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September 01, 2014

Emergency Content Thread: Just the (wrong) punchline [WeirdDave]

Sometimes when Gingy and I aren't busy overseeing our vast empire of syphilitic weasels, we play a game we call "That's now how any of this works". Well, that's not quite true. I like to play the game, Gingy mostly groans and covers her eyes, I dunno why.

The way "That's now how any of this works" works is this. I'll blurt out the punchline to a well known joke, but I'll get it wrong in such a way that it makes the joke either nonsensical or better yet, convey the opposite meaning than that which the joke requires. The trick is that you have to come up with a punchline that would have the same basic meaning as the correct punchline in a different context. For example "That was no lady, that was a self propelled lawn mower" is gibberish, but "That was not just any lady, that was my wife" completely inverts the meaning of Henny Youngman's famous joke. Here are some other examples:

Yarrrr, it's steering my me nuts

Telephone, telegraph, mention it to a girl

The waiter looked in the dictionary and found "Panda: a giant marsupial living in Central Asia that dines on shoots and leaves"

That's when the conductor realized that the symphony was almost over, the sheet music was tied down and the bass section was drunk


You don't have to tell the joke (although you can if you want to), just the mangled punchline.

So Horde, what have ya got?

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