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Mommy's Hiccups: Funniest Thing Ever!

August 23, 2009

thumbThe other day after bathtime, Nora discovered the funniest thing in the world: Mommy with the hiccups. This dovetails perfectly with the theory that, evolutionarily, humor originates from a shock-relief combination. What better shock-relief pattern than your protective mother suddenly convulsing and releasing a loud sound, followed by her immediate recovery and smile? The randomness of hiccups adds to the suspense, as you never know when the next one is coming. I think this is my favorite Nora Rasmussen Film yet. She was laughing much more before I got the camera, but it's still a great moment. And the freeze frame that I use for the title sequence is one of her best pictures, I think.

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