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Humour on Press

Who in this kind of merry fooling am nothing to you: so you may continue and laugh at nothing still. So said Prospero in the Tempest by W. Shakespeare and that’s why you perhaps are saying, a bit of light at last! But the sense of humor is a difficult question to treat, it is the feeling of contrary and opposing things, it is a sorrowful feeling born from life which must teach to die well in good health and merry laughing ! That’s why we must get used to death in life and life in death, in fact only doing like that we will be able to gain our everlasting eternity! Religion permitting ! Dont’ you think so!

And to confirm a very surrealistic mind, just listen to this amusing little poem of mine: ” Mr. Cook, Mr. James Cook, we suppose! Would you like to be cooked ?  said the greedy cannibals of the Hawaii just before cooking the  curious and tasty explorer, the famous and tender Captain Cook!  Carl William Brown and the Daimon Club!

Some time ago Carl William Brown, that is yours truly or the writer of this short introduction if you prefer, completed his thesis on George Mikes and the Humor Phenomenology in the World of Literary and Philosophical Production, a huge and vast job of intellectual research through thousand of books and essays and that brought our author to read, amongst other things, obviously all the books written by George Mikes, to whom first of all go my affectionate regards! This work constitutes the most detailed dissertation about George Mikes’s entire literary production and has also given a lot of ideas for Carl William Brown   literary production itself as well as for the making of this humorous website, which is to consider as my highest tribute and homage to my teacher George Mikes.

We must add that the vast dissertation, for accademical reasons, has been written half in italian and half in english so the Publishing Editor who would be interested in it should do some light works of translation before having the pleasure to put on the market what is on of the best research on humor and on Mikes’ production in the world up to our days! But this is a pure digression! Anyway what is done is done and since we believe strongly in it, as J. Barrie put it, this must also be considered our religion, and not only another digression! What’s more this is also a study that teaches the ability to perceive, enjoy, or express what is amusing, comical, incongruous, or absurd in our life and so it helps to avoid some kind of bad accidents or to draw from Greek culture, some kind of  Katastrophes!

A great author as Pirandello had also discovered that humor is born from the feeling of the contrary and writers like Mark Twain or J. Swift knew only too well that humor is born from pain and distress and that’s why it constitutes, as Freud put it, one of the most extraordinary psychic methodology to endure the painful events of our lifes. therefore in these lines you can also find the real goal of this website!
We immediately underline however that for us true humor is always “black” and so in this sense it approaches necesseraly the fiercest satire and the strongest jokes! We can also add that our humor is born from our deep, surrealist, nihilist and postmodernist nature and that the way to follow to fully appreciate our literary efforts is to live apart your “superego” moral controls in order to see some true and unfamiliar aspects of life, perhaps less conventional, but just for this reason more true!

To end this small introduction I want only to add some George Mikes’ remarks about humor and his surroundings, with the precise goal to pay my gratitude to this author who has made me discover the real value of a humorous lively disposition towards life and all its adversities! To really conclude this prologue I just want to point out that Carl William Brown in the meanwhile has become a full time writer and has produced something as 10,000 aphorisms and numerous essays about humor, power, literature, authority, stupidity, religion, politics, economics and psychology; not to talk of his jobs on the web, where he has created The Daimon Club Organisation which runs several websites and has had in two years more than 150,000 pages visited, even if it is not yet transalted in English! Now I have really concluded! For the time being, of course! See you soon then, and enjoy yourselves with my humorous creations and collections! Bye, Bye!

George Mikes was an Hungarian gentlemen who went to London for a fortnight on the eve of the second world war, as a journalist, and remained there for the rest of his life. The Hungarian subsequently referred to him as ” the chap who became an English writer “, where as the English have always known him as “the Hungarian”. This dual, or binary identity, led him to write a book entitled How to be an Alien which is an irrelevant study of English idiosyncracies. The book has been a great success, especially with the English themselves and so George during his life wrote also another 36 books, just to make a living and just to amuse and enjoy ourselves!

For more information Visit  www.daimon.org/hum

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