The professor for my nutrition class cracks me up consistently. Today, after explaining what botulism is and why it's a problem, he told said,
"Well back in the '60s, some hippies, my people, decided that honey was magical. It's not, just flower juice and bee spit."
And so the equation is:
folksiness + (resigned exasperation x eye-rolling) = funny
He also let loose a whole string of observations about skinny people vs. fat people. When just standing there skinny people are moving to some song in their head, fat people are leaning against something. Skinny people sitting in class are bouncing their feet, fat people are slumped in their chair. Etc. while acting out the parts.
It was like a classic "black people are like this, white people are like this" act on Def Comedy Jam. The class ate it up.