Surveying the foolscape

Surveying the foolscape

An invitation by the Australasian Humour Studies Network (AHSN) gave me a welcome opportunity to take stock of the current ‘foolscape’.  Please enjoy this short overview of the Fools Are Everywhere project, along with other updates by members of the...
In praise of folly

In praise of folly

Today’s the day you can be sureYou can’t avoid and shouldn’t ignore,The day that we can all affordto lark about and at last accordOurselves the time to take time outAnd raise a glass and merrily shoutIn praise of Folly, the saucy goddess whoBrings...
Some subjects are so serious

Some subjects are so serious

A succinct and provocative statement by Niels Bohr, flying in the face of the common supposition that the more serious the subject the less appropriate it is to joke about it.  It also echoes an equally pithy quotation, from Hemingway’s For Whom the Bells Toll. ...

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