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Tuesday, November 08, 2005

How To Win Friends And Influence People: Life Is A Laugh Track

As you read through this blog, you probably think to yourself on more than one occasion, "I wish I was as funny/ creative/ thoughtful/ smart as ole Super Sanford." While I can't help you with the final 3, I can help you at least create the illusion that you're funny. For the illusion, we'll need to steal a page from television. How does a show like Friends create the misperception that it's funny? By adding fake laughter. You can do the same thing. Below is a list of links you can use to create a laugh track for your life.

Uproarious laughter-use this when you think you're saying something funny, but know from past experience that no one is going to laugh
Delayed reaction-use this track for those times when your humor is subtle or not readily apparent (e.g. your clothes don't match or your boss walks in while you're surfing the web
One starts, everyone finishes-perfect complement to high-brow humor
Hispanic television sound effect-if all else fails, try this (works well with physical humor)


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