Sunday, February 18, 2007

Left Wing Humour.

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.


Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure some of them are libertarians. True believers, left or right are usually unintentionally hilarious.

Ross said...

You're right, O'Rourke, Auberon Waugh and the South Park creators are or were all more or less libertarian, I am assuming that Merrit was referring to everyone on the right when she uses the word 'conservative'.