I’ve been ragging on The Onion for the last couple of years for being too formulaic and predictable. (Area Man takes the mundane too seriously; Area Woman confused by something simple.) However, in a fit of boredom, I went beyond the still excellent AV Club and found this excellent article demonstrating why Dane Cook isn’t funny.
It’s the same principle at work in comic strips that look very lively, but don’t have any substance to them.
UPDATE: I like the word “excellent.” I also like temperatures in the forties. They “gave us free” to my car.