Daily Archives: April 14, 2012

April 14: International Moment of Laughter Day

Two guys walk into a bar.
One ducks.

Okay, I realize that was terrible and far too common, but the first time I heard it I laughed and laughed (of course, some of that laughter was because it took me a moment to catch what was going on!). I know it was bad, but, go ahead, just try to top it! Today is International Moment of Laughter Day, and I intend to spend a million moments laughing all throughout the day.

So, here’s the plan for today’s celebration: Laugh all you can and do your best to make others laugh too. Jokes, funny costumes, nice pranks, whatever tickles your funny bone. Here are a couple of my favorite ideas to get you started:

  • watch old comedies like “I Love Lucy” or “The Court Jester.” Danny Kaye has the best facial expressions ever!
  • get your friends and create a great scene in a public place like Improv Everywhere’s “Food Court Musical.”
  • look up some jokes and perform them at the water cooler, in between classes, or wherever you can find a captive audience.

Have fun!

“When the LORD brought back the captives to Zion,
we were like men who dreamed.
Our mouths were filled with laughter,
our tongues with songs of joy.
Then it was said among the nations,
“The LORD has done great things for them.”
The LORD has done great things for us,
and we are filled with joy.”

Psalm 126: 1-3