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If you have ever gone to open mic night at a comedy club, you know that there is nothing sadder than a joke that falls flat. Or worse, one joke after another falling like dominoes. You can empathise with the would-be comedian, because you know you never want to have that feeling. Can you learn to be funny, or is it a gift only the chosen few have been given?
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I won’t lie: I love a good gimmick. For example, I’m tickled by food delivery trucks shaped like the foods they deliver. A giant hot dog zipping down the highway is just too absurd to ignore. It’s funny, cute, and engaging. I also love it when restaurants have themes. When a pirate gives me a fish filet, it just tastes better. Sure, sometimes gimmicks can be too much, and they’re not usually found behind the walls of more dignified establishments, but in the appropriate place at the appropriate time, gimmicks are effective and they make any experience a whole lot more fun.