Plagiarism: the unoriginal sin.
—Roy Peter Clark
Bless me father for I have sinned.
In 2001, Richard Wiseman, a British scientist and the creator of LaughLab
, conducted a global online study to discover the
world’s funniest joke. He constructed a Web site that allowed visitors to submit jokes and rate the offerings of others. More than forty thousand jokes were received from seventy countries (though two-thirds were deemed inappropriate for posting). Based on several million critiques, the world’s funniest joke is:
A couple of New Jersey hunters are out in the woods when one of
them falls to the ground. He doesn’t seem to be breathing; his eyes
are rolled back in his head. The other guy whips out his cell phone
and calls the emergency services.
He gasps to the operator: “My friend is dead! What can I do?”
The operator, in a calm, soothing voice, says: “Just take it easy.
I can help. First, let’s make sure he’s dead.”
There is a silence, then a shot is heard.
The guy’s voice comes back on the line. He says: “OK, now
The LaughLab joke survey revealed other interesting data. Germans
rated jokes the funniest overall, while Canadians gave the lowest ratings. ( With all those hunting trip accidents no wonder canadians hated this one ! )
If you like talking-animal jokes, use a duck ! it was considered the funniest talking animal. And the most submitted joke was: “What’s brown and sticky? A stick.”
No one found the joke funny.
An australian comedian says that nobody gets his jokes
(he must be bankrupt by now ! Dude , the audience is not dumb , YOU are ! )
His favourite joke that nobody ‘gets’ is :
A spiritual guru goes to a hot dog stand and asks the vendor to ‘make him one with everything’ !
Don’t disappoint me by asking what that means !
We’ve all heard this one !
Dying is easy , comedy is hard !
Lets wash that Funny-Burger down with a daffy-nition soda !
sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and
the person who doesn’t get it.
hipatitis: Terminal coolness.
glibido: All talk and no action.
ignoranus: A person who’s stupid and an asshole.