Anne's Diary

Diary entries relating to "laughter"

Sunday, August 17, 2014
The recent suicide of Robin Williams reminded me that we are losing our clowns. They are so important, because scientists tell us that for optimal health we need to have at least one good laugh a day.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
There's a wonderful song and dance number in the middle of the film "Singin' in the Rain" in which Donald O'Connor sings a song called "Make 'Em Laugh." I'm in that strange position right now--we have a seriously ill friend far away in another city whose kids are asking us to send her amusing jokes and stories to cheer her up (...
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012
We have a grownup friend with the sense of humor of an 11-year-old-boy. He lives in another city, but that doesn't stop him: he likes to phone us and tell us jokes from the kids' section of the Sunday cartoon supplement and now he's purchased a joke book filled with this kind of half-baked humor. Throughout the day, he calls and tells one of them...
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