Q. How many feminists does it take to change a light bulb.
A. That's not funny!
The cliche of the humourless left has been around for so long that I had simply assumed that most of the left were at least aware of the tendancy even if they themselves did not share it. It appears that this is not the case because according to Stephanie Merritt: 'conservatives and satire just don't go'. So presumably PJ O'Rourke, South Park, Evelyn Waugh, Craig Brown, Mark Steyn, Scrappleface, Blamebush, the Modern Parents etc are figments of my imagination. Whilst the Guardian does have columnists who are hilarious it is usually unintentional.