How to Be Politically Correct
In The Sunshine Boys, which is about two retired comedians loosely modeled on Smith and Dale, Neil Simon has one of them explaining that some things are funny and always get a laugh, while other things are invincibly unfunny. For example, Cleveland is funny but Maryland is not. Cupcakes are funny. Pickles are funny. Roast beef is not funny. Great comedians know this instinctively.
Applying this model to current controversies over what is and isn’t politically correct, anyone who wishes to gain a teaching fellowship at Dartmouth or even to circulate with honor in the beau monde needs to know at least the following:
Wolves are politically correct.
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