doctorow — 2013-12-19T12:02:37-05:00 — #1
xzzy — 2013-12-19T12:08:24-05:00 — #2
New studies are showing that as soon as you're born you start dying, so you might as well have a good time.
crenquis — 2013-12-19T12:15:35-05:00 — #3
Just like many things it follows a hormetic response -- the dose makes the poison...
ratel — 2013-12-19T12:29:49-05:00 — #4
I wonder some times if my childhood asthma attacks drove me to a strong preference for dry humor.
websta — 2013-12-19T12:36:35-05:00 — #5
That that, Reader's Digest.
cpl — 2013-12-19T13:38:12-05:00 — #6
TPTB must be in big trouble if declaring laughter unlawful and unhealthy.
johnny5 — 2013-12-19T14:16:56-05:00 — #7
I wonder what'll happen if voice actor Rob Paulsen gets wind of this.
lightningwaltz — 2013-12-19T15:01:52-05:00 — #8
I cracked a joke in a moving vehicle that nearly killed us all from the laughter and inability of the driver too steer properly.
unshaved_weirdo — 2013-12-19T15:05:32-05:00 — #9
Stop it, you're killing me!
medievalist — 2013-12-19T15:09:24-05:00 — #10
I was unexpectedly in hospital with a tube in my chest, a long time ago, and I asked the missus to bring me "some funny books" to pass the time.
Don't read "Shave the Whales" for the first time when trying to recover from a collapsed lung. The tube turns bright red.
raybert — 2013-12-19T15:44:40-05:00 — #11
Headline's a bit misleading...
'Too much' is just another way of saying 'bad for you'.
rickenhacker — 2013-12-19T16:54:35-05:00 — #12
The Goodies have to get a mention also.
cakeymcdoodle — 2013-12-19T17:32:45-05:00 — #13
I'd like to point out here, in case anyone took the article too seriously, the Christmas week BMJ is traditionally full of tongue-in-cheek articles of silliness, written in a serious scientific style It's a career goal of mine to get published in the Christmas BMJ one day.
mildbill — 2013-12-19T18:45:12-05:00 — #14
Just an anecdote that proves nothing: I lose consciousness instantly if I laugh at something unexpected and really funny. I drop like I've been pole-axed and I'm out cold for a few seconds. I only realize it has happened after the fact. Apparently my condition is called laughter syncope. I'm guessing I'll probably die laughing. Hopefully I won't take anyone else with me.
Needless to say, I don't drive often, and I avoid NPR and bumper stickers when I do.
crenquis — 2013-12-19T20:33:50-05:00 — #15
Sorry, I immediately had an image of you laughing at fainting goats... An endless loop of fainting as you startle them and they amuse you.
jsroberts — 2013-12-20T17:28:20-05:00 — #16
I wonder if they cited the existing studies on the topic?
doctorow — 2013-12-24T12:02:38-05:00 — #17
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