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Think about what cheers you up. April 25, 2014

Posted by ourfriendben in wit and wisdom.
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Silence Dogood here. It must be very hard to be a child actor working on such a relentlessly grim, violent, and dark series as “Game of Thrones.” Poor Jack Gleeson, the actor playing the despised and despicable boy-king Joffrey “Baratheon,” had to endure a worldwide celebration when he was poisoned. He has announced that he’ll never act again.

Isaac Hempstead-Wright, who plays Bran Stark, takes a different approach to relieving the grimness. He told an interviewer that when he needs cheering up, he watches a little of “The Simpsons” or “Spongebob Squarepants.”

Way to go, Isaac! Our friend Ben and I love to start our day by watching a few clips of the films in the Pink Panther series. We especially love the clips featuring that comedic genius, Herbert Lom, as Chief Inspector Dreyfus, always battling his arch-enemy, Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau. (My favorite is when Dreyfus is forced to give Clouseau’s funeral oration, only to discover that he’s alive after all. OFB favors the “mad dentist” scene.) Soon we’re howling with laughter, and I can’t think of anything more healing. What a great way to start the day!

Think about what makes you laugh, and try to get more of it in your life.

‘Til next time,

Silence

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1. Huma - April 26, 2014

The Indians of India have started a movement where people meet every morning in the park and laugh—apparently one of the most healing things for human well-being.

So they say! I certainly feel better after a good laugh! But I can’t imagine being able to laugh without a cause. Then it would just be another exercise. Thank heavens for Clouseau!

2. Huma - April 28, 2014

Yes but one can always think of something funny and laugh out loud—I am sure that is part of the what the Indians do.


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