Humor. It’s important to me. I like to read it, see it, hear and find it in unusual places. I even tried to put the often crude humor of cops into my books. My friends provide a lot of humor, that’s one of the reasons they’re my friends. We share a certain way of looking at things that make us laugh.
I have a few examples today to help you realize that men never outgrow a juvenile sense of humor. I’m not saying the contributors are juvenile or immature. I’m just saying that I am.
First and two of my favorites come from blogger, writer and all around good guy Paul Guyot.
It should be noted that Mr. Guyot’s entry in the Blue Religion anthology, What a Wonderful World, about a St. Louis cop, has been universally pointed out as excellent and I concur.
When it comes to photos, Mr. Guyot is like a ninja. The best I could find is from David Montgomery's excellent blog Crime Ficion Dossier.
From left to right: Tess Gerritsen, Lee Child (tall guy in back), Paul Guyot, David Montgomery (with the mellon-sized head) and I don't know the pretty woman on the far right. (Don't tell Barry Eisler I said that becuase he can break my arms).
Hoping to remain slightly more anonymous is a woman I work with, named Lisa, who has a classic cop sense of humor. Unfortunately much of what she sends me is not appropriate for human viewing. She got me with this one last week. Under the guise of an “officer safety” announcement, I clicked on the PowerPoint slide and got a flashing message: "Downloading Porn" and a loud alarm sounds from your computer.
Here's the slide if you'd like to download it.
She also sent me this photo: Having to do with different ways to reprimand children.
Jeff Shelby is probably the only one immature enough to make me laugh at almost everything he sends me. I’ve already posted his Youtube find of the Pilipino prison dancing to Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Even CNN showcased the short clip this week.
He also sent me this photo that shows he should be a cop because he can recognize a douche bag as quickly as anyone.These are two more that Shelby sent me that just make me laugh.
Thanks for posting your bad reviews last week. That was a lot of fun.
Any examples of humor now are greatly appreciated. Let’s have them. Make me laugh, clown.