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Monday, March 30, 2020

The Royal Family Doctor

You have heard it said that “laughter is the best medicine.” Indeed, most of us have experienced the pure joy associated with a good belly laugh. Laughter is often just what we need to snap us out of a foul mood or distract us from worry. It is also one of the best weapons we have to fight disease. In his bestselling book Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived by the Patient, Norman Cousins described his own recovery from a life-threatening condition, which he credited in large parts to laughter induced by watching Candid Camera and funny movies. Cardiologist Michael Miller from the University of Maryland has demonstrated that “mirthful laughter” works likes exercise and statins to postpone heart disease by a variety of mechanisms that reduce endovascular inflammation.

So please take this opportunity to watch a video that will make you laugh. Menu options include:
The Royal Family Doctor, a 2012 Saturday Night Live classic starring Martin Short as Rupert Smythe-Pennington, Bill Hader as the Royal Family Doctor, and Fred Armisen as Queen Elizabeth II.
Candid Camera: Lousy License Plates Would you accept a plate that read 2STUPID?
Ellen Degeneres 1st Appearance on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show, 1986 “Dear God, why fleas?”
I Love Lucy:  The Chocolate Factory

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