I've examined the subject of humor over at my one of my other haunts, Old School at HotHardware.com. The Internet is making humor more accessible, and less funny, I think. Some have gone as far lately as to posit that the whole idea of "the joke" is dead. If that's true, I hope I don't get blamed for killing it. I just walked in and found "the joke" slumped over the desk, honest, officer. I had nothing to do with it. I think that Seinfeld guy did it.
Ha Ha Bleeping Ha, Or: The Problem With Humor.