pun and pain

Anton Sherwood (dasher@netcom.com)
Thu, 24 Jul 1997 18:46:33 -0700

EvMick wrote:
> As an aside...I've noticed that all forms of humor save one deal with pain.
> That exception being puns.
> Has anyone else noticed this?

Tell me, is this funny? Is it a pun? :--

R: "I'm depressed because my girlfriend is out of town."
A: "Mine is too, probably."
R: "Your girlfriend? Who's that?"
A: "No idea. But whoever she is, odds are she's out of town."

R, laughing, joined me in finishing the sentence.
There's some pain in it, obviously, but it's not essential to the joke.

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