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RE: Ontology of Laughter: Groans, Giggles and Gales of Laughter

From: Obrst, Leo J. <lobrst@mitre.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2014 21:44:02 +0000
To: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>, Michael F Uschold <uschold@gmail.com>
CC: "semantic-web@w3.org" <semantic-web@w3.org>
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Good Lord, Joyce’s FW! Merry Christmas anyway.


From: Melvin Carvalho [mailto:melvincarvalho@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 24, 2014 4:05 PM
To: Michael F Uschold
Cc: semantic-web@w3.org
Subject: Re: Ontology of Laughter: Groans, Giggles and Gales of Laughter

On 24 December 2014 at 17:33, Michael F Uschold <uschold@gmail.com<mailto:uschold@gmail.com>> wrote:
As the Season to be Jolly gets into full swing, I reflect one of my favorite ways to be jolly: laughter. What makes us laugh (or not) in a given situation? Some people just laugh, like my mother, who regularly burst into gales of laughter, for no apparent reason. The more puzzled our looks, the harder she laughed. I dedicate this blog to my mom, who passed away just before Christmas a year ago.

It was Marshall McLuhan who said that laughter is registration of a grievance in a comic way.

“Lord, heap miseries upon us yet entwine our arts with laughters low.”

 ― James Joyce, Finnegans Wake
Merry Xmas!

Michael Uschold
   Senior Ontology Consultant, Semantic Arts
   LinkedIn: http://tr.im/limfu
   Skype, Twitter: UscholdM

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