Mating Intelligence, which took no less than four masters of the obvious to write -- leads to one portentous conclusion: "a good sense of humor is an important human mate preference worldwide."
When I started working for LA Weekly in the early '80s, the paper was almost as famous for its mistakes as for its cutting edge film reviews, lefty politics and porn ads.
Donald Trump thought he'd made the words "You're Fired" so cool he tried to trademark them. But being the one on the other side of the desk can have its perils.
"Civilization" might be faulted for political incorrectness in today's terms, a playful attitude will reward the listener with plenty of smiles and maybe even a few belly laughs.