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A Hilarious New Pokemon

Yesterday, my daughter was talking to me about her day at school. She and her friend pretended to be Pokemon. Her friend was Pikachu, while my daughter was something I’d never heard of, at least in Pokemon. The word she used is a real word, but no Pokemon has that name. I was surprised and confused. But most of all, I had to laugh. The name was hilarious. And guess what? I got it all on video.

I bet you want to see that video. You won’t regret it. Check it out.

It turned out that she couldn’t pronounce the name of the main character, Ash. But still, it was very funny. Kids can say the funniest things.

For those of you who have children, what are some of the funniest things they’ve said? Let me know in the comments below.

Authors Answer 101 – Books That Make Us Laugh

Everyone loves a good laugh. There are some funny books out there, but not all of them make us laugh out loud. It takes a special book to make us laugh. The art of comedy is difficult to be successful in. An author who can make the reader laugh has a certain talent. But what we find funny may not be funny for someone else. So, what do we find funny?

laughingQuestion 101 – Which books have made you laugh?

H. Anthe Davis

I don’t read humorous books on purpose, so they sort of have to ambush me with the laughs, and I can’t really remember any off the top of my head.  Terry Pratchett’s stuff amuses me, yes, but it doesn’t make me laugh out loud.  Usually it’s some quirk of character interaction that does it, and I don’t know that any book has done it in a while.

Jean Davis

My favorite laugh out loud novel is Heroics for Beginners by John Moore. Milking the giant cow never gets old.

Beth Aman

I have so many answers to this.  Two books that come to mind are The Fault in Our Stars and Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore.  Both are fabulous.  But also the Harry Potter series is full of humor.  And the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Mass is equal parts terrifyingly suspenseful and surprisingly hilarious.  OH!  I almost forgot!  The Martian is the funniest thing I’ve read.  Ever.  It’s so great.

Tracey Lynn Tobin

The one that comes to mind immediately is “Apocalypse Cow” by Michael Logan. Jason found it at Chapters one day, we shared a laugh at the cover and summary, and then he ended up picking it up for me for Christmas. It’s basically a zombie apocalypse story in which the outbreak starts with cows. There are plenty of serious, scary, and morbid moments, but there is also a ton of dark humor, some of which made me seriously laugh out loud. I haven’t read the sequel – “World War Moo” – yet, but I expect it to have a similar effect.

I also got a good chuck out of Max Brooks’ “Zombie Survival Guide“, mostly because of the dead seriousness with which it’s written. Apparently I find the undead to be quite humorous. I wonder what that says about me?

I’m sure there are plenty of non-zombie books that have made me laugh as well, but since I mostly read horror and supernatural stuff I can’t really think of any at the moment!

C E Aylett

A Fraction of the Whole – Steve Toltz.

This book deals with mental illness, but in a most hilarious yet sensitive way.

The Help – Katherine Stockett.

The pie. You know it’s all about the pie.

When I was younger I used to pinch some of my mum’s books. She had a few Jilly Coppers hanging around which were funny, in a chick-lit, Carry-on-Camping kind of way.

And then there’s a short story I read by Irvine Welsh back in my twenties. Was it in Ecstasy, or The Acid House? Can’t remember now, it was so long ago. Anyway, there’s a scene where the protag has taken a trip and he’s thinking about dolphins forgetting to breathe and other abstract nonsense. I found it hilarious.

Eric Wood

Lamb; The Gospel According to Biff by Christopher Moore and The Sister Brothers by Patrick DeWit both had me laughing out loud. I literally LOLed.

Gregory S. Close

Anything by Douglas Adams.  Specifically, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy is one of the funniest things I’ve ever read, and it’s full of profound observations about the nature of existence, humanity, and the truly brutal prose of Vogon poetry.

Paul B. Spence

Well, many books. Most recently the Vlad Taltos novels by Steven Brust. In general, I don’t read many books that make me laugh. I prefer serious works.

D. T. Nova

Several science fiction short story collections, though I don’t always remember which story was in which book.

But by far the two books that made me laugh the most were What If? and Thing Explainer, both non-fiction by Randall Munroe.

Elizabeth Rhodes

The one book that stands out to me is The Martian. I don’t go seeking out comedies to read, and this one doesn’t really qualify as one in my view. But there were parts of the narration where Watney made me laugh out loud.

Linda G. Hill

My own…? Seriously. It’s funny enough to make me laugh every time I read it. The other one that immediately comes to mind is A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving. It runs the whole gamut of emotions. Great novel.

Jay Dee Archer

There was one book that made me laugh out loud in class when I was in elementary school, and that was Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, by Roald Dahl. One scene was absolutely hilarious. But as an adult, Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series and Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy have made me laugh inside. However, the book that made me laugh the most was a non-fiction book called Japanese Made Funny, by Tom Dillon. It’s all about the mistakes foreigners have made speaking Japanese in Japan. I laughed on the train home after buying it. I had to read it.

How About You?

What are some books that make you laugh? Let us know in the comments below.

My Daughter Shows Off Her Library Books!

I’m starting something new. My daughter gets to take home two books from her school’s library. So, we’re going to show her library books together! Warning: This video gets a bit silly. Wait until the end where she talks about a topic completely unrelated to books. But it’s cute. The cuteness compels you to watch.

Have you read either of these books? What did you think of her silliness? Let me know in the comments section below.

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When I Become Silly

I did something I never thought I’d do. I made a very silly video, and I’m not sure how people are going to take it. In this video, I attempt parkour, survival in a forest, a Gollum impression, showing off my talents, and gaming. Curious? Watch:

This is not what I’m going to do normally for my vlog. Just brainstorming and doing my worst at these things. Hope you enjoyed it! I’m not exactly the best actor. And stay for the blooper at the end.

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Reading Shakespeare with a Speech Jammer

Have you ever used a speech jammer? It’s an app that you can download onto a smartphone that will delay the playback of your voice by a split second. It’s supposed to mess with your speech, making you sound drunk. So, I decided to try it out while reading Shakespeare!

I found that if the delay was too long, it didn’t affect me. If it was too short, it also didn’t affect me. But I found a good delay that really affected me. And this video is the result. Just a warning, I sound like an idiot.

As you can see, I did some tongue twisters, as well. They were difficult! If you’re adventurous, I’d love to see some of you trying it out on video. I’d also love to see some comments.