Being Silly and Laughing in the Face of Disaster

Being Silly and Laughing in the Face of Disaster

“You’re a poo-poo head, Daddy,” the little ones say to me, and titter. The substitution of words with the word “poo,” and indeed the word’s liberal use in any sentence, is, as has been observed by the semiologist Gregory Rowland, a cornerstone of the wit of small children. But they’re right, it’s funny. 

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