There’s never a bad time to inflict pun on people. All language is a kind of play on words, the meanings taken from the stage they are set on. Tying it all to some greater sense of the worldly is a gag about what happens when we’re not gagged, or how we express rather than exasperate. The problem is that most people take their lives so serially that they don’t get it. A good punster has to risk looking more and more the moron. If the joke’s on the language, the language is all a joke, it seems, and that can cause a lot of being cross to bear.
Bear with me on this, will you?