Monday, December 20, 2010

Laugh #15 - the asthmatic santa

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

Inspiration:

This laugh is inspired by this time of year and by the big ol' jolly guy that everyone thinks about.  This is after said guy has ate a few too many cookies and sucked in a little bit o' ash from slidin' down so many chimneys.

Sound profile:

This laugh starts with a hardy Ho Ho Ho...but then is interrupted by lack of breath so turns into a wheeze.  This is one of those laughs that you want to laugh along with but you also feel bad about.

Difficulty:

This can be executed by most intermediate laughers.  As long as you can wheeze good you should be able to nail this laugh and have it sitting under the tree as a nice present for a loved one. 

Monday, December 13, 2010

Laugh #14 - the barrel full of fun

Inspiration:

This laugh is inspired by those barrel chested individuals who love to laugh heartily and by one of the Looney Tunes characters "the Colonel" from the episode "Dog Gone South" - he was the one that had the bulldog and would yell "Belvedere come'ere buoy!"

Sound profile:

This laugh is loud, commanding, and full of fun.  There is a repeating element to this laugh with the same boisterous part repeated over and over - with confidence.  The laugh takes over a crowd and makes bystanders either laugh along or cringe.


Difficulty:

This is a intermediate laugh.  This is due to the laugh repeating and not having too much fluctuation in tonality.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Laugh #13 - the sensy pants

Inspiration:

This laugh is inspired by that guy that everyone knows that is WAY too sensitive.  The one that likes to just sit down and have a good talk, possibly a cry, or maybe even a nice quiet night with a good book and a 'divine' glass of chardonnay.  The person I think is kind of sensitive like Bruce from Family Guy.



Sound profile:

This laugh starts as soft and unassuming as the laughers personality is.  It then ends with a sigh as to say 'hey there, I am laughin with you, but I am not judging you...just enjoying sharing this moment of laughter'.  Normally this laugh will go on noticed in the crowd and the laugher is fine with that...'wouldn't want to take away from the person in the spot light at the moment'.



Difficulty:

This can be executed by most beginners as it may just come naturally.  For those trying to do this laugh and not being a sensy pants it may pose to be a little bigger challenge and therefore I give it the intermediate difficulty ranking.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Laugh #12 - the high society

Inspiration:

This laugh is inspired by those who enjoy the finer things.  They look at life and laugh ... not a laugh of joy but a laugh that says how positively droll everyone's lives are around them.


Sound profile:

This laugh has a hardy roll and almost guffaw to it that lets people around know that the laugher is someone to be revered and who must ... from the sound of their laugh ... come from royal lineage or at least have rubbed shoulders, or shopped at the same store with a royal.


Difficulty:

This should only be attempted by master laughers and ONLY if you are a member of high society.  Those not holding the status and attempting this laugh may be scoffed at or called nouveau riche since any member of high society can tell when someone is faking the funk.  You've been warned.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Laugh #11 - the gobbler

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

Inspiration:


This laugh is inspired by this time of year - Thanksgiving!  It's a gobble of a good time and is inspired by countless meals with loved ones gorging on this delicious bird, while wearing our stretchy pants so we can eat more and then pass out.


Sound profile:


This laugh sounds much like the bird it's named after...the turkey.  You can hear that this laugh is half gobble half good time.  It's a laugh that says stuff your face, laugh and take a nap. 


Difficulty:


This should only be attempted by master laughers.  Others might get hurt or worse...eaten.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Laugh #10 - the coffee spitter

Inspiration:

This laugh is inspired by three things..two of which are some of my favorites; Starbucks Coffee, and laughing.  The third thing is a result of a combination of the two that normally looks like a brown geyser.

Sound profile:

This laugh comes very unexpectedly and so it begins with the sound of surprise, followed by laughter literally bubbling out and then spewing out into the air along with the contents of the laugher's mouth.

Difficulty:

If happening unintentionally this can be a beginner laugh.  When attempting to execute this laugh on command this is definitely a master level laugh as the laugher needs to be cautious not to burn the surrounding public with boiling coffee.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Laugh #9 - the jester

Inspiration:

This laugh is inspired by Bugs Bunny...and not the new lame Bugs Bunny. There was an episode where he was dressed up as a jester and bouncing around with a great/harsh laugh.

Sound profile:

This is a great very sarcastic laugh that brings life to the party.  Just like a court jester this really gets the party and the laughs goin...without the creepy outfit.  The key to this laugh is delivery while doing a little skip around in a "S" shape. 


Difficulty:

This is an intermediate laugh because of the fancy footwork that goes along with this laugh.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Laugh #8 - The Fire and Forget

Inspiration:

This laugh is inspired by my time in the military.  Unlike when we launched something that was fire and forget the recipients normally weren't too happy - this laugh normally brings at least a smile to the targeted crowd that it is launched on.


