It’s funny and kind of charming when things like this, the Sexual Harassment Policy Video, never evolve beyond their most primitive and mockable state. Being poster children for the post ironic post-post modern society we live in, it’s hard to even imagine something so bleedingly achingly sincere. And yet totally insincere. A sincere video would flash across the bottom the screen the entire time, “PLEASE DON’T SUE US. WATCHING THIS MEANS YOU CAN’T SUE US. YOU PROMISED. YOU SIGNED A THING.”
But my point is, we live in a society that is keenly aware of irony. You’d think there’d be nothing left to mock. But thankfully, we have group think. A bunch of beaurocrats would never agree to allow the Sexual Harassment Policy Video to have any knowing hint of irony, even if they each individually hold the strong belief that personally they aren’t stodgy humorless corporate drones, after all, they watch “The Simpsons”. So group think will prevail where post modern can never go. You can’t really have a funny Sexual Harassment Policy Video. And it’s this commitment to non-humor that makes it so hilarious.
Read the whole thing to find out the answer to this post’s title.