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Shakespeare said it best:

Image“There is much truth in jest!”

ImageI love, love LOVE this quote and have been using it almost ad nauseum since I first heard it about 10 years ago.  It basically means that although our jokes aren’t meant to be taken completely seriously, they still reveal a lot of truth about us as they show what we value and believe.  For example, a person who jokes about being fat probably actually feels that way (at least somewhat) about him/herself.  Likewise, people who make jokes (though perhaps lighthearted in tone) about the fiasco involving the website of the Affordable Care Act (as hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley recently just did on the CMAs), are making some kind of a statement against it.

I LOVE jokes, I LOVE humor, and I LOVE wordplay.  But not everything in our world is worthy of being included in our jokes.  I personally will NEVER make a joke that hints of racism, abuse, discrimination, or pornography even in the slightest (read more here!).  We must be careful to not cross that line of propriety, and use humor wisely and tactfully.

Text-to-self Connection:

1.  What kind of things do you like to find humor in?  Why?

2.  What sorts of topics are off-limits for jokes?  Why?

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Shakespeare said it best:

“There is much TRUTH in jest!”

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Community.

television show that I don’t watch…

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wanna make it great?  just add a gate!

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“I’ll get community service…

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   no matter which law I break!”

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exercising one’s First Amendment Rights

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the guy who founded this restaurant is Mormon! 

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                                                                                                               watch his story!

and I’m suddenly hungry

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Oh Karl and Freddy, I’m sure you meant well,

but your ideas (or at least the misinterpretation of them)

have caused SOOOOO many problems. 

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Communities cannot survive without communication.

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And communities cannot survive without communiKATHERINE!

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Brad Paisley is the John Mayer of country music.

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Just a few ways this is true.  

BP and JM are both:

1)  Good looking

2)  Super Satirists

3)  Hilarious (they both are known to be master pranksters, just like me!)

4)  Guitar Gods

5)  Talented beyond belief but still able to connect with fans

6)  Versatile

7)  TRUE musicians

8) Good guys (though at least one has made some mistakes in the past)

9)  Timeless

10)  Just overall AWESOME!

Oh, yeah, and great artists collaborate!

This was for CMT’s Crossroads a few years ago, but they even mixed their magic just a few months ago again for BP’s song “Beat this Summer.”  Cool!

This is a call to the color-blind.  This is an IOU…

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Why is it not my time?  What is there more to learn?!

heart girl!

 LOVE this line with all my heart!

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*oh, and I’ve seen both of these gentlemen in concert. 

PS.  I think Brad and John have some great collaborations, but I actually enjoy John’s stuff with Keith Urban even more.  Stay.  Tuned.

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The natural [Katherine] is an ENEMY… (Mosiah 3:19)

RESEARCH:

1)  Why 1984 made me doubt the name Katherine

(doubt not, but be believing!)

2)  How veeeery much of an influence Ms. DeGeneres and Mr. Paisley are on me.

3)  The reconciliation of the paradox of being an enemy and being a daughter.

4)  What water taught me about selecting television program(s).

5)  OH.  BE.  WISE.  (what can I say more?!)

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what else ya got for us?

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?????????

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I think it’s time for you,

Imageto get off the computer for a little bit!  Go for a walk, go do a load of laundry, go volunteer at a nursing home, go call your sister, go read your scriptures, go plan your week.  And the list goes on, and on.

Seriously folks, we are TOO ONLINE these days!  I very much appreciate that you read my blog, but the OUTERnet can be even better than the INTERnet.

Lyrics here

I love this song of Mr. Paisley‘s.

It is a PERFECT satire of this social problem

(although there is the teensiest bit of mild lyrical innuendo)

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And Elder David A Bednar of the LDS Church warns of this ubiquitous problem

of assuming fake identities on the internet.

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CLICK HERE for that talk (and my sweet thoughts on it) that is insanely awesome

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But back to Ms. Wilkinson’s main point (bookending!)

