by  © Dr. Hilmar Alquiros, Philippines, 2024


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 In the grand tapestry of existence, only two phenomena stand as forces potent enough to rival the might of Death: Love and Humor!

 This book is a part of a trilogy exploring the profound realms of

Love, Death, and Humor, (English)

each volume delving into territories that are as complex as they are enriching ventures into an equally complex and enriching territory.

 The 'triumphvirate' :-) of works, at the end of my journey, seeks to encapsulate the essence of human experience, portraying humor as a vital counterbalance to the gravity of love and the finality of death.





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 Humor is not merely an anecdote to our existence or a fleeting phenomenon but a fundamental aspect of our resilience and humanity. It acts as a bridge between the depth of love and the inevitability of death,  offering a glimpse into the indomitable spirit of human beings to find joy, our 'Queen Mother of Feelings' in the brightest, and spiritual light in the darkest.

 Through this essay, we celebrate the transformative power of humor to connect, heal, and illuminate the human condition, affirming that in life's Yin and Yang, the human spirit, fortified with love and laughter, remains immortal in dignity.


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 This book unravels Love's multifaceted nature, exploring its myriad forms—each uniquely beautiful and complex, and sometimes, enigmatic in its manifestation. We aim to guide readers through Love's mature, positive expressions that nourish the soul and its intricate manifestations that push the boundaries of our hearts and minds.


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 Only limitation motivates our aspirations, life 'towards death' (Heidegger) allows depth of consciousness and appreciation of life... in love.






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Nothingness and Being


Why is there something rather than nothing? - Leibniz, German universal genius 1646-1716

 A World with or without a Beginning?

„Why is being at all, and not rather nothing? ... As deeply rooted as this question may seem, it only hangs in the foreground of objectively imagined being. It does not know what it is asking; for in order for that to exist which it still knows as the counter-possibility to the reality of the existing, to the existing as the actual, namely the nothing, there must be the being which is the only thing strong enough to have the nothing necessary.“ -  Heidegger



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Quantum Future - Foundations and Applications

