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‘Laugher doesn’t need thought.’ 😂

Laughter is the quickest way to get people with divergent views or backgrounds to agree. As Trevor Noah puts it, “Laughter doesn’t need thought.” It is intuited.

Laughter is an antidote to difference because it is indifferent — it has no preference — even if a 😂 only lasts a few seconds.

Ralph Waldo Emerson and John Cage both said the same thing.

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You need to build an ability to just be yourself and not be doing something. That’s what the phones are taking away. The ability to just sit there … that’s being a person.

Louis CK
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Social Gadfly

The most remarkable people on the Internet are the ones tweeting or posting unpredictable content.

One of my favorite twitter handles is @fart, mostly because his tweets are outlandish and comical. Just look at his profile picture. One of my favorite Tumblrs is nevver for its provocative art posts. Everything on there is rebloggable.

If you want your tweets or your blog to stand out, you need to offer people either something useful, interesting, or unpredictable. The more ridiculous you are the better. The Internet loves to be poked.

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Disruption is overrated. If you tell good stories, the platforms are sort of beside the point.

— South Park creator Matt Stone on his content Content is king. Content is elastic to any platform, hard goods or digital.

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The internet has unleashed a burst of cartooning creativity

But it was the combination of the rotary printing press, mass literacy and capitalism which really created the space for comic art to flourish. In Britain Punch coined the term “cartoon” in 1843 to describe its satirical sketches, which soon spread to other newspapers. 

Welcome Hugh!

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Men Throwing Rocks With The Other Hand