Not Out Loud

It’s a Catch 22

Steve A. Wiggins

I’ve been thinking of funny things lately. Literally. You see, while many of us are waiting for vaccines or any sign of hope, it’s natural to try to cheer oneself up. I try reading books with the reputation of being funny. I try looking for movies that IMDb tells me will make me laugh. One thing I’ve discovered is that what’s truly funny is a matter of taste. Some comedians make me laugh. Others, well, don’t. Books that I’m told are LOL (“laugh out loud”) funny often turn out to give me a snicker or two as I wend my way through the pages. The “out loud” part remains elusive. But it’s the movies that get to me most. I can’t remember the last time I saw a movie that made me laugh from beginning to end. “Sophomoric” is the word my wife used to describe most of the movies…

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