Ladies! Not finding much to laugh at lately? Don’t worry: it is not your fault, but the fault of your addled, feeble lady-brain!
He has discovered this by riding his unicycle around and keeping track of the people who make fun of him. Just thought you should know.
Anyway, it was mostly dudes who made fun of him! To his face. They said hilarious things such as “have you lost a wheel,” thereby proving unequivocally that men are the more humorous and witty gender. I will admit, however, that I don’t find the concept of unicycles inherently funny, unless people crash into things with them and die, and that this is probably due to my vagina.
It’s a troubling thought: what if there is an entire category of hilarious cycles that I am unable to laugh at? Am I simply not angry or aggressive enough to participate in bike-themed humor? Which of the following bikes is more inherently humorous? I present to you the following reader survey:
PROS: They are quite popular with the kids these days. Like the text messaging, and the baggy pants! Also they often don’t have brakes, which could potentially lead to some good-natured ribbing. “Oh, I just finished building my new fixed-gear bicycle,” they’d say. “No you didn’t; you forgot to add brakes, which are a commonly accepted feature of most bicycles,” you’d say. That could be funny, right?
CONS: No, it couldn’t. I’ve tried it. You just sound lame.
PROS: Ha ha ha ha ha, DORK.
CONS: NONE! Ha ha ha ha, what an awesome bike, FOR DORKS.
Yes. No vagina, however powerful, can resist this essential truth.
[UPDATE: Oh, snap! It would appear that I’ve been played! Commenter Blue Epiphany alerts me – thank you, Blue! You win today’s Officially Smarter Than the Person Who Writes This Blog Award – that the British Medical Journal article upon which this article was based was, in fact, A HILARIOUS JOKE, which was subsequently reported as a real study. In my defense, I found the link in the Twitter feed of an actual professional writer – who writes about science, even! – and the BRAIN MYSTERIES article to which he linked was not, apparently, in on the joke. So, my question to you is: the fact that this FAKE HUMOR STUDY is no more or less ridiculous than any of the zillions of other “man-chemicals make men better for X reason” studies I have read and/or blogged about, and was perhaps reported as Real News for that very reason: FUNNY? (Y/N)]