Why funny is deadly serious: Read guest editor Patton Oswalt's introduction to SPIN's first ever "Funny" Issue.NOTE: I will refer to the Brooklyn-based rap trio Das Racist as "DR" for the majority of this story, both for convenience and to guard against the readership of this publication from either flipping to or clicking on a different article after repeated use of the word racist. (Yes, I am a writer of color, but feel free to pretend I'm white if it makes this paragraph seem less accusatory and more snarky. White people love snarky. Minorities reading this: We're good, right?)brightcove.createExperiences();My little brother Ashok, or "Dap" as he is known and I refuse to call him, is DR's hype man.