Well, I bit the bait of course and watched the ad. I found it funny enough but couldn't help thinking of other ads and other recorded incidents that have left me bent over double in suicidally uncontrollable laughter. Let me give you an example of one such.
So, anyways, watching this video again caused me to ponder, again, over this hard-to-define thing called humor, which incidentally, I was taught at school and at university, that other animals don't have.
Well, I beg to differ. I am absolutely convinced my dog laughs when I set up a barricade to prevent her from getting to the front door. Why wouldn't she? She has never failed to get past it. Never, no matter how I vary the configuration or the components.
As for my cat, well, his humor is so dry I'm sure he goes to the Wickham every evening to wet his whistle.
But, as usual, I digress. The point in question is: What is this thing called humor?
Dictionary Online defines it as
"a comic, absurd, or incongruous quality causing amusement: the humor of a situation.", while The Free Dictionary gives us this definition:
" The quality that makes something laughable or amusing; funniness:"
And all that is very well, but what exactly is this 'quality'? Can you shed some light? Or if you can't, can you share one of your funniest, most humorous video or story? You can never have too much humor, I don't think.
And here's some fun and funny stuff from Amazon: