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A Bit of Laughter

We’ll keep you laughing – no joke!
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It’s a well-known fact that laughter increases one’s health and wellbeing and strengthens the immune system. A recent study reveals that grownups spend only a fraction of the time laughing that children do, and that adults 40 years ago laughed twice as much as today.

In a sincere attempt to change this negative trend and thereby improve vigor and vitality, we have developed a revolutionary laugh inducer. By using our inexpensive product, you’ll be laughing all the way to the bank, instead of wasting money on clown-o-grams, stand-up comedy clubs or sit-down whoopee cushions.

The body doesn’t necessarily have to giggle, chuckle or chortle to activate the health benefits. Merely assuming a laughing countenance, such as by gripping a pencil between the molars, is sufficient to trigger “the best medicine”. Thus our plastic bit, with safety cords to the ears, assures a merry expression, even while you sleep. Think of the bonus laugh you’ll enjoy in the morning, when you see the “smiley” in the mirror.

If your snickering snore is bothering the spouse, our line of fashion bits for public wear will certainly be a hit. Just remember that the world is laughing *with* you.

FarmerJohn, Jun 12 2003

(?) happy you http://www.geocitie.../bitoflaughter.html
[FarmerJohn, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

(?) The Happy Helmet http://members.fort...3/episodes/e12.html
Happy Happy Joy Joy Happy Happy Joy Joy [bungston, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

some research in 2001 http://abcnews.go.c...Laughter_study.html
[po, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

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       Don't need this product. One look at the picture works just fine.
Worldgineer, Jun 12 2003
  

       Clockwork Orangey
krelnik, Jun 12 2003
  

       waits for thumbwax to buy one off you for the ex.
po, Jun 12 2003
  

       Neigh!   

       Please tell me you didn't set out with this idea in mind...
phoenix, Jun 12 2003
  

       nice title, FJ.
po, Jun 12 2003
  

       Love it. Seems to work, just looking at it. Self-portrait, FJ? I want to frame that one.   

       // adults 40 years ago laughed twice as much as today. //   

       Times was funnier then I guess.
waugsqueke, Jun 12 2003
  

       Yep, that's me - part man, part horse.
FarmerJohn, Jun 12 2003
  

       I was going to say, "I wonder what happened 40 years ago today that was so funny."   

       If this would work, wouldn't we already be seeing Miss America contestants and car salesmen outliving judges, policemen, and teachers?
beauxeault, Jun 12 2003
  

       //Yep, that's me - part man, part horse// there's nothing wrong with your teeth, FJ.
po, Jun 12 2003
  

       //wouldn't we already be seeing Miss America contestants and car salesmen outliving judges, policemen, and teachers?//   

       Well, it would explain why Santa hasn't bit the dust yet, anyway.
Pseudonym #3, Jun 12 2003
  

       Phenomenally baked by Stimpy, with his Happy Helmet.
bungston, Jun 12 2003
  

       "Dr. F. John. Serving the tri-state area with professional counselling and orthodontia practice since 1997."
RayfordSteele, Jun 12 2003
  

       Just think of the drool problem. Please.
PeterSilly, Jun 13 2003
  

       po, she's already laughing - all the way to the bank. Harharhar
thumbwax, Jun 13 2003
  

       I have a friend with clinical manic depression. He once told me that when he's down, he forces himself to walk about with a smiley expression. He says that after a bit, it really does lift his mood. This might help too, so + .
saker, Jun 13 2003
  

       the sixties eh? who remembers them then.
po, Jun 13 2003
  

       Lulu
nichpo, Jul 25 2003
  

       Wonder why I felt like crying when I opened this idea...
blissmiss, Nov 05 2004
  
      
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