I am not saying these things are never funny. I am saying these are things that some people think are an 'easy' button they can push to automatically be funny. It is like trying to bake chocolate chip cookies with only the chocolate chips.
Everybody enjoys the guilty pleasure of going on a self-righteous rant every once in a while like an Aaron Sorkin character or something, whether it's about the way politics and the media are these days, or more everyday things like people with more than 15 items in the express lane.
For my day job, I work for a major feature animation studio, and one of their coolest and most dangerous policies is that any employee can submit a pitch for a movie idea. And I've come up with quite a few ideas that were all unfortunately rejected.
Most of these tips are not useful at all, which would be annoying enough coming from a well-meaning friend, but the thought that these obvious, impractical and just plain stupid tips are coming from a human being who was paid to come up with them is enough to spike your blood pressure.