In a recent study of humor, Berkeley researchers found that the average American would describe the Holocaust’s comedic value as “not all that funny.”
“Six million is a whole lotta Jews,” remarked study organizer Isaac Browne.
Other phenomena that earned the “not all that funny” distinction included the Jim Crow Laws, ethnic cleansing in the former Yugoslavia, and the eradication of North America’s native peoples due to diseases contracted from European settlers.
Observed Browne, “I guess people aren’t really amused by murder on so large a scale. Who knew?”
Child molestation, midgets, the plague, and heart attacks most often fell into the “pretty funny” category, while the Crusades, anal rape, old people, and unfair labor practices among over-seas clothing manufacturers were deemed “hilarious” by the participants of the survey.