The Ultimate Secret to Writing Humor for the Internet

Posted on October 13, 2012 8:00 pm

[High Praise! to Hatless in Hattiesburg]

As someone who spends WAY too much time thinking about how to be funny (as opposed to actually BEING funny) I found these hilarious:
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“Three people of different nationalities walk into a bar. Two of them say something smart, and the third one makes a mockery of his fellow countrymen by acting stupid.”

“Three blokes walk into a pub. One of them is a little bit stupid, and the whole scene unfolds with a tedious inevitability.”

Q: “How many members of a certain demographic group does it take to perform a specified task?”

A: “A finite number: one to perform the task and the remainder to act in a manner stereotypical of the group in question.”

There once was an X from place B,
Who satisfied predicate P,
The X did thing A,
In a specified way,
Resulting in circumstance C.

Q: How many geeks does it take to ruin a joke?

A: You mean nerd, not geek. And not joke, but riddle. Proceed.
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I suppose I could add

Q: Why did the person of specified characteristic perform a common task incorrectly?

A: Because they’re stupid.

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6 Responses to “The Ultimate Secret to Writing Humor for the Internet”

  1. Son of Bob says:

    If you’re a democrat, it’s simple because you just ask an inane question based on a democrat-spread falsehood, then add the punchline “George W Bush.” Hilarity ensues.

  2. NO_MO_BAMA says:

    Q: What do you call a person of any non protected status who says anything critical of a democrat of any race?

    A: Racist.

  3. seanmahair says:

    Q: How many geeks does it take to ruin a joke?

    A: You mean nerd, not geek. And not joke, but riddle. Proceed.

    And we welcome Dr Sheldon Cooper to IMAO……Live long and prosper Shelly.

  4. Jimmy says:

    An optomist sees their glass as half full.
    A pesssimist sees their glass as half empty.
    An engineer sees their glass is twice as big as it needs to be.

  5. Mark L. says:

    What is the difference between a duck?
    One webbed foot is both the same.

  6. Matt Musson says:

    Sheldon Cooper humor.

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