Humorist Will Rogers takes to the speaker's stand at the Democratic National Convention June 29, 1932. AP hide caption

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Will Rogers Helped Popularize Radio With Pointed Humor

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Are You Sick, And Sick Of Hearing 'Everything Happens For A Reason'?

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They don't call him Mr. Toilet for nothing! On a cold and windy November day, Jack Sim visited NPR and gladly struck a pose on his favorite appliance. Note: This toilet was not hooked up. Ryan Kellman and John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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Satire May Be Uncomfortable, But Humor Makes Us Human

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Anthony Matthews collects letters from dissatisfied customers — including himself — at his website, Dear Customer Relations. He's crowd-funding a book based on the site. Courtesy of Anthony Matthews hide caption

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Customer Dissatisfaction: The Fine Art Of The Funny Complaint

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Does she really think you're funny, or is she just being polite? Jon Feingersh/Getty/Getty Images/Blend Images RM hide caption

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Researcher Greg Bryant Speaks To NPR's Robert Siegel

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