How about angling your glasses so they are crooked on your nose or make a silly face?
Still I refused. What was the Joker’s ominous question in 2008’s Dark Knight? “Why be so serious?” But then I was so serious. (Hey, I’m probably still too serious.)
Way, way back in high school I was voted “funniest” in my graduating class. We selected the usual categories: “most likely to succeed,” “best looking” and “cutest couple.” I was class clown. Please note, I never included this honor on my college application forms, but I was proud of the designation. I knew why I’d won. During my senior year, a friend and I followed our high school’s intercom announcements with humorous weekly predictions about upcoming sporting events. We joked about the basketball or football team to encourage students to attend the games.
We were actually funny. Well, sometimes! Continue reading →