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SoCS – I Know Funny


My dad had a fantastic sense of humour. Very dry, very British. One of his favourite things to do was string people along with a story. He once, at a party, had one of his friends convinced that he had an awful disease, only to deliver the punchline minutes later that it was the “Dreaded Lurgie.” It’s a wonder anyone ever took him seriously. He also had a habit of making me spit my tea through my nose on a nightly basis. My mother wasn’t impressed.

It’s something I inherited–that sense of humour–though I don’t tend to torture people. I love making people laugh. I’m actually pretty good at delivering some kind of punchline just before I walk out a door. Always leave ’em laughing. And so naturally my kids have inherited it too. My ex, their father, has a great wit about him. My eldest son, Fred, was on the improv team in high school and the other two, with all their special needs, are sometimes the funniest people I know. Chris, as a matter of fact, just last night was singing “Hellfire” from the movie Hunchback of Notre Dame in the voice of Mickey Mouse, liberally replacing odd words with the words, “chicken” and “clubhouse.” He ended up sounding like Ethel Merman.

Alex is just a ham. This isn’t him at his best, but you get the idea. Especially the bit at the end. It’s a pirate hat, by the way.

Often I use their sense of humour to my advantage. Before a situation can get out of hand I’ll try to make them laugh, and usually it works.

Badge by: Doobster at Mindful Digressions

Badge by: Doobster at Mindful Digressions

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Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

18 thoughts on “SoCS – I Know Funny

  1. Thanks for the smiles Alex.
    My GG is very witty at times. Always politically incorrect and he always makes me laugh. I tell him that his sense of humour is terrible but he replies “Well stop laughing”. Said sense of humour increased ten-fold when he’s been drinking.
    Such is life I guess. ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. I like the humor. It keeps guests entertained, but I am not good at it.

    I have a general question about these stream of consciousness articles. If I am only able to relate to an earlier one, may I use that instead of a current one? Where will it post?


    • You can go ahead and refer to the prompt you want to write for in your post, but I would always copy and paste the URL for the most current prompt somewhere in your post, so that other people participating will notice your article. ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. That is the most entertaining use of a pirate hat I’ve ever seen! And such style and delight in his performance. Bravo, Alex! You made three people here smile! =D

    Lovely post, Linda…as a tribute to the funny people in your life, and as something bright and cheery on a damp and drizzly September Saturday!


  4. he may have a dancer in him Linda!


  5. Alex seemed very happy to be performing for us. he did an excellent job – love the hat.


  6. What a happy cutie! With flourish!


  7. Our parents, father’s in particular gave us so much of our humour I find. Mine dad was a quiet man but with a quick wit.
    I watched your son and remembered so many kids love playing to the camera, love putting on performance, my kids were always doing it, wanting to perform. I fear they got that from me……and its a good trait to have I think, so go Alex go.


  8. Aw, this is so sweet — I love how your dad shared his humor with you and it’s been passed on down the line. Such a great trait to have and actually use to brighten other people’s day. And Alex looks so happy in that video! Love this. ๐Ÿ™‚


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