Derb On THE BIG BANG THEORY In TakiMag : The Nerdcom
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In my column at Taki's Magazine this week I confess a liking for the TV sitcom The Big Bang Theory.
Kaley Cuoco as Penny, then non-intellectual neighborWhat things make us laugh? In all times and places the top draws have been sex, class, and race. The precise way these major themes tickle our funnybones varies with social trends, reflecting back to us the way we live now.

This entirely unoriginal observation was prompted by watching another episode of The Big Bang Theory—hereinafter TBBT— a half-hour TV sitcom I’ve become mildly addicted to.

Read the whole thing at Taki's Magazine.

A surprising number of commenters are shocked by and/or scornful of my taste.  What can I tell you?  I just like geek humor.  For those similarly inclined, here's a neat example from the current New Yorker.

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