Satire and humor are big parts of my life. I do not go through a single day without saying something funny (dad joke/something actually funny) or being the victim of satire. My favorite type of humor is Improvisational/Blue. (I found two sources for types of humor: The Huffington Post, Daily Writing Tips. They both gave me totally different lists of types. All the other “good” websites were blocked.) This preference comes from watching the TV show “Whose Line is it Anyway?” The actors are given a task and they come up with some of the most random things, but they’re all hilarious. Some situations they act out simply make you so awkward that you feel you need to laugh. I am also a very witty person so that would also be a favorite type of mine (if that’s a type). The world would be so dry without humor. How would we dissolve awkward situations if it was not for jokes? How would we be able to comfort and distract each other from crappy situations? Humor is more important and complicated than I realized.
Mark Twain was a writer of books that included a lot of humor and he often liked to mock the world around him. The most interesting fact I could find about Mark Twain is his relation to Halley’s Comet. He was born right after Halley’s comet appeared in 1835 and it was expected to return in 1910. Twain was quoted saying, “I came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don’t go out with Halley’s Comet.” I do not know why but that was honestly one of the coolest things I read about him. The other thing I enjoyed researching was how many jobs he had. Twain worked as a printer apprentice in 1846, a steamboat pilot in 1859, and a miner during the silver rush. This struck me as quite impressive. Not only did he have all these different skills, but he continued to write even while accomplishing such complicated work routines.