Agree? “The Best Kind of Laughter Is Laughter Born of a Shared Memory.”

“Playful arguments would become fits of uncontrollable laughter, and, like magic, that experience would be crystallized into a private joke, and the private joke would get boiled down to a simple phrase, which became a souvenir of the entire experience. For years to come, the phrase alone could uncork hours of renewed laughter. And as everyone knows, the best kind of laughter is laughter born of a shared memory.”

–Mindy Kalin, “Some Thoughts on Weddings,” Why Not Me?

How I love the work of Mindy Kaling! Everything she does.

Agree, disagree? There is something special about an inside joke.

  • Mimi Gregor

    It is always the personal spin one puts on things that elevates it from the ordinary to the sublime. Mere fashion becomes style when one adds one’s own spin to it; a recipe can go from satisfying to delicious with a few personal touches; and personalizing a joke or witty observation can elevate it from merely funny to hilarious. Personalized humor is the best kind.

  • Nurul Izzaty

    Totally agree 🙂

  • Kathy

    I agree! With the quote, and with your love of Mindy Kaling. I loved her two books, and The Mindy Project. She’s something special.