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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Kibology

Thanks to Russ for his comment on the previous post, I have added this new parody religion to the 'Links' section. It contains some quite bizzar humour.

Particularly interesting, I find, is that '[t]he faux religion aspect faded ... and the newsgroup became oriented to the sense of humor of Kibo and his followers' (thanks Wiki). I find it interesting that sense of humour is the defining element here.

I wonder if this is because all 'faux religions' are based on humour, or is this saying something more about charismatic people and their followers? Perhaps even Jesus' sense of humour is what kept him on the radar back in the day?

On second thought, other religious figure heads such as the Pope and Osama Bin Laden aren't exactly a laugh a minute. But then there's Father Bob, so I guess it all evens out....

10 Comments:

Blogger russ said...

Don't believe a word of that 'faux religion' stuff. It never progressed beyond the saying "You're Allowed" (admittedly the best religious tenet I've ever come across), and several dozen creative and amusing posts that tied in western religious history, zen buddhism, and toalitarian leader worship in order to confuse people who asked "what is kibology anyway?".

The most frequent answer given to that question was/is: "20 dollars, same as in town".

That, of course, is the punchline to an amusing joke about a convent and a young priest, which in a way actually does explains what was going on. The most typical piece of humour takes the idea of a cultural meme as a joke. The punchline (or variations thereon) to one joke is funny when used as the answer to an unrelated question because people get the reference. Lather, rinse, repeat. As they say, ifykwim, aityd!

It gets tedious eventually, but at its best kibological humour is very very funny.

11:41 pm  
Anonymous Hooch said...

Thanks Russ, you sound like a true kibologist. That meme link was pretty interesting. Sorry I can't comment more at this time, but am studying...

2:44 pm  
Blogger Halliwell said...

And now for some actual humour in the 'humour archive'..
Many years ago when I was twenty three,
I got married to a widow
who was pretty as could be.

This widow had a daughter
Who had hair of red.
My father fell in love with her. And soon the pair were wed.

This made my dad my son-in law
And changed my very life.
My daughter was my mother,
For she was my fathers wife.

To complicate matters worse
Although it brought me joy,
I soon became the father
Of a bouncing baby boy.

My little baby then became
A brother-in-law to dad.
And so became my uncle,
Though it made me very sad.

For if he was my uncle,
Then that also made him brother
To the widows's grown up daughter
Who of course, was my step mother.

Father's wife then had a son,
Who kept them on the run.
And he became my grandson,
For he was my daughter's son.

My wife is now my mother's mum
And it surely makes me blue.
Because, although she is my wife,
She is my grandma too.

If my wife is my grandmother,
Then I am her grandchild.
And every time I think of it,
It simply drives me wild.

For now I have become
The strangest case you ever saw.
As the husband of my grandmother,
I am my own grandpa!

does this actually work?

11:33 am  
Anonymous Hooch said...

yes it does actuall work.

And now for some actual humour in the 'humour archive'..

are you implying that this archive aint humorous enough for you?

11:34 pm  
Anonymous Hooch said...

*y

11:34 pm  
Blogger TimT said...

*y?

As Douglas Adams says, "Why can't the alphabet end X Y Not?"

I think for no reason at all the Archive should link my blog - this post in particular. Thought about this ol' blog just after I wrote it, just because, you know?

Oh, also interested to find out if anyone liked my Imitation of S J Perelman Post.

Reduced to whoring my blog! What has happened to me?? (Oh, right - I was always that way ...)

8:50 am  
Blogger Halliwell said...

"are you implying that this archive aint humorous enough for you?"

Yes..(sorry)
Only of late..

It appears to have less and less comments about how funny things are(Brick testament) and rapidly dive into technical discussions about 'verbal humour' that the uneducated (in such areas cannot follow)(until u post it in detail at a later date), for this reason I tend not to find it humourous as I spend more time playing catch up than participating.
But don't change it on my account, it's working fine for others.
My bitch is over..

Do u mean to send cold responses my way or what?

7:25 pm  
Blogger Hooch said...

re unfunniness: I thought the links to Osama's homepage and the Pope's bumper sticker were at least mildly entertaining, but perhaps they were taken as serious links and not clicked upon. oh well.

re cold responses: no.

I will endeavour to inject more hilarity when I have time. but for now you'll just have to put up with research-based musings as I sift my way through mounds of reading and head towards my thesis due-by date.

11:13 pm  
Blogger Halliwell said...

Im sorry iv'e offended you.
That is all...

10:27 pm  
Blogger Halliwell said...

You allways do good so you don't really need it, but i'll say it anyway..
Best of luck with the thesis.

P.S. I had a 5 leter word verification and the last 3 were l, S and F = Lan Special Forces, Just thought you should know.

5:52 pm  

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