By Josh Woods ~
If you go back to late November 2019 on Brodie Smith’s Twitter feed and scan the posts until December 27, this is what you’ll find:
More pro football
Naked dude on roller skates
John C. Reilly
Flaming baton twirler
More ball golf
Just, like, tons of ball golf stuff (and without Bill Murray … yeesh)
A nodding Robert Redford in Jeremiah Johnson looking like Zach Galifianakis
Excellent puffin shirt
Over-the-top wedding video
Nostalgic Christmas card photo
And then this:
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By Josh Woods ~
Participants of the Bad Santa 2.0 event played at The Gulch on December 22, 2018 (Hamburg, Michigan).
What makes something funny? Where does fun come from? Is disc golf fun when it’s funny?
Part of me wants to answer these questions by reviewing scientific research on humor. But then, that might not be much fun.
As the poet E. B. White put it, “Humor can be dissected, as a frog can, but the thing dies in the process and the innards are discouraging to any but the purely scientific mind.”
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Drew Barrymore directed and starred in one of my favorite movies.
Whip It, released in 2009, tells the story of a misfit teen from Texas who finds refuge from the doldrums of small-town life by joining a women’s roller derby team called the Hurl Scouts.
In one scene, the Hurl Scouts come together after a bout. Despite losing the hard-fought contest, the women are all smiles and fist pumps and laughter.
Razor, the male coach of the Hurl Scouts, is beside himself in disbelief as his team joyously chants, “We’re number 2! We’re number 2!”
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