Thursday, March 27, 2008

Context Is EveryThing, Eh?



So, why is this funny when she does it, but if the kid on the skateboard did it we'd be infuriated?

1 comment:

Larry said...

It is hard to imagine a reversal of roles between the old lady and a skate-boarder--that in and of itself would be so un-likely that the trigger-for-humor would be overwhelmed.

And if we got past that, there would be no element of powerless-overcomes-arrogance that makes the scene funny.