These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Dude, Not Funny!: The jokes that don't fall flat are these. Especially the clear dislike of scientists that Jemas does not even try to hide.
Shallow Parody: The story became infamous for this aspect; the jokes are not particularly well-researched, usually generalizing the subject of humor, and sometimes not even bearing resemblance to said subject.