Sunday, August 09, 2009

Slate's Jack Shafer writes: "I'm actually not a fan
of any kind of humor. The very essence of humor
is aggression. The point of most jokes is to inflict
psychological suffering and pain—to transgress and
make someone the butt. This is why I've declared my
journalism, my office, my home, and the subway line
I commute to work on absolutely comedy free." Well,
you have to give him credit: nobody has the passive-
aggressive shtick down quite like Jack.

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