Thursday, October 06, 2005

This is the formula I used...

Ok, the topic is laughter, but this article takes a serious look at the topic. And it is actually quite interesting. I've posted before on humor, and have given it a lot of thought. A Russian scientist went one step farther (leave it to the Russians to show me up), and created an actual formula.

HE = PI x C/T + BM


HE = Humor Effectiveness
PI = Personal involvement
C = complexity of joke
T= Time spent telling joke
BM = Background Mood

Makes sense to me.

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