Comedy is a weird thing for me — the things other people find funny, I rarely do. For example, I don’t like and have never understood the appeal of, toilet humor. You know, fart jokes, poop jokes, dick jokes, sex jokes….I just don’t get it. It’s not that I don’t understand the joke, it’s that I don’t get why the joke is funny. I think Seth MacFarlane is an incredibly talented man (on top of being incredibly sexy, but that’s a different blog post), and I wish I had 1/10 the artistic acumen that he does, but I’ve tried to watch Family Guy, and it just….I feel like something in my brain doesn’t work, because I don’t laugh at the parts everyone else laughs at. Same with American Pie — someone please explain why sticking your dick in a pie is funny. Fruit pies are often incredibly hot, especially in the middle, so why would you put a very sensitive part of your anatomy into it? If it’ll burn the hell out of your tongue or roof of your mouth, what do you think it’ll do to your pecker? Why is someone farting funny? If I’m out in public and someone near me breaks wind, the first thing I feel is embarrassment for that person, and the second thing is I wonder if they have some kind of GI ailment that gives them the flatulence in the first place. I don’t start laughing at them….they’re probably humiliated enough as it is.
What am I missing?