Groaners are good. Today’s main news hed on the Post is a groaner, one of those puns that strains so hard that it elicits a groan, and an idea of a chuckle, and stays in your head all day like a tune you hear at Duane Reade in the morning and find yourself humming in your head on the way to bed.
It wasn’t always this way, but American humor has moved toward bad or overtaxed punning. You see bad puns as punchlines in all the smart sitcoms. The unreconstructed bad Post pun is “in” again. - Tom McGeveran at Capital New York

Groaners are good. Today’s main news hed on the Post is a groaner, one of those puns that strains so hard that it elicits a groan, and an idea of a chuckle, and stays in your head all day like a tune you hear at Duane Reade in the morning and find yourself humming in your head on the way to bed.

It wasn’t always this way, but American humor has moved toward bad or overtaxed punning. You see bad puns as punchlines in all the smart sitcoms. The unreconstructed bad Post pun is “in” again. - Tom McGeveran at Capital New York