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I love you all (platonically and literally),

but right now I think it would be oh! so wise

to go attend to the matters of real life, know what I mean?

So now skedaddle!  GO DO SOMETHING!

But I’ll see ya back here eventually, right?

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Pay Day!

Explore More Issues Here:

1)  Line of Propriety

2)  Sunburn stuff

3)  Bad hair day means good writing day!

4)  Bragging?  Guilty.  YOU WOULD TOO!

Oh, and by the way, I was singing a version of a John Mayer song (SHOCKING, right?)….

Lyrics here. 

The song is VERY interesting.  The melody/guitar itself is hauntingly beautiful, but the words are contradicting the story-teller’s true convictions (unreliable narrators are FASCINATING).  You see, Johnny is lonely and trying to convince himself that he can engage in self-destructive behaviors (drugs, women, etc.) and it won’t effect him.  Sad.

Have done my own version of “Who Says.”  And I will DEFINITELY include it soon…

But Back to the Benjamins:

Laughing all the way to the bank…

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PS.  The check wasn’t for a ton.  And also it will not even begin to cover the costs of medical expenses I will incur from the pending thunderbolt of blasphemy I will shortly receive due to my comparing myself to Brad Paisley.

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T cubed

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And no Brad Paisley, you can’t check me sicko.  Your song is very, VERY clever though…props

Oh, and if you want to play Tic-Tac-Toe with me, I already know the outcome:

read more here about the ZBB concert

(and also see me with WAAAAAY prettier hair!)

Gotta go paint my toe-nails now…

Tic-Toc of the clock is painful, all sane and logical….

   ~Eve 6

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My (near perfect) approach to satire…

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When it comes to our world and its issues, there is a lot to say!

… And a lot to criticize

There are absolutely times when it’s important to speak plainly and even harshly.  To reprove with sharpness (Doctrine and Covenants 121:43) , and to not beat around the bush (From what I understand, my grandfather Ernest Wilkinson often preferred this approach.).

So I occasionally will speak harshly (but still intelligently!) about subjects, but my passion does not overrule my logic (and vice versa).

Here are 2 of my strongest examples yet:

1)  Some Mansions

2)  Halloween Costume from Hell

And there are certain topics that Katherine simply will not explore in a comedic way (humor is great, but out of bounds can be dangerous, obscene, and grossly offensive).

You will never see any joke on my blog about racism, abuse, pornography, or violence.  

And it is NOT that I am afraid of alienating readers (although I do seek to maintain them!).  It is that those jokes are not a part of my life AT ALL, and therefore most certainly will not be part of my blog.

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However, when it comes to less serious (but still important!) issues like modesty, time spent on Facebook, and dating, things that are relevant to many people but are especially present in my psyche as a Mormon living in Provo, I like to (try to) be  funny!  I often think deeply about the issue (let it cook in the crock-pot of my mind for a while), but usually say very little.  It’s that whole “economy of words” things again.

Sure I know how to write 15 page papers, but in this case, I think that often the less said, the better.  Brevity IS the soul of wit, ya’ll! As long as what you are saying is funny, uplifting, entertaining, honest, but still speaks an important truth and sparks discussion and thought, I believe that often the point gets across most clearly and perfectly.  The idea of “truth in jest” shows up in almost all of my posts, and it is the core of my approach to satire.

(2 Shakespeare references in 1 paragraph-not bad!)

Two of my greatest influences in this respect are Ellen DeGeneres and Brad Paisley.  Both are brilliant comedians and satirists (Brad is also extremely good looking and could shred a guitar to pieces), but are NOT preachy or unkind.  They respect the intelligence of their audience.  And I believe this is what makes them so good.  Check out these two examples:

Well done, you two.  Well done.  Thanks so much for your inspiration.

And now back to the woman of the hour…

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My satire may not be perfect, but it is funny, witty, occasionally sexy, intelligent, clean, refreshing, and overall pretty darn awesome, if I do say so myself.

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Satire

Sat on a tire

Kat sat on a tire

I’m tired, BYE!

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