Wow! A whole building dedicated to Doctor Humor. I’ve heard some pretty good physician jokes in my time, but not much lately. Perhaps this type of humor reached its zenith the year this building in Asheville, NC was built. :-)
Obviously the building is not as I described, but the name plate got me to wondering if there was a building dedicated to the different kinds of humor with a separate level for each type, how many floors would there be? After extensive research (2 minutes on Google), it appears there would be nine and they are listed below in no particular order.
Physical, which includes slapstick. Who doesn’t like the Three Stooges?
Surreal. Get on YouTube and watch anything by Monty Python if you want to know what surreal humor is.
Wit - Wordplay. This is where puns reside along with anything that makes language humorous
Topical. Humor based on what’s going on in the world. Saturday Night Live is a great example of this.
Observational. Jerry Seinfeld is one of the best at observational humor
Bodily. Probably my least favorite. I had four sons, so excuse me if I don’t want to experience another joke built around any bodily function.
Dark. Unsettling, depressing themes with something funny thrown in to relieve the tension.
I love to laugh and if humor had its own building, I would be quite happy going from floor to floor. I expect to be a regular on the Surreal, Wit-Wordplay, Topical, and Observational floors. The good thing is I will be able to avoid the Bodily floor altogether even without a directory. I could smell it before I exited the elevator.