You honestly thought that was funny?
It was irreverent, but it was strange. Sounds like something I would say (although I don't know if I would have picked hair as a topic). But considering what these two had to go through because of some idiot that doesn't know what a lite-brite looks like (that had been up three weeks mind you in multiple cities), it's about as much reverence as the government officials deserved.
I thought it was brilliant. Brilliant.
The sensationalist Press, the hysterical State, and the paranoid Public all get skewered.
It's a trifecta.