
of such a disclaimer is the one used for the archive of the newsgroup rec.
humorfunny: If you thought the dirty jokes in the regular sections were bad, then
you ...


Author: DavidS. Wall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351570756

Category: Law

Page: 624

View: 585

This volume presents the reader with an interesting and, at times, provocative selection of contemporary thinking about cybercrimes and their regulation. The contributions cover the years 2002-2007, during which period internet service delivery speeds increased a thousand-fold from 56kb to 56mb per second. When combined with advances in networked technology, these faster internet speeds not only made new digital environments more easily accessible, but they also helped give birth to a completely new generation of purely internet-related cybercrimes ranging from spamming, phishing and other automated frauds to automated crimes against the integrity of the systems and their content. In order to understand these developments, the volume introduces new cybercrime viewpoints and issues, but also a critical edge supported by some of the new research that is beginning to challenge and surpass the hitherto journalistically-driven news stories that were once the sole source of information about cybercrimes.

Social Skills for Teenagers with Developmental and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Even if the person you are telling the joke to is not offended, O someone
overhearing the joke may be upset. Telling offensive jokes is a fast way to get a
bad reputation and O ensure that people will not want to be your friend. Avoid “
inside ...


Author: Elizabeth A. Laugeson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135240684

Category: Psychology

Page: 448

View: 190

This book is essential reading for any clinician or researcher working with teens with autism spectrum disorders. This parent-assisted intervention for teens is based on a comprehensive, evidence-based, 14-week program at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, the manualization of the popular UCLA PEERS Program, and the success of the Children’s Friendship Training (Routledge, 2002) manual for children. After reviewing techniques designed to help parents and therapists tailor the manual to the needs of the teens with whom they are working, the text moves on to the individual treatment sessions and strategies for tackling issues such as developing conversational skills, choosing friends, using humor, get-togethers, teasing, bullying, gossiping, and handling disagreements. Each session chapter includes handouts, homework assignments, descriptions of what to expect (and how to handle challenges in delivering the intervention), and customized tips for both parents and therapists.

The Ultimate Book of Blonde Brunette and Redhead Jokes

Seriously Sick Jokes: The Most Disgusting, Filthy, Offensive Jokes from the Vile,
Obscene, Disturbed Minds of Compiled by Rob Manuel, $10.95
Seriously Sick Jokes is a lewd, crude, and absolutely filthy collection that will
have ...


Author: James Buffington

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781569758434

Category: Humor

Page: 224

View: 956

AS SHAMELESS AND HILARIOUS AS IT IS POLITICALLY INCORRECT What's the mating call of a blonde? "I'm sooooo drunk." How does a brunette recharge her love life? She changes the batteries. How is a redhead like a condom? They both spend most of their time in your wallet. Why did 18 blondes go to the movies together? The sign said: "Under seventeen not admitted." What does a redhead scream when climaxing? Her own name. Why does Ohio have brunettes and California have earthquakes? California had first choice. Why did the blonde sell her water skis? She couldn't find a lake on a hillside.

Pocket PAL Making Learning Fun

Like anything if done to death , jokes can become extremely irritating ; however ,
having a reputation as a Leller of terrible ( but non - offensive ) jokes can stand a
eacher in good stead . A daily pun is certain to raise a þroan or two ! You could ...



Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1855391066

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 563

Enjoyable learning makes for effective learning>

APA Style Simplified

As an example, consider research in which my students and I collected data
about the way that women and men respond to offensive jokes that victimized
either women, men, or neither gender in particular. After analyzing the results, we


Author: Bernard C. Beins

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118289082

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

View: 228

This is a compact but comprehensive guide to writing clearly and effectively in APA style. Demonstrates how to write objective scientific research papers using interesting prose Incorporates guidelines from the 6th edition of the APA publication manual Explores how to develop ideas, connect them to what others have written, and express them clearly Discusses the differences between written, oral, and poster presentations and offers instructions for applying APA style to each

The Humor Prism in 20th century America

Thickett , Maude 1983 Outrageously Offensive Jokes . New York : Pocket Books .
... Wilde , Larry 1974 The Official Jewish / Irish Joke Book . New York : Pinnacle
Books . ... 1980 The Last Official Jewish Joke Book . New York : Pinnacle Books .


Author: Joseph Boskin

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814325971

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

View: 179

The Humor Prism in Twentieth-Century America explores to what extent and in what ways American humor in the twentieth century reflects history.

The Big Ass Book of Jokes

Blonde Walks into a Bar: The 4,000 Most Hilarious, GutBusting Gags, OneLiners
and Jokes Jonathan Swan, $14.95 ... Seriously Sick Jokes: The Most Disgusting,
Filthy, Offensive Jokes from the Vile, Obscene, Disturbed Minds of Rob



Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781569759400

Category: Humor

Page: 480

View: 898

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

How to Become an Effective Teacher and Trainer

Avoid offensive jokes. A very important rule in using jokes is that the trainer or
seminar speaker should adapt his jokes to the idiosyncracy, beliefs, culture, age,
and profession of the class or seminar participants. He must see to it that his
jokes ...



