doctorow at December 19th, 2013 12:02 — #1
xzzy at December 19th, 2013 12:08 — #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 at December 19th, 2013 12:15 — #3
Just like many things it follows a hormetic response -- the dose makes the poison...
ratel at December 19th, 2013 12:29 — #4
I wonder some times if my childhood asthma attacks drove me to a strong preference for dry humor.
websta at December 19th, 2013 12:36 — #5
That that, Reader's Digest.
cpl at December 19th, 2013 13:38 — #6
TPTB must be in big trouble if declaring laughter unlawful and unhealthy.
johnny5 at December 19th, 2013 14:16 — #7
I wonder what'll happen if voice actor Rob Paulsen gets wind of this.
lightningwaltz at December 19th, 2013 15:01 — #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 at December 19th, 2013 15:05 — #9
Stop it, you're killing me!
medievalist at December 19th, 2013 15:09 — #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 at December 19th, 2013 15:44 — #11
Headline's a bit misleading...
'Too much' is just another way of saying 'bad for you'.
rickenhacker at December 19th, 2013 16:54 — #12
The Goodies have to get a mention also.
cakeymcdoodle at December 19th, 2013 17:32 — #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 at December 19th, 2013 18:45 — #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 at December 19th, 2013 20:33 — #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 at December 20th, 2013 17:28 — #16
I wonder if they cited the existing studies on the topic?
doctorow at December 24th, 2013 12:02 — #17
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