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An alternative, more humorous deviation from the traditional koan in the Eastern philosophical realm such as:

A quasi-koan almost invariably has a more comedic subtext.

Traditional koans are generally devoid of humorous subtexts.

i.e., "What is the sound of one-hand clapping?"

A quasi-koan has a similar, riddle-like essence but is less serious than its traditional predecessor.

i.e., "Is a person with MPD ever truly alone?
"If someone farts in a kitten's face, does the kitten know it is being disrespected?"

Hey! That's a quasi-koan!
by ZonaCat Hansen October 29, 2010