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Thread: Humor Resources

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    Humor Resources

    Hello Fellow Loons,
    I've started this thread as a place to list humor resources. They can be market listings, articles about writing humor, or anything else relevant to the topic.

    Feel free to share any favorites here.

    Here are a few to get us started:

    www.writerswrite.com/jour...ornung.htm
    www.humorwriters.org
    www.publishingcentral.com...-15cb.html
    www.satiricquill.net/tips.html


    Market list:
    www.ralan.com/humor/

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    Yeshanu
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    Re: Humor Resources

    Barb,

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    (Although some might say that I don't need any more encouragement... :grin )

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    Re: Humor Resources

    Bar,

    Yeshanu doesn't need any more encouragement...

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    Betty W01
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    Really, Barb. She doesn't...

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    batyler65
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    Another interesting link

    For those of you studying up on what makes humor work:

    www.squaresail.com/auh.html

    This online text is directed at those using humor in public speaking, but contains some interesting tidbits for all of us.

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    batyler65
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    Shopping for a topic for your next humor piece?

    Find a jumping off point here and learn why they say
    truth IS stranger than fiction.

    www.newsoftheweird.com/

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    Humorous Names

    I've always liked visiting this board, now I think I can give something back. I stumbled upon this site when looking for strange names for my writing. hometown.aol.com/detles1/myhomepage/

    :lol

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    batyler65
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    Want to write a monthly column...

    but tapped for ideas?

    Check out this calendar resource chock full of holidays, celebrity birthdays, and other observances (National Blame Someone Else Day, anyone?)

    Enough well organized information to keep your wheels turning.

    www.butlerwebs.com/holidays/default.htm

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    ChunkyC
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    Re: Want to write a monthly column...

    National Blame Someone Else Day? That's every day where I work.

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    idreamofwinter
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    Re: Humor Resources

    Thank you so much for those sites - I am a humor writer/cartoonist whom created a huge amount of stuff for a new National magazine that appears that it will never actually materialize.

    It'll no doubt take a long time to find a home for my work, but you've certainly helped out a great deal - thank you again.

    Mike

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    batyler65
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    Welcome

    Hey, Mike,
    Welcome to the peanut gallery!

    Hope to see more of you around.

    Glad the resources helped you.

    Barb

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    Lightbulb Another Link for when the humor well runs dry

    I found this site today and thought I'd drop a link to it here.

    The site is Patently Silly: Silly patents issued by the US patent office. Looks like it is updated weekly.

    Enjoy

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    Late night comics use current events in their nightly routines. To see a ton of excellent examples on how to work current events into your humor, visit the late night joke archive at NewsMax

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    Of interest

    Two Drink Minimum The magazine for stand-up comics

    Funny Times A tabloid of humor and cartoons

    Mad Magazine 'nuff said

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    Humor critique group

    Hi!

    I just want to throw in a plug for a critique group I co-moderate, which is by humorists, for humorists.

    Go to Laughter Crafters at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Laughter_Crafters
    and join. This is a discussion group. You'll receive instructions for accessing the critique group in your welcome message.

    Have fun!

    Elizabeth
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    a blog about love and relationships - or a lack thereof
    http://www.woofactor.com

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    Talking thanks for the links

    there aren't many places where you can find places that accept humor columns, or essays. Thanks for the heads up on these links.

    BTW, this is my first post here, ...what did I win?

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    Welcome Dave!

    Always glad to see new faces.

    Barb

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    Does anyone know the name of an acquisitions editor at Tipdigest.com? I'm thinking of sending them a query but all I can find on them so far are generic email addresses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveaguy
    there aren't many places where you can find places that accept humor columns, or essays. Thanks for the heads up on these links.

    BTW, this is my first post here, ...what did I win?
    Eat right, exercise, die anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawno
    Does anyone know the name of an acquisitions editor at Tipdigest.com? I'm thinking of sending them a query but all I can find on them so far are generic email addresses.
    I can't even find the site. Sorry, not much help there.

    Anybody else have ideas?

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    Should've posted this a long time ago. Hannah's post reminded me of it:

    The Comedy Bible, by Judy Carter.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/074...lance&n=283155

    "From stand-up to sitcom -- the comedy writer's ultimate how-to guide."

    Very useful exercises and examples included.

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    I really rate those guys - they wouldn't let me into their club but they sent me a lovely e-mail explaining why. Best rejection letter I've ever had!
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    How about newspapers? Here is a prime example, albeit a rather macabre humor: Reprinted from THE NEWS, published weekly in Salem, Arkansas.

    FULTON COUNTY MAN SAYS HE'S MARRIED --- TO CHELSEA CLINTON.

    Cox isn't happy when clerks tell him the certificate doesn't exist. By Joseph Price Staff Writer

    Shawn Cox, the Mammoth Spring man who jumped the White House fence in December, made a brief appearance at the Fulton County Courthouse March 1. Salem Police Chief Albert Roork said Cox, 29, showed up at the Fulton County Clerk's Office demanding a marriage certificate for him and Chelsea Clinton. When employees told him the certificate did not exist he started to behave in a threatening manner, shaking as if angry and speaking loudly, said Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger. Dillinger said Cox kept saying "Shawn Cox and Chelsea Cox", over and over. One of the employees at the clerk's office ran to the Fulton County Sheriff's Department, which is across the street from the courthouse and alerted authorities.
    ........... Cox testified that while Bill Clinton was president the Japanese implanted a cell phone in his head.

    For the complete story: http://www.areawidenews.com (might be tomorrow before the online story is available) I'm sorry, folks, I know this young man is mentally disturbed, but I find it a humorous story nonetheless - imagine someone wanting to be married to a "Clinton"! This is why I love living in Arkansas - the truly strange is everyday ordinary around here. Can we breed 'em or what?

    Oh, and the story just below this is about his brother, who is wanted for arson and attempted murder.
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    Can anyone recommend a magazine that publishes humorous poetry? Or even a mag. that puts out a poetry/humor issue? I haven't come across one in my travels.



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