Being funny isn't a matter of being clever, or a recitation of wordplay. "Funny" is a way of viewing reality itself. Something is funny when it is unexpected, when you look into the mirror of the world just so and perceive a distorted reflection of what you meant to see.
People look at the 21st century, the grimdark, the endless war, and don't think they see anything funny. Their faces set in the mask of a frown. They cannot perceive that it needs no punchline, because it serves by existing as its own punchline, the same as any other form of humor. They cannot see.
But I do see. I look at their frowning masks from the other direction, and t