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According to research, I should wait until 6:03 next week to start our joke exchange...
No connection here with getting home to dinner I'm sure:
"Laugh Lab researchers found that jokes are funniest at 6:03 PM around the middle of the month and least humorous at 1:30 AM at the end of the month."
And what were you doing calling me at 1:30 AM?

"The (Laugh Lab) also found that “people who laugh more … have healthier immune systems than others,” and they cite another researcher “who estimated that a good laugh produces an increase in heart rate that is equivalent to ten minutes on a rowing machine.”"

Read and contribute here for your own health!

It's been long long rainy week...
so, heard any good jokes recently? Or any bad puns?

Here's the world's funniest joke (or possibly not, as per Monty Python), joke most rated 65% or over by people all over the world who got snookered into rating jokes by the Laugh Lab, I mean, according to a study by the Laugh Lab at Hertfordshire University:

"A couple of hunters are out in the woods when one of them falls to the ground. He doesn't seem to be breathing, his eyes are rolled back in his head. The other guy whips out his cell phone and calls the emergency services. He gasps to the operator: "My friend is dead! What can I do?" The operator, in a calm soothing voice, says, "Just take it easy. I can help. First, let's make sure he's dead." There is a silence, then a shot is heard. The guy's voice comes back on the line. He says: "O.K., now what?""

--by Spike Milligan, the British comedian, musician and chief writer of the legendary “Goon Show.”

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How many film directors does it take to change a light bulb?
Just one, but he wants to do it thirty-two times and when he's done, everyone says that his last light bulb was much better.

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A man speaks frantically into the phone, "My wife is pregnant, and her contractions are only two minutes apart!"
"Is this her first child?" the doctor queries.
"No, you idiot!" the man shouts. "This is her husband!"

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Patient to the eye doctor: "Whenever I drink coffee, I have this sharp, excruciating pain."

"Try to remember to remove the spoon from the cup before drinking."

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Why do melons have to get married in church?
Cantaloupe.

(read aloud.)

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When I got home last night, my wife demanded that I take her someplace expensive....so, I took her to a gas station...

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What's the difference between ignorance, apathy and ambivalence?

I don't know and I don't care one way or the other.

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used to entertain his clients at his cabin in the woods. One weekend, a client from Prague was visiting and the lawyer took him to the cabin.

In the morning, they decided to pick berries for their breakfast cereal and headed to the berry patch about the same time two bears - a large male and a smaller female - decided to do the same thing.

The male bear grabbed the client from Prague with his paws and began to devour him. The lawyer decided to run for help.

When the lawyer reached the highway, he managed to flag down a passing deputy sherrif, who grabbed his rifle and followed the attorney back to the berry patch.

The bears were still filling themselves with berries, but the client was nowhere to be seen. The lawyer pointed to the large male and told the deputy, "That male - that's the one that at my client from Prague."

The deputy drew a bead, pulled the trigger, and dropped the female bear.

"Why'd you do that?" screamed the lawyer. "I told you it was the big male!"

The deputy replied, "I've learned to never believe a lawyer who says the Czech is in the male."

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A man walks into a bar with a chunk of asphalt.
"I'll have a beer please and one for the road."

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shaggy bears and all "...the Czech is in the male..." --nice.

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people who visit always ask (somewhat nervously) about bears, which are common around here. If I can keep a straight face while telling this, some people don't catch it's a joke until the punch line.

But then some people don't think it's a joke after the punch line.

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What's brown and sticky?

A stick.

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how about:
what is the difference between a joist and a girder?

The first wrote "Ulysses," the other wrote "Faust."

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The first batch seems defective

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“But hysteria is all the rage these days, I guess” - gqm

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and he sees an ad for one cheap in nearby North Dakota.

When he gets to North Dakota to look at the cow, he asks the farmer why he's selling it so cheap. The farmer gets a bucket and stool and begins milking the cow. Every time he pulls a teat, the cow screams ecstatically and shivers. Ole thinks this is just fine at any price and buys the cow.

When he gets the cow back to Minnesota, he calls his neighbor Sven over to see the cow. Ole gets a bucket and stool and begins to milk the cow, and every time he pulls a teat, the cow screams in shivering ecstasy.

Sven is not particularly impressed. "You got that there cow in Nord Dakoder, din you?", Sven asks.

"How'd you know?", asks Ole.

"My wife, she's from Nord Dakoder too."

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That's funny about telling the bear joke, Badger.

A relative of mine used to live in Alaska, where the forest rangers will tell you to ward off one type of bear by making noise. He had a class and they gave him some bells to shake and pepper spray for one bear, the black, and told him the other kind of bear, the grizzly, you scare away by pretending to be bigger; they give you a big red wool poncho to put over your backpack and everything so you'll look bigger.
So, then, a few days later, my relative meets a bear tracker and asks, "How do you tell the difference between the two kinds of bears?"
The tracker says, "You can tell by their scat--I guess grizzly bears like jingle bells."

