EGGD
Topic Author
Posts: 11880
Joined: Sat Feb 24, 2001 12:01 am

The Essence Of A Good Joke

Wed Aug 08, 2001 5:24 am

Hey guys

Just like to tell you something, it might help you, it might not.

Lesson on telling jokes. To give them maximum effect. For a start, there are two main types of jokes, spontantious (one liners, sharp witted comments etc) jokes, and Long (like Iains for example) jokes.

Now, rule 1. When telling a joke you must tell it right first time, if you stutter or miss something out its not funny and you lose all timing, and people get an idea of the joke or get bored. This is one of the problems with Spontantious jokes, sometimes you might come out with a comment intended as a joke, but it comes out wrong and becomes offensive.

Rule 2. Never laugh while or after telling a joke, braking character loses alot of the moment, keeping a straight face while telling a joke is probably half the reason a joke is funnny.

Rule 3. Never give away anything about the punch line in a joke before you give it, for example in a long joke you have to make sure that no-one has an idea what it is going to be about until the very last line, and then they can work it out. For example, i'll take Iains joke again, there could have been any number of endings of that joke, unless you were extremely clever you can't work it out until the very end when he gives the joke.

Rule 4. Try and make your jokes clever, but not too clever, sometimes if a joke is too clever people don't know whats funny about it because you haven't given them enough information so they can find out whats so funny.

Rule 5. Always make sure you don't give away the ending (unless its a one liner) jokes are always best when you work out what is funny about it for yourselves eg look at that "s car go". You could easily spoil that by saying, you know escargos etc etc.

Rule 6. A good spontanious joke, that you can use on a forum is pick up on someones mistake, where they have written something that could be misenterpreted as a different meaning, these can sometimes be the funniest jokes of all provided it is not too vague.

Well, 6 rules is enough, feel free to add your own and try experimenting with different ways of telling jokes here, so people can give their opinion on them

Cheers

Dan
 
SSTjumbo
Posts: 2579
Joined: Sun Jun 17, 2001 3:29 am

RE: The Essence Of A Good Joke

Wed Aug 08, 2001 5:32 am

Excellent Dan!!! You oughta hold clinics/seminars for that stuff, or write a self-help book.  Big thumbs up

7) Tell it sarcastically  Big grin

8) Be blatant with your language (get to the point, don't use slangs)

BTW, Do you ever watch Late Friday Night on NBC?
I don't know, so this is my signature.
 
Guest

RE: The Essence Of A Good Joke

Wed Aug 08, 2001 6:04 am

Also, try to tell joke when everybody drunk. Bloody funny!  Smile
 
sfointern
Posts: 1104
Joined: Wed Oct 10, 2001 1:19 am

RE: The Essence Of A Good Joke

Wed Aug 08, 2001 2:05 pm

A big thumbs up EGGD!

If you wrote this yourself, you are one wise chap.
 
airlinelover
Posts: 5287
Joined: Thu Jun 07, 2001 8:03 am

RE: The Essence Of A Good Joke

Wed Aug 08, 2001 2:33 pm

EGGD, that was cool..

Chris
Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
 
iflycoach
Posts: 973
Joined: Sat Aug 19, 2000 1:37 pm

RE: The Essence Of A Good Joke

Wed Aug 08, 2001 2:55 pm

How do you fit an elephant into a Safeway?

Take the f out of way!
 
EGGD
Topic Author
Posts: 11880
Joined: Sat Feb 24, 2001 12:01 am

RE: The Essence Of A Good Joke

Fri Aug 10, 2001 4:00 am

Huh?

Saeway?

I don't get it, too clever for me!

Well yeah i did write it myself, there was alot that i wanted to put in but forgot (hell, there are too many rules!).

Here is a good joke that i found which sticks too the rules:

A young boy and a paedophile are walking into some woods at night. The little boy says "oh, this is really scary", the Paedophile replys "you think thats scary, i have to come back this way, alone!"

Haha, think about that one a while  Smile

Regards,

Dan
 
iflycoach
Posts: 973
Joined: Sat Aug 19, 2000 1:37 pm

RE: The Essence Of A Good Joke

Fri Aug 10, 2001 4:04 am

Take the F out of WAY



Someone should have said "There is no F in way"
which means "there is no f*c*in way"
 
The Shadow
Posts: 83
Joined: Sun Aug 05, 2001 6:16 am

RE: The Essence Of A Good Joke

Fri Aug 10, 2001 5:24 am

As long as it isn't an Iainhol joke, it is good enough for me.  Wink/being sarcastic

The Shadow
 
EGGD
Topic Author
Posts: 11880
Joined: Sat Feb 24, 2001 12:01 am

RE: The Essence Of A Good Joke

Fri Aug 10, 2001 9:36 am

Oh dude that is way to clever for me! But now you've explained it!

when you said:

"Someone should have said "There is no F in way"
which means "there is no f*c*in way""

You shouldn't have added "which means "thereis no f***in way"" because although if you are not looking along the right lines you won't get it, for the people who do get it it might be funnier.

You broke Rule 5!

look at that "s car go". You could easily spoil that by saying, you know escargos etc etc.

hehe!

Still a good joke though!

Cheers

Dan
 
Guest

RE: The Essence Of A Good Joke

Fri Aug 10, 2001 11:32 am

Waht the heck is a Paedophile??????  Confused

Never heard of such things.  Big grin

Aloha 737-200!!  Wink/being sarcastic
 
Guest

RE: The Essence Of A Good Joke

Fri Aug 10, 2001 2:21 pm

EGGD:

Great joke....lol
 
Guest

RE: The Essence Of A Good Joke

Fri Aug 10, 2001 3:31 pm

How 'bout this one:

Whats worse than lobsters on a piano? ......crabs on your ogan!

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: bunumuring, MileHighClubber and 15 guests

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos