I’ve definitely decided that humor does change as the years go by…50 years to be exact. Two weeks ago I saw for the second time, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty with Danny Kaye playing the part of Walter. I had seen it 50 years ago, and I laughed as heartily this time as I did then. Three days later, I saw the film with Ben Stiller playing Walter Mitty. I didn’t laugh nearly as much, though it was full of lots of great special effects, and Ben Stiller did a good job.
So…I went to the library and checked out the James Thurber short story upon which both films were based. I read it and smiled a lot. I did not laugh.
Humor definitely does change as the years go by.