It's official. San Francisco's sense of humor has gone from tacky to techie.
All of sudden "pull my finger" jokes aren't funny enough, unless there's a whiff of Google somewhere in the payoff. In that case, put your index finger down and bring the other nine up because the folks at Humor Code rank San Francisco as the ninth funniest city in America.
A niner is no laughing matter. Just ask the Castro. Ba-dum-chhh!
Oh shoot! We're supposed to think sophisticated funny now, not sophomoric. It's just so hard to think straight sometimes.
Well here's where the geeks come in. According to the study, San Francisco's current comedic state represents the tension that now exists between the city's liberal-minded forebearers and the tech-savvy elite of the new guard. The result is an overall appreciation for intellectual humor tinged in classic San Francisco sass.
Think of it as the highbrow meets the lowbrow in order to make the unibrow of comedy. That's San Francisco. Cue the laugh meter. We're here all night.
The criteria for the study is as follows:
In other news, it was the coyote who crossed the road -- not the chicken. Now that's funny.