...Or my dog is dead and Nanny is a cripple.

A classic self parody is the Johnny Cash track "The man who couldn't cry". Conforming to the accepted with it's suffering & hardships, uplifting in it's ultimately (thou' final) outcome, yet radical in it's retribution payback for his persecutors. A truer illustration of the humour underlying the C&W song, in this case illustrated in the forefront, could be hard to find. A counterpoint and personal response to the perfect illustration of the suffering of the country song writer, "Hurt". Encompassing in that single word tittle every possible combination of circumstances and driving forces, descriptions and reasons for the country song.