A - Quantum Theory: Foundation of the Universe

B - Materials Science

C - Telecommunications

D - Artificial Intelligence

E - Science + Computing

F - Medicine

G - Financial Society

H - Sustainable Society

I - Philosophy

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Table of Contents


0. Introduction

A. Kinds of Humor

B. Humor through History

C. Humor across Cultures

D. Humor in Science

E. Pilogue :-)


0. Introduction

0.1. The Nature and Importance of Humor

0.1.1. Defining Humor

0.1.2. Benefits of Humor

0.2. Objective and Scope of the Book

0.3. Evolution of Humor

0.4. Cultural Diversity of Humor

0.5. Humor in Science


A. Kinds of Humor

A.0. Introduction

A.1. Wordplay

A.2. Situational Humor

A.3. Verbal Humor

A.4. Literature and Poetry - Towers of Wit

A.5. Physical Humor

A.6. Dark Humor

A.7. Absurd Humor

A.8. Interactive Humor

A.9. Cultural Humor

A.10. Visual Humor

A.11. Music - Symphony of Smiles

A.12. Cabaret, Comedy and Comedians

A.13. Philosophical Humor: A Chuckle with Depth

A.14. Crossover Humor: A Symphony of Laughs


A.0. Introduction

A.1. Wordplay

A.1.1. Linguistic Jokes

   A.1.1.1. Homophonic

   A.1.1.2. Homographic

   A.1.1.3. Observational Word Play

   A.1.1.4. Paraprosdokians

   A.1.1.3. Content-Related Examples

   A.1.1.6. Mixed Humor

A.1.2. Double Entendre

A.1.3. Portmanteau

A.1.4. Spoonerism

A.1.5. Malapropism

   A.1.5.1. Misunderstood Metaphor & Humorous Simile

   A.1.5.2. Backwards Compliment

   A.1.5.3. High-register Word Use

   A.1.5.4. Double Meaning

A.1.6. Oxymoron


A.2. Situational Humor

A.2.1. Situational Irony

A.2.2. Anti-climax

A.2.3. Misunderstanding

A.2.4. Absurdity

A.2.5. Slapstick

A.2.6. Clowns

A.2.7. Mishap

A.2.8. Cultural Misunderstanding

A.2.9. Everyday Situations

A.2.10. Witty Observation


A.3. Verbal Humor

A.3.1. Jokes

   A.3.1.1. Punchline Jokes

   A.3.1.2. Anecdotal Jokes

   A.3.1.3. One-Liners

   A.3.1.4. Word Play Jokes

   A.3.1.5. Dark Jokes

   A.3.1.6. Absurdist and Nonsensical Jokes

   A.3.1.7. Political and Social Commentary Jokes

   A.3.1.8. Thematic Jokes

   A.3.1.9. Mathematical Jokes

   A.3.1.10. Science Jokes

A.3.2. Sarcasm

A.3.3. Deadpan (Dry Humor)

