About Canus Humorous Review


"I like the state of continual becoming" GBS
Review copy of Book Contact: canushumorous@gmail.com


I created this Blog in 2012 to document my quest to live a more humorous life. 


The name tries to evoke “a year of reading humour” in the style of "Annus Mirabilis" and "Annus Horribilis." My first attempt at a blog name, "Anus Humorous", drew odd Twitter followers and too many unfortunate references on the web.


"Canus Humorous" has a nicer ring and might make you think of Canadian humour.  

All great imaginary reasons for choosing this name, but really, when I learned that “canus” is Latin for “grey-haired and aging,” that sealed it.
  

With this stuff, I want to promote


Canadian Humour Writing
by collecting, reading and reviewing books that have won the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal  (see kudos and coverage on the quest and resulting book);

Humorous Thinking
by indulging in more funny thoughts, stuff, things and ideas with potential to become things (see "Stubbornstuff" Humour Columns); and

And a Sense of Humour
while still reading government memos, briefing notes, and policies as my paid daily routine  (see Editor Bio above).

Humour Writing Lessons

Podcasts on Leacock Medal Books - Scroll Down


1977



Political Satire 

and Newfoundland Humour












1953




How the Basics of Politics Never Change 













1952




Learning to love instability 












1951
What's So Funny Podcast Review of The Roving I



Finding your own Moveable Feast 










1950




How one word can change a book















 1949



They may think you're funny for the wrong reasons 













1948



Sometimes the Packaging is Everything















1947 

Be careful how you judge an old book.