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The POWER of Laughter

How to be Happier, Healthier and Have More Fun

By John Williams © 2005

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Please Read This First

This book is intended to amuse and entertain mature people. Nothing has been included with the intention to shock, upset or offend and there is no overt sexual content. Some jokes may include situations and/or words from common experience that some people

might not approve of.

Remember, it is all fiction and only for amusement.

I believe that most readers will enjoy the stories and jokes in their context. It would be more unfair if adults’ reading was restricted except by their choice.

The entire contents of this book is copyright © 2005 John Williams. All rights are reserved.

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The contents are based on the author’s personal experience and research. The author, publisher and distributors are not responsible for any consequences that anyone may attribute to their reading this book.

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CONTENTS

PLEASE READ THIS FIRST .........................................................................................................................2

INTRODUCTION.............................................................................................................................................7

WE NEED HUMOR .........................................................................................................................................9

YOU CAN TELL A JOKE WELL................................................................................................................10

SPEAK AT NORMAL PACE..............................................................................................................................12

Laugh at Nerves.......................................................................................................................................12

JOKES AND STORIES ......................................................................................................................................13

SILLY SEASONING ......................................................................................................................................14

Leave Them Laughing .............................................................................................................................14

RISQUÉ JOKES ...............................................................................................................................................15

INSULTS AND PUT-DOWNS ............................................................................................................................16

AIM AT YOURSELF ........................................................................................................................................17

REMEMBER THE POINT! ..........................................................................................................................18

Never Explain the Joke............................................................................................................................18

KEEP IT SIMPLE ..........................................................................................................................................19

Just Use Email for Messages ..................................................................................................................19

Keep it Short ............................................................................................................................................19

Laughing at Your Own Joke....................................................................................................................19

THE WRONG JOKE OR THE WRONG AUDIENCE.............................................................................................21

Keep Niche Jokes for Niche People ........................................................................................................21

Telling In-Jokes. ......................................................................................................................................21

Talking Over Children’s Heads. .............................................................................................................21

BE A GOOD AUDIENCE ..............................................................................................................................23

STEAL FROM THE BEST............................................................................................................................24

BEING NATURAL … TAKES PRACTICE ...............................................................................................25

THE WAY YOU TELL THEM.....................................................................................................................26

Timing......................................................................................................................................................26

YOUR BIGGEST ASSET ..................................................................................................................................26

IMPRESSIONS AND ACCENTS .........................................................................................................................27

WHEN YOUR JOKE BOMBS......................................................................................................................29

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GOLDEN JOKES ...........................................................................................................................................30

POLISH AND PRACTICE..................................................................................................................................30

REMEMBERING PEOPLE ..........................................................................................................................31

STUNTS ...........................................................................................................................................................33

Cracker Surprise .....................................................................................................................................33

Sawing A Lady – Stage I..........................................................................................................................34

WRITING AND ‘TWISTING’ JOKES........................................................................................................36

THE JOKES … AT LAST!............................................................................................................................39

ANIMALS.......................................................................................................................................................39

Koalas......................................................................................................................................................39

BIRDS ............................................................................................................................................................40

AUTHORITY...................................................................................................................................................41

Law ..........................................................................................................................................................41

Royalty .....................................................................................................................................................42

Taxes........................................................................................................................................................42

BUSINESS ......................................................................................................................................................42

Bosses ......................................................................................................................................................44

Accountants .............................................................................................................................................45

Computers................................................................................................................................................45

Economists...............................................................................................................................................46

Holidays...................................................................................................................................................46

Lawyers....................................................................................................................................................46

Office Hours ............................................................................................................................................47

CELEBRATIONS .............................................................................................................................................47

CRIME ...........................................................................................................................................................48

EDUCATION...................................................................................................................................................51

ETHNIC..........................................................................................................................................................54

Australian ................................................................................................................................................54

British ......................................................................................................................................................54

FRIENDS ........................................................................................................................................................56

HARD LABOR ................................................................................................................................................58

Painters....................................................................................................................................................58

Plumbers..................................................................................................................................................58

HEALTH.........................................................................................................................................................59

Drinking...................................................................................................................................................59

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Exercise ...................................................................................................................................................60

Hospitals..................................................................................................................................................60

Smokers....................................................................................................................................................60

INSECTS.........................................................................................................................................................61

Ants ..........................................................................................................................................................61

Bees..........................................................................................................................................................61

Fleas ........................................................................................................................................................61

MONEY..........................................................................................................................................................61

OUR HAPPY HOME ........................................................................................................................................63

Children ...................................................................................................................................................64

Cooking....................................................................................................................................................66

Marriage..................................................................................................................................................67

POLITICS .......................................................................................................................................................68

RELIGION ......................................................................................................................................................69

RESTAURANTS ..............................................................................................................................................71

ROASTS .........................................................................................................................................................71

RULES TO LIVE BY........................................................................................................................................72

Critic’s Law .............................................................................................................................................72

Eighty - Twenty Rule ...............................................................................................................................72

The Law of Grants ...................................................................................................................................72

Law of History .........................................................................................................................................72

Law of Home Economics .........................................................................................................................72

John’s Rule ..............................................................................................................................................73

One Percent Rule.....................................................................................................................................73

Politician’s Rules ....................................................................................................................................73

Law of the Possible..................................................................................................................................73

Law of Projects........................................................................................................................................73

Law of Sausage........................................................................................................................................73

Law of Success.........................................................................................................................................73

Timely Laws.............................................................................................................................................73

SCIENCE ........................................................................................................................................................74

SHOW BUSINESS............................................................................................................................................74

Actors.......................................................................................................................................................74

Musicians.................................................................................................................................................75

SPEAKERS......................................................................................................................................................76

SPORT............................................................................................................................................................77

Football ...................................................................................................................................................77

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Golf ..........................................................................................................................................................77

Skiing .......................................................................................................................................................78

TOASTS .........................................................................................................................................................78

TRAVEL .........................................................................................................................................................78

TRANSPORT...................................................................................................................................................78

Cars .........................................................................................................................................................78

Railways. .................................................................................................................................................79

WAR OF THE SEXES.......................................................................................................................................79

He vs She .................................................................................................................................................80

WRITERS .......................................................................................................................................................83

USING HUMOR TO HEAL ..........................................................................................................................85

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