GET MORE LAUGHTER IN YOUR LIFE!
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1. WELCOME FROM THE PUBLISHER
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My stand-up comedy shows continue at Cafe Madeleine, 3763
West10th Ave., Vancouver. Clean, intelligent comedy in a smoke-free
environment, Fridays at 8 p.m. Reservations recommended (604)
224-5558. Bring in this newsletter and buy one entree, get second
for 50% off. Opening the show are students from my Langara College
Stand-Up Comedy Clinic Course. There will be no shows on December
22, 29, and January 5, 2001.
2. USING PROPS TO TRANSFORM
As a follow-up to a recent presentation I went out to buy a basket of props (Groucho glasses, clown wigs, rubber chickens etc.) for everyday use in my client's workplace. The idea is that having these props in addition to a series of bi-weekly email humor tips helps to keep the humor from my presentation happening on an ongoing basis.
As part of this expedition, I went to my local Shoppers Drug Mart to pick up some "giggle balls," soft balls that giggle when you throw them against something. As I was trying them out, all sorts of people stopped to talk with me, sharing amusing anecdotes, smiling, and even picking up other giggle balls and playing with me.
The interesting thing is that usually when I'm shopping no one talks to me, and people avoid making eye contact. But thanks to a few giggle balls, the normally cold, sterile environment of a drug store was transformed into a friendly, warm place. And when I went to pay for my new toys, all the cashiers started to laugh and joke.
This incident made me realize easy it can be to transform our environment if we really want to, and how powerful toys can be when it comes to getting people to let down their defenses and enjoy each other. If I had tried to strike up conversations without the aid of my giggle balls people would have probably felt uncomfortable and withdrawn, but in this case, they actually sought me out.
I also realized that most of us are dying to have a little fun in our day, and we just need the right catalyst.
So from now on when I go out to run errands I take my giggle balls with me. This not only helps me connect with others, but also puts me in a positive mood and calms me down when I'm stressed.
So far I've used them in a shopping lineup, a crowded elevator, and my dentist's waiting room, and they've gotten laughs every time!
If you have any other ideas for how to use these kinds of
props email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If I use your idea I'll send
you a free copy of my audio tape "I'm OK But YOU Need Professional
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3. WHAT'S GOOD STORIES
It's so easy to see all the bad things around us that sometimes we forget about all the great things that go on. And we need to hear about good things because that gives us hope and inspires us to go out and do more good things.
In this section, I want to hear from you. What's happened in your life that's good? What things have people done that inspire you to be kind to others? What funny things have happened?
Email your short stories to me at email@example.com, and if I publish yours, you'll get a free copy of my tape "I'm OK But YOU Need Professional Help!"
This month we have two stories. The first is from Tom Buchanan
One day, my wife Maggie and our teenage son Tommy and I were driving through farm country along the number one highway out near Abbotsford when my son remarked from the back seat, "Hey look! There's some llamas!" Maggie and I both acknowledged. Then he asked, "I wonder where they come from?" In a single word Maggie replied, "Tibet!" We laughed so hard, we cried.
Catherine Laird of Victoria, BC., submitted the second story:
While shopping at The Bay, my eight-year old son noticed a
manikin on display. The manikin was wearing a shirt and pants,
but had no head and only partial arms. My son said "Look
Mom, a man with no head and no arms - and I thought I had problems."
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