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Q: What did the orphan ask for for Christmas?

A: Parents.


Yeeeess???....

(Okay, here we get into the same problem as the Hitler thread again, namely convincing angry high school kids that the construction of a joke generally involves some degree of
A) witty observation, to surprise and catch the listener off guard, and
B) a general point to the joke, that will reward the listener for his interest,
rather than simply relieving the angry ADD-afflicted teller of his boredom and free-floating anger toward society, and hammer them into leaving him alone again like he wants.)

I remember when I was a kid, there was a funny article about "How to Tell a Joke", which started:

"The first hurdle in telling a joke is being able to identify what a joke IS--
Here's a quick quiz: Which of the three following is an actual joke?
1) "Taxi!"
2) "Waiter, I'll have the lasagna"
3) "Why does a fireman wear red suspenders? To keep his pants up."
If you selected #3, congratulations! You've completed the first step, by successfully demonstrating the ability to identify a joke."


(And that was before it actually DID become an impassible hurdle for most of the generation.)
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Ejanss wrote:

Yeeeess???....

(Okay, here we get into the same problem as the Hitler thread again, namely convincing angry high school kids that the construction of a joke generally involves some degree of
A) witty observation, to surprise and catch the listener off guard, and
B) a general point to the joke, that will reward the listener for his interest,
rather than simply relieving the angry ADD-afflicted teller of his boredom and free-floating anger toward society, and hammer them into leaving him alone again like he wants.)

I remember when I was a kid, there was a funny article about "How to Tell a Joke", which started:

"The first hurdle in telling a joke is being able to identify what a joke IS--
Here's a quick quiz: Which of the three following is an actual joke?
1) "Taxi!"
2) "Waiter, I'll have the lasagna"
3) "Why does a fireman wear red suspenders? To keep his pants up."
If you selected #3, congratulations! You've completed the first step, by successfully demonstrating the ability to identify a joke."


(And that was before it actually DID become an impassible hurdle for most of the generation.)


Humor is subjective. If you showed that joke to every single person in the world, I guarantee you that'd you get a laugh out of at least one of them.

There's no objectively correct method or subject to focus one's jests around.
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Agreed, *high five* on that. I just don`t think it`s very funny to laugh at people`s despair.



I was listening to this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMoVmSV4yA8 when I saw that lol.
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What's the difference between a dog pound and orphanage?

People actually want the dogs.
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Q: Why was the orphan feeling down?

A: Because no one in their life has truly ever loved them.
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A mate of mine was being a smug bastard when he told me he won the "Orphan of the year Award..."

...So I told him, "Your parents must be so proud."

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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

A mate of mine was being a smug bastard when he told me he won the "Orphan of the year Award..."

...So I told him, "Your parents must be so proud."



He shed tears of sorrow, and I tears of laughter.
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Do Americans spell it Humor rather than Humour?

Moving on, humour itself might not be objectively based but there are objective METHODS to construct jokes which the majority of the world would find funny. There's a bunch of books dedicated to the subject. I mean not EVERYONE can be a comedian right and it's not out of sheer coincidence comedians become big, if I was to guess I'd say they're wired that way.
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Do Americans spell it Humor rather than Humour?

Moving on, humour itself might not be objectively based but there are objective METHODS to construct jokes which the majority of the world would find funny. There's a bunch of books dedicated to the subject. I mean not EVERYONE can be a comedian right and it's not out of sheer coincidence comedians become big, if I was to guess I'd say they're wired that way.


Humor, Color and Enterprise.
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GrandMasterTime wrote:

Do Americans spell it Humor rather than Humour?

Moving on, humour itself might not be objectively based but there are objective METHODS to construct jokes which the majority of the world would find funny. There's a bunch of books dedicated to the subject. I mean not EVERYONE can be a comedian right and it's not out of sheer coincidence comedians become big, if I was to guess I'd say they're wired that way.


We do indeed spell it humor.

Anyway, jokes don't always come with the same format or execution. Does the class clown tell his jokes the same way as the professional comedian? Are the set-ups and punchlines of the stand-up comic done in the same way that the comedy movie arranges its jokes? Can a satirical book that creates an entire, humorous setting just to make its point be compared to that one joke that Dave from work said while you two were on lunchbreak?

I'm not a comedian. I never claimed to be such, nor have I aspired to reach such a goal. The funniest thing about me is probably how unfunny I am. Nevertheless, I can try to make a jest now and then, can I not?

If dark comedy dies then that just means the world got a little bleaker. Nobody's taking cancer any more seriously than they were before just because no one's telling jokes about it anymore.
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I think you're confusing me with someone else; never said anything about killing dark comedy or you not being a comedian just wanted to say the methods behind constructing jokes can pretty much be boiled down to the delivery itself, the timing of the delivery, and the type (Metaphor
Pun Farce and Hyperbole ect.) Leading me to believe that there are some jokes the majority of people would find funny if experienced from the same perspective.

Sorry didn't want to come across as hating "Dark humour" I rather enjoy it and you probably are funny, just in the right company.
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Humor, Color and Enterprise.


Yeah and apparently you guys (Unless you're not american) spell centre center.

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I don't think I've heard of an orphan joke before, so I don't know.
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