" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

September 28, 2018

Comedy: The Most Addictive Thing You'll Ever Do ... and the Riskiest?

I couldn't believe the newspaper article about the BBC refusing to play one of my favourite TV shows from my childhood years, 'The Goodies'.
I would laugh myself stupid (there's your answer if you were wondering) watching this show as a teenager and couldn't get enough of it.
I think people are starting to get a little thin skinned when it comes to comedy.
Humour in Today’s Society ... and in Synchomysticism and Synchronicity?
'Comedy: The Most Addictive Thing You'll Ever Do' talk
at the
Byron Writers Festival, 2018
The first talk I headed to at this year's Byron Writers Festival was the 'Comedy: The Most Addictive Thing You'll Ever Do' talk featuring Mandy Nolan as chair with Kitty Flanagan and Andrew Hanson as the featured authors.
'The Serious Business of Writing Humour'
talk at the
BWF, 2018
And I also attended another talk at the BWF about comedy called 'The Serious Business of Writing Humour', which was recorded for this 'Big Ideas' podcast you can listen to by clicking on the link below -
Humour in today’s society
My favourite episode of 'The Goodies' was probably the 'Radio Goodies' episode where the Goodies started a pirate radio station, but they only had one single record which was 'A Walk Through the Black Forest'.
Which is why I always think of this episode of 'The Goodies' when I hear that tune:-)
A Hike Through the Black Forest and Hitting the Turps?
Everybody started to get sick of hearing that tune after a while, so one of them had the bright idea of flipping the single over to see what was on the other side and it was pretty much the same song called, 'A Walk Through the Black Forest ... Part 2'.
But these days we know it could have been worse of course:-) 
Making movies and making people laugh without people taking offence is becoming a "Risky Business" even if you dance around in your underwear trying to be serious and achieve both things at once:-)
The irony today is that the biggest offensive comedy show is the news, so maybe the BBC should think about refusing to play it, 
No need I guess to ask what the world is coming to, as it has pretty much arrived and few are laughing.
Here is a cute, but hopefully not offensive animal video to end this post on.
And let's hope President Trump doesn't go for a screen grab of it:-)
Cheers ... hopefully:-)

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