My husband and I both laughed when we saw a big biker-looking guy similar to the one in this QuiltToon™ walking a little fru-fru dog. Turns out there are theories of humor and one of them is based on this sort of incongruity — incongruous events, people, or things we observe — things that make us smile or even lol (my 20-year-old son says I need to include that “lol” means “laugh out loud” because some old folks may not know what “lol” means — to him we say: “LOL.”) Anywhoozle, I found all this out when I googled “incongruity” and all this stuff about theories of humor appeared. According to Wikipedia, “Francis Hutcheson expressed, in Thoughts on Laughter (1725), what became a key concept in the evolving theory of the comic: laughter as a response to the perception of inconguity.”
The QuiltToon™ is 24″ X 22.” Machine pieced, hand and machine appliquéd and embroidered. Machine top-stitched. A small amount of fusible webbing and fabric glue was used.
The copyright of the image on the QuiltToon™ remains with Judy Paschalis.