March 24, 2002
I have had some bad cases of what has been called "the giggles". Usually, it was just a continuation of laughter that is the result of a joke designed so that it has a long-lasting effect. Sometimes, another kind of joke has a similar or different reaction to a person because of the way their sense of humor is designed. The giggles can also be the result of something that is not so funny as is seems but something that taps into a mischief a person holds where prankish behavior is present. Relaxation and willful resistance reduces the affliction down.