This is the Apple Humor page. It’s just for fun and relax. Picks from everywhere around the Web, nothing special but nice to pass your time aboard of a commuter, perhaps, or in the airport. Some stories are hilarious, some even queer, like the story of Sosumi ringtone. I personally didn’t believe it, but who knows? It’s so weird, it could happen IRL. IRL – in real life, that’s how we, web surfers call the other world, where all kind of things can happen to us (mostly horrible ones, like finding oneself with a smartphone out and having no clue where to go and how find the way home without GPS).
Really, Apple Humor is no different from Dogs’ Humor or Cats’ Humor. Gadgets should be called e-pets nowadays, it seems. I spend as much time with my gadgets as I do with my cat or even more. And of course, shi… sorry, funny things happen now and then. The cat protests of course. She trumps my keyboard, usually, when I’m finishing some urgent project. Well, forget the cat. I just mean, we all have stories, multiple stories to share, like, “You’d never guess what my Fluffy came up with the other day…” but for gadgets it can be like, “You’d never guess what a friend of mine asked Siri about!…”
I bet, you’ve got a couple of such stories yourselves. Mind sharing them with us?
‘Cos, you know, Web is full with stories about Steve Jobs dolls, or people going into glass windows in Apple Stores, but there’s nothing like a live feedback, what d’you think?
The thing is, by boss told me to quickly scrape up an article, ‘something silly but fun’, as he put it. Why, I’m an expert in doing silly things! Like, texting two different people and mixing the texts up. Very confusing, that. But no fun. Well, perhaps, when I’m octogenarian, I’d remember all my flops with a hearty laugh, but right now I haven’t reached such serenity. So, I’d highly appreciate any help from you, readers.
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A Few Final Words: Theories of Humor
Superiority Theories: According to this theory people laugh at others to whom they feel superior. The person who laughs looks down on whatever he laughs at. So this person judges himself (or herself) superior by some standard. As we can see, if this theory is right, all humor is derisive.
Relief Theories: Humor often calls conventional social requirements into question. In this case, humor may be regarded as affording us relief from the restraint of conforming to those requirements. All of us have witnessed cases, when people who have been undergoing a strain burst into laughter if the strain is suddenly removed.
In 1905, Sigmund Freud explained humor as a means of outwitting the censor. Freud used this term for the internal inhibitions which prevent us from giving rein to many of our natural impulses (so called forbidden thoughts). The censor allows us to indulge in these forbidden thoughts only if it is first beguiled or disarmed in some way. The beguiling is done, Freud says, by means of the techniques of humor. It is not only our sexual impulses that are repressed by the censor, but also our aggressive ones.
Incongruity Theories: Incongruity is often identified with frustrated expectation, a concept we owe to Immanuel Kant (1724-1804). According to Kant, humor arises “from the sudden transformation of a strained expectation into nothing”.
Defense mechanisms: These mechanisms or coping styles are automatic psychological processes that protect the individual against anxiety and from the awareness of internal or external dangers. The adepts of this theory consider that individuals are often unaware of these processes as they operate. Thus defense mechanisms mediate the individual’s reaction to emotional conflicts and to internal and external stressors. The individual defense mechanisms are divided conceptually and empirically into related groups that are referred to as Defense Levels. High adoptive level of defensive functioning results in optimal adaptation in the handling of stressors. The defenses usually maximize gratification and allow the conscious awareness of ideas, feelings and their consequences. These defenses promote an optimum balance among conflicting motives. The individual deals with emotional conflict or external stressors by emphasizing the amusing or ironic aspects of the conflict or stressor, and humor helps us by replacing distressing emotions with pleasurable feelings. It adjusts the meaning so that the event is not so powerful; it reduces stress by assisting us to view the world with perspective; it shifts the ways in which we think, and distress is greatly associated with the way we think.
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