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A Letter to All Will Ferrell Haters
A letter to the people that like to point out people that aren't funny. This is my opinion of their opinion. It's pretty opinionated. I'm Bob DiPasquale, comic, author, and founder of Humorq.com .
I'm sorry but it's you that is wrong with the world of humor. You criticize a man that has mastered performance of the silly. Silly - Exhibiting a lack of wisdom or good sense; foolish. Silly my friends goes back to the days of court jesters and has been one of the purest forms of humor for many centuries. My guess is Will could tell you stories of his great great great great great great granduncle Willius Ferrelldom the redundantly great court Jester of Laughious the III. Alas, you find this not funny.
I'm guessing the root of your hatred grows from the definition of arrogance - making claims or pretensions to superior importance or rights; overbearingly assuming; insolently proud. Do you share the same feelings toward the Stooges, or perhaps Lucille Ball? Your intelligence my friends is serving as your enemy. You see it as deserving of some humor exclusivity when in fact exclusivity is what narrows your humor score. Laughter is our bond with an intelligent universe and foolishness bridges the masses. In addition, laughing at the same things our children laugh at is an important connection we have with them and finding the humor in a character like Will Ferrell's Buddy the Elf is one of the greatest connections you can share with your children.
I can appreciate that the subject matter of some Will Ferrell films is adolescent and perhaps reminds you of a period in your life that is important to put behind you. It's just more exclusion though and a barrier between yourself and a large group of people. I ask you - "How big are the rooms you laugh in?", "How hearty a laugh comes from your body?", "When is the last time you shared a laugh with a child or a stranger?". I am proud of my answers to these questions and I hope you come over to my side someday. Times a wastin'.
Got your nose.
Thanks to Dictionary.com for the definitions mentioned above.
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