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  1. Surreal humour is the effect of the illogical and absurd being used for humorous effect. Under such premises, people can identify precursors and early examples of surreal humour at least since the 19th century, such as in Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, both of which use the illogical and absurd (hookah-smoking caterpillars, croquet matches using ...

    • Couple Changes
    • Expanded Article
    • Rurrealism Isn't Randomness
    • Confusing
    • Jokes
    • Surreal Humor vs. Surrealism vs. Jokes About Surrealists
    • Stream of Consciousness Is Not Surrealist
    • Anthology of Black Humor
    • British spelling?
    • "Fountain"

    I wanted to make a couple of changes here, but it looks like other people are working on this fairly actively, so I thought I'd post here before I started. First, I think the joke should go after the reference to the joke, not at the top of the article. I think it's more encyclopedia-like, and (not coincidentally) funnier. Second, I think you need ...

    Well, nobody commented, so I decided to be bold, and pretty much completely reworte the article. I've changed the definition, which seemed a bit too limited, and added many more examples, though there could be more....in fact, as I was typing this, I realized that I should have mentioned Bunuel, too. Maybe I'll get to that in a couple days....NoahB...

    surrealism usually(or always, not sure) has an underlining meaning behind its obsurdness. how do completely unrelated sentences form "surreal" humor? 1. rurrealism, or surrealism, either one, doesn't necessarily have a meaning. Magritte said the goal of his paintings was mystery. Unrelated and meaningless things are acceptible and common. And usual...

    "An important point of surrealism is that it can appear in different forms in a comedy; for instance, Family Guy uses relatively normal plotlines which are interspersed with outrageously irrelevant surrealism, while Futurama focuses more on unexpected humour whilst retaining a mostly surreal plotline. South Park, on the other hand, uses surrealisti...

    Unless someone objects, I'm going to remove the list of "jokes" at the beginning of this article. I don't believe these are strong examples of surreal humor (or any other type of humor). Does anyone feel differently? Basicially, I concur with the comment above ("surrealism isn't randomness).--The Fat Man Who Never Came Back21:03, 3 August 2006 (UTC...

    This page doesn't make it clear if there's a difference between surrealism & surreal humor. It almost implies that all modern art is supposed to be funny (i.e. Duchamp's urinal). A little (content) disambiguation would be most helpful. Also, if the jokes weren't good examples, perhaps they (or a subset) should be listed as counterexamples - 'jokes ...

    Overall the list of examples of Surrealist humor seems arbitrary. Neither James Joyce nor the Surrealists would appreciate his inclusion in the list. First of all, Joyce isn't very funny (people who actually like James Joyce may disagree). Secondly, Breton made it clear that at the core of Surrealism was a move away from focus on the conscious and ...

    Overall the examples in this section seem arbitrary (see above comment). One example is the supposed beginning of Surrealist humor: it may go back at least to the 19th century, but it also goes back to the 18th century with Jonathan Swift. Jonathan Swift is much less arbitrary than a vast majority of the examples on this page because Andre Breton (...

    I know that "humour" with a U is doing very fine as it is for people of Wikipedia, but I was convinced that this website was based in the United States? I clicked on a redirect which was spelled without a U, but it led to this page. There must be a guideline about this, isn't there? Brit v. USA spelling, huh? --HomfrogTalk21:47, 6 December 2009 (UT...

    "This became one of the most famous and influential pieces of art in history... " This is meant to be an ironic statement, right? An absurd joke? Shouldn't it be removed? I don't find this statement credible and it lacks credible citations. I mean, Dali was far more famous and influential and I would think that perhaps a hundred years in the future...

  2. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Film, television, radio, literature and web-original works in the surreal humour genre. Contents Top 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Subcategories This category has the following 14 subcategories, out of 14 total. A Alice's Adventures in Wonderland ‎ (2 C, 28 P, 1 F)

  3. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › SurrealismSurrealism - Wikipedia

    Surrealism is a cultural movement that developed in Europe in the aftermath of World War I in which artists depicted unnerving, illogical scenes and developed techniques to allow the unconscious mind to express itself.

