In a world where Jay Leno asks people where Illinois is, and people don’t know, and then that’s considered funny, I think it’s our duty to bring back The Joke.
So I’ll tell you my favorite joke, and then you send me yours. If it makes me laugh, I’ll post it next time, so you can grab a piece of my rapidly-dwindling traffic before it disappears completely due to people realizing that, although I talk more when I’m tired, I say much, much less, ha ha ha!
Don’t put your joke in the comments — email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Oh, and if I choose your joke, I will do my best to waste a good chunk of family time hunting for an appropriate illustration, too.
Okay, here it is:
A professor is wrapping up his scholarly lecture on the structure of the universe. He asks for questions, and an old man in the back row raises his hand and says, “I hate to tell you this, but you’re all wrong. You’ve got all these fancy theories about gravitational pull and retrograde motion and orbital influences and I don’t know what all, but you know what’s really holding the world up?” “Please enlighten us, ” sneers the lecturer. “A turtle! Yep, a big ol’ turtle, with the world on his back.” When the laughter dies down, the lecturer says, “And sir, perhaps you could explain to the audience what this impressive turtle is standing on?” “Sure! Another turtle.” “Another turtle. And perhaps you could tell us–” “Mister,” says the old man, “You’re wasting your time. It’s turtles allllll the way down.”