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February 10—“The Nature of Humor,” Chris Land

What does all humor have in common? What separates humor from non-humor? Long-time HOS member Chris Land has been studying humor seriously for decades, and in particular over the past few years he’s labored on a new book introducing an original comprehensive theory covering the entire topic. It also happens to be hilarious. Expected publication 2020. In the meantime, he’ll present an overview of the entire theoretical structure to HOS.

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In light of recent discussions about replacing our system for electing the President, Warren Ross’s article on the Electoral College is worth reading. Written after the 2000 election, the article remains timely. Click here to read the article.

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HOS dues for 2018 can be paid here.

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Two new blogs worth mentioning: Objectively Houston focuses on issues relating to Houston and Texas; and You Can and Did Build It focuses on free will and its impact on our culture.