Saturday, December 31, 2005

Supreme Humour 

An analysis of the wit of each Supreme Court justice has been done, although the study is admitedly very imprecise:
The simple notation "[laughter]" does not, moreover, distinguish between "a series of small chuckles" and "a joke that brought the house down." Nor, Professor Wexler said, does it separate "the genuine laughter brought about by truly funny or clever humor and the anxious kind of laughter that arises when one feels nervous or uncomfortable or just plain scared for the nation's future."

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