Oatmeal Confusion

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My oatmeal package has a joke on it, but I don't get it. Help me out here.

Q: When did dinosaurs first become popular?

A: Over 150 years ago.

-Dave
 

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Cause that is when their remnants/fossils were first found...maybe?
 
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Poncho said:
My oatmeal package has a joke on it, but I don't get it. Help me out here.

Q: When did dinosaurs first become popular?

A: Over 150 years ago.

-Dave
It seems to be informational and not a joke.
 
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It's probably only a joke for those slapjacks in the oatmeal industry. Maybe it's british humor. -Dave
 
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Maybe it's british humor. -Dave
:rofl: Well, that would explain it! :biggrin:
 
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Evo said:
:rofl: Well, that would explain it! :biggrin:
On behalf of the british people one must say, one does not have a clue :tongue2:
 
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On behalf of the british people one must say, one does not have a clue :tongue2:
Oh now, it's widely known that no one understands British humour, not even some British. :biggrin:

Speaking of oatmeal, I just made some oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. (stuffs some warm cookies into Wolram's harddrive)
 
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Evo said:
Oh now, it's widely known that no one understands British humour, not even some British. :biggrin:

Speaking of oatmeal, I just made some oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. (stuffs some warm cookies into Wolram's harddrive)
Ooh, can I have some too? And you better send some to Enigma (where has that little winged guy been anyway?), oatmeal cookies are his favorite!
 
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Speaking of oatmeal, I just made some oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.
I was about to make sugar cookies today, but was out of egg :cry:
 
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I made my famous bacon-chocolate chip cookies for the department picnic last week. Two different old ladies asked me for the recipe.
 
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Yes, that is relatively when the first dinosaur fossils were found.
 
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Maybe fossils were found then, but I still don't get why it's funny?
 
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But it isn't.
 
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rachmaninoff said:
But it isn't.

When do you think fossils were found?
 
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I meant: it isn't funny.
 
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rejected oatmeal package jokes:

Q: How do you know if there's a dinosaur under your bed?
A: Your nose hits the ceiling!

Q: How many dinosaurs can fit in an empty box?
A: One. After that, the box isn't empty anymore!

Q: How can you tell if there's a dinosaur in the refrigerator?
A: The door won't close!
 
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Poncho said:
I made my famous bacon-chocolate chip cookies for the department picnic last week. Two different old ladies asked me for the recipe.
May I have it please. I'll file it right behind my cat litter cake recipe. I've started collecting and making "out of the ordinary recipes" for work so that no one can copy them. No one tries to outdo the old lady and her Grammies Snicker-doodles or whatever. Bacon-chocolate chip cookies sounds like just the ticket. Try making an apple tartlette with strawberry syrup instead of sugar and butter. The trick is sloooooowwwww. :tongue2:
 
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This just goes to prove that anything worth knowing is printed on instant oatmeal packets. Go out and share your new-found knowledge with those who need it.

From: the back of a Quaker Maple & Brown Sugar Instant Oatmeal packet

"Q.: When did dinosaurs first become popular?"
"A.: Over 150 years ago--thanks in part to a London exhibit in 1851 that included full-size replicas of dinosaurs."

Source: Encyclopaedia Britannica.
Source of this: http://1treehill.blogspot.com/2003_11_01_1treehill_archive.html (11/17/2003 entry)
 
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Math Is Hard said:
rejected oatmeal package jokes:

Q: How do you know if there's a dinosaur under your bed?
A: Your nose hits the ceiling!

Q: How many dinosaurs can fit in an empty box?
A: One. After that, the box isn't empty anymore!

Q: How can you tell if there's a dinosaur in the refrigerator?
A: The door won't close!
Wow.. those are just.. wow.

:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Talk about sucking all the fun out of breakfast...
 
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Ahhh . . . London. Now I get it. Ha Ha Ha lol :rofl:


Q: How do you catch an elephant?
A: Hide in the bushes and make a noise like a peanut.

-Dave
 
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It's funny cause it says "over" 150 "years ago"
 
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Evo said:
Oh now, it's widely known that no one understands British humour, not even some British. :biggrin:

Speaking of oatmeal, I just made some oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. (stuffs some warm cookies into Wolram's harddrive)
hey! where's that souflée?! :grumpy:
 
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Math Is Hard said:
rejected oatmeal package jokes:

Q: How do you know if there's a dinosaur under your bed?
A: Your nose hits the ceiling!

Q: How many dinosaurs can fit in an empty box?
A: One. After that, the box isn't empty anymore!

Q: How can you tell if there's a dinosaur in the refrigerator?
A: The door won't close!
Funny shape shifter :biggrin:
 
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wolram said:
Funny shape shifter :biggrin:
Cheeky monkey!* :tongue:



*I have no idea what that means. I just always wanted to say it to an English person.
 
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cefarix said:
It's funny cause it says "over" 150 "years ago"
I still don't get it :|
 

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