So the new MasterCard commercial, featuring clips from “The Three Stooges,” came on the TV this evening. Within seconds, I was laughing. By the end of the commercial, my sides hurt, and tears were streaming down my cheeks.
Heather, meanwhile, is looking at it, and then at me, and shrugging her shoulders? What? What? Why is this funny? Why does ANYONE think this is funny?
The humor of “The Three Stooges” may be the most perfect example of tacit knowledge in existence.