So, I seem to have concocted a mixtape about, um…laughter. Certainly, it may seem silly, but ridiculousness is a big part of my life. According to Kermit the Frog it’s the world’s third greatest gift. The utter silliness and infectiousness of the laughing scene (along with its corresponding song) in Mary Poppins remains one of the most memorable and joyful parts of that movie. Perennial FAHH favourite Momus took his name from the Greek god of (mocking, unfair, and censorious) laughter. It’s essentially what helps me get through my day, whether a complete disaster or merely mind-numbingly dull. It helps distract from the nihilism and transcend the almost constant anomie that blanket me. It drives my cultural consumption, from books to theatre to movies, and it helps me define myself and also connect with those around me. Laughter is important, and I think it deserves its own little moment here.