Re: Hyperbole and Stereotyping For Humor

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Sat Feb 10 2001 - 12:15:49 MST

> [..hilarious punning followed]
> Amara Graps wrote:
> Geez Spike! That was dangerous. I was laughing so hard I almost fell
> off my chair. Did you stay up all night composing that?

You are too kind, Amara, however yours is not an advisable
way to deal with punsters, for it serves only to encourage
them to still greater wickedness. More prudent is a gentle but
fermi reminder, such as "We do not speak that way on this list."

Punsters look for any emotional empact, such as revulsion or
laughter, and this serves as positive feedback for their ig-
nobel activities! Otherwise our humor is soon exhausted as
posters run the gamowt of word play. We exclaim: "Yukawa-
t a pun? Heres a pun!" which is followed by still greater nonsense,
or should I say, antisense. Someone starts it, then its one after a-
Noether. Soon the bosons will Bjorken overtime, trying to make
new physics jokes, or come up with a new spin on old ones.
Just ask David, its Gross! Of course they think they are charming,
but they are in fact strange, and their jokes lack flavor. All we ask
is for the extropian physicist-commedians to grant us asymptotic
freedom from their quarky sense of humor. spike


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