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Protolol - "the problem with protolol jokes is that they dont follow a protocol". Tweet-form IT humor.
posted by Horselover Phattie (37 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
If you get a single one of these you are an official geek. It can date you too:

Gopher
posted by sammyo at 9:13 AM on June 10, 2011 [5 favorites]


Gopher? I hardly know her!
posted by kmz at 9:13 AM on June 10, 2011


Old geek here, I guess. I loled at "Gopher."
posted by rusty at 9:14 AM on June 10, 2011


rusty: "I loled at "Gopher.""

ymodem. kermit.
posted by boo_radley at 9:14 AM on June 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


Snort. Chortle. Stop it.
posted by rusty at 9:15 AM on June 10, 2011


When it comes to protolol jokes, there are two kinds of people.
posted by 2bucksplus at 9:18 AM on June 10, 2011


Isn't protolol what killed Michael Jackson?
posted by brevator at 9:19 AM on June 10, 2011


These areI find these hilarious.
posted by DU at 9:20 AM on June 10, 2011


The fragmentation joke made me literally LOL.
posted by deadmessenger at 9:21 AM on June 10, 2011


ACK!
posted by briank at 9:22 AM on June 10, 2011 [6 favorites]


The archive has them all on the same page.

I loled at the torrent joke, I'll admit it.
posted by Lemurrhea at 9:25 AM on June 10, 2011


“The problem with NetBIOS jokes is “HI I AM A PRINTER!”

This put me in tears for two reasons. 1: Funny. 2: I'm a geek.
posted by Mister Fabulous at 9:28 AM on June 10, 2011 [3 favorites]


“The worst part about token ring jokes is that if someone starts telling one while you are telling yours, all joking stops.”
That, suitably enough, is the one that finally killed me.
posted by Wolfdog at 9:33 AM on June 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


Morris Worm
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posted by kmz at 9:37 AM on June 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


If you don't get this ArcNet joke, check your DIP switches and we'll try again.
posted by Wolfdog at 9:43 AM on June 10, 2011


Gopher Veronica? I'd prefer Jughead.
posted by kmz at 9:46 AM on June 10, 2011


I didn't get the UDP joke, but I'm not going to ask for someone to tell it to me again.
posted by GuyZero at 9:50 AM on June 10, 2011 [6 favorites]


Also, these are HI-LAR-IOUS.
posted by GuyZero at 9:51 AM on June 10, 2011


Also, this is a much better list of many of the same jokes. BECAUSE IT's A TEXT FILE.
posted by GuyZero at 9:52 AM on June 10, 2011 [3 favorites]


Another fave: HEY DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY ARP JOKES?
posted by GuyZero at 9:53 AM on June 10, 2011 [3 favorites]


IM conversation with the enterprise architect, who is currently troubleshooting a TCP issue on the firewall:

(9:51:55 AM) Me: quote of the day -- "The problem with TCP jokes is that people keep retelling them slower until you get them."
(9:52:05 AM) Him: ack
(9:52:14 AM) Me: okay, your reply was funnier than the joke.
posted by cacophony at 9:55 AM on June 10, 2011 [2 favorites]


Hey guys, I have an Appletalk joke! Wait for it...
posted by ardgedee at 9:57 AM on June 10, 2011 [4 favorites]


These were going around on Twitter a few days ago. My contribution:

"The problem with my BGP jokes is that everyone knows where they're headed.."
posted by mrbill at 10:13 AM on June 10, 2011


No one gets my firewire jokes anymore.
posted by rusty at 10:30 AM on June 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


What's the hardest thing about raising a teenage NE2000?

Promiscuous mode.
posted by Rhomboid at 10:53 AM on June 10, 2011


The problem with modem jokes is all the screaming.
posted by blue_beetle at 11:12 AM on June 10, 2011


IE.NFW LOL! Too obscure?
posted by Crabby Appleton at 11:17 AM on June 10, 2011


Everyone's supposedly hilarious, but I make a harmless comment about dip switches and IDE Hard Drives and suddenly I'm the racist.
posted by seanyboy at 11:20 AM on June 10, 2011


OH HI THERE'S A NEW BONJOUR JOKE AVAILABLE, WOULD YOU LIKE IT?
posted by Wolfdog at 11:21 AM on June 10, 2011


Gopher Veronica? I'd prefer Jughead.

Nobody seems to remember Archie these days.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 11:25 AM on June 10, 2011


Mine didn't make it?
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed at 11:49 AM on June 10, 2011


GuyZero: "20Another fave: HEY DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY ARP JOKES"

or more properly: "WHO-HAS ARP JOKES? TELL ME."
posted by namewithoutwords at 11:53 AM on June 10, 2011


Can I be lame and ask for an explanation of "GOPHER"? I know what Gopher was, but only experienced it as a dumb user.
posted by gubo at 11:58 AM on June 10, 2011


> Mine didn't make it?

Submit it!
posted by Horselover Phattie at 12:50 PM on June 10, 2011


The problem with bitcoin jokes is that it can take over 10 minutes to be sure you've actually gotten it.
posted by finite at 2:06 PM on June 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


Whose sock? Winsock!
posted by armage at 5:18 PM on June 10, 2011



When it comes to protolol jokes, there are two kinds of people.


Actually, best I can tell from the Facebook Likes at the bottom of the page, there is only one kind of people and a few lolcats.
posted by maryr at 6:49 PM on June 11, 2011


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