Thursday, June 21, 2007

Tasteless humor: an experiment.

How do the senses of humor belonging to a 25-year-old woman and a 17-year-old boy differ? The results may shock you.

First, I tested Megan, who has a Bachelor's degree in both English and German and a Master's in Professional Writing and Editing. She is an editor in our nation's capitol, and comes from an upper-middle class family, of which many members were employed by various government agencies. Megan occasionally rereads Thomas Mann's Doctor Faustus for fun.

After Megan's trail, I used the same joke on David, my seventeen-year-old and video-game enthusiast brother. He comes from an upper-middle class family in rural Virginia and owns many Smash Mouth and Linkin Park albums.

Now, I ask you, Internet: who is the more sophisticated?


ea said...

Q: Why didn't Hitler drink tequila?

A: Because it made him mean.

each of the two said...

Q: why can't Helen Keller drive?

A: because she's a woman.

(really only funny when told by a woman, plus you should see my face when i say it)