Strangely, WTMJ's conservative fringe talk host Charlie Sykes feebly takes up the studies wacky conclusions on his blog, Sykes Writes. What's sad here is that conservatives need a study to convince people they have a sense of humor.
CONSERVATIVES HAVE A BETTER SENSE OF HUMOR...By Charlie Sykes
Media and academics shocked to learn that conservatives are not only more cheerful... but have a better sense of humor.
Dan Ariely, a psychologist at Duke University, and Elisabeth Malin, a student at Mount Holyoke College came to this conclusion from their own recent study: “Conservatives are supposed to be more rigid and less sophisticated, but they liked even the more complex humor.”
Rod Martin, the author of “The Psychology of Humor,” said the results of the Boston study might reflect another trait that has been shown to correlate with a taste for jokes: cheerfulness.
“Conservatives tend to be happier than liberals in general,” said Dr. Martin, a psychologist at the University of Western Ontario. “A conservative outlook rationalizes social inequality, accepting the world as it is, and making it less of a threat to one’s well-being, whereas a liberal outlook leads to dissatisfaction with the world as it is, and a sense that things need to change before one can be really happy.”
That was a nice little journey through the looking glass wasn't it? Sykes also posted this comedy video taking a shot at what a future U.S. would look like after 8 years of an Obama presidency. It's the only known example of "conservative humor."
It's actually pretty funny...enjoy.