As most of you know (or can tell if you have read my blog long enough), I am a fairly conservative person...not just politics, but also in many of the choices I make in life. Sure, I am an adventurous eater and traveler, I want to skydive, basejump and kite-surf and I like to ride a motorcycle, but I don't know that I have ever really been called wild...it is more of a controlled, daring conservative. This includes my humor...it is typically clean and tasteful. Usually trending to one-liners, witty retorts or funny side-bars...at least I think they are funny.
However, Claire said to me that one of the things I found funny was clearly "guy humor". No, not GAY humor William, GUY humor. It was a little bit on the risque side and while I found it funny, Claire was not laughing, nor did she take pleasure in my devilish joy.
That reminded me of my mom always insisting that the Three Stooges and Bevis and Butthead were clearly a "guy thing". Which, of course, made me begin thinking about the difference between "Guy Humor" and "Girl Humor" and I know it is more than just how we Experience It.
I think some of the differences could be pointed out best by example...
Girl Humor is the laughter that follows a wise-crack that some fashion guy makes about a woman on America's Next Top Model. Guy humor is the laughter that ensues when said woman falls off of the runway during her turn.
Girl Humor does not find sex, kicking cats or punching each other even the wee-bit humorous. Male Humor is entirely based in some way on one of those three things.
Girl Humor means laughing with Rosie O'Donnell. Guy humor means laughing AT Rosie O'Donnell.
Girl Humor can be catty. Guy humor is almost always downright mean.
Girl Humor rarely appreciates bodily functions. Guy Humor relies on them.
Did I get it right? Did I miss any differences?