Saturday, January 21, 2006

Humor and Politics

Tim Blair links to an article exploring why the best humor comes from the right.

O'Rourke may have nailed the self-imposed shackles worn by "progressive" comics in the introduction to Reptile. There he wrote that when a conservative sees an old woman slip and fall on her butt he'll say, "You shouldn't laugh at that." But a liberal, in the American context, will say, "You cannot laugh at that." Implied, of course, is the threat to make such an admonition legally enforceable.

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