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HUMOUR – the EPHEMERAL and the INEFFABLE

TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE

Comedians are often recognized for having great timing. Trying to be funny on Twitter means that you might only have a few minutes to make a joke – and, given a large enough audience, you might only have seconds before someone else makes the same joke you wanted to make. It’s a competition!

RAPID GRAPHICAL DEPLOYMENT

RGD™ is the essence of what I like to do on Twitter. If I think up a joke, I want it to be timely. So, a quick turnaround is of the essence. Like a comedian riffing on a live audience, my Twitter-based jokes might not be perfect, but I like the improvisational feeling it gives me, and I enjoy trying to get the joke in while the tweet is still timely.

HOW TO BUILD A JOKE

While a lot of jokes have an architecture, I have always found asburdist humour to be the funniest. I enjoy the way Monty Python skits often did build in any predictable way, and the random tangents written into 30 Rock were some of the best bits written since Python, in my opinion.

VISUAL HUMOUR

I have always admired the work needed to make a truly visual joke. Whether it was a short infographic flashed during the Weekend Update segment on Saturday Night Live or the graphic-design heavy pages of America: The Book, a literally well-designed joke can really make my day.