This makes me happy for so many reasons. So many of the movies and TV shows and, yes, commercials that are supposed to be "hilarious" can't even get a harrumph out of me. (With the exception of Nurse Jackie which is just pure brilliance.)
I have also been studying humor writing. And one of the things that makes material funny is that it strikes us as true. I suspect that's why I enjoy so many humor blogs written by women. There's just this sense of "I have SO totally been there."
Which is why I'm writing this with a sore nose. Snapple Diet Peach Iced Tea was not meant to flow through one's nasal passages. But that's what happened when I read the following post by one of my humor blogging heroes Anna Lefler.
I had the honor to interview some of the top female humor bloggers at BlogHer this summer. I asked the panel if they thought humor was affected by gender, or whether it is universal. Most thought humor was universal.
I think there is some humor that is universal. But I also think what a teenage boy finds funny may not be what a 40-something woman finds funny.
So I'm curious. Do you think Anna's piece is funny? And could you identify whether you're a male or female? Just a quick little experiment.
Thanks for participating.