Why the long face?

Writers Workshop

“A priest, a rabbi, and a minister walk into a bar…” is the start of many silly jokes that get a good chuckle out of most of us.

Why is humor so important to humans? Just look at any social media outlet and you will see it chock full of funny memes or silly stories.

For those who read newspapers, the Funnies section is often the most sought after. When I worked for Cheney Free Press, I fielded customer phone calls regarding the Funnies section. Some would be concerned if news content was such that our funnies were short or missing. Others were upset if the size of the section was reduced, as i...


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