What Will Make You Smile and/or Laugh?

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What Will Make You Smile and/or Laugh?

Postby Quatermass » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:36 am

Okay. In honour with my recent brush with depression, I thought I'd create this thread. This is less things that make you smile at the moment, and more things that may make you smile when you're feeling down.

Needless to say, this needs to be kept worksafe.

Okay, I'll start with two things that recently made me smile and laugh. The first is Darths and Droids. In a world where Star Wars does not exist, a science fantasy tabletop RPG goes steadily off the rails, where Qui-Gon Jin is played by a gung-ho player who believes more in fighting that roleplaying and believes a Jedi to be a type of cheese, Obi-Wan Kenobi is one of the few sane people, Jar-Jar Binks is created by a young girl with a wild imagination, and R2-D2 is played by a self-centred munchkin with delusions of grandeur. Oh, and Anakin Skywalker is (eventually) played by an actress who gets on well with the roleplaying aspects of an RPG, but the dice-rolling...well, at least it's better than Waiting for Godot.

The second is the Doctor Who Big Finish audio play The Kingmaker, starring Peter Davison as the Doctor, Nicola Bryant as Peri, and Caroline Morris as Erimem. The Doctor is way past a publisher's deadline, and in order to avoid being killed by their enforcer robot, he has to go back in time to 1485 and find out what really happened to the Princes in the Tower. Hilarity ensues. Imagine the worlds of Doctor Who and Blackadder colliding, and you get this. Comedy both dark and light abound.
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Re: What Will Make You Smile and/or Laugh?

Postby Catch-up » Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:30 pm

What makes me smile is looking through our photos and scrapbooks, especially at vacation pictures. The actual vacations and family events make me smile more, but it's easy and relaxing to pull out the pictures and relive the moment. :D
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Re: What Will Make You Smile and/or Laugh?

Postby michelanCello » Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:11 pm

I usually go through pictures too when I'm feeling a bit down... there's one picture in particular that makes me smile every time, in which one of my best friend has a blanket over her in a "must-go-my-people-need-me" way :lol:
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Re: What Will Make You Smile and/or Laugh?

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:12 pm

KITTENS! :D

And talking to Sharlene of course. It makes a huge difference being able to share with someone who understands you.

In the past I kept a diary where I used to pour my frustrations out. It often helped me to put things into perspective because I made the decision that I would be totally honest with myself in the diary. Bad thoughts and feeling left un-dealt with have a habit of getting blown out of proportion. Getting those thoughts and feelings out and one paper (or a Word doc.) can really make a difference.
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Re: What Will Make You Smile and/or Laugh?

Postby Kin Arad » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:04 pm

I used to do that, but then it just depressed me even more when I looked back and saw what a twat I was :oops:
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Re: What Will Make You Smile and/or Laugh?

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:11 pm

Kin Arad wrote:I used to do that, but then it just depressed me even more when I looked back and saw what a twat I was :oops:

It can work that you can look back and see just what a mountain you made of a molehill. And how you did in fact put things into perspective and get on. :)
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Re: What Will Make You Smile and/or Laugh?

Postby Kin Arad » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:12 pm

I might try it again sometime - thanks :)
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Re: What Will Make You Smile and/or Laugh?

Postby ChristianBecker » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:54 pm

Several things will make me smile and or laugh:

* Reading Pratchett - but that usually takes a bit longer to get the effect
* Watching an episode of Bing Bang Theory
* Listening to funny music - especially Die apokalyptischen Reiter or Skyclad (Reiter are just funny, Skyclad is a bit like Pratchett in music - clever lyrics and puns all around) - Alestorm's nice for lifting the spirits, too.

Die Apokalyptischen Reiter - We will never die


Skyclad - Little Miss Take
On with their heads! I'm the clown prince of fools
if you don't get the joke it's your loss
Love and laughter you see are the new currency
'cause greed's coinage is not worth a toss

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Re: What Will Make You Smile and/or Laugh?

Postby RSoak » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:12 pm

Funny equals this:

It's not who you know, it's who I know. - Dad

The enemy of good is perfect. - Mom
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Re: What Will Make You Smile and/or Laugh?

Postby Georgie » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:54 pm

I have people I can call that will always know how to make me laugh.

Also, revisiting lame movies I used to watch as a child. There's a plethora of Disney I can sing along to, and the Grinch always has those cheesey laughs. Aghh.
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Re: What Will Make You Smile and/or Laugh?

Postby Catch-up » Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:03 pm

:lol: I love Brian Regan! We saw him live once and I spent the entire time doubled over laughing. I looked for that show on Netflix or the library, but no luck. :(

So true Tony! Kittens! :D And puppies!
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Re: What Will Make You Smile and/or Laugh?

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:49 pm

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The rest of us are a bit crap.
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Re: What Will Make You Smile and/or Laugh?

Postby jaznbonnie » Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:50 pm

Laughing babies always make me smile and laugh.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxUulGkLu4I
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Re: What Will Make You Smile and/or Laugh?

Postby Broccolee » Sat Jul 06, 2013 4:36 pm

What a lovely thread,Quatermass.Such a nice idea!

Terry Pratchett makes me laugh,but my kids are definitely right at the top of the list,though,closely followed by other children and animal children.
I love the Cosby show,the old 1960' s Batman with Adam West and Burt Ward and 'Allo'Allo,they make me laugh.
The jokes and pictures here in the forum make me laugh.
And my friends and neighbours make me laugh and smile.
It´s still magic even if you know how it´s done.
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Re: What Will Make You Smile and/or Laugh?

Postby Sister Jennifer » Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:01 am

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Black Books.
Sharing a meal with family & friends.
Holidays.
Someone smiling at me usually makes me smile as well.
Books.

Visiting this message board ;)
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