Monday, October 02, 2006

Office Debate *W/ Update

Ok...let's see if you can find which of these things is not like the other.

(note: that will only be funny to anyone who watched too much Sesame Street as a child)






A naked man wearing jumper cables around his neck walks into a bar and orders a gin and tonic. The bartender looks at him and says, "Ok, just don't start anything".




Now...what is first question you want to ask at the end of this joke? What rubs you the wrong way about it? Anything? Nothing? I'll see what kind of answers I get before I post an update telling you all how wrong my coworkers (and probably you) are.

UPDATE:
Kendra and Orhan are the only ones who echoed my EXACT response to that damn joke...why the hell is the guy naked? Everyone else in the office tore me a new one saying that it's not the point of the joke and I'm ruining it, blah blah blah. Well, I'll tell you people what...I went to film school and the ONE thing I took away from it (other than the opinion that Tarantino is overrated) is that you NEVER set up something that juicy if it's not gonna pay off. Rule 1. Therefore, that joke can SUCK ROPE!

Everyone else either thought too much about it, which I found hilarious, or they didn't answer the question at all and their blogs will be shunned by me for the rest of the afternoon.

18 keep(s) me blogging:

Jen said...

That is THE funniest joke I've ever heard. Ever. Not one thing wrong with it. Not one. Although I don't like gin, that's not really a problem with the joke.

Devon said...

where is the comedy in that? the only thing wrong with it is that it is being classified as a joke when it clearly is not one.

Kevin said...

OK, I can now comment now that the laughter stopped. Jesus, that was funny.

AxAtlas said...

If you look at the pic upside down it looks like okey i'm totally just kidding there....
When I first read it, I laughed pretty hard...but then I downed a bit of scotch...then I tripped (like i have webbed feet...i don't really) over a flashlight...and then I got a light bulb...but I found I wasn't SETtled to read it again because I started feeling SICK...YUCK. So I took a bath.

sarah said...

Problem. He's not naked, he's wearing jumper cables. (And I still watch too much Sesame Street. And they still do that bit)

slaghammer said...

He is either underdressed, or overdressed, depending on if you consider jumper cables casual or business attire.

Kendra said...

Why is he naked?

apterix55 said...

I've heard this joke before... actually, I saw it on "cable." hahahahahahahah

Anonymous said...

yea, i'd say the only issue is that he's not technically naked. otherwise, great joke!

i will tell it to my friends, only he won't be naked so i'm not contradicting myself. :)

Orhan Kahn said...

Yes, why is he naked?

Laura said...

Why in the world is the debate about this stupid joke still going on at the office? Is this really what your conversations have been reduced to since I've been gone? Sad, sad, sad...

On a separate, much more important topic, today is my birthday. Go me, go me, it's my birthday, it's my birthday!

niall said...

Happy birthday, Laura! Doing anything special?

On a morbid note - my site is down for the next week :( I know all of ye are terribly disappointed, but I hope that with time (where time < 1 week), we can hope to live without my fantastic and boxy facility and we will, I hope, try our best to live our lives as best we can without the need for my site. Just act as though ye never frequented it!

I like the joke, Kara. I don't think I get it, so it's really annoying me though :/

INAMINI said...

kara- I think I missed out on the educational children's TV offerings. Another way of being an alien.

Anonymous said...

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Devon said...

you must have missed the portion of your film class where it was scientifically proven that your professor/teacher who convinced you tarantino is overrated is a hack...

now MY shunning begins.

AxAtlas said...

Actually, when I first read it I thought no shirt, no shoes, service??? What kind of establishment would serve someone with no shirt and no shoes. Oh the health code violations! Oh the horror! The horror!

Orhan Kahn said...

LOL @ update.

The Future said...

This seems to me like one of those situations where a group of people are given something to read or look at and each one comes back with a slightly different take on it. I think it's meant to be provocative (how's that for a pun?) rather than funny. From the looks of the comments and controversy, I'd say "mission accomplished".