Things you laughed yourself sick over

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Things you laughed yourself sick over

Postby OrangeEyebrows » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:35 pm

Terry Pratchett is the only author I can think of, other than Wodehouse, who can make me laugh, out loud and uproariously, with a single line - sometimes a single word. Even the late, great Douglas Adams, as much as I admired him, couldn't do it.

My username represents a time when I laughed until my stomach hurt [Spoilers! for Men at Arms]:

DON'T ARSK US ABOUT:
rocks
troll's with sticks
All sorts of dragons
Mrs Cake
Huje green things with teeth
Any kinds of black dogs with orange eyebrows
Rains of spaniel's
fog.
Mrs Cake

It's a silly, simple thing. As with most subtle humour, analysing it would probably break it, but I lost it at "Any kinds of black dogs with orange eyebrows" and really lost it when I got to the second "Mrs Cake".

Another one that really made me lose it was from [Spoilers! for A Hat Full of Sky]:

"Come Quick!" she yelled. "He willnae tak' a drink. I think he's deid!"

I'm sure we all love Terry Pratchett's humour. But when has he really tickled you? Which lines made you laugh out loud? Trust me - I'm a black dog with orange eyebrows.
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Re: Things you laughed yourself sick over

Postby MongoGutman » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:46 pm

Nobby whirling (or being whirled by) a morningstar in Guards Guards! - simple slapstick really but I couldn't get the image out of my head

and Nobby again, his reaction to being told he could be the next Patrician in I forget
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Re: Things you laughed yourself sick over

Postby OrangeEyebrows » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:03 pm

Ooh, umm. That would be...Feet of Clay, I think. Right out of the window :lol:
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Re: Things you laughed yourself sick over

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:32 am

I didn't laugh my self sick, but I often smile when I think of (I think) Witches Abroad, and the farmhouse landed on Nanny.
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Re: Things you laughed yourself sick over

Postby Dotsie » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:39 am

I can't control myself when I read about Death being the Hogfather in the department store. Or when the Feegles see Death, and one tries to headbutt him. Happy days!
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Re: Things you laughed yourself sick over

Postby OrangeEyebrows » Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:39 pm

Dotsie, the scene with Nobby sitting on Death's knee always gets a smile from me. "nk you..."
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Re: Things you laughed yourself sick over

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:52 pm

It's a small thing, but it makes me hoot with laughter. Any time a character uses the word: "et". :lol:
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Re: Things you laughed yourself sick over

Postby OrangeEyebrows » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:00 pm

I think it's often the little things rather than the big set pieces that really tickle the funny bone!
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Re: Things you laughed yourself sick over

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:07 pm

Light Fantastic wrote:The old man had a large white horse tethered to a withered tree in a snow-filled gully some way from the circles. It was sleek, glossy and the general effect of a superb battle charger was only very slightly spoiled by the haemorrhoid ring tied to the saddle.

I nearly stopped breathing I laughed so much :lol:
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Re: Things you laughed yourself sick over

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:42 pm

In the Wee Free Men when Tifany was trying to get the names correct Not as big as medium Jock but bigger than Wee Jock Jock put a big grin on my face, in fact quite a lot of the Feegles replies like how did you get into a nut,wis bit difficult when ye're a wee bitte pished. :lol: I had better stop there before I fill a page. :mrgreen:
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Re: Things you laughed yourself sick over

Postby raisindot » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:55 pm

Om-the-Tortoise ineffectually cursing people (who can't hear him) in the early parts of Small Gods always makes me giggle. Also whenever someone says, "There's good eating on one of those."
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Re: Things you laughed yourself sick over

Postby Catch-up » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:33 pm

Nearly anything the Feegles say! Reading Wee Free Men aloud to the girls provided a lot of entertainment as I tried to do a Feegle accent (which I was told sometimes went French) and tried not to laugh at the same time.
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Re: Things you laughed yourself sick over

Postby OrangeEyebrows » Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:32 pm

Wee Dug, I also liked "Medium Dave" in Hogfather.
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Re: Things you laughed yourself sick over

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:27 pm

Hi Orange,I think Medium Dave is a nod or take off Hodgesaagh aka known as Dave Hodges the Falconer, but I could be wrong but that stuck in my mind, he was first in Lords and Ladies.
He willnae tak' a drink! I think he's deid! , on the other hand though A Midgie in yir hand is worth twa up yir kilt.
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Re: Things you laughed yourself sick over

Postby =Tamar » Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:11 am

The Dread Portal scene in Guards!Guards!
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