1378: "Turbine"

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Re: 1378: "Turbine"

Postby xtifr » Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:46 am UTC

Pfhorrest wrote:I thought the point being made was that if the joke needs explaining it's not a very good joke, regardless of where or why the explanation happens.

And I suspect every joke ever made needs explaining to someone! So if we take that idea to its logical extreme, humor is impossible! Just give up now! No matter how funny you think a joke is, if you search long enough, you'll find someone who needs it explained, so it can't really be funny. You were just wrong.

(I'd claim I'm joking, but since I just proved humor is impossible....) :D
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Re: 1378: "Turbine"

Postby HES » Sun Jun 08, 2014 2:21 am UTC

If you're joking then you're joking, but if you weren't you can't have been.
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Re: 1378: "Turbine"

Postby jc » Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:38 am UTC

xtifr wrote:
Pfhorrest wrote:I thought the point being made was that if the joke needs explaining it's not a very good joke, regardless of where or why the explanation happens.

And I suspect every joke ever made needs explaining to someone! So if we take that idea to its logical extreme, humor is impossible! Just give up now! No matter how funny you think a joke is, if you search long enough, you'll find someone who needs it explained, so it can't really be funny. You were just wrong.

(I'd claim I'm joking, but since I just proved humor is impossible....) :D


It's really just a toned-down version of Poe's Law. ;-)

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Re: 1378: "Turbine"

Postby shokoshu » Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:20 pm UTC

The Simpsons Muppets did it before!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEeWB5fOq00 (@ 1:25)


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