Post a joke, entertain me! (Some may be NSFW)

RolandofGilead wrote:
Jayhawker wrote:

So is it racist and stupid, or just stupid?

You tell me.

Sounds racist and stupid. Might be sexist, too. The problem is, it's not funny on any level. So it is stupid and something.

I don't get it.

The joke is it sets you up to think it's going to be racist, but then it turns out the last guy had a personal conflict with the Mexican.

It's kind of like this one:

Q: What do you call a black man who flies a plane?

A: A pilot, you racist.

There is no personal conflict. The Caucasian's real reason was the same as the other two guys, but in true, privileged fashion, he whitewashes it with a false claim of being wronged to justify his action.

It's a subtle play, but more social commentary than joke.

duckilama wrote:

There is no personal conflict. The Caucasian's real reason was the same as the other two guys, but in true, privileged fashion, he whitewashes it with a false claim of being wronged to justify his action.

It's a subtle play, but more social commentary than joke.

That finally makes sense.

Old, but:

A redhead is sitting in the roadway, counting to herself: "39... 39... 39..." A short while later, a blonde happens along, approaches the redhead, and asks what she's doing.
"I need to keep my spot," the redhead says. "Can you keep my place while I run to the bathroom? Don't forget the number 39."
"Sure," the blonde replies, and sits down in the middle of the road as the redhead gets up and leaves, then begins counting as well: "39... 39... 39..."
A short time later, a truck zooms by and flattens the blonde. The redhead returns, and resumes her original spot: "40... 40... 40..."

duckilama wrote:

There is no personal conflict. The Caucasian's real reason was the same as the other two guys, but in true, privileged fashion, he whitewashes it with a false claim of being wronged to justify his action.

It's a subtle play, but more social commentary than joke.

Wow, I wouldn't have got that in a million years. It is completely alien to the way I think about race, and even to the way I think others think about race. In my experience, racists are never subtle in the justification of their racism.

Maybe I'm just hopelessly naive.

duckilama wrote:

There is no personal conflict. The Caucasian's real reason was the same as the other two guys, but in true, privileged fashion, he whitewashes it with a false claim of being wronged to justify his action.

It's a subtle play, but more social commentary than joke.

I didn't write it, and I don't think you did either , so I'm going to disagree with you.
It's a very simple pattern-based broken expectation joke.
It works by showing you what's gonna happen, your internal Freudian censor gets ready to react, and then is bypassed. Playing off expectation is how a lot of jokes work, especially puns.
(Don't get me wrong, Freud's take on internal censors and specifically as it relates to humor is the only thing I think I agree with him on.)

BadKen wrote:
duckilama wrote:

There is no personal conflict. The Caucasian's real reason was the same as the other two guys, but in true, privileged fashion, he whitewashes it with a false claim of being wronged to justify his action.

It's a subtle play, but more social commentary than joke.

Wow, I wouldn't have got that in a million years. It is completely alien to the way I think about race, and even to the way I think others think about race. In my experience, racists are never subtle in the justification of their racism.

Maybe I'm just hopelessly naive.

Since this is the joke thread, it's tough to tell when people are serious....

I'm being serious. I didn't get the joke at all. Ducki's interpretation makes sense to me, except that I don't expect that kind of subtlety (the "too much of that in my country" switcheroo) in jokes about racists. They tend to be broader and more obvious.

Also the "too much of that in my country" parallel utterly dehumanizes the person in a way that I don't encounter even from racists. Although reading Ferguson PD emails somewhat broadened my horizons on that practice.

So to sum up, to me, the joke is not only not funny, it is confusing and poorly constructed.

I got it. It was funny.

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A man sits in his doctor's office, nervous.

Doctor: Well Mr. Jones, you're going to have to stop masturbating.
Mr. Jones: What?! No! Why?!!

Spoiler:

Doctor: Because I'm trying to examine you.

Patton Oswalt on jokes.

The use of twitter to deliver an essay on the nature of humor is no doubt part of the joke, and I'm sure it was better off viewed on your twitter stream, rather than storified. (Yes, there are 53 tweets in a row...)

Patton Oswalt ✔ @pattonoswalt
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(1/53) Q: Why did the man* throw* butter* out of the window*? A: He wanted to see* butter fly*!

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(52/53) Welcome to comedy in 2015, @Trevornoah!

Man I need to check the forums more often, I hadn't even noticed this thread!

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Man, I wanna post my all time favorite joke, but it's just too much I think. Maybe I've lurked the P&C threads too much, but man, it's dark, nasty, offensive, perverse, nefarious, quite possibly trigger-warning-ish, I don't know. I've seen some dark sh*t in this thread, but I don't wanna get kicked/banned or anything.

Instead, I'll post this more tame joke, also NSFW, but a classic:

Spoiler:

What's funnier than a dead baby?!

Spoiler:

A dead baby in a clown suit!!

kexx wrote:

Man, I wanna post my all time favorite joke, but it's just too much I think. Maybe I've lurked the P&C threads too much, but man, it's dark, nasty, offensive, perverse, nefarious, quite possibly trigger-warning-ish, I don't know. I've seen some dark sh*t in this thread, but I don't wanna get kicked/banned or anything.

Instead, I'll post this more tame joke, also NSFW, but a classic:

Spoiler:

What's funnier than a dead baby?!

Spoiler:

A dead baby in a clown suit!!

That's tame compared to your dark joke? jeez o_0 haha

PM me joke at least! If I stop posting it's because it was so dark it killed me n_n

What's the difference between mono and herpes?

Spoiler:

You get one from snatching a kiss.

Could we maybe skip the misogynistic and racist jokes? Or put them in their own thread or something?

kexx wrote:

Man, I wanna post my all time favorite joke, but it's just too much I think. Maybe I've lurked the P&C threads too much, but man, it's dark, nasty, offensive, perverse, nefarious, quite possibly trigger-warning-ish, I don't know. I've seen some dark sh*t in this thread, but I don't wanna get kicked/banned or anything.

Instead, I'll post this more tame joke, also NSFW, but a classic:

Spoiler:

What's funnier than a dead baby?!

Spoiler:

A dead baby in a clown suit!!

If we're going down that route...

Spoiler:

Why did the dead baby cross the road?

Spoiler:

Because it was stapled to the chicken.

Deleted my pedantic comment and potentially misogynistic joke. Was not meant that way.

kexx wrote:

Man, I wanna post my all time favorite joke, but it's just too much I think. Maybe I've lurked the P&C threads too much, but man, it's dark, nasty, offensive, perverse, nefarious, quite possibly trigger-warning-ish, I don't know. I've seen some dark sh*t in this thread, but I don't wanna get kicked/banned or anything.

I want the joke too!

posting again, because bless you, Patton Oswalt
http://www.salon.com/2015/04/01/patt...

This was my Mom's favorite joke:

Why did the monkey fall out of the tree?

Spoiler:

Because it was dead.

I'm not sure if rape is being classified as misogynist, but I'd just as soon not see those, either.

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Tears. Actual, welling-up tears.

Losing a spouse can be hard. In my case, it was almost impossible.

Marriage is a 3-ring circus: engagement ring, wedding ring and suffering.

Do you know the punishment for polygamy? Multiple sets of in-laws.

What's the difference between a potato and a chick pea?

Spoiler:

No-one likes having a potato on them

What's the difference between Chinese food and a screaming orgasm?

Spoiler:

Your mom didn't have Chinese food last night.

Maq wrote:

What's the difference between a potato and a chick pea?

Spoiler:

No-one likes having a potato on them

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