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Friday, March 25, 2011

Anti-Jokes Part II - John Hodgman

Here's the John Hodgman Anti-Jokes I promised. He calls them "Jokes that Will Never Produce Laughter," but they're actually some of the funniest I've heard.

- A man goes into a bar, he has a dog with him. The dog is wearing an eye patch. The man says to the bartender, 'Ask me about my dog'. Unfortunately the bartender does not hear him, because he went deaf in one ear as a child. He serves a woman at the end of the bar. When he comes around to the man with the dog again, the man orders an imported beer. He forgets what he was going to say about the dog.

- A priest, a rabbi, and a nonreligious person are flying across the Atlantic Ocean, all for different reasons. There is engine trouble, and one of the wings catches on fire. The plane starts to go down. Luckily, there are enough parachutes for everyone. Evacuation is orderly. End of joke.

- A duck walks into a pharmacy and says to the man behind the counter, "Do you have any ointment? my beak is very chapped" the man replies "we have nothing for ducks here."

- A dog goes into a bar. He is wearing an eye patch. The dog says to the bartender, "Have you heard the one about the one-eyed dog?" The bartender, who is deaf in one ear, thinks the dog is making fun of him. He asks him to leave. The dog says, "Don't you have a sense of humor, deafie?" At the end of his shift, the bartender is tired of all the jokes. Today it's a one-eyed dog. Yesterday it was a horse with rickets. The day before: ants. He lives above the bar, in a small room. He spends the night alone there, listing to his battery operated radio, which picks up only a bad jazz station. He listens to bad jazz with his bad ear.


  1. these are really not funny :D in the first part i chuckled to almost all of them :D

  2. Didn't flinch. Does this mean they were good or not? ^^

  3. Huh. Well maybe you need to have a feel for his humor. I highly recommend his book, at least.

  4. Haha some of these can be funny, but other times they are complete whiffs

  5. Two men walk in to a shop. One buys a Mac, the other buys a PC.

  6. I love these type of jokes. My favorite is:

    Man walks into a bar, his chronic alcoholism is tearing his family apart

  7. "Have you heard the one about the one-eyed dog? lol