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The Hump Day Humor-Gram, March 2, 2005, Issue #122

WARNING: Don’t operate heavy machinery
while running with scissors.

In this issue . . .

1. More Lessons from the Comedy Pros
2. Mike’s Fun at Work Tip
3. Quote of the Week
4. It’s a Wacky, Wacky World
1. More Lessons from the Comedy Pros

We spoke a few months ago (well, I spoke, you listened) about
how many comedians like Seinfeld and Dennis Miller use
anger or a stressful situation to fuel their comedy, something
that all of us can learn to do on our day to day jobs.
The other consistent trait all comedians say they possess
is the ability to remove themselves from a situation and
watch events unfold around them as a removed, amused
observer. Again, something we can practice doing to help
us manage our stress and find more humor in our work lives.
By looking at a stressful event through the eyes of an
imaginary hidden camera or an alien life form from the planet
Dilbertia, we might be able to laugh not only at the situation
that’s causing us stress, but maybe even at ourselves.
2. Mike’s Fun at Work Tip

This week’s tip comes from a National Health System office in
St. Louis: where employees blow bubbles before sitting down for
a staff meeting as a way to relax and clear out the old cobwebs.
(Of course if you have a DRY sense of humor this may not work).
3. Deep Thought of the Week

After all is said and done . . . more is said than done.
4. It’s a Wacky, Wacky World

A prosecutor from Key West Florida, after having a tad too much
to drink, decided it would be hilarious if he ran naked across
a parking lot and leap into a buddy’s car. It may have been
hilarious, especially had he chosen the correct car to jump
into. Jumping naked into the “wrong car” is something most
folks don’t appreciate, so the embarrassed (no pun intended)
prosecutor is now facing two misdemeanours.

Happy Hump Day! Keep laughing. . . especially when all else fails.
Copyright Michael Kerr, 2005
Author and international speaker Michael Kerr delivers keynote
talks and workshops on humor in the workplace, business creativity
and public speaking skills. Reach Michael at 1-866-609-2640
or surf him up at

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