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  • by ziggy (25) on 2004.01.27 10:14 (#27785) Journal
    First, I want to say that this piece was one of the funniest performances at any OSCon. Ever.

    One basis for humor is shared experience. The Jewish lament about a bad restaurant «The food is horrible! And such small portions!», for example, doesn't play very well in Ethiopia.

    Case in point: I used to wear a tshirt that said «Once you've seen one nuclear war, you've seen them all». It got a few laughs, a few groans, and one complaint: from a Russian who used to serve aboard a Soviet nuclear sub in a former life. He thought that tshirt made me a war-monger.

    I wouldn't take this python programmer's comments too seriously. It's just that he doesn't share the experiences that make your audience laugh.