is a growing humorlessness
that afflicts them--us--and that can grow a little more intense, a little more bitter, year by losing year" (2009, 81).
One of the hallmarks of the politically correct, of course, is a grave and abiding humorlessness
A sober Calvinism becomes the ideological target of this critique of puritanic humorlessness
, and Hawthorne introduces Dr.
Citing queer and feminist theory, Kathryn Kein reviews three books attempting to reverse a long-standing belief in women's--and particularly feminists'-- supposed humorlessness
"at a moment of popular fascination with female comedians." One book Kein reviews explores the relationships between "charged humor," social justice, and cultural citizenship.
A large fact of social existence doesn't speak its name because it doesn't know its name: humorlessness
Secondly, we can see that nothing marks the conversation about race more than humorlessness
In his Berlin Diary, William Shirer identified humorlessness
as both an intellectual trait and product of the Nazis, as well as a flaw in the German population generally that rendered them susceptible to Fascism (see 70, 246, 271, and 329).
, by his own laziness and use of cliche, by the mechanical
As LaPlante tells us, he was a genial, generous man with neither Garrison's rage nor Emerson's humorlessness
. And, unlike Bronson, he never said anything to his fellow abolitionists like: "I am as pure and as wise as was Jesus Christ.
I also think he was trying to inoculate me against academic humorlessness
while I was still a babe.
CHRIS LEHMAN: There is, I'm sure, some German term that conveys the full irony of being called out for humorlessness
by one of the most whimsy-free publications on the planet.
Many late-night comedians exploited Gore's perceived humorlessness
throughout the 2000 campaign (Young, 2004).