It's no surprise that I enjoy comedy. I seem to be able to find humor in even the most somber of situations. Humor is just a part of my life, including in my teaching ... just ask my students. As serious as the news is these days, it's unusual to find anything remotely funny. So it's been shocking to me to encounter a couple of news items in the past several weeks related to some aspect of comedy.
When I went to Google on the morning of September 30, I learned that it was the fiftieth anniversary of the Flintstones. The original series ran until April 1, 1966. Since then there have been quite a few spin-off series and holiday specials. Here's a picture of the Flintstones (Fred, Wilma, and Pebbles) and the Rubbles (Barney, Betty, and Bamm-Bamm).
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