Right-wing authoritarians aren’t very funny [study]

“Right-wing authoritarianism (RWA) has well-known links with humor appreciation, such as enjoying jokes that target deviant groups, but less is known about RWA and creative humor production – coming up with funny ideas oneself.” To test the ground, a research team from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and the University of Pennsylvania, US, […]

For social scientists: Two advertisements

Anthropologists, psychologists, and other ists can study these two advertisements for clues about the human condition: 1. Do It Yourself Cartoon Kit [background]: [vimeo]76495913[/vimeo] 2. PowerPencils (thanks to investigator Vaughn Tan for bringing this to our attention) [background]: BONUS: Bob Godfrey’s Do-It-Yourself Animation Show: Terry Gilliam BONUS: Artisanal pencil sharpening  

Gluteus maximus reminds docs of Popeye

Doctors at James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK were apparently so amused at treating a particular injury that they made it the butt of a joke, naming it after a cartoon character. This one can infer even from the title of their newly published study: “Popeye gluteus: Gluteus maximus avulsion following a road traffic collision,” […]