Jokes are both very important and very unimportant…

I hate to continue being boring and turgid about so light and throwaway a subject as humour, but reader Ryan, in response to a recent controversy on Slugger sends me this study from the Social Affairs Unit on Humour, and how a certain body of opinion with the liberal establishment regards “…jokes as promoting unacceptable political or social attitudes and that such jokes should thus be subject to censorship”.