The three subjects I am most assolutely sick of reading Attempts at Fictional Deep Thoughts About Even when Feebly (To Me) Disguized as Humour:
1. Death - Your own, someone else's, witnessing, participating, blah.
2. Anything where the character is a writer, writing major, English major, or Thinly Disguised Academic Type Who Is a Hop Skip and Jump From Being a Writing Major - It's like an actor constantly portraying...an actor!! maybe it worked for two great plays, but do we want to see 1,000,000 of them? I think not!
3. A Young Man's Sexual Awakening - I don't care how much you love those arses from McSweeneys or how many football metaphors you include. Just go have some and come back when you're through.
just a tip, kids,
Deep Thoughts about Death, even when you try to express them humorously, rarely make for good fiction.
Write about making a salami sandwich instead.
You can do a Lot with a salami sandwich!!!