It was four years ago today we welcomed ourselves into the world with our premier post.
Please, please, please. We don’t need anything. But, if you are interested in getting us something (and what four-year-old doesn’t like gifts?), we would love to have you share any jokes, jests, and japes which you think might be worthy of our collection. Of course, there’s always sharing us with any of Clio’s minions, be they museum professionals, historians, or reenactors, you think might be amused, delighted, or irritated by our exhibits. Hopefully, they’ll tell others too.
This year’s reminder of why the American Hysterical Society exists comes from historian Lewis Mumford:
Humor is our way of defending ourselves from life’s absurdities by thinking absurdly about them.