A.3.4. Exaggeration + Hyperbole

A.3.5. Understatement

A.3.6. Simile

A.3.7. Metaphor

A.3.8. Self-deprecation

A.3.9. Rhyme and Meter

A.3.10. Dramatic Irony

A.3.11. Verbal Irony

A.3.12. Paraprosdokian


A.4. Literature and Poetry

A.4.1. Political + Social Satire

A.4.2. Cultural Satire

A.4.3. Parody in Literature + Media

A.4.4. Witticism

A.4.5. Aphorism + Epigrams

A.4.6. Tweet

A.4.7. Anecdote


A.5. Physical Humor

A.5.1. Slapstick

A.5.2. Mimicry

A.5.3. Facial Expressions

A.5.4. Body Language

A.5.5. Pratfall


A.6. Dark Humor

A.6.1. Gallows Humor

A.6.2. Morbid Humor

A.6.3. Self-deprecating Humor

A.6.4. Black Comedy in Literature and Film

A.6.5. Dark Humor in Stand-up Comedy

A.6.6. Cultural Differences in Dark Humor


A.7. Absurd Humor

A.7.1. Nonsense

A.7.2. Surrealism

A.7.3. Unexpected Twists

A.7.4. Paradoxical Humor

A.7.5. Incongruity in Comedy

A.7.6. Experimental Humor


A.8. Interactive Humor

A.8.1. Banter

A.8.2. Improvisation

A.8.3. Sketch Comedy

A.8.4. Roasts

A.8.5. Games with Humor

A.8.6. Audience Participation Comedy

A.8.7. Comic Debates


A.9. Cultural Humor

A.9.1. Inside Jokes

A.9.2. Cultural References

A.9.3. Parodies of Cultural Norms

A.9.4. Stereotype Subversion

A.9.5. Cross-Cultural Comedy


A.10. Visual Humor

A.10.1. Cartoons

   A.10.1.1. Caricatures

   A.10.1.2. Recurring Gags

   A.10.1.3. Cartoons

A.10.2. Comic Strips

A.10.3. Memes

A.10.4. GIF Humor: Looping Laughs and Quirky Capers

A.10.5. Funny Videos

A.10.6. Visual pun

A.10.7. Movies

   A.10.7.1. Silent Film Era

   A.10.7.2. Animation - From Mickey to Mayhem

   A.10.7.3. Golden Age of Hollywood - Laughter with a Side of Classic Charm

   A.10.7.4. Humor in Film and Television: A Global Giggle

   A.10.7.5. Modern Comedy: Pushing the Boundaries of Funny


A.11. Music - Symphony of Smiles

A.11.1. Comic Operas

A.11.2. Parody Songs

A.11.3. Humorous Music Videos

A.11.4. Novelty Songs

A.11.5. Musical Comedians

A.11.6. Jingles and Commercials

A.11.7. Song Spoofs in Film and TV

A.11.8. Children's Music

A.11.9. Internet Music Sensations

A.11.10. Improvised Musical Comedy


A.12. Cabaret, Comedy and Comedians

A.12.1. Vaudeville and Music Halls: The Original Comedy Clubs

A.12.2. Stand-up Comedy: A Modern Evolution

A.12.3. Cabaret: The Artistic Amalgamation

A.12.4. Comedy Duos and Groups: Harmony in Humor

A.12.5. Comedy Clubs: Laughter Laboratories

A.12.6. Comedy Festivals: Celebrating the Craft

A.12.7. Comedic Theater: The Stage of Satire

A.12.8. The Evolution of Humor in Performance


A.13. Philosophical Humor: A Chuckle with Depth

A.13.1. Philosophical One-Liners

   A.13.1.1. Existential

   A.13.1.2. Epistemological

   A.13.1.3. Ethical and Moral

   A.13.1.4. Metaphysical

A.13.2. Humorous Wisdom

   A.13.2.1. Proverb Style

   A.13.2.2. Psychological Style

   A.13.2.3. Aphorism Style

A.13.3. Satirical Philosophers: Jest with Thought

A.13.4. Deep Dives with a Smile: Philosophical Paradoxes

A.13.5. Philosophical Ponderings in Pop Culture

A.13.6. Philosophical Puns: Playful Pondering

A.13.7. Philosophical Comics: Drawn to Think

A.13.8. Philosophical Anecdotes: Tales with a Twist


A.14. Crossover Humor: A Symphony of Laughs

A.14.1. Mixed Modes: Fusion for Fun

A.14.2. Meta-Humor: The Jokes on Jokes

A.14.3. Genre-Blending Giggles

A.14.4. Cultural and Physical Comedy Mix

A.14.5. Multimedia Mirth

A.14.6. Historical and Modern Mix

A.14.7. Combining Humor Styles

A.14.8. Crossover in Interactive Media


B. Humor through History

B.1. Prehistoric Humor

B.2. Ancient Humor

B.3. Middle Ages

B.4. Renaissance

B.5. Enlightenment Era

B.6. Modern Era

B.7. Present Humor

B.8. The Future of Humor

B.1. Prehistoric Humor

B.1.1. Caveman Humor!

   B.1.1.1. Caveman Puns

   B.1.1.2. Caveman Jokes

   B.1.1.3. Caveman Cartoons

B.1.2. Cultural Reflections

   B.1.2.1. Caveman Reflections

   B.1.2.2. Caveman Evolution


B.2. Ancient Humor

B.2.1Ancient Egypt - Humor of the Pharaohs

B.2.2. Sumerian Slipperiness

B.2.3. Greek Comedy

B.2.4. Ancient Rome

   B.2.4.1. Roman Comedy

   B.2.4.2. Satirical Prose and Poetry

   B.2.4.3. Graffiti

B.2.5. Ancient India: Wisdom with a Wink

   B.2.5.1. The Panchatantra and Its Legacy

   B.2.5.2. Humor in Court and Commentary

   B.2.5.3. Jataka Tales - Humorous Edges

   B.2.5.4. Theatrical Traditions and Playfulness

   B.2.5.5. Legacy and Influence

B.2.6. Ancient China: Humor from Philosophers and Historians

   B.2.6.1. Philosophical Texts and Taoist Levity

   B.2.6.2. Historical Chronicles and Anecdotal Amusement

   B.2.6.3. Comedic Commentary in Confucianism

   B.2.6.4. Theatre and Performance

   B.2.6.5. Influence and Adaptation

   B.2.6.6. Legacy of Laughter


B.3. Middle Ages

B.3.1. Fabliaux: Laughter with a Bite in Medieval Verse

B.3.2 Court Jesters: Laughing Liberators

B.3.3 Moral and Didactic Stories

B.3.4 Caricature in Art

B.3.5 Festivals and Folk Celebrations

B.3.6. Religious Plays

B.3.7. Chaucer’s 'The Canterbury Tales'

