Recent research is mentioned on Derren Brown's blog - The Science of Schadenfreude
Started: 2nd Feb 2012 at 18:28
Gerroff! I never laugh at others misfortunes, well only a bit. Nothing scientific about it really, someone falls we laugh, why? cos it's funny. The motion picture companies made a killing out of it in the early days. That is to say..... hang on!, I'd best stop now, as I feel a touch of schlimmbesserungness creeping in.
Replied: 4th Feb 2012 at 14:02
'Schlimmbesserung is a rare, but useful German term to designate an effort to make something better that actually makes things worse.'
Is that more of an art, than a science, Joseph?
Replied: 4th Feb 2012 at 15:25
He doesn't half know some knowledge, that mon.
Replied: 4th Feb 2012 at 16:08
Of course, Joseph's an Incer.
And he says he's a proper rummon, too - on General.
Replied: 4th Feb 2012 at 16:21
I help where I can.
Am a good lad I am!
Replied: 4th Feb 2012 at 17:05
I don't think otherwise, Joseph.
(It was the 'proper romans' comment - I still remember your 'Proddy moprags' comment.)
Replied: 4th Feb 2012 at 17:17
jo anne - you don't forget much do you?
Replied: 4th Feb 2012 at 17:29
I do forget some things. It's just the things I remember I don't forget, Veg Grower.
Replied: 4th Feb 2012 at 17:36
Good find Jo Anne, that made me laugh that did.
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