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Wednesday, December 06, 2006
He and Dave Sim Should Hang Out
Christopher Hitchens, who has proven himself to be objectively, demonstratively wrong about everything, has a new article in Vanity Fair about how women are incapable of being funny. Because, apparently, women don't need to be funny to attract a men, so they never develop a sense of humor.
Oh, and then there's this: There are more terrible female comedians than there are terrible male comedians, but there are some impressive ladies out there. Most of them, though, when you come to review the situation, are hefty or dykey or Jewish, or some combo of the three.
He goes off on a half-cocked theory about how women don't develop a sense of humor because it presents no advantage to them in their attempts to attract a mate. Which is why "hefty or dykey or Jewish" women apparently are funny, because no red-blooded heterosexual man would find them funny anyway, I suppose.
It's the sort of piece that suggests that it should be responded to or refuted in some way. But, since it's Hitchens, who remember is always wrong about everything, the entire premise of his piece is so stupid as to make any rejoinder unnecessary.
Though, I will say, this notion that men are inherently funnier than women? I can disprove in two words: Dane Cook