Kinda besides the point. He's stating *his* view from a *western* opinion. =/
And it's true... it *is very Japanese* humour that can make it tough to love at times. It's like when you need to be told why a joke was funny when you didn't get it.
My point isn't saying his view is invalid, but maybe to try and challenge himself to go beyond that view. I am not saying he has to like it at all, but that perhaps it shouldn't be viewed under or held to a standard it isn't trying to achieve. Sure it's his opinion, but that doesn't make it beside the point.
Edit: XD Annubis beat me to the punch. Pretty much saying what I'm saying only more succinctly.
I think you're missing my point by a bit of misinterpretation. Off the top of my head the closest analogy I can make is that the humor in Nichijou doesn't translate to a westerner the same way farm humor doesn't translate to a city person, traditionally anyway. (Or like how someone from Japan might not understand why it's funny that a certain Transformer is voiced by Weird Al to go a little more niche.) It has nothing to do with view limitations; it simply has to do with the fact that I wasn't born in Japan. When you're born into a culture and have lived there all your life you pick up on the local humor, the colloquialisms, ect. Things that you would only understand if you have an active knowledge of the culture if you lived in it for quite some time.
Now if I had spent the last year or two living in Japan I might've been able to more often go "Oh, that's
why that's funny." right off the bat. If I have to spend hours browsing around Wikipedia and random anime forums to find people who actually know the joke and can explain it; then it has long past lost it's ability to entertain me/make me laugh.
Hence why I said the show's is hit or miss from a "western perspective".