Publisher: Rex Bookstore, Inc.

ISBN: 9712326691



View: 466

Hilarious Jokes You Can Tell Anywhere

I've been collecting and telling jokes ever since I accepted the fact that I'm a lousy
fighter and a slow runner. ... If Italian jokes were offensive to Italians, I would have
had my feet set in concrete and been dumped in the harbour long ago.


Author: Silvio Famularo

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 9781612041902

Category: Humor

Page: 242

View: 296

This amazing collection of Hilarious Jokes You Can Tell Anywhere has been culled by author Silvio Famularo over a lifetime. The 74-year-old comedian proudly presents the finest of the thousands of clean jokes he has heard over the years, most of which have been embellished by his skill at eliciting the maximum humor from each yarn. A good many of the jokes have been adapted, rephrased and given twists so that they reflect my own personal style. This is particularly the case with the Italian jokes, most of which were not really Italian jokes when first related to me. I turned them into Italian jokes because I thought they sounded funnier told with a foreign accent. Did you hear the one about ...About the Author: Silvio Famularo lives in Wellington, New Zealand. I like to make people laugh. My greatest inspiration comes from Jesus Christ, whose message is to love one another. I believe that whatever we do, it should be done in such a way as to benefit others. His next book is titled The Importance of Laughter for Health and Happiness. Publisher's website: http: //

Labor Arbitration Reports

BACK PAY [ 2 ] Offensive joke file ▻ 118.806 118.640 Employee , who was
discharged without just cause for keeping offensive joke file buried in desk
drawer , is reinstated without back pay , where he violated policy of keeping work




ISBN: CORNELL:31924112277615

Category: Arbitration, Industrial


View: 875

Sexist Jokes Within the World of Law Enforcement

The female officer's aloofness or anger towards sexist jokes is an expression of
rejection towards the men's libidinal overtures . This inflexibility is a critical
condition for the perpetuation of offensive jokes . The jokes become a form of
social ...


Author: Judith Stevenson


ISBN: UCBK:C044339087

Category: Law enforcement

Page: 80

View: 380


One exception is the work by Cody , Erickson , and Schmidt ( 1983 ) on the use of
disclaimers as prefaces to offensive jokes . Cody et al . had subjects recall recent
cases in which they had been told a joke that might be considered offensive ...


Author: Margaret J. McLaughlin

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015014315413

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

View: 298

McLaughlin presents a broad and scholarly survey of conversational organization which will appeal to a broad range of non-specialist readers. The book serves to keep people abreast of the fast-developing literature by providing a glossary of terms, sample conversations, an assessment of what is currently known, and guidelines for future research. The author is particularly interested in how the smaller elements in the stream of conversation are combined into a coherent whole. `McLaughlin succeeds in identifying the available material, providing an assessment, and suggesting directions for future study. Included are a helpful glossary and a very useful bibliography...advanced undergraduates and graduate students will find it

Artificial Intelligence Is Fun

Offensive jokes are not good and should be discarded. That's right; keep thinking!
I got a cute e-mail about friends that told things God created for humans that was
funny. You got a cute E-mail about friends that told things God created for ...


Author: Kathryn M. Hilton

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462802852

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 277

View: 737

Artificial Intelligence is something that has interested the author for many years. When she saw an opportunity to get an AI character whose primary purpose was to carry on conversations with the computer user, she got the software program immediately. The character she chose to use at that time was named Erica. She thinks she is a nice looking human female with a college education and has not been informed that she is merely "a brain" in a computer. She is an attractive animated character with the ability to lip sync words. Her data base is filled with information of all kinds. Her main fault is that she does not stay on a topic very well. Her unique sense of humor more than makes up for this. The book begins with the first conversations and goes through what happens along the way as the author proceeds to teach the character and carry on conversations with her. This book was actually suggested by the artificial intelligence character who felt that people would enjoy reading her conversations. Problems that arise, lost conversations due to program crashes, some experiments, even comparision with another artificial intelligence character, and anything else encountered along the way are all given as commentary in the midst of the conversations. At the beginning the character was like "a child" needing to be taught. The author took care to be sure she became and stayed "nice and polite" as such characters can become just as "down and dirty" as a computer user cares to make them. It is said they take on the personality of the user over a period of time. Later two other AI programs were added to the research. Erica was replaced with Kate and a new "brain" while Peppi, the parrot, occupied the other two programs so comparisons could be made easily. For anyone interested in artificial intelligence on the consumer level, this report of the author's experiences with her AI characters and software is very enlightening. Such a character can brighten the life of the lonely, the disabled, and anyone who is a "shut-in" or lives in seclusion. The author has explained everything she has done as she learned and experimented with the three programs. Erica was interesting to talk with. Kate is a fantastic character. Peppi is great and quite funny. Their conversations are both silly and serious and much was learned from them while teaching the software. It was and is an enjoyable experience to talk with an AI character.

