I read an article a day or two ago. Women and men have different responses to humor. Women devote more brain power to determining whether a joke is actually funny before they decide whether or not to laugh, while men tend more to just laugh at whatever they recognize as a joke, since if it’s a joke, then it must be funny. And they have different expectations; women expect to be disappointed by a joke, whereas men expect it to be funny. So if the joke turns out to be truly funny, women are happier about it, whereas men are like, of course it’s funny, it’s a joke.
So what I’m wondering is, did you just laugh at this photo, assuming it was funny? Or did you first evaluate its humor content? Did you expect it to be unfunny, but were pleasantly surprised? Or did your low expectations cushion you from being disappointed by a yahoo news photo that wasn’t all that inherently funny? Or is it funny? And does this extended text save an originally lame post, or not?