Thursday, March 3, 2011

HumorQ Goes International

This week HumorQ meets with Avis Rawlinson, a frequent HumorQ champ from North of the border.

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

Hmmm....well, I think firstly it's due to the fact I'm originally from the North of England (if you watch Coronation St. you'll know we're a funny bunch!) Plus I was bullied as a kid, the only Protestant on a street filled with Irish Catholics in the 60s...and learned that I could cut my enemy down to size by making them look silly and having their own group laugh with me! Saved my skin I can tell you! My mother was also a bit like Lucille Ball, red hair and all! Genetics?

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

No...I do some of them when I've just got off night shift...I think being sleep deprived helps! Other times I grab a coffee, stare at the cartoon and wait for inspiration to strike! LOL!

Are there certain people you’d like to approach and say “Remember that day you said I wasn’t funny?  Well my humorq is ..." ?

Oh yes! A few of my teachers that used to give me a detention for cracking up the class.

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?

"Good God...I wondered where that smell was coming from!  And which one of you ate my Map of Ontario?"

Fair is fair.  Do you have a question for me?

Yes. Are you ever going to offer Tim Hortons gift cards for us Canadians? Nah just kidding...let's you ever going to publish a book with all these cartoons and our captions so we can all get rich someday?

Well I'll answer both questions since it's my blog and all.  I'll investigate the complexity of international prize giving.  I make it to Vermont every summer, so I'm practically in Montreal there.  I'll get back to you on that one.  I have published a book.  It's titled "Don't Hide When Your Pants are Full" available at  No pictures or captions in it though.  Eventually we will figure out how to create products from the goings on here, but right now it's not about the money making.  

Is there another website (besides where we put a number oh how funny people are), that you would like the world to know about?

Yes, thanks for asking! I have a store on Zazzle where I sell my designs, ideas, artwork etc. on a variety of products....(and yes, AvisNoelle is my real name!)
I also have a store where I sell my photography and designs/artwork on greetings cards...

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

I think it's a great site in which you can be creative, say all those funny things you've always wanted to say but never had the vehicle to do so, and possibly ward off Alzheimer's Disease by staying mentally agile! Plus it's just plain fun! :0)