On Sean’s blog, Just a Jeep Guy, he posted on Tuesday “TMI TUESDAY QUESTIONS: THAT’S SO FUNNY I FORGOT TO LAUGH!.” And I decided that I would once again participate. So here we go:

1. Do you have a good laugh? Do you like it?

I tend to think I do. It’s a hearty laugh when I am really laughing, though most of the time I laugh silently.

2. Do you have a sense of humor? What kind?

I do have a sense of humor. It is usually fairly dry, though sometimes a bit dirty. My high school students never get my jokes, but my college students tend to find me pretty funny. It’s one of the reasons that they flock to my class.

3. How important is a sense of humor in a mate?

The people I surround myself with have to have a sense of humor; otherwise, life gets boring.

4. Are you attracted to one type of humor over another?

Though I like some British humor, Monty Python humor escapes me as does most stupid humor. I hate it when humor is just mean, or people get hurt for a laugh. I tend to like more intellectual humor. Nothing beats a good dirty joke though.

5. Can being really funny make an “unfortunate looking” person sexy and attractive to you?

Yes, it can. Someone with a great sense of humor shows that they have a great personality. Nothing is sexier than someone who is easy to get along with and has a great sense of humor.

6. Fart jokes are_______!

Hilarious. I can’t help it. Potty humor is just funny to me. I couldn’t help it last night when my cat farted (not very regal of HRH, but to damn funny). She was sitting there and all of a sudden her back end lifted up, and I heard a little “berrrrrroot.” I got the pure silly giggles. She didn’t appreciate me laughing at her.

7. Do you embarrass easily?

Yes. Yes, I do. Enough said.

8. Do you tend to wear silly t-shirts? Do you have a favorite?

I don’t usually wear silly t-shirts. The only one that I own is a Sheldon t-shirt with “Bazinga” on it.

9. Do you make faces or strike a pose when having your picture taken?

No, I don’t. I hate having my picture taken so I avoid it if at all possible. When I have tried to make faces or strike a pose, it just comes out looking either forced or just stupid.

10. Which is the funniest movie you’ve seen?

Few movies make me just laugh out loud, but if I had to choose it would either be “History of the World Part I” or “Spaceballs.” Most movies that make me laugh have sad parts as well as humorous parts, such as “The Help“:

Minny Jackson: Eat my shit.
Hilly Holbrook: Excuse me!
Minny Jackson: I said eat… my… shit.
Hilly Holbrook: Have you lost your mind?
Minny Jackson: No, ma’am but you is about to. ‘Cause you just did.

or “Fried Green Tomatoes“:

[Evelyn is cut off in a parking lot]
Evelyn Couch: Hey! I was waiting for that spot!
Girl #1: Face it, lady, we’re younger and faster!
[Evelyn rear-ends the other car six times]
Girl #1: What are you *doing*?
Girl #2: Are you *crazy*?
Evelyn Couch: Face it, girls, I’m older and I have more insurance.

(And my favorite quote from Fried Green Tomatoes)
Ninny Threadgoode: [to Evelyn] You git yourself some hormones!

or “The King’s Speech

King George VI: All that work down the drain. My own brother, I couldn’t say a single word to him in reply.
Lionel Logue: Why do you stammer so much more with David than you ever do with me?
King George VI: ‘Cos you’re b… bloody well paid to listen.
Lionel Logue: Bertie, I’m not a geisha girl.
King George VI: St… stop trying to be so bloody clever.
Lionel Logue: What is it about David that stops you speaking?
King George VI: What is it about you that bloody well makes you want to go on about it the whole bloody time?
Lionel Logue: Vulgar, but fluent; you don’t stammer when you swear.
King George VI: Oh, bugger orf!
Lionel Logue: Is that the best you can do?
King George VI: Well… bloody bugger to you, you beastly bastard.
Lionel Logue: Oh, a public school prig could do better than that.
King George VI: Shit. Shit, shit, shit, shit, shit, shit, shit, shit, shit, shit, shit, shit!
Lionel Logue: Yes!
King George VI: Shit!
Lionel Logue: Defecation flows trippingly from the tongue!
King George VI: Because I’m angry!
Lionel Logue: Do you know the f-word?
King George VI: F… f… fornication?
Lionel Logue: Oh, Bertie.
King George VI: Fuck. Fuck! Fuck, fuck, fuck and fuck! Fuck, fuck and bugger! Bugger, bugger, buggerty buggerty buggerty, fuck, fuck, arse!
Lionel Logue: Yes…
King George VI: Balls, balls…
Lionel Logue: …you see, not a hesitation!
King George VI: …fuckity, shit, shit, fuck and willy. Willy, shit and fuck and… tits.

That being said there are some TV shows that always make me laugh out loud. I love “The Big Bang Theory” and “Mike & Molly.” And though I hate to admit it, because I think it is the most foul show on TV, I can’t help but laugh at “2 Broke Girls.”

11. Do clowns scare you or make you laugh?

There is nothing funny about clowns! They scare the crap out of me.


What’s the funniest thing to happen to you while having sex?

I plead the fifth on this one. Honestly, I can’t think of anything at the moment.

About Joe

I began my life in the South and for five years lived as a closeted teacher, but am now making a new life for myself as an oral historian in New England. I think my life will work out the way it was always meant to be. That doesn't mean there won't be ups and downs; that's all part of life. It means I just have to be patient. I feel like October 7, 2015 is my new birthday. It's a beginning filled with great hope. It's a second chance to live my life…not anyone else's. My profile picture is "David and Me," 2001 painting by artist Steve Walker. It happens to be one of my favorite modern gay art pieces. View all posts by Joe

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