B.3.8. Folk Tales and Proverbs

B.3.9. Restoration Comedy


B.4. Renaissance

B.4.1. Commedia dell'Arte

B.4.2. Literary Works

B.4.3. Laughter with a Sting: Satire and Social Commentary in the Renaissance

B.4.4. Visual Arts: When Canvas Giggles and Marble Cracks a Smile

B.4.5. Courtly Wit and Wordplay

B.4.6. Festivals and Carnivals: Laughter Unleashed in Crowded Streets

B.4.7. Folk Humor: Laughter from the Hearth, Echoing in the Halls


B.5. Enlightenment Era

B.5.1. Satire and Societal Commentary

B.5.2. Wit and Wordplay

B.5.3. Political Cartoons and Caricatures

B.5.4. Parody and Irony

B.5.5. Philosophical Humor

B.5.6. Comedic Literature

B.5.7. Theater and Comedy Plays

B.5.8. Folk Humor


B.6. Modern Era

B.6.1. Stand-Up Comedy

B.6.2. Film and Television Comedy

B.6.3. Satire and Parody

B.6.4. Surreal and Absurdist Humor

B.6.5. Internet Memes

B.6.6. Cultural and Global Humor

B.6.7. Political and Social Commentary

B.6.8. Irony and Meta-Humor

B.6.9. Dark and Cynical Humor

B.6.10. Performance Art and Experimental Comedy


B.7. Present Humor

B.7.1. Digital and Social Media Influence

B.7.2. Globalization and Cross-Cultural Humor

B.7.3. Political and Social Satire

B.7.4. Inclusivity and Representation

B.7.5. Stand-Up Comedy

B.7.6. Surreal and Absurdist Humor

B.7.7. Parody and Irony

B.7.8. Dark and Edgy Humor

B.7.9. Meta-Humor and Self-Referential Comedy

B.7.10. Nostalgia and Retro Humor


B.8. The Future of Humor

B.8.1. Technological Integration and Virtual Reality

B.8.2. Artificial Intelligence in Comedy

B.8.3. Global and Intercultural Fusion

B.8.4. Increased Personalization and Niche Humor

B.8.5. Ethical and Socially Conscious Humor

B.8.6. Space and Science-influenced Humor

B.8.7. Interactive and Participatory Comedy

B.8.8. Humor as a Means of Coping with Global Challenges

B.8.9. Evolution of Language and New Forms of Humor

B.8.10. Ethical AI and Humor Regulation


C. Humor across Cultures

C.1. Introduction to Cultural Humor

C.2. North American Humor

C.3. European Humor

C.4. Asian Humor

C.5. Middle Eastern Humor

C.6. African Humor

C.7. Latin American Humor

C.8. Jewish Humor

C.9. Cultural Exchange and Global Humor

C.1. Introduction to Cultural Humor

C.1.1. The Role of Culture in Shaping Humor

   C.1.1.1. Cultural Signposts in Humor

   C.1.1.2. Case Studies and Contemporary Examples

C.1.2. Historical Context of Cultural Humor

   C.1.2.1. Influences on Cultural Humor

   C.1.2.2. Legacy of Historical Humor


C.2. North American Humor

C.2.1. Stand-Up Comedy

C.2.2. Sitcoms and TV Shows

C.2.3. Political Satire

C.2.4. Regional Variations


C.3. European Humor

C.3.1. German History and Variety of Humor

C.3.2. British Wit and Comedy: From Shakespeare to Modern TV

C.3.3. Mediterranean Satires: Italian, Spanish, and Greek Humor

C.3.4. Nordic Dry Humor: Characteristics in Countries like Sweden and Norway

C.3.5. Eastern European Humor: Post-communist Satire


C.4. Asian Humor

C.4.1. Southeast Asian Humor: A Tapestry of Laughter

C.4.2. Japanese Comedy: Traditions like Rakugo and Manzai

C.4.3. Chinese Wit: Xiangsheng (Crosstalk)

