November 20, 2005

The ladies love Shabot!

Despite his crass and male chauvinistic ways, Shabot still gets the ladies! Is it because he is so adorable? Not necessarily so. According to a recent study in the New Scientist, women get a bigger buzz from cartoons than men do.
In particular, women appear to have a lower expectation that the cartoon will be funny than men. “Women appear to have less expectation of a reward, which in this case was the punch line of the cartoon. So when they got to the joke’s punch line, they were more pleased about it.”

I find this news somewhat comforting: Even if my jokes start slipping and my male audience are left disappointed, my female audience should remain pleased. And that is the whole reason Shabot exists in the first place.

2 comments:

Esther Kustanowitz said...

The ladies love a man with a sense of humor. Even if the "man" in question is a bot.

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