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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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When 2 of your favorite artists collaborate?

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That’s what life is all about!

Jason Mraz and Travie McCoy are both huge sources of inspiration, hope, humor, and joy for me.  They are both so human and down to earth.  And SOOOOO unbelievably talented.  Lyrically, musically, stylistically, free-styling, song-writing, collaborating and solo work: you name it-they’ve got it!  Not only that, but from what I have read and seen about them, they both seem like pretty decent guys too.   And I know I’ve said this like 10x before, but Mr. Mraz is from Virginia, just like me!  Seriously, these guys bring me joy through their art.  Don’t want to get my hopes up, but I would love to meet them just to tell them as much.

Here’s my take on one of JM’s songs.

And here’s me doing my own “interpretation” of one of TM’s songs.

Thank you guys.

Thanks.

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This is my message in a bottle,

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 I hope that you receive it

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 If it washes up at your feet then open it and read it…

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