Some years ago, before the internets, humorist Dave Barry wrote a column about dealing with the humor-impaired. The humor-impaired, he explained, were not the people who greeted Barry’s assertion that Richard M. Nixon was sufficiently immune to contemporary standards of humor that he wore electrified underpants so that his aides could signal him when to laugh at others’ jokes by (a) laughing at Nixon’s defective sense of humor; or (b) complaining that anyone who made fun of Nixon’s underwear was anti-American and probably a pervert, too. The humor-impaired were those individuals who wrote letters to the papers where Barry’s column appeared, explaining that actually Nixon’s aides used hand signals… not to mention those unfortunates who wanted to know where they could buy their own electrified underwear.
Angry Black Lady, in her recent post, pointed out how many of Fox’s readers (not to mention employees) are humor-impaired. In response, commentor Trollhattan alerts us to the upcoming Onion News Network:
… Able to seamlessly segue from a grisly death to a cute animal story in the blink of a stunningly beautiful eye, Brooke Alvarez anchors “FactZone” with the help of her eager-to-please co-host Tucker Hope, the recipient of several industry awards for skilled manipulation of his high-tech touch-screen monitor, The Recon Wall 4000. Together they tackle important stories like “Kim Jong Il Shuts Down North Korean Nuclear Program In Exchange For Lead Role In Next Batman Film” and “Supreme Court Repeals Annoying Loudmouth’s First Amendment Rights.”
A ray of hope at the end of the dark holiday tunnel of idiot relatives and co-workers recycling the latest Koch-sucker lies…