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I love the "jingle bells ...".

That's almost the same as what really happened to us. We were camping in Alberta when a bear walked into our camp site and ate all of the dog's food that was out in a small pail. We waited in the car.

While I drove to the ranger station down the road to report it, the bear came back. My wife, having nothing but a tent, went over to a nearby camper til the bear left. The woman there told her moth balls keep bears away and gave my wife some to spread around the tent (why anyone takes moth balls camping is beyond me).

When the ranger showed up with the trap, I asked him about the moth balls, and he didn't think much of the idea, so we picked them up and put them in a baggy. We hung the baggy on the antenna of the car because we didn't want to stink up the tent or the car.

The bear came back later that night - the dog and I slept through it, but my wife heard it walking around. When we got up in the morning, there were partly chewed mothballs spread around and a paw print and dent on the hood of the car where the bear climbed up to get the baggy full of mothballs.

(And the next night, 200 miles away, just before we went into the tent for the night, the dog picked up the dog food pail by the handle and hid it behind a rock).

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and three politicians make it to an island. The first person is a Green, and she says, "We saved this island from being destroyed and now we can eat fresh fruit until we're rescued." The second person is a Democrat and he says, "I took a class in solar power and we can use the sun's energy to help us."
And the Republican says, "I voted for warrantless surveillance. The phone company should find us anytime now."

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Bears are so powerful.

What a great dog.

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"So, anybody in the market for a round pool table?"

[ ] Very tepidly voting for Obama [ ] ?????. [ ] Any mullah-sucking billionaire-teabagging torture-loving pus-encrusted spawn of Cthulhu, bless his (R) heart.

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Does it have to be a light bulb?

How many copy editors does it take to screw in a light bulb?

The last time this question was asked it involved art directors. Is the difference intentional? Should one or the other instance be changed? It seems inconsistent.

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What's green, has four legs and if it falls on you from a tree, you're dead?

A pool table.

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A lawyer just woke up from an operation, and he notices that the room is totally dark.
So he asks the nurse what's going on, and she says, "I pulled the shades because there's a big fire next door and I didn't want you to think the operation had been a failure."

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So this judge calls two opposing lawyers on a case into his chambers. "Now the Defense was paid me $10,000 to win the case," he says, and the defense lawyer looks all embarrassed. The judge goes on, "The Prosecution has paid me $15,000. Now, I've thought about it, and I'm returning $5,000 to the Prosecution and we'll decide this case on its merits."

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Why don't cannibals eat clowns?
They taste funny.

So the Human Cannonball decides to retire after a long distinguished career and he goes to the Ringleader and says he's leaving. "Oh no," cries the Ringmaster. "Where will we find a man of your calibar?"

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Thought it was going to be a Grant's Tomb joke, but no...

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Sven "How long you want 'em?"
Ole "Pretty long time. I'm building a house."

Have you been an organ donor?
No but I once gave an old piano to GoodWill.

My grandmother started walking 5 miles a day when she was sixty.
She's 99 today and we don't know where the heck she is.

A fellow walked into a doctor's office and the receptionist asked him what he had.
He said, "Shingles."
So she took down his name, address, medical insurance number and told him to have a seat.

A few minutes later a nurse's aid came out and asked him what he had.
He said, "Shingles."
So she took down his height, weight, a complete medical history and told him to wait in the examining room.

Ten minutes later a nurse came in and asked him what he had.
He said, "Shingles."
So she gave him a blood test, a blood pressure test, an electrocardiogram, told him to take off all his clothes and wait for the doctor.

Fifteen minutes later the doctor came in and asked him what he had.
He said, "Shingles."
The doctor said, "Where?"
He said, "Outside in the truck. Where do you want them?"

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In the next fifteen minutes? Because I'm off to watch the Olympics then (think they are streaming it live on NBC.com as well as TV)--feel free to go crazy with jokes while I'm gone...

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are lost in the desert.

The winemaker says, "I'm tired, I'm thirsty, I must have wine." The cranberry farmer says, "I'm tired, I'm thirsty, I must have cranberry juice." The doctor says, "I'm tired, I'm thirsty, I must have diabetes."

The only Olympic joke I can think of (do you know any?):

Lena was competing for Norway in the breaststroke.
She came in last by a very long way.
Getting out of the pool, she says to the judges, "I'm sorry but I think those other girls were using their arms too."

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A doctor, lawyer, kid and minister are on a plane. Plane develops mechanical trouble and pilot says everyone has to evacuate. Pilot grabs a parachute and jumps for it. Unfortunately, it turns out there's only three parachutes left.

