Tag: topical humour

The ghost of mayflies past

Every form of writing has its alloted lifespan. And the briefest of them all afflicts the topical joke. It suffers from three genetic weaknesses:1. Timing deficiency – a joke is only as topical as the event it refers to. 2. Funny disposition – it’s no joke if nobody’s laughing.3. Exposure – it may be current …

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