It's not that you don't understand the nuances
of comedy; you don't understand basic principles,
like the very nature of deadpan, even after they've been explained to you by a person of far superior intelligence
. Deadpan is not just a matter of tone; it's a mismatch between tone and content. It requires a claim that is outrageous at the level of content, but delivered in a matter-of-fact fashion, as though the speaker were not aware of the outrageous claim he is making. "The eighties wants its foreign policy back" is not an outrageous claim. It is a sarcastic comment. If a sarcastic comment is made in a tone of voice appropriate to deadpan, it fails as both
forms of humor. As you yourself have admitted, when you acknowledged that nobody laughed at Obama's supposed "zinger."
As to which of us the funnier, setting aside your Joij-like whipping of invented statistics out of your own as-
we can simply refer the matter to a judge whose assessments you, of all people, can scarce impugn: that judge who recently gave to a post of mine a
that he had for a while denied all other posters on the site
(yourself perhaps chief of all).
(And next time you invent statistics try to put a little more effort into your fake numbers than 1-2-3. It's nearly as pathetic as Trump's "person, woman, man, camera, TV." Embarrassing, really. You're sort of a Brett Maher of comedy.)