The Art of Tetman Callis

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Heh. Heh. Heh heh heh.

June 5th, 2013 · 4 Comments

“A sense of humour is a serious business; and it isn’t funny, not having one.  Watch the humourless closely: the cocked and furtive way they monitor all conversation, their flashes of panic as irony or exaggeration eludes them, the relief with which they submit to the meaningless babble of unanimous laughter.  The humourless can programme themselves to relish situations of human farce or slapstick – and that’s about it.  They are handicapped in the head, or mentally ‘challenged’, as Americans say (euphemism itself being a denial of humour). The trouble is that the challenge wins, every time, hands down.” – Martin Amis, “No Laughing Matter”

Tags: Lit & Crit · Martin Amis

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Averil // Jun 5, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    My first husband never got my jokes. I should have known by the deadness of his reactions that it wasn’t meant to be.

  • 2 Tetman Callis // Jun 5, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    o god yes! of what were you thinking?

  • 3 Averil Dean // Jun 5, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    I was thinking no one else would want me.

  • 4 admin // Jun 6, 2013 at 4:34 am

    obviously you were wrong. and once alice close your eyes is published, you’re going to have groupies! no fooling.

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