Doctors and researchers at the Mayo Clinic have blamed the recent degenerative disease affecting funny bones on the Hollywood writer's (WGA) strike and the shut down of The Spoof website. Sufferers of the condition find that they can bang their arms against desks and counters and no longer have that painful, funny tingling.
"We have not yet decided if this is a good thing or a bad thing. People who used to kid of enjoy that feeling now just have to deal with intense pain," said Doctor Dan Seasons. "It is really disturbing."
Researchers hope that an end to the writer's strike will allow people to find humor on television and in movies again. "They are just getting tired of all of these reality shows. People want to laugh and that avenue has been taken away from them. Even when they log on to their computers, they have to suffer the same old Britney's vagina stories and Dick Cheney's guns jokes at The Spoof."
Long term consequences of this lack of humor may be "people acting humorless and not finding anything funny...you know, like old maid school teachers and Ron Paul supporters."
In a possibly related story, prostitutes are also complaining that business is down because men no longer want them to "tickle their pickles" due to a lack of laughter.