Humor
from Fancyclopedia 2 ca. 1959
Fans excel at humor, relative to the mundane people. Burlesques pedigree back to Hornig's Wonder Stories, as does fan fiction. Cartoons are usually humorous. Puns and similar witticisms are irrepressibly scattered all thru fan writings, even the most sercon. Magazines devoted entirely to humor, however, have not fared well; apparently fans don't dig people walking up and saying "this is funny:…" before telling their story. Fan humor is of a sophisticated sort, strongly characterized by double inversion, and often bordering on the Shaggy Dog. The MFS Silly Story should be mentioned. With a few exceptions, funny stuff published in fanzines is clean; your chronicler wouldn't know about that in correspondence or conversation, being a humorless prudish clod who doesn't listen to such things.
from Fancyclopedia 1 ca. 1944
Fans excel in humor. Burlesques pedigree back to Hornig's Wonder Stories, as does fan fiction. Cartoons are usually humorous. Puns and similar witticisms are irrepressibly scattered all thru fan writings, even the most serious. Magazines devoted entirely to humor, however, have not fared well; apparently fans don't want you to walk up and say "this is funny" before telling it.

Fan humor is of a sofisticated sort, strongly characterized by double inversion, and often bordering on the shaggy dog. The MFS Silly Story should be mentioned. With a few exceptions, funny stuff published in fanzines is clean; your chronicler wouldn't know about that in correspondence or conversation, being a nice boy who doesn't listen to such things. Elmer Perdue has a method of recording things on tape which must be developed, which he thinks is sure-fire to dodge the postal authorities.