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.