Sometimes it seems like the Irish will *presume* that something is funny, and work from there. If it sounds funny they'll find some way that it is. And so (I've realized) I sometimes tend to say something that's kind of "half funny." It's just a habit I learned. It doesn't always translate well in my native United States.
The Irish well-suited to vilify religion...
Be nice, play the fool
The rogue Irish comma....
"Ontological" Dublin Summer '01