I know a guy who is only funny when he tries to be serious.
I mean, the guy is a complete blowhard.
He gets to going and just loves to hear himself talk.
And the more he gets to going – the more I want to laugh aloud at his self importance.
He can’t stop talking and listen for 30 seconds, has never read a book in his life, and still manages to think he is the smartest person in the room.
It’s actually kind of sad.
Some people are only funny when they try to be serious.
-Nassim Taleb, The Bed Of Procrustes