Doctor says "I'm a doctor, I save lives. I have to live to help others." so he takes a parachute and jumps.

Lawyer says "I'm the smartest man in the world. I have to live." So he takes a parachute and jumps.

The minister looks at the kid and says "You take the last parachute. You're young and have your whole life ahead of you. I've had a long wonderful life. Go on, son."

Kid says "Thanks for thinkning about me because the smartest man in the world took my backpack."

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German

/philologist joke, sorry (and in no way meant to be anything about WWII or anything like that, if you don't get it i'll explain later/

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(i don't get it)

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opening the silverware drawer works too, for my crowd.

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: >

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Barack Obama's staff recently announced that he's planning to hold a campaign event at a NASCAR race. The event will be called 'Meet your first black guy.'"

; o

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when things and people looked like flowers and trees, the water, and the depiction of writing "the artist is the art" and the visual depiction of chi as light.

Did you like those parts?

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i was impressed by the technical/graphic stuff overall--esp that video floor and globe thing--but it all seemed meaningless to me.

I never really saw an overall theme to take from it--just a bunch of set pieces with tons of people in unison for the most part. I don't know what i was supposed to get from it, and usually they have themes, and/or are narratives or chronological things.

I guess all i took away was -- "boy, that's a lot of people, who must have all been rehearsing for months and months to do everything in unison and to the music like that (and i can see that anywhere)". The pics of kids from around the world seemed thrown in, and not at all connected to anything else i had seen, too. Plus, the whole drum/yelling thing in the beginning struck me as very regimented, martial and military/football-ish, which is kinda not appealing.

(i think it's cool tho, that they didn't use the western alphabet for the parade of athletes/countries)

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is terrible--i betcha some athletes collapse or something--and it'll prevent world records too, i think.

They say the sky is almost always grey there, and that's it's actually noteworthy when there is a blue sky.

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Things I am against: allowing the designer of the US uniforms to have large logos for his company on the uniforms;
having what looks like fake medals sewn on the chest as part of the design, especially the sweater which has a strip on it that looks like the Olympic medal ribbon...
We are great in the Olympics and win many events. We shouldn't wear a design that looks as if we are winning before we even compete.
http://guestofaguest.com/galleries/?date...

Nice to see a lot of people, along with ours, from all over the world.

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at the Olympics--the Bird's Nest?

There are some good comments by the American announcers (yes of course Bob Costas)--about the countries or athletes very briefly--but also some really punchy ones (just told the requisite Marco Polo joke)...I was surprised and saddened to hear about the Georgian armed conflict, don't know details.

I don't think that the Chinese have all the same ideas about narrative that we do, in spite of their very very early sort of epic poetry, so I'm guessing they didn't want to do all the same things. Not what I expected exactly...The Chinese have a bunch of great plantings that were done--I have a link somewhere if you want...

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but i'd already seen tons of pics of it and video (and inside it's not special at all--it's all externally cool, i guess)

It's not that it had to be a strict narrative or anything but previous opening ceremonies all had clear themes--things like "earth, air, fire, water"/"nature" or "unity" or "togetherness" or something, etc, or were meant to show a country's history and importance or people or something...

Like Sydney or Athens or most of them-- on Sydney: "... It celebrated Australia's relationship with the sea, the outback, their Aboriginal past and the development of the country from the arrival of the Europeans. ..."

What did Beijing tell us about China and themselves -- and about the idea of the Olympics itself, etc?

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Yeah seeing there again brought back sad memories, of bravery--NBC did show a little footage in the opening .

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I'll check that out...it might be that NBC going to commercial in the middle of some of the history and just cutting those parts out wasn't helpful. But you're right I think they didn't really do that. China has such an extensive history too...I liked the many kids's costumes from all over the country.

But NBC didn't cut any countries this time (countries complained.)

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NBC's coverage is way too "heartwarming/personality" based for me, and they always ignore tons of interesting sports and stories, i find.

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I don't have details but the Olympic Committee was inspecting for smog on Monday because the requirements for China to have less smog hadn't been met...I heard they were going to have close factories. It's too bad--smog is bad for everyone, be nice if they had less. Well at least international expectations might help them realize...

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human rights and openness to not cracking down on dissidents to relaxing visas, etc..

it's pitiful.

I've read that something like 20,000 new cars hit the roads in China every week (or something like that)--all people who hadn't ever driven before, and who used to take bikes or public transportation before.

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Things they have discovered have helped physical therapy treatments, and materials they've worked with have helped others, etc. I think it's probably pretty good for the poorer countries and individuals, although it's given merely on talent for sports.
The spending for hosting is worth good will too.
But it does seem as if we could spent less. You could complain to Mitt Romney.

