phlip wrote:There are 11 types of people in the world: Those who understand binary, those who don't, and those who think this joke is ridiculous, and not funny.
There are also 2 types of people in the world: Those who use inside jokes from one community in another, and those that hate me for it.
I once tried to collect all the variations on that joke I had heard. It's somewhere here in my giant notepad file of miscellaneous text, lemme find it:
There are three kinds of people in the world: those who can count and those who can't.
There are 10 kinds of people in the world: those who understand binary and those who don't.
There are two kinds of people in the world: those who understand telepathy and.
There is one kind of person in the world.
There are two kinds of people in this world: those who separate people into two kinds and those who don't.
There are 10 kinds of people in the world: those who understand binary and those who have friends. (From Toothpaste for Dinner)
There are two kinds of people in the world: (1) who start their arrays from 1, and (1) those who start their arrays from 0 (From bash.org recently)
There are ten kinds of people in this world: people who understand binary, people who don't, african-americans, caucasians, asians, americans, europeans, introverts, extroverts... Hold on, there's lots more than ten kinds of people.
I think the Toothpaste for Dinner one is my favorite, but the problem is that when you try to tell it, people jump in and finish it for you when you say the first half, and that should add to the irony but really it just takes the wind out of the punchline. Same thing happens with another of my favorite Toothpastes, with the crazy Robarb guy talking -- "How many emo kids does it take to change a lightbulb? None, 'cause they're all cut up in barrels in my basement."