Remember when John McCain thought this was funny?
It wasn’t. It wasn’t funny.
Again– and I say this as someone who has performed and taught comedy for years– if your audience isn’t laughing, it’s not funny. If you have to explain yourself, it’s not funny.
What’s that old saying? If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck. Or a tasteless joke.
But that doesn’t stop Cranky McLowbrow.
Always one to speak — or Tweet — his mind, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) Monday made a joke comparing Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to a monkey, something one Republican congressman charged was “racist.”
I retort, you deride:
What a knee-slapper, huh? He sure knows how to turn a phrase. And Senator Undiplomatic had the nerve to rip into Chuck Hagel? Then again, war-monger McCain would do just about anything to provoke Iran.
When people responded with disgust, here was his thoughtful, sensitive reply:
Which brought this accusation of racism from Michigan congressman Rep. Justin Amash:
His feeble attempts at humor are already pretty wizened, Rep. Amash.