16,000 wedding applications for today in China 08-08-08, Costas just said--and attributed it to the Olympics. That might very well be part of it--but the Chinese regard the number 8 as auspicious, lucky and good for money and good fortune, so I imagine there would have been a very large number anyway.

Huge torch, good moment.
More of those great fireworks!

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we need less competition--the Olympics are entirely nationalistic and oppositional and non-cooperative, while the world is more and more connected and entwined and co-dependent, etc..

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... and I tend to agree with you, then you might want to rethink your position on truthiness.

When all the squash plants are "entwined," mildew from one spreads pretty rapidly to the next...

[ ] Very tepidly voting for Obama [ ] ?????. [ ] Any mullah-sucking billionaire-teabagging torture-loving pus-encrusted spawn of Cthulhu, bless his (R) heart.

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since when are the Olympics in any way truly an event that does any of those things i mentioned about how the world is now, or even cares about any of them?

The Olympics are built on the very opposite of what i mentioned--pure nationalistic competition.

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too bad we can't settle our international differences by sending our armies to play soccer against each other.

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they're all about that stuff i hear--numbers-- and that "year of the fire dragon/monkey/pig/etc" stuff, and when to give birth for the most successful life of the kid, etc.

(it's surprising tho, that the official government goes by it all--especially bec they're still officially Communist, no?)

i'm a dragon : >

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Why, what do you mean? All that funny joshing between friends--and the jokes about the names they couldn't pronounce? They did do pretty well, but isn't it their job to be able to say the names?

Personality based--just because they kept showing Michael Phelps in the intro footage while they said the words "winning"?
Yeah, that's the model, pick out a few and then follow them a lot. I like in-depth coverage but it's more like they think they need to give us winners with a "predestined" backstory. Like political coverage...

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Phelps and that 41 year old swimmer woman and some 16-year-old gymnast girl--that's it this time, i think.

And they usually aren't even gold medalists--remember what a big deal they made out of the snowboarders who all lost? It's pathetic.

I betcha we also hear tearjerking, heartbreaking stories of young Chinese athletes who lost their whole families in the Earthquake too, but are competing an dedicating it to those lost or something--that's right up their alley.

I don't like how complimentary they're being already about China--it's a dictatorship and doesn't deserve praise--GE has tons of money/interests/business in China tho, so it's to be expected.

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NBC covered it like Bush said strong things and now we will be friends with China and win them over by cooperation (paraphrase.)

Is there proof of this kind of thing working with China?

But NBC's really really hyped up coverage they saved for the Olympics themselves. You will not believe the transcript. Because ya know, the coverage of what they called the "intersection of pop culture and the Olympics"--the country Madonna adopted her baby from was parading--was much more covered than more important subjects. They did touch on important subjects too but with less gusto and briefly.
Where's the hyping about importance of the Presidential debates which will affect our lives much more? Will Brokaw run even a full segment touting the importance of the Obama/McCain debate he's doing?

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It's hilarious that we already know who are the stories...there are a few more, another swimmer, etc...

And they already had that wonderful little Chinese boy on as the Chinese co-flag bearer, who rescued two of his classmates from the rubble...this stuff does get me too, and it's real in life, the media just crams the narratives into these boxes and makes it all fit. Again, like politics, with the archetypes.

Is it all just safer/easier for the media?

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That's a cheering thought.

Maybe the "New Media" (us, a little bit) can change things a little.

I wonder who we would choose to cover and why...

I know, we already did: the evil smog, the repressive Chinese government, the celebrity-obsessed press, the jocks being pushed into pre-written starring roles...

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BTW, as far as soccer teams, Italy and Germany won the last men's and women's world cups.

I agree that it would be much better to find other ways than war to settle international differences.

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doesn't mean wide-world peace? (wistfully) Although I do think it helps individual people be more open to other peoples to see them up close and personal, which happens in the Olympic Village and some with media coverage.
Like the teen camp Seeds of Peace, although that's more structured.

It's so weird NBC is somewhat ignoring the Russia-Georgia war now--athletes from both countries are there (and last night Costas said they didn't know about the war back home yet)--just seems like more coverage cut in would be appropriate although some were holding out the possibility of it all stopping quickly...I'm not as hopeful as that right now.

Although good for Iraq for athletes to compete I'm thinking.

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Interesting point--I was surprised when the announcers said--did athletes have cell phones in the parade or just cameras?

If you are correct, then they must know and know how their families are unless the fighting somehow knocks that out...sad. I can't tell about the jokes either (how ironic, eh?) but the Chinese do have superstitious which sit oddly--for us--with some of the superscience--like biggest LED screen ever.

I thought China had to unblock their internet for the games--maybe the Chinese people not watching the games are out here reading the internet while they can. If so, hi! More freedom is good!

Update and comments on the Chinese internet situation:
http://business.theage.com.au/business/c...