Day: July 3, 2013

Another benign violation: The Success Kid Meme

Occasionally, I come across something that is funny (to me), and I am struck by how it is consistent with the benign violation theory. The latest: Success Kid meme. The benign violation theory proposes that humor occurs when a situation is simultaneously seen as wrong, unsettling or threatening (i.e., a violation) and okay, acceptable or […]