Day 24 / 30-Day Writing Challenge
Name your favorite humorist.
Kind of tough, isn't it?
OK. Let's start with when I say "who do you think of when I say humorist?"
Betcha names like Mark Twain, James Thurber, Dorothy Parker, Jonathan Swift, Erma Bombeck, Robert Benchley, Dave Barry, and Ogden Nash pop into your head.
I like how they deconstruct the accepted norm and illustrate the craziness. Many humorists do that but are mean about it. For me, Dick DeBartola and Sandra Tsing Loh have a 'we're all in this together" approach, which makes it easy to laugh at myself.
Below, some things you never outgrow. For me, it's Mad Magazine. It still makes me laugh ... and cry.