C.4.4. Bollywood and Indian Stand-Up Comedy: A Laughter-Filled Journey

C.4.5. “It's more Fun in the Philippines!" - Unveiling Filipino Humor


C.5. Middle Eastern Humor

C 5.1. Cultural Nuances: The Wit of Words and Wisdom

C.5.2. Satire and Political Comedy

C.5.3. Stand-up Comedy in the Middle East

C.5.4. Middle Eastern Satire: Holding a Mirror to Society


C.6. African Humor

C.6.1. Cultural Richness and Diversity

C.6.2. Oral Traditions and Storytelling: The Heartbeat of African Humor

C.6.3. Community and Shared Laughter: The Social Fabric of African Humor

C.6.4. Political and Social Commentary

C.6.5. Colonial Legacy and Post-Independence Humor

C.6.6. Humor in African Proverbs

C.6.7. Contemporary African Humor - Navigating Challenges

C.6.8. Digital Age and Global Reach

C.6.9. African Stand-up Comedy

C.6.10. Humor in Conflict Zones

C.6.11. Global Influence and Diasporic Laughter


C.7. Latin American Humor

C.7.1. Indigenous Influences

C.7.2. The Role of Telenovelas and Comedy Shows

C.7.3. Political Satire: History and current state in different countries

C.7.4. Cultural Blending: Indigenous, European, and African Influences in Humor


C.8. Jewish Humor

C.8.1. Roots in Tradition

C.8.2. Survival and Resilience -Tragedy and Triumph

C.8.3. Cultural Characteristics

C.8.4. Jewish Comedians and Writers

C.8.5. Humor in Jewish Literature

C.8.6. Jewish Humor Today

C.8.7. Influence on American Comedy

C.8.8. Literature & Film

C.8.9. Modern Evolution

C.8.10. Jewish Humor in German and Austrian Culture

C.8.11. Yiddish Humor

C.8.12. Famous Jokes & Puns


C.9. Cultural Exchange and Global Humor

C.9.1. The Global Spread of Humor: How Humor Transcends Borders

C.9.2. Internet and Memes: Digital Platforms Create Global Humor Culture

C.9.3. Influence of Diasporas: How Immigrant Communities Spread and Adapt their Humor

C.9.4. Navigating Offense and Humor: Different Thresholds for Humor across Cultures

C.9.5. The Role of Humor in Cultural Diplomacy

C.9.6. Case Studies: Analysis of Cross-cultural Humor - Successes and Failures


D. Science and Sources

D.0. Introduction

D.1. Theories of Humor

D.2. Sources


D.1. Theories of Humor

D.1.1. Analyzing Humor Theories with Wit

   D.1.1.1. Freud's Relief Theory

   D.1.1.2. Superiority Theory

   D.1.1.3. Incongruity Theory

   D.1.1.1. Freud's Relief Theory

   D.1.1.2. Superiority Theory

   D.1.1.3. Incongruity Theory

   D.1.1.4. Disposition Theory

   D.1.1.5. Misattribution Theory

   D.1.1.6. Benign Violation Theory

   D.1.1.7. Script-based Semantic Theory

   D.1.1.8. General Verbal Humor Theory

   D.1.1.9. Computer Model of Humor

   D.1.1.10. Ontic-Epistemic Theory

   D.1.1.11. Sexual Selection Theory

   D.1.1.12. Detection of Mistaken Reasoning Theory

   D.1.1.13. Humor as a Defense Mechanism Theory

   D.1.1.14. Sense of Humor, Sense of Seriousness Theory

   D.1.1.15. Metaphor, Metonymy, and Allegory in Humor Theory

   D.1.1.16. Complex Systems Theory

   D.1.1.17. Unnoticed fall-back to former behavior patterns

   D.1.1.18. Bergson on the Meaning of the Comic


D.1.2. Humor and Laughter - Evolutionary Perspectives

   D.1.2.1. Laughter as Social Glue

   D.1.2.2. Adaptive Value of Humor

   D.1.2.3. Evolution of Humor Styles

   D.1.2.4. Laughter as a Survival Mechanism

   D.1.2.5. Humor's Physical Health Benefits

   D.1.2.6. Neuroanatomy of Humor

   D.1.2.7. Humor in Marriage


D.1.3. Philosophical Musings

   D.1.3.1. Plato and Aristotle

   D.1.3.2. Hobbes and the 'Sudden Glory'

   D.1.3.3. Modern Philosophical Thoughts

   D.1.3.4. Humor and the Human Condition

   D.1.3.5. The Limits of Humor


D.1.4. Humor Styles and Tests

   D.1.4.1. The Sense of Humor Questionnaire

   D.1.4.2. The Coping Humor Scale

   D.1.4.3. The Situational Humor Response Questionnaire

   D.1.4.4. The Multidimensional Sense of Humor Scale

   D.1.4.5. The Humor Style Questionnaire

   D.1.4.6. The Humor Styles



D.2. Sources

D.2.1. Monographs

D.2.2. Articles

   D.2.2.1. Selected Articles about Humor with Abstract:

   D.2.2.2. Selected Articles about Humor 2020 - 2022

D.2.3. Audio / Video Sources

   D.2.3.1. TED Talks on Humor

   D.2.3.2. Comedy Specials

   D.2.3.3. Podcasts

   D.2.3.4. Documentaries on Humor

   D.2.3.5. Educational Lectures and Seminars

D.2.4. Special sources

   D.2.4.1. Comedy Albums

   D.2.4.2. Stand-Up Routines

   D.2.4.3. Online Platforms

   D.2.4.4. Humor Blogs and Websites

   D.2.4.5. Social Media Humor Influencers


E. Pilogue :-)

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