You Shrill Humorless Bitches Can Stop Being All Jealous! Testosterone Makes Men "Funnier"

OH MY SHIT MORE ON THE "MEN ARE MORE FUNNIER THAN WOMEN" BEAT SAY IT AIN'T SO. Here's an idea: testosterone is what makes men funnier. That's what this unicycling psychologist who got his study published in the British Medical Journal is saying. Compiling that Mitchell report musta been a hoot then, yes??? Anyway, the finding is based on the results of a few days going out and riding a unicycle and seeing who cracked the best jokes about it. Post-pubescent males made the funniest jokes and were the most aggressive about cracking them and aggression is linked to hormones and this whole thing is totally suspicious because you know what lowers your testosterone levels? Alcohol. And you know when aggressively funny dudes are actually funny? When everyone is drinking it. But there are some more problems.

For one thing, I am sick of studies that fall under the realm of "duh." Of course people whose hormones empower them to be more aggressive about their joke-making are going to be funny. Have you ever hung out with a seriously funny dude? It takes weeks before you can get a joke in edgewise, and that's if you can even understand what the hell their powerfully-ingrained dudejoke sensing mechanisms even finds so funny already. Then there is the whole matter of the fact that they are SO MUCH LOUDER. They also like to repeat themselves, and they tend to find themselves funnier than you ever will, and so there is this snowball effect where the laughing becomes contagious, like yawning, and soon the DUMBEST THINGS ARE FUNNY. And by dumbest things I don't mean, like, a range of dumb things, I mean generally "butt sex" and "miscellaneous other homo shit."

Anyway I'm willing to chalk this whole entire sequence of events up to testosterone. In fact, I would further venture that as a woman, I can't even comprehend what a dude means when he says the word "funny." I think there is some pheremonal component I'm missing, maybe because my pheromones are otherwise occupied syncing my period and inexplicably drawing me to unemployed fat guys.

But here's the part I don't get: where in the testosterone molecular structure is the part that gave you the idea to conclusively prove testosterone makes you funnier by riding a unicycle and subjecting yourself to the merciless jeering of overfed 11-year-old bullies?

Because that's actually pretty fucking funny.

Humor Comes From Testosterone [BBC]