“Common senseand a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds.A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing. Those who lack humor are without judgement and should be trusted with nothing.”
Clive James, Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Arts
O.K., I've been asked to explain the blog name. Of course you know that the word "doodle" usually refers to random jottings made while otherwise occupied—on the phone, attending meetings, watching television, or just daydreaming. Doodles are very rough sketches of people, patterns, animals, objects, etc. My plan for this blog is to expand the definition of doodling to include play writing, prose (fiction and non), and anything else (woodworking? ironing shirts?), that invades my brain pan. A little of this, a little of that—the whole blog becoming one big hybrid doodle. As for the "meister" part, that's just pure vanity.
Humor is “just common sense, dancing”: I agree, since I like both humor and dancing. Maybe the relationship between humor and common sense explains why so much humor these days involves satire and sarcasm (e.g., “duh”).
“Common sense and dancing.” How could he possibly go wrong with that good, clean pairing? Thanks for taking the time to comment, Florence . . .