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.
Saturday, January 21, 2006
Humor and Politics
Tim Blair links to an article exploring why the best humor comes from the right.