When I think about bringing back the funny, I look back a lot. But the looking back is helping me notice the present. I've noticed it's a bit like the building up of hope or gratitude in yourself. It's a practice. I can't just expect funny to whollop me over the head, although sometimes it will. I have to pause and notice the the tiny funny moments.
Naturally, this makes me think of bone assemblages. Those tidy arrangements of animal bones that you might come across at an early human site in Africa. Why do I think of this? Because I doubt that our human ancestors, were worried about keeping gratitude journals or how to get ample time to pause and laugh.
Also, I wrote a paper about bone assemblages when I was studying physical anthropology in university. You wouldn't immediately suspect it, but this is a funny topic if read out loud to a fellow student. The paper had something to do with ensuring that the archaeologist remembers to consider the incredible impact of scavenging animal behaviour on bone assemblages at early human sites.
I think even then, I was bored by the topic and so was using a lot of conjunctions. I asked my friend d.m. to read the paper before I handed it in. She decided to do so out loud in her best scholarly sounding professorial voice. Hearing aloud the repetition of the phrase bone assemblage and my overuse of conjunctions like moreover and however, elevated the paper to a level of hilarity that we had never experienced (you had to be there.)
So my point is (I do have one), your funny for the day is to do yourself a favour and watch this one minute clip of Miranda Hart.