Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I Report, You Decide

Jacob is currently reading a psychology book about quirks. In it there is a chapter that discusses humor and jokes. It explains why certain jokes are funny, how your brain processes them, etc. The book gives several examples of different jokes that illustrate these points. So the other night as we were both reading in bed, Jacob told me one of the jokes in the book (#1). It was pretty short and simple, but I laughed out loud and almost came to tears. Maybe it was just really late (9:30pm) or I was really tired, but I just couldn't stop laughing. Then last night he read me another joke in that chapter (#2), this time it was the personal favorite of the pyschologist who wrote the book. I thought it was another excellent piece of humor. So please tell me which of the two you like best. Or neither if you don't find them funny. But come on, certainly no respectable Sweeneyville reader wouldn't find these hysterical :) Okay, maybe I am overselling just a tad...


Two fish in a tank. One turns to the other and says, "Do you know how to drive this?"

A dog goes into a telegraph office, takes a blank form, and writes: "Woof woof. Woof Woof Woof. Woof Woof Woof Woof."
The clerk examines the paper and politely tells the dog: "There are only nine words here. You could send another 'Woof' for the same price."
The dog looks confused and replies, "But that would make no sense at all."

Mom, you are not allowed to leave a comment regarding joke #1. It is hilarious, end of story.


Mags said...

Did the book say why you would think these were so funny?

Mags said...

Ok, tested on the hubby. He did chuckle at #2.

DeAnne said...

I liked #1...and laughed. #2 I went ohhhhhh yeh. aha.

what does it say about knock knock jokes?

Linnley Marie said...

I thought they were both clever. Laughed at them both.

Meredith said...

I thought they were both laugh-out-loud funny!