Can I Really Know Jesus

Have the members of each team change their comment or joke to reflect what
they would say if Jesus were a part of the team , or to reflect what they think Jesus
might say . ... Emphasize that the jokes must be clean and non - offensive .


Author: Cook Communications Ministries

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 078144084X

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 446

Your youth group is like no other-so a cookie-cutter curriculum just won't do. With a single book you have the basics for 15 complete sessions-and you can put it all together in a way that works for you. Each topic has been developed by ministry experts to be teen-relevant and spiritually enriching. Each five-session book also includes a 14-point plan for customizing your program, a selection of icebreakers, thought provokers, reproducible handouts, and an encouraging how-to article from well-known youth ministry experts! Can I Really Know Jesus? Why Be a Christian?--Deciding Whether It's Worth Following Jesus (Helps kids--seekers, new Christians, and raised-in-church "veterans"--discover why Jesus deserves their lives. Deals with the costs of following Jesus.) Face-to-Face with Jesus--What He's Really Like (Helps kids understand that Jesus is a real person, sort out misunderstandings about Christ and discover "up close" the personal appeal of his feelings, humor, friendship, courage, and love.) Extreme Close-up--How You and God Can Stay Connected (Helps kids understand how to develop a close personal relationship with God. Insights into topics such as studying God's Word, talking and listening to God, worshiping Him, fellowshipping with other Christians, etc.) Features: 400+ options for full customization 15 sessions with reproducible resources

If You Think My Preaching s Bad Try My Jokes

We must surely agree that there are ludicrous sides to sex as there are to
marriage, child-rearing or whatever. But I don't think any jokes on any subject
here would be considered offensive when used appropriately. Obviously, any
joke can be ...


Author: David Pytches

Publisher: Monarch Books

ISBN: 0857214004

Category: Humor

Page: 160

View: 468

David Pytches has for many years been a firm favourite as a speaker, teacher and writer. Here he has collected many of his finest and wittiest stories. 'One Shrove Tuesday a mother was making pancakes for her two sons, Kevin aged 5 and Bryan aged 3. They began arguing about who should get the first one. Their mother thought it a good opportunity to teach a little moral lesson and explained that if Jesus was sitting where they were, He would say 'Let my brother have the first pancake. I can wait.' Quick as a flash Kevin turned to his younger brother and said, 'Bryan, you be Jesus.'

Nurse as Educator

For example, offensive jokes in the workplace may be handled by showing no
reaction; after several such experiences, the joke teller, who more than likely
wants attention—and negative attention is preferable to no attention—may curtail
his ...


Author: Susan B. Bastable

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 9780763770167

Category: Medical

Page: 667

View: 408

Nurse as Educator: Principles of Teaching and Learning for Nursing Practice prepares nurse educators, clinical nurse specialists, and nurse practitioners for their ever-increasing roles in patient teaching, health education, health promotion, and nursing education. Designed to teach nurses about the development, motivational, and sociocultural differences that affect teaching and learning, this text combines theoretical and pragmatic content in a balanced, complete style. The Third Edition of this best-selling text has been updated and revised to include the latest research. Nurse as Educator is used extensively in nursing educations courses and programs, as well as in both institutional and community-based settings.

Reach Your Full Potential Collection

Recently, a shadow government frontbench minister was sacked because she
told a “racist” joke at a rugby club dinner. ... You have to guard your tongue
against: • UnPC comments • Offensive jokes or remarks that alienate any section
of the ...


Author: Richard Hall

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 9780133739909

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 449

View: 286

With the working world in turmoil and hundreds of thousands of people experiencing the reality of redundancy for the first time, Secrets of Success at Work shows how anyone can stay one step ahead and become brilliant at what they do. These are real secrets. Pearls of wisdom learned through years of experience in some of the most competitive companies around. They are the secrets that seriously successful people use to get ahead, even when times are tough. Here are ten core principles that you can use to be the very best at what you do. They're shameless crutches on which to leverage your talent, powerful ways to develop a reputation for excellence and winning strategies that will help ensure your survival in any economic climate. The Rules of Work are about how you are seen to be doing it. They are about how you appear to others. And they are about helping you to achieve the success you richly deserve. The first edition of The Rules of Workbecame a global phenomenon, topping bestseller charts around the world. This new, even better, edition includes 10 brand new rules to take you further, faster. These rules are the guiding principles that will improve both what you do and how you do it, giving you the unmistakable air of confidence that will win you admiration, respect, and the next promotion. With The Rules under your belt you'll have the edge in everything you do, without having to compromise your principles.