I think this post is funny.
I think a better way to describe it is that law students have a warped sense of humor. Like thinking it's funny to put a hold harmless clause at the end of an advice post or thinking the word tortfeasor is funny. Consider it a big group of inside jokes that are only funny to people who have suffered, er I mean, gone through a semester or two of law school and it may be different depending on the school. For instance, before our Fall Civ Pro exam nearly everyone in my class was joking that they were going to end their essays with, "And If I'm wrong then I'm gonna run up the T.S. flag and call Saint Paul's..., or "and then go get some Nabs and Coke." Don't get it? These were running jokes through class because of what the prof always said. Actually come to think of it there's also, "He thought he was getting served steak but instead he got service of process!," which is sure to elicit great loads of laughter if you can do a proper impersonation. On a general note, I have a blog and when trying to come up with a funny name I looked for legal definitions with the word laugh in them. To my surprise I found some but they were definitions for manslaugh
ter. At which point I almost named my blog "Who put the laugh in manslaughter." Now, that's funny.
My point, you are going to start to see funny in the law. Maybe it's a defense mechanism or a sign of brain damage from all of the binge drinking you'll be doing on the weekends but you'll begin to think certain aspects of the law are funny. You may even start laughing at people who get run over by trains or hit with mail hooks. This is a sign that you have truly become a hardened soulless lawyer. You'll try to share the funny with your non-law friends and family and they just won't get it.
I think if you are worried about getting into law school and losing your sense of humor then you aren't worrying about the proper things. Worry about classes and outlines and grades. Remember that human pain and suffering is always a great source of humor and pain and suffering is what the law school is all about.