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The Hump Day Humor-Gram, September 19, 2007 Issue Number 230

1. Laughter Really is Contagious (Ha + HA = HA HA HA HA HA!)

Researchers at University College London found what they believe
is evidence that laughter truly is contagious. When people hear the
sound of laughter, it stimulates the portion of the brain
that is also active when we smile, priming the listeners’ facial
muscles to start smiling or laughing on their own. The researchers
suggest that by preparing listeners to also smile or laugh, the
brain is helping us nurture closer relationships and build bonds
between people.
2. Mike’s Fun at Work Tip

Wear something a little wacky or outrageous under your
professional attire to remind yourself to lighten up at work.
(I’ve seen and heard it all: from a secret club of Mickey
Mouse underwear wearers, to a fellow who had wacky inner linings
on his suit jackets to remind himself to not take his job
too seriously!)
3. Quote of the Week

“Laughter is the brush that sweeps away the cobwebs of the heart.”
– Beetle Bailey cartoonist Mort Walker
4. It’s a Wacky, Wacky, World

Arrrr, mates, a verrrry important notice: Today, September
19, is official “Talk Like a Pirate Day!” Arrr. So don your eye
patch, grab your fake parrot and make like a pirate (only, you
know, try to be a nice pirate by remembering that humor is like
a rubber sword – it allows you to make a point without drawing
any blood).

(And for all your talk like a pirate needs, surf on over to:

Arrrrrrrr. Happy sailing mates!
Copyright Michael Kerr, 2007.

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