I am worried about us as a nation, I think we are losing our sense of humor. If laughter is the best medicine, the pharmaceutical companies need to come up with more happy pills. Sarcasm is lost on many people today, as is irony - how ironic. I can guarantee anything even vaguely referencing race, ethnicity, gender or sexuality will be found deeply offensive by someone. I was taken to task last year when someone remarked that they didn't understand baseball, and I said, "it is kind of like Cricket, but faster." I was told that this was a deeply racist remark. And criticizing baseball isn't?
I fear that we are becoming incapable of laughing at a good or bad joke.
If we can't laugh at ourselves, what can we laugh at?