Situation Comedy (syntuit)

by Larry Chamberlin   Dec 18, 2017


There’s more humor in
perplexing situations
than in solutions.

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  • 10 months ago

    by Larry Chamberlin

    Oh but it is: art imitates life, life imitates art.

    • 10 months ago

      by ddavidd

      I agree. Though those imitations are exaggeration, or in the cases of opera, over glamorized. In regular life is unusual to replace: a perplexed situation with resolution, only for the sake of humor or irony. Only artists could do that because they replace the facts with art, living it with imitating, it.
      All these said you know I am a fan of your short works. I am just discussing the technicality with you because you have the maturity. And also I was confused at first.

  • 10 months ago

    by ddavidd

    Now I see. Opera explains it : the humor! solution! Now I understand it is not about ordinary life.
    Thanks Larry

  • 10 months ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Absolutely agree. A short but astute piece. Loved it. Milly x

  • 10 months ago

    by Em

    A poem well done as always

  • 10 months ago

    by ddavidd

    Sorry Larry I have problem grasping the point :
    There are hardly ever any humor in solution, unless the solution itself is in question. ( which most of the time is ~~wink-wink~~ ) I only understand it in term of fun, maybe, instead of humor.
    Apologize for my confusion.

    • 10 months ago

      by Larry Chamberlin

      Think of Shakespeare’s comedies or Mozart’s operas (Figaro, Magic Flute) where much Ado was made over the confusion of roles, identities and misunderstandings. The resolution always made the audience go “ahhh” but the plays/operas would have been worthless without the problems.

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