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Right-wing authoritarians aren’t very funny [study]
Right-wing authoritarians aren’t very funny [study] ● “Right-wing authoritarianism (RWA) has well-known links with humor appreciation, such as enjoying jokes that target deviant groups, but less is known about RWA and creative humor production – coming up with funny ideas oneself.” To test the ground, a research team from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and ... [ click to read full item ]
Coffee shop restroom graffiti and their implications for management inquiries [study]
Coffee shop restroom graffiti and their implications for management inquiries [study] ● “My intention is to explore what happens when an organization’s bathroom becomes the locus of heated debate and cynical resignation. In contrast to viewing this rarely studied space as irrelevant to culture and identity, I argue that addressing such a space as culturally important has strong implications for understanding how ... [ click to read full item ]
Toilet graffiti studies 1731 – 2007
Toilet graffiti studies 1731 – 2007 ● The first scholarly work on toilet graffiti was very likely The Merry-Thought: or the Glass-Window and Bog-House Miscellany. Part 1  written and published by ‘Hurlo Thrumbo’ in 1731. ‘Hurlo Thrumbo’ was, many believe, none other than poet, playwright, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor, lexicographer. and man-of-letters Samuel Johnson himself. ... [ click to read full item ]

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