Fart Touch
August 26, 2016 5:32 AM   Subscribe

My son told me that his teacher said farts are not funny but yet she seems to have missed that farts are one of the elemental components of universally accepted humor.

The quest to determine the accuracy of my aforementioned hypothesis has now resulted in many a google search such as "the history of flatulence humor in China".

Something tells me my quest may be a bunch of hot air. I have discovered that supposedly there was a Sumerian quote "Something that has never occurred since time immemorial, a wife did not fart in her husbands lap". And Japanese fart scrolls.

Given the inordinate number of beans that have in this place been dissected, I believe an appreciation of this particular property provided by the magical fruit should be in order.

Farts. They unite us.

Please- feel free to magical fruit plate this topic further.
posted by xarnop at 5:56 AM on August 26, 2016 [5 favorites]

How 'bout some more beans, Mr. Taggart?
posted by bondcliff at 6:06 AM on August 26, 2016 [2 favorites]

posted by cashman at 6:10 AM on August 26, 2016 [1 favorite]

Pull my finger.
posted by waving at 6:11 AM on August 26, 2016

This will make my 6 year old's day, which is saying something as he spent his morning before camp watching Truckasaurus videos.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 6:11 AM on August 26, 2016

It's no MC Paul Barman.
posted by srboisvert at 6:16 AM on August 26, 2016 [1 favorite]

"May the wind at your back be more than just your own" or "not be your own" or similar.
posted by jeffburdges at 6:17 AM on August 26, 2016

I got that fart touch after I ate at the combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:44 AM on August 26, 2016 [2 favorites]

George Carlin on farts
posted by Greg_Ace at 8:44 AM on August 26, 2016

Watched it the whole way through hoping that actual farts would be used as rhythmic elements at some point. Was disappointed.
posted by Joey Michaels at 10:10 AM on August 26, 2016

Apparently, the original Mr. Fart Touch drove around in Cincinnati.
posted by beagle at 2:40 PM on August 26, 2016

This was one of the most requested records on the Dr. Demento show in the 1970s, though because of its 15-minute length, he couldn't include in his Funny Five segment (but he played it once a month right before the Funny Five). As far as I'm concerned, this was the apex of Fart Humor and everything since went downhill... or into the crapper.
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:32 PM on August 26, 2016

I tortured my ex gf w/ this at random times for years.
posted by broken wheelchair at 12:02 PM on August 28, 2016

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