Monday, February 17, 2014
the Continuing Popularity Of Funny Pictures
No matter how bad a day might seem to be going, it often seems that a few select funny pictures can change the mood. Jokes, amusing stories, and other sources of comedy have their place, but those forms of entertainment and diversion sometimes appeal to only select types of individuals. Comedic images have a unique way to bridge every kind of human divide.
From the earliest days, amusing images have made people laugh. Fortunately, technology has progressed to the point where the simple drawings and portrayals of yesteryear are now available for mass consumption. Thus, the political cartoons and other comedy images that were once seen by only a few are now available to everyone. As a result, various types of amusing images now provide all mankind with a reason to laugh.
The cartoon as commentary
One of the most easily accessible types of graphic comedy is the cartoon. These can be found in daily newspapers, as well as in the pages of the many comic books that grace the bookstore shelves. These types of images cover everything from subtle political humor to social issues to simple puns and situational humor. With or without a deeper meaning, these hand-drawn images are a consistent source of entertainment and laughs.
In modern times, these images are most commonly found online. The list of sites that feature various types of amusing images is nearly endless, and viewers who take the time to search for various categories of humor are seldom disappointed. Often, a few seconds worth of time spent querying a search engine is all that is needed to brighten a day with humor.
At these websites, almost any type of comedy image can be found. In addition to various kinds of cartoons, viewers can also enjoy photographic images that poke fun at everything from politicians to athletes. Though some might take offense at some of the images, the fact remains that there is something for nearly everyone at these sites.
A word about animals
For many people, comedic images of animals provide the single greatest source of entertainment. These sort of images have been with us for many years, and most people can remember seeing one or more paintings of poker-playing dogs at different times in their lives. Fierce animals can be made to look silly, and beloved pets can be made to appear almost human. It is no wonder these images make up such a large portion of a broad comedic image world.
Come one, come all
Of course, the single greatest thing about this type of comedy is that everyone can participate. Thanks to the internet and the widespread use of email, an image seen by one person in one part of the world can be spread to millions within a matter of moments.
This availability has only served to further the communal nature of mankind, as humor now serves as a chain to bind different kinds of people together. There is nothing quite like a good laugh to bring people together. The continuing enjoyment provided by sharing these funny pictures is one of the best ways to foster that connection.
Posted by N at 5:51 AM