Sound profile:

This is a loud boisterous laugh in which the sound itself only lasts a couple of seconds but the aftereffects are felt for quite awhile after the laugh is launched.  The laugher launches the laugh and then walks away.  This is bold and may catch its recipients off guard but its normally a welcome surprise.


Difficulty:

This is an easy laugh to master but the walk away is key and can sometimes make it difficult to master.  Due to the timing issue the laugh is classified as an intermediate level laugh.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Laugh #7 - the surprised surprise

Inspiration:
This laugh is inspired by this spooktackular time of year (Halloween) and also by the sound of somebody pointing and laughing at something surprising, but they then get surprised while doing the laugh.

Sound profile:
This is a laugh is only slightly spooky and sounds like a ghost and so it fits for this Halloween season.  It starts out sounding very happy and surprised but then right in the middle "BOOM" another surprise happens to the laugh that is ALREADY surprised (thus the name).

Difficulty:
This is an intermediate level laugh purely because normally this might just occur naturally and so one could argue that this is a beginner level.  Clearly if you try and repeat this you will see that there is a degree of difficulty in keeping the laugh that may not have been expected.



Monday, October 18, 2010

Laugh #6 - the old man river

Inspiration:
This laugh is inspired by all those friendly 'ol Lucky Strike smokers that have lived life to the fullest but now have a wheezy laugh to tell their tale.


Sound profile:
This is a laugh that makes you feel warm and fuzzy like eatin a Werther's Original - all well also scaring you slightly as the laugh sounds slightly maniacal.   This laugh lets people know that you have a lot of knowledge to share from a long life, but you know how to let go and let it all out.

Difficulty:
This is a master level laugh that comes from years of experience, or if not elderly it comes from a great deal of practice that requires the laugher to focus on keeping only the air out but no real 'sound'.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Laugh #5 - the whispering sprinkler

Inspiration:
This laugh is inspired by the distinct sound of a sprinkler and of a squirrel. I also met a girl who laughed like this when I was younger and it haunts me still.

Sound profile:
This is fun loving, but a little sneaky. It has a repetitive sound but because its more of a whisper it keeps it fresh. This also is a laugh that doesn't command respect in a room forcefully, but sneaks onto peoples radars and gets it, because they have to stop and listen to hear it.

Difficulty:
This is an intermediate / master level laugh. It requires an amount of control that most beginners might want to practice before attempting. Plus this laugh also includes a hand in front of the mouth (fingers curled half way) so the coordination of getting the hand up there in time so surrounding audience doesn't get spit on, also pushes it to be more advanced.



Monday, October 4, 2010

Laugh #4 - the bashful beaver

Inspiration:
This laugh is inspired by, well normally me doing something kinda dopey and then sticking out my teeth as the animal in the name would and chuckling

Sound profile:
This is a dull rolling laugh, that carries a bit of shame but still when you hear it you can help but feel sorry / empathize with the one laughing - cause lets face it...you're glad you're not him at that point in time.  

Difficulty:
This is an intermediate / master level laugh.  This rides the fence between the two because it takes years of practice to pull off the sadness (enough to get pity) and the restraint not to over do it and get smacked.


Monday, September 27, 2010

Laugh #3 - The Party in the Back

Inspiration:
This laugh is inspired by two things, one of my favorite actor/comedians Ricky Gervais and one of the most hilarious haircuts/lifestyles - the mullet.  Plus its my birthday at the end of this week (shameless plug) so I felt it was fitting.

Sound profile:
Much like the mullet this laugh starts off with the business in the front but then surprises you with the party on the back end.  It's high pitch and irreverence show that you mean business and everyone else better just hold on to their hats.

Difficulty:
This is definitely an intermediate level laugh.  The reason this is rated intermediate is because just like throwing a good party takes some know how and planning, so does this laugh.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Laugh #2 - the roller

Inspiration:  
This laugh is inspired by the popular actor Seth Rogen and I found it so funny I needed to share it with the world - it just kind of rolls out.

Sound profile:  
This is a laid back laugh that likes to have a good time but doesn't need to be the center of attention.  It says I know what you are saying is funny, but I don't need to snort or guffaw because what I am hearing is humorous.

Difficulty:  
This is more toward the intermediate level.  It should not be attempted as it requires restraint that may not be mastered by a beginner.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Laugh #1 - the goat machine gun

Inspiration:  
This laugh is inspired by one of my best friends ex girlfriends.  She literally used to laugh like a goat.  Was it coincidence that they broke up after I revealed this to him...could be, but I think he just came to his senses.

Sound profile:  
This is a repeater, and a little harsh as the sounds pierce the ears with its repetitive stings, very confident, and almost cocky as the same sound is sent out several times.

Difficulty:  
This is a good beginner/intermediate laugh.  The repetitive nature of this makes it easy to get the hang of but the obnoxious factor makes it an intermediate level because the execution requires a great deal of confidence.