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  1. Humor in Flight

  2. 3 kinds of humor • Descriptive • Imaginative • Verbal

  3. Descriptive • “I often wake up in strange rooms. Its what I do” • “I have a new foster family. I don’t care about them. I have more important things to do so I count the zits on my face”

  4. Imaginitive • “Do ugly guys compensate for their ugliness by playing guitar? Or do certain guitars choose their homely players like Excalibur chose Lancelot?” • “That bullet must have taken off my face…(the nurses) had to take off my zitty teenage Indian mug and replace it with a handsome white guy’s face”

  5. Verbal • Plopping scene • Discussing poetry on the way to a gunfight as Hank • Turning in the guns to Officer Dave

  6. Why use humor? • Alleviate the atrocity of horrible situations • Lighten a heavy mood • Explain unexplainable

  7. Humor in American Indian Culture • Not thoroughly researched yet • Hypothesis: Humor used for similar reasons as function in Flight, lightening hard situations and explaining the unexplainable