Saturday, May 14, 2011

Loosen Up

"An observation then. People in the camp we're discussing tend to have a shallow sense of humor. It is as if they need to believe their fear/anger rhetoric in order to appear convincing.

"A common response to satire directed their way is a frivolous lawsuit designed to garner headlines."

"Is there such a thing as a humor pattern detector usable in our context? Perhaps the best way now to automatically identify it is by a predictable reaction?"

Finding more and more that the most useful new machine discoverable patterns have a pattern of their own. Reminiscent of the event horizon surrounding an otherwise invisible black hole. Know its presence and characteristics by how it affects its surroundings. Cloud chamber is a good example too.

"Its not funny yet. Could be though. Clumsy greed has worked as laughter fodder before. 'Managed' discussions are a great source of raw material for stand-up."

"Can you say, 'KeyStone XL?'"

They all laughed.

© 2011 Buzz Hill

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