Several years ago Psychology Today asked 285 individuals in public places in Boston asking them to rate how funny some jokes were. Here’s one of them.
A father and his son go into the drug store when they happen upon the condom aisle. The son asks his father why there are so many different boxes of condoms.
The father replies, “Well, you see that 3 pack? That’s for when you’re in high school. You have 2 for Friday night and 1 for Saturday night.”
Nodding agreement, the son asks his father, “Then what’s the 6 pack for?”
“That’s for when you’re in college,” the father says. “You have 2 for Friday night, 2 for Saturday night, and 2 for Sunday morning.”
Following this line of logic, the son enthusiastically asks what the 12 pack is for.
“That’s for when you’re married, son. You have one for January, one for February, one for March . . .”
Psychology Today found 140 self declared liberals and 145 self declared conservatives, with conservatives giving “significantly higher rating to the jokes.”
This means that liberals are not finding life to be funnier, but they think they are.
Today’s read is from economic consultant Stephen Moore.
What a difference a generation makes. It used to be conservatives who were the stuffy ones. Liberals were the fun ones to be around. Now the ones who are so uptight are the liberals like actor Jeff Bridges, who once was funny but now is so embarrassed by modern day America that he seems to want to be anywhere on this planet, except here. OK, then, just go!
Read the entire column here.