Friday, October 03, 2008

Shut Up and Draw!

(C)Copyright 2008, C. Burke. All rights reserved.

We can all laugh at ourselves.
But first, the jokes have to be funny.


1 comment:

(x, why?) said...

Political humor and issue-oriented humor is very tricky. It can be fun to poke at ourselves and even more fun to poke at the other side.
But the harder you poke, the more likely you are to alienate so of your readers.

It's not always a case of "they can't take a joke" or "they don't get the joke". Sometimes the problem is with the joke itself. Sometimes it's a just a slap in the face, and not in a slapstick kind of way, and only the folks of one political or philosophical bent are going to enjoy it.

This is something that should be avoided, if possible, unless you enjoy preaching to the choir and waving good-bye to everyone else.

I can think of several cases in particular, but I've gone on long enough ... (and let's face it, I'm probably the only one reading this.)