Monday, February 02, 2004


If you're in the mood for a chuckle, here's a list of what are supposed to be The 100 Funniest Jokes of All Time. Humor, of course, is a highly subjective thing, so I don't imagine anybody is going to find all of these funny... And some of them are so old that even if they were funny once, they've long since passed their sell-by date. But the list as a whole amused me, anyway.

Two of my favorites, just as a sample:

#5. A guy joins a monastery and takes a vow of silence: he’s allowed to say two words every seven years. After the first seven years, the elders bring him in and ask for his two words. "Cold floors," he says. They nod and send him away. Seven more years pass. They bring him back in and ask for his two words. He clears his throats and says, "Bad food." They nod and send him away. Seven more years pass. They bring him in for his two words. "I quit," he says. "That’s not surprising," the elders say. "You've done nothing but complain since you got here."

# 84. A guy is sitting at home when he hears a knock at the door. He opens the door and sees a snail on the porch. He picks up the snail and throws it as far as he can. Three years later, there’s a knock on the door. He opens it and sees the same snail. The snail says ‘What the hell was that all about?"

Actually, I heard #5 years ago, but it still makes me laugh, which I figure has to be a sign of quality!

Fair warning: quite a few of these are naughty (I especially like #12 on that score) and I suppose many of them may well be offensive to various religious groups. Read at own risk!

(Link via The Advice Goddess.)

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