ASSOCIATES (vol. 6, no. 3, March 2000) - associates.ucr.edu
Linda Rae Putnam
Florida State University
Humor in our daily lives. Yes, this includes the Library.
During the spring in the south it is wonderful. It comes early to mid March and everything is growing and blooming and blooming and blooming.... There is so much pollen in the air that all of the cars that have not been washed since the night before are some shade of yellow. White cars especially look like yellow cars with all the pollen on them.
This means that anyone who has allergies IS in misery and those who work with them are taking extra work... you know how it goes, when one person cannot be there the work has to go on... Then you have the spring fever for those who are not affected by the pollen. Everyone wants to be outdoors enjoying the wonderful weather after weeks of 20-40 degree weather. (Yes this is cold for us. Our blood thins after years of being in the South.)
One thing I have found that really helps lift morale is to find jokes and funny stories to tell or send email to my friends. Some of them are real goners too. It does not really matter what the humor is because everyone knows that Readers Digest saying that "Laughter is the Best Medicine". I really believe this because I am one of those who react to everything, everything, outdoors and having a good laugh helps.
I, as you know, am not into censorship but I have listed only the sites which are not tooooooo bad. The ones which indicated pornography involved I left for you to find. I will add a caveat to this statement in that some of the sites are not in English and who knows what is in them.
It is not hard really to create this type of list. It just takes a little time and effort. I found all of these addresses by typing in the term "humor" in the search engine I use. I really should not give away my secrets because then you would not need this column but part of my job is to teach so try it and see what happens.
When I started learning to search the Internet, my Supervisor told me to take the same search term - it did not matter what it was, but make sure it was exactly the same each time. Search each of the search engines with this term and look at the similarities and the differences that you find. This is how I create this column each issue.
I hope you try the technique and enjoy the search. If you use the term "humor" you will find many sites not listed because I did not have room for them all. Happy Searching :-) Linda
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