Pet-Peeve: Dumb Jokes

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A man walks into a bar, and said, “Ouch.”

I first heard that joke on a TV show. It is slightly humorous, but hate to break it to the writer of this joke: it is lame. LAME! I hate it when people tell lame jokes…AND think they are funny. These are people I like to call “Jesters.” They tell the lamest jokes because they think it’s their duty to tell them, and they think it is your duty to laugh.

Did you hear about the red ship and the blue ship that collided? Both crews are marooned. 

Yes, the look Jesters get on their face when they realize you’re not laughing. They usually will say something stupid like, “You’re not laughing” or “Isn’t that funny” or my personal favorite: “Don’t you get it?” Yes, we get your stupid joke. It was lame…Lame…LAME!

What did the ghost say to the bee? Boo-Bee!

Lame jokes are the reason we strive through the Humor section at Barnes & Noble. We dig through books are related to our favorite TV Shows like Jon Stewart’s Earth or Chuck Norris’ The Official Chuck Norris Fact Book: 101 of Chuck’s Favorite Facts and Stories. The fact that we have to peruse a good book to find a chuckle or laugh speaks to how our funny bones are loosing their calcium. Don’t get me wrong, comedians have been around for a very long time, but when it comes down to it, the common funny man has to chuckles from funny real life stories (that makes the protagonist feel like an idiot) or dirty jokes (which I despise, okay so a good “That’s what she said” joke will make me smile).

What do you call a pig that does karate? A Pork Chop.

Anyway, it just drives me crazy when these jokes are forced down our throats by well meaning Jesters who intrude into our lives. I hope that someday, we will be able to find a way to create better jokes. Who knows, we may redevelop our funny bone when we start being funny for ourselves.

I decided to end this article with a my favorite lame joke. I tell this one to my sister to drive her crazy.

A man walked into a doctor’s office with a frog on his head. The doctor chuckles and says, “That’s the strangest wart I’ve ever seen.” The frog says, “Yeah, I woke up this morning and this thing was stuck to my rear.”

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