Saturday, November 28, 2015

I'm Sure You'll All Agree

The ten funniest jokes ever (according to scientists at Oxford University)

8 comments:

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Pathetic. The scientists need a refresher course in humor. I'd say two or three were funny, the rest not. That Chinese one? That was funny to someone? And the kid with the quarter? Not.

Deb said...

Obviously I'm not an LSE grad student because none of them caused more than a smile. Also, why were some jokes Americanized (dollar/quarters in the barbershop joke) but others left English (World Cup as opposed to Super Bowl in the funeral joke)?

Fwiw, here are my two favorite jokes:

Patient: "Doctor! Doctor! I only have sixty seconds to live!"

Doctor: "Can't you see I'm busy? Wait a minute."

And--

Did you hear about the baker who got electrocuted? He stepped on a fruit pie and a currant run up his leg.

/Oh well, undoubtedly humor (or humour) is subjective.

Bill Crider said...

Deb, yours are funnier than theirs.

Jerry House said...

Oooo...Can't wait until Wednesday!

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Let's just say those Oxford guys are no Rodney Dangerfields.

I tell you, with my doctor, I don't get no respect. I told him, "I've swallowed a bottle of sleeping pills." He told me to have a few drinks and get some rest.

I'll tell ya, my wife and I, we don't think alike. She donates money to the homeless, and I donate money to the topless!

One time I went to a hotel. I asked the bellhop to handle my bag. He felt up my wife!

I was making love to this girl and she started crying. I said, "Are you going to hate yourself in the morning?" She said, "No, I hate myself now."


Hey, great crowd, great crowd.

Bill Crider said...

Rodney's jokes are far superior to the ones chosen. Or maybe it's all in the delivery.

Daniel Stumpf said...

Or Garrison Keillor's "Last year his wife got him a toilet brush for Christmas. He said he used it a few weeks, but then he went back to paper."

Don Coffin said...

I've heard funnier jokes from Professor Irwin Corey. (And if you know what that means, you are not young...)