Categories Shallow As Seen On The New York Times Magazine’s “Funny Pages” Post author By guy Post date October 17, 2005 2 Comments on As Seen On The New York Times Magazine’s “Funny Pages” Because nothing says funny like emotional abuse, POW’s, and Klosterman’s fat mug. ← At least he’s not requesting a bathroom break → Hey, Jack: My Reality Distortion Field is Bigger Than Yours 2 replies on “As Seen On The New York Times Magazine’s “Funny Pages”” ugh, I agree… this stuff is not funny. Why is the Times so scared of actual humor? Either you’re reading some depressing, first person narrative on the back page of, the Lives column (what purpose does it serve? They’re as perplexing as they are annoying) or you’re being force-fed “gritty” social commentary. Considering how many great humor writers are out there, you’d think they could at least try for it to be actually funny. I give it 6 months. Yeah, I find that Chris Ware cartoon series to be completely unreadable. Let’s suggest they turn the whole section over to David Sedaris, David Rackoff, and Sarah Vowell. Comments are closed.