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Knock, Knock...

Who’s there?

No one. You’re reading this. If you’re hearing knocks, check your door. Or seek a little professional help.

A guy walks into a bar.


A guy should really watch where he’s going.

Two sausages are frying up in a pan. One turns to the other and says, “Uh oh. Looks like we’re in a spot of trouble here.” The other one says, “ARGH! TALKING SAUSAGE!!!”

Humor is in the eye of the beholder. Or is it the ear of the beholder? But wouldn’t a beholder have to be beholding something? So then, humor is in the palm of the beholder. Hands down.

Are there basic rules that govern what’s funny and what’s not? Or at the very least, suggestions to try to make something as funny as it can possibly be.

Surprisingly, math figures in quite a bit. The rule of threes refers to the phenomenon that a joke or a gag repeated three times will certainly be funnier than twice. And if you keep building on that, even numbers generally don’t work too well. Five is funnier than four or six. Seven would be funnier too. But if you’re hammering the same joke seven or more times, it might be time to make like a tree, and leaf that joke alone. Time to branch out, wood you not agree?

I’ll stop now.

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