“The Release Theory”, Freud’s argument, remains the hardest to beat because the wit  – “A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.” – with which they try to uproot it is anemic at best, although it still relies on subverting the interpretation of what we have taken for granted in the word, “conclusion” – I would nod with a social smile but not launch into disarmed laughter. It is also quite presumptuous of the article to attempt to count five fingers of humor as if it were a hand or a concept. Good thoughts, nevertheless. —-Taimur

5 Leading Theories for Why We Laugh—and the Jokes That Prove Them Wrong


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