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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 ...

  2. Media in category "Surreal humor" The following 7 files are in this category, out of 7 total.

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    Something that's so bizarre and inexplicable that it's funny. This is a strange version of Crossing the Line Twice: It takes talent (or luck) to make something so mind screwy and WTF-inducing that it makes you laugh. Almost every comedy in history has used this at least a few times. It's usually mixed in with other Comedy Tropes, and an undercurren...

    This is practically the calling card of Hiroyuki Imaishi (Dead Leaves, Panty and Stocking With Garterbelt) Bobobo-Bo Bo-bobo is the very essence of this trope. Summary?: A man who can communicate with all body hair sets out on a quest to stop the bald overlord from "bald-ifying" everyone on the planet. Bo-bobo fights many bizarre enemies along the ...

    There once was a Disney Comics series Goofy as (from Italy, I think). Mainly it was the life story of a famous man, retold as The Theme Park Version, with Goofy as Leonardo da Vinci / Marco Polo / Casanova / whomever, Mickey as his sidekick, Pete as an antagonistic character and occasionally other Disney characters too. But inbetween, this series o...

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  4. Very nice, overall. I would break it up slightly into parts (for example, famous users of surreal humour), examples of surreal humour (put your joke there to refer to it) and add a caption purporting that cow image to be a possible example of surreal humour. (And yes, while the herring looks very nice, it doesn't add much content.

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    Surreal humour (also known as absurdist humour or surreal comedy) is a form of humour predicated on deliberate violations of causal reasoning, producing events and behaviours that are obviously illogical. Constructions of surreal humour tend to involve bizarre juxtapositions, incongruity, non-sequiturs, irrational or absurd situations and expressio...

    File:Edward Lear and His Cat Foss 1885.jpg Edward Lear, Aged 73 and a Half, and His Cat Foss, Aged 16, an 1885 lithograph by Edward Lear Surreal humour is the effect of illogic and absurdity 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 ...

    In the early 20th century, several avant-garde movements, including the dadaists, surrealists, and futurists began to argue for an art that was random, jarring and illogical. The goals of these movements were in some sense serious, and they were committed to undermining the solemnity and self-satisfaction of the contemporary artistic establishment....

  5. We can speak of surreal humour when illogic and absurdity are used for humorous effect. [citation needed] Under such premises, we can identify precursors and early examples of surreal humour at least since the 19th century, such as Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, [citation needed] which both use illogic and absurdity for humorous effect.

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