October 4, 2002
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The funniest joke in the world? Didn't make me laugh, but according to British scientists this is it. Got anything better?
posted by rolo (21 comments total)

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Boo Hoo.
posted by hama7 at 4:01 AM on October 4, 2002


From the article..

Americans and Canadians like something that makes them feel superior...

Now, that made me laugh.
posted by iain at 4:05 AM on October 4, 2002


Double post from about 22 hours and 7 minutes ago.
posted by mcwetboy at 4:12 AM on October 4, 2002


Double comment that it is a double post, mcwetboy.
posted by internook at 4:41 AM on October 4, 2002


Around here, it never hurts to be doubly sure.
posted by mcwetboy at 4:45 AM on October 4, 2002


meta deja
posted by carfilhiot at 4:59 AM on October 4, 2002


I didn't find them funny the first time

Now those jokes are even lamer

Twice

Pancakes, on the other hand, _are_ funny
posted by matteo at 5:06 AM on October 4, 2002


Blue pancakes?
posted by pizzasub at 5:15 AM on October 4, 2002


THIS IS FUCKING AMAZING !
posted by Frasermoo at 5:22 AM on October 4, 2002


Mmmmmm, pancakes.
posted by tr33hggr at 5:35 AM on October 4, 2002


Well, since I missed out on the first thread, here's my two cents: the findings of the study that indicated, "Jokes mentioning ducks were considered particularly funny."

THAT is funnier than any joke.
posted by davidmsc at 6:14 AM on October 4, 2002


I think it makes a difference reading it versus hearing it told. I skip over words (thank you seventh grade Reading Lab) especially when reading online, and imagine the pace and intonation of telling it out loud make a big difference. Repetition of the punchline also helps ("Pancakes, anyone?").
posted by nofi at 6:26 AM on October 4, 2002


since I missed out on the first thread

but ... it's still there!
posted by walrus at 6:31 AM on October 4, 2002


No joke is funny when it's written down anyway.
posted by Spoon at 6:35 AM on October 4, 2002


This wasn't funny the first time I heard it
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 6:47 AM on October 4, 2002


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posted by bunktone at 6:47 AM on October 4, 2002


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posted by languagehat at 7:05 AM on October 4, 2002


So, one time, there was this community weblog...
posted by trioperative at 7:05 AM on October 4, 2002


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posted by jazon at 7:35 AM on October 4, 2002


trioperative already said it, but since the theme seems to be needless, redundant repetition:

The joke is that people who supposedly are interested in Metafilter can't be bothered to scan the previous day's FPPs before reposting.

LOL.
posted by soyjoy at 7:43 AM on October 4, 2002


I skip over words (thank you seventh grade Reading Lab) especially when reading online

The Ten Commandments is a whole different experience for nofi.
posted by Kafkaesque at 8:42 AM on October 4, 2002


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