Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Introducing July's HumorQ Champion - Janet Williams

So, you’re a HumorQ champion.  To what do you credit such an impressive sense of humor?

I have a very dry sense of humor and I rarely laugh out loud. I attribute this to my upbringing in an extended family full of folks who use satire, irony and snideness (is that a word?) in their everyday language. It’s our family’s way of showing affection.

Do you have some sort of ritual that you do that helps you submit champion caliber captions?

Staring at the monitor until something comes to me, discarding the obvious caption (usually the first thing that comese to me) and waiting for something not so predictable to come into my head. Sometimes this is an excruciating experience.

Are there certain people you’d like to approach and say “Remember that day you said I wasn’t funny?  Well my humorq is (fill in your humorq here)” ?

Not really, but I have enjoyed telling my older sister Gayle Williams that I have had the winning caption on so many occasions. She is a new HumorQ contributor and has recently had two winning captions in less than a week. She is a formidable opponent.(And, by the way, is the only person who has ever beat me at Trivial Pursuit.)

Let’s say you realized a tiny goat family has been living in the glove compartment of your car, what would you say to them?

“So that’s what happened to my auto insurance verification card!”

Fair is fair.  Do you have a question for me?
Are you planning any modifications to the website? It would be nice, for example, to be able to have an archive of winning entries.

I have many big ideas.  I also plan to organize the garage.  Right now,  I'm going to make a sandwich.  Actually I'm hopeful further development efforts will be picking up very soon.
Is there another website (besides HumorQ.com where we put a number oh how funny people are), that you would like the world to know about?

I love www.awkwardfamilyphotos.com and for the adults in the crowd, http://textsfromlastnight.com.

Finally, is there anything else you would like to share with the people learning about HumorQ?  

“Funny” is in the mind of the reader. Some prefer cornpone humor; others get a kick out of puns. I’m not a fan of sophomoric humor but I realize there are a lot of folks who laugh at loud at what I consider “teenage idiocy.” For me, HumorQ is not about being the funniest; it’s about challenging myself to be creative every day.