Hi Tom, For a start, try John Callahan's books and cartoons. John's a
well-known disabled cartoonist living in Portland, OR, whose work could
provide you with some visual samples; he also makes fun of his own
disabilities. CBS's 60 Minutes did a story on him about four years ago
and you could get that tape. Any humor scholar working in health should
also be able to give you sources: Bill Fry (Stanford); Patty Wooten
(nurse practitioner). Don Nilsen at Arizona State will have all the
e-mail addresses. [log in to unmask] Good luck with your search.
Mary Ann Rishel, Ithaca College, Writing
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Tom Herzog wrote:
> Hi. I'm new to this list. I have a rather bizarre request for help. I
> need to put together a large sample of jokes about the physically or
> mentally handicapped or disabled for a research project I am planning. I
> haven't had much luck searching for such jokes on the WEB. This is not a
> prank; I am a serious researcher with several published papers in HUMOR.
> If you know of such jokes or, better yet, a source for these jokes, and
> would like to help, please e-mail me at
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> Thanks for your help.
> Tom Herzog
> Grand Valley State University
> Allendale, Michigan 49401