Humor is a funny thing. (Har, har.) It’s very individual and yet universal at the same time. As a kid, I was fascinated but also confused by it. I remember obsessively reading each of the comics in the Sunday paper, trying to figure out what made them funny but mostly I’d ask my dad. My parents never really told jokes or anything like that but I do remember them laughing at things we did or said. They were both pretty literal as well, so for the longest time, I didn’t “get” sarcasm. Boy, that made for some awkward times in high school and college. (“Hey guys, that girl said I’m totally her type!”) Good times, good times…

Anyways, I started thinking about this whole thing recently because I just recently ran across a phrase that made me go, “Wow, yes, that phrase perfectly describes my concept of what I think is funny.” It’s actually a title of a book. I don’t know if it’s any good or even if it’s out yet. But as a phrase, it’s pure awesome. And that phrase is: “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies“. (The italics are mine because that’s the part that’s awesome but I have to admit, I do have a thing for Jane Austin novels.)

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