Also "isn't as funny as it used to be". Used by long-time readers or viewers of a humorous magazine
, comic book
, or television show
(extend this to any other medium
you want) to describe the current state of that magazine/comic/show. Usually, IMO
, the quality of the thing in question hasn't decreased -- rather, the person doing the criticism
has just become used to that type of humour, so it no longer inspires the jaw-dropping hilarity
it did when it was new.
Has been applied to Viz, Knights of the Dinner Table, and Mad Magazine to name just three.