I do think it can be argued that younger generations tend to like absurdist humor more than before. Absurdism is subversive, so it requires you to understand what's normal, which is easier in our age of easily accessible knowledge online.
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I would argue that we'll never be able to make a comparison because distribution is effortless now while previous generations had to find a printing press. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andre_the_Giant_Has_a_PosseThat's just 30 years ago.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andre_the_Giant_Has_a_PosseThat's just 30 years ago.
That's just 30 years ago.