Last Tuesday was Earth Day and on that day, my English teacher decided that we should walk around the campus like a mini field-trip while talking is forbidden. I broke this rule in the most subtle ways (giggling) from the fact that one of my friends was carrying something which activated my curiosity, thus whispering her a quick question. That got me caught but luckily, my teacher was one of those lenient teachers who usually follows the unorthodox English path, at least most of the time.
It’s been a while since I’ve written a post pertaining to animals and it just so happens that my teacher discussed about anger and the changes that occur from anger.
According to the world’s most reliable dictionary, Oxford Dictionary, anger is defined as:
A strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility.
In today’s generation, our way of passing time with our convenient access to the internet, is to watch silly animal videos and scroll and giggle at ‘memes’ of cats and dogs doing human activities such as this:
But how is this viewed as humorous, comedic or funny? In this case, we can see we’re laughing at farce comedy or horseplay comedy. In my English class, we discussed about comedy and how we understand it based on our knowledge and history.
In most cases when seeing animals perform tricks or pose for an amusing photo, we see this as an exaggeration and to react to this kind of exaggeration, we either cry or laugh, and in this case, we laugh (unless there’s a terrible pun accompanied with the photo.)
Sometimes, us humans makes animals more humorous by making them like humans. This creates an image of ridicule that have us laughing incredibly just like in this video where the two men would sub in French for the cats’ dialogue.
But don’t forget, comedy should promotes happiness and playfulness where everyone shouldn’t be feeling offended.
“You can’t be mean and funny at the same time.”
So in the end, we can see that comedy is not just something you laugh from a dollar joke book or an obnoxious comedy film. It’s an emotion that trajects happiness from our thoughts of everything.
Comment down below your favorite pun, joke, riddle or a little story or situation you’ve encountered that made you laugh! I really want to know your side of humor!
Animals run away for some reason. They can run away from their abusive, unhappy lives at home albeit it might be worse out in the real world where dog-nappers, animal pounds and animal abusers can do worse to animals.
In “The Tale of Two Cities”, the famous opening line of the novel was:
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
The moment where the gates of freedom opens and you dive into its world of independence, that is when we see the pros and cons of being unleashed into the wild.
But when you’ve realized you’re not dependent of someone else who’s there for you, you’ve come to realized that you have to struggle in order to support yourself instead of someone else supporting you.
Another example of this would be Sydney Carton, an important character in ‘Tale of Two Cities’. After his lonely childhood, he has resorted to alcohol to push aside depression temporarily and get on with the day. So when he drinks alcohol to alleviate his pain, it was the best of times. When he’s sober, it is the worst of times.
It’s important to think about the people or animals that you care for especially those whom you seldom see everyday or gets very little attention. It’s only a matter of time before you’ve realized they’ve gone their separate ways to look for someone or something else to give them the attention or relief they want when you’ve stepped out of your way to stop making them happy.
So play with your dogs! Brush your cat! Give someone you don’t know a hug (with their permission)! Make their days the best of times for them.
I believe almost everyone in this big wide world can relate to Dug, one way or the other.
Before I begin, let me tell you about Dug. Dug is an aloof but lovable golden retriever from the Pixar film, Up, where he is the only dog shown in the movie helping Carl Fredericksen and Russell get to their destination: Paradise Fall.