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Trickster humor is all about finding contradictions that we've stopped noticing and pointing them out. It is also about crossing boundaries that are normally left intact. The tone of voice and the posture are essential to the humor.
If there were an Olympics in martyrdom, my grandmother would have lost on purpose…
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