Ep: 2 Humor

Dan and Jeff discuss the ways in which humor might be a sign of a kind of intellectual virtue: humility.  Jeff starts with a story about a troubled road trip. We discuss the ways in which Peter Berger's idea that humor is a signal of transcendence.  We share our top three stand-ups and comedic movies.  A joke from the 1920s flops. We talk about the importance of humor within the life of religious communities that claim to emphasize grace.  We discuss the nature of Mardis Gras and the reasons why biblical Jacob played a prank on his brothers.  We defend Luther's style in the Table Talk.