Monday, December 11, 2006

Face it ladies, YOU JUST AREN'T FUNNY!! And even when you are funny it usually comes with a tagline like, "she's not just funny for a girl, she is really funny."

The always cranky, usually black and white, and always entertaining (not always for the reasons he suspects) Christopher Hitchens has a column in this month's Vanity Fair where claims that women just aren't that funny and he supports his thesis with a Stanford study, Saturnalia tales and the relevance of poopy jokes.

"Women have no corresponding need to appeal to men in this way. They already appeal to men, if you catch my drift."

In any case, my argument doesn't say that there are no decent women comedians. There are more terrible female comedians than there are terrible male comedians, but there are some impressive ladies out there. Most of them, though, when you come to review the situation, are hefty or dykey or Jewish, or some combo of the three.

As mildly offensive as much of the essay is, it does seem to have a grain of truth about it. Its does seem that men run on more of a humor gene in terms of having to provide it while most women are better at recognizing real wit, as opposed to poopy humor, which men among themselves love.

The full article is HERE.

So are men funnier? Do women suck at telling jokes? Is being funny one of the surest ways to bed a woman? Do you think the fact that our reproductive and excretory bits are so close together is the source of most humor?


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