People always ask me why I say I don’t have a sense of humor. I make good jokes but I can never figure out when people try to be funny or what the humorous part of their utterances is supposed to be.
Take, for example, the linked article. I did manage to figure out that the author is trying to be funny. But I don’t understand why the persona of a beaten down infantile husband of a stupid, bossy wife who is pathetically afraid of what the neighbors might think of his reading choices is supposed to be funny. If this were published on a website for seventh graders, I could understand how the title “Phenomenology of Spirit” might sound funny. But what’s so hilarious about it on a website for academics?
I feel as excluded from the human race when I read such articles as when I dropped my phone and couldn’t take any selfies for 2 months.