Originally Posted by Unifier
I'm not sure you understand what comedy is.
Oh, we understand conservative humor, in exactly the same way that we understand a 4-year-old boy making toilet jokes. We just don't get why a grownup would think it was funny.
In general, conservative humor uses a punchline where someone else gets hurt or humiliated, like the OP's joke. It's got a nasty streak, just like the toilet jokes.
Why marry and have sprogs? For me its about a division of labour within the 'family firm', with love essentially representing the mechanism that minimises costly bargaining. The bloodsucking kids then become about a splice of altruistic enjoyment, with an additional long term investment (i.e. 'blind hope') that- when the nursing home finally demands my membership- they'll at least make sure the bullying 'guards' wipe my backside correctly between nappy changes. But to a woman? Crittenden (2001,