It’s only reasonable for me to share what I consider to be funny with you. It’s one way for you to decide if you agree with the way I look at things in general, including my viewpoint regarding good ideas in particular. (Just as with creating humor, generating good ideas often consists of unexpected new ways of putting ordinary elements together.)
So here is something that popped up on my TV screen that I thought was unexpectedly, unintentionally hilarious.
The juxtaposition of two names, (Gain, a laundry detergent, and Jenny Craig, a weight loss program) when the announcer said, during a station promo, “Brought to you by Gain and Jenny,” just struck me as hilarious, and worthy of being included in one of the New York Times advertising columnist Stuart Elliott’s “ 20 questions about advertising” columns.
You may not agree that the coincidence of the two names was funny. And you may not agree that when your bank contacts you to let you know that they are shortening the hours you can access your safe deposit box, and their letter starts off, “In order to serve you better…” is comical.
And you may not even agree that when you are in a crowded, stuffy, stalled New York subway car, and the electronic lady’s voice tells you to “Have a nice day” there is an element of humor.
But you must agree that I have gotten a rather interesting blog post out of a very flimsy premise.