this one has been mulling in my brain for a while. i was going to try and turn it into some sort of creative piece, but i can’t get anywhere as i started thinking about a way to deal with it as a topic over two years ago now.
i am thoroughly convinced that i do not really have a sense of humour. i laugh. i love to laugh. i cannot, however, deliver a joke and many, many jokes, though i understand why there a called humourous, do not amuse me in the least.
On that note, i do not like South Park. i also do not find Rabelais particularly funny. nor do i enjoy Shakespeare’s comedies as much as others do.
A Professor of English at the University of Virginia, Dr. Cantor, has written a pretty interesting essay on comedy and political satire based on the “Gnomes” episode of South Park. If only when i watched the show i was as interested as i was reading this article – but then again, i don’t have a sense of humour.