Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Scott Adams' Humor Formula

So nice of Scott Adams to share his 2-of-6 rule which basically says that in order for something to be funny, you need at least two of the following elements:

  • Cute (as in kids and animals)
  • Naughty
  • Bizarre
  • Clever
  • Recognizable (You’ve been there)
  • Cruel

OK to confess the truth, my cartoons have only been humorous by accident so far, if at all :) But I think I did manage to get four of the elements right (excluding Cute and Naughty) in atleast the comic entitled "Why Code Reviews?" and going by the comments I think it was liked by quite a few people.

BTW in case you haven't noticed yet, I post a new cartoon at www.carryoncoding.com approximately every weekend.

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