Asperger's Syndrome - No Sense of Humor



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Mon Dec 31, 2007 7:21 am

Dry, stone, cold and zero humor unless it's at the expense of someone else's misfortune. True or false? And no fibbing either.


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Mon Dec 31, 2007 7:23 am

False, absolutely.

I have a wicked sense of humour, if I do say so myself. Obscure and off-beat at times, yes, and very dry, but that's just the way we like it. ;)


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Mon Dec 31, 2007 7:29 am

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False, absolutely.

I have a wicked sense of humour, if I do say so myself. Obscure and off-beat at times, yes, and very dry, but that's just the way we like it. ;)


*We*?
And what's wicked?


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Mon Dec 31, 2007 7:35 am

Wicked... as in, well, wicked. Not evil as such, just quick off the mark and extremely frequent.

And 'we' is erm... metaphorical. Or everyone I know. I don't know about other people.

Bah.

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Mon Dec 31, 2007 7:44 am

LeKiwi wrote:
Wicked... as in, well, wicked. Not evil as such, just quick off the mark and extremely frequent.

And 'we' is erm... metaphorical. Or everyone I know. I don't know about other people.

Bah.

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Um okay - cause anyone says *we* I'm like *oh - and this is which club*? As for the humor, it seems that AS'ers really get off on other people's misfortunes as a form of humor - in a Charlie Chaplenesque kinda way but the odd veer towards the satirical doesn't seem to grab as fully or as much.


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Mon Dec 31, 2007 7:45 am

I don't find humor in anyone's misfortunes, in fact, I actually get embarrassed myself and have to look away, unless of course they are hurt and need help. I even get embarrassed watching socially awkward situations on TV or in movies.

I'm part of the "we" - very dry and, on occasion, fast, poignant humor; frequently to the point of causing people to literally rofl. Call it overcompensation for my social ineptitude, but humor is one of the best ways to keep people out of my personal bubble.


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Mon Dec 31, 2007 7:48 am

jjstar wrote:
Dry, stone, cold and zero humor unless it's at the expense of someone else's misfortune. True or false? And no fibbing either.


At work , I get no respect. I get laughs for talking about why mouses live longer the tortoises. I don't want to talk about the time I had a scientific discussion about the evolutionary benefits of big breasts.



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Mon Dec 31, 2007 7:53 am

jjstar wrote:
Dry, stone, cold and zero humor unless it's at the expense of someone else's misfortune. True or false? And no fibbing either.


False...no doubt about it.

I have a sense of humour...yes, it is rather dry [a lot of dry sarcasm :lol:].
I talk to quite a few with AS online and they all have different senses of humour.


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Mon Dec 31, 2007 7:56 am

Dead wrong. I have been recruited to do improv or stand-up comedy. My other Aspie friend is a scream - hysterically funny. I don't know where his humor comes from, but mine often revolves around the Aspie-ness of taking words and using their alternate meanings to create funny situations. I _LOVE_ making people laugh.



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jjstar wrote:
Dry, stone, cold and zero humor unless it's at the expense of someone else's misfortune. True or false? And no fibbing either.


At work , I get no respect. I get laughs for talking about why mouses live longer the tortoises. I don't want to talk about the time I had a scientific discussion about the evolutionary benefits of big breasts.


Hm. Let me guess, flotation devices and emergency milk supply?


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Dead wrong. I have been recruited to do improv or stand-up comedy. My other Aspie friend is a scream - hysterically funny. I don't know where his humor comes from, but mine often revolves around the Aspie-ness of taking words and using their alternate meanings to create funny situations. I _LOVE_ making people laugh.


Got humor? Cool. BTW this wasn't a wrong or right survey, - just true or false. Now - humor eh? I've been on this forum for almost 4 months now and haven't ONCE read anything even remotely funny. Why is that? Are AS'ers closet humorists? George Carlin - Dave Attel make me ROTFL. Other than that.....stupid, viral humor doesn't grab me. And I have a feeling that is what comes to mind when a sense of humor is brought up. *Oh yeah, I got a sense of humor! I love those talking cow beer commercials!*

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Mon Dec 31, 2007 8:24 am

False. I don't really find peoples misfortunes funny. At least not in a physical way. I do enjoy slapstick humour though, but I realise that is intended and more often than not it inspires feeling of shared embarrassment (empathic response!! !) than laughter.

As for humour at other people's expense I much prefer the situational humour than the physical humour. Where someone suffers misfortune after misfortune as in a "comedy of error's." Movies like Death at a Funeral is a prime recent example of this. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is another I watched very recently.

Apart from that though my favourite type of humour definitely leads more to the absurd. Monty Python is the most prime example, and that is the sort of humour that I inject and laugh at in my own conversations more than other kinds of repartee such as observational humour or sarcasm. Sarcasm is largely lost on me. Even if I do "get it" I don't really find it funny.



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Mon Dec 31, 2007 8:30 am

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liberty wrote:
Dead wrong. I have been recruited to do improv or stand-up comedy. My other Aspie friend is a scream - hysterically funny. I don't know where his humor comes from, but mine often revolves around the Aspie-ness of taking words and using their alternate meanings to create funny situations. I _LOVE_ making people laugh.


Got humor? Cool. BTW this wasn't a wrong or right survey, - just true or false. Now - humor eh? I've been on this forum for almost 4 months now and haven't ONCE read anything even remotely funny. Why is that? Are AS'ers closet humorists? George Carlin - Dave Attel make me ROTFL. Other than that.....stupid, viral humor doesn't grab me. And I have a feeling that is what comes to mind when a sense of humor is brought up. *Oh yeah, I got a sense of humor! I love those talking cow beer commercials!*

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Well, this forum isn't exactly one full of the ridiculous... in reality I'm constantly laughing or making others laugh, but the topics on here are all pretty serious most of the time, so aren't going to be attracting much laughter. I don't know about you, but I can certainly tell when it's appropriate to take the piss or not. And mostly on here it isn't. It's nice to be able to talk about things seriously for once that most people wouldn't even attempt to discuss with others, without starting to get silly - I love serious discussions about big topics, so I enjoy being able to have that on here.

As for laughing at others' misfortunes... nope, can't say I've ever done that. I hate seeing other people upset or hurt; why would I laugh?


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Mon Dec 31, 2007 8:31 am

I express every type of humor possible. I prefer slapstick myself.

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Mon Dec 31, 2007 8:49 am

ahhh! just thought of the perfect example of my humour.

My friend was talking about getting a wii. I suggested he should wait for the next generation. The Nintendo poo.

He just looked at me askance while I pissed myself laughing.



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