  4. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › HumourHumour - Wikipedia

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    Many theories exist about what humour is and what social function it serves. The prevailing types of theories attempting to account for the existence of humour include psychological theories, the vast majority of which consider humour-induced behaviour to be very healthy; spiritual theories, which may, for instance, consider humour to be a "gift fr...

    Some claim that humour should not be explained. Author E.B. White once said, "Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but the thing dies in the process and the innards are discouraging to any but the pure scientific mind."Counter to this argument, protests against "offensive" cartoons invite the dissection of humour or its lack by aggrieved individua...

    As with any art form, the acceptance of a particular style or incidence of humour depends on sociological factors and varies from person to person. Throughout history, comedy has been used as a form of entertainment all over the world, whether in the courts of the Western kings or the villages of the Far East. Both a social etiquette and a certain ...

    It is generally known that humour contributes to higher subjective wellbeing (both physical and psychological). Previous research on humour and psychological well-being show that humour is in fact a major factor in achieving, and sustaining, higher psychological wellbeing. This hypothesis is known as general facilitative hypothesis for humour. That...

    Humour is often used to make light of difficult or stressful situations and to brighten up a social atmosphere in general. It is regarded by many as an enjoyable and positive experience, so it would be reasonable to assume that it might have some positive physiological effects on the body. A study designed to test the positive physiological effects...

    Humour is a ubiquitous, highly ingrained, and largely meaningfulaspect of human experience and is therefore decidedly relevant in organisational contexts, such as the workplace. The significant role that laughter and fun play in organisational life has been seen as a sociological phenomenon and has increasingly been recognised as also creating a se...

    Laughter

    One of the main focuses of modern psychological humour theory and research is to establish and clarify the correlation between humour and laughter. The major empirical findings here are that laughterand humour do not always have a one-to-one association. While most previous theories assumed the connection between the two almost to the point of them being synonymous, psychology has been able to scientifically and empirically investigate the supposed connection, its implications, and significan...

    Health

    Humour has shown to be effective for increasing resilience in dealing with distress and also effective in undoing negative affects. Madeljin Strick, Rob Holland, Rick van Baaren, and Ad van Knippenberg (2009) of Radboud University conducted a study that showed the distracting nature of a joke on bereaved individuals.: 574–578 Subjects were presented with a wide range of negative pictures and sentences. Their findings showed that humorous therapy attenuated the negative emotions elicited after...

    Ageing

    Humour has been shown to improve and help the ageingprocess in three areas. The areas are improving physical health, improving social communications, and helping to achieve a sense of satisfaction in life. Studies have shown that constant humour in the ageing process gives health benefits to individuals. Such benefits as higher self-esteem, lower levels of depression, anxiety, and perceived stress, and a more positive self-concept as well as other health benefits which have been recorded and...

    Humour can be verbal, visual, or physical. Non-verbal forms of communication–for example, music or visual art–can also be humorous.

    There are many taxonomies of humor; the following is used to classify humorous tweets in (Rayz 2012). 1. Anecdotes 2. Fantasy 3. Insult 4. Irony 5. Jokes 6. Observational 7. Quote 8. Role play 9. Self-deprecation 10. Vulgarity 11. Word play 12. Other

    Different cultures have different typical expectations of humour so comedy shows are not always successful when transplanted into another culture. For example, a 2004 BBC News article discusses a stereotype among British comedians that Americans and Germans do not understand irony, and therefore UK sitcomsare not appreciated by them.

  5. It's the main selling point of Gag Series, surreal comedy and Dada Comics, and a main feature of Post Modern comedy. This type of humor has exploded in all forms with the rise of the internet; many memes take this form. This trope often overlaps with So Bad, It's Good, especially when a work falls into this by accident.

  6. Surrealist Manifesto. Four Surrealist Manifestos are known to exist. The first two manifestos, published in October 1924, were written by Yvan Goll and André Breton, the leaders of rivaling Surrealist groups. Breton published his second manifesto for the Surrealists in 1929, and wrote his third manifesto that was not issued during his lifetime.

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