Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Christopher Hitchens...Vanity Fair magazine article..."Why Women Aren't Funny."
"Probe a little deeper, though, and you will see what Nietzsche meant when he described a witticism as an epitaph on the death of a feeling. Male humor prefers the laugh to be at someone's expense, and understands that life is quite possibly a joke to begin with—and often a joke in extremely poor taste. Humor is part of the armor-plate with which to resist what is already farcical enough. (Perhaps not by coincidence, battered as they are by motherfucking nature, men tend to refer to life itself as a bitch.)"
But he has a point. Why the hell do we call it Mother Nature? And why is life a bitch and then you die? I know if a lady were in charge, no friggin' way would I have a visit each month from Aunt Flo and PMS would stand for Please Me, S'il vous plait. He says we don't need to be funny because guys will like us anyway for you know what. Yeah that.
"Wit, after all, is the unfailing symptom of intelligence."
So, in a battle of wits are you fully armed? Or like me...just a half wit.
Posted by Happy Hour...Somewhere at 8:08 PM