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franz, I'm calling up Douglas Adams because his opinion carries weight. Of course the only opinion I ever rely on is my own (though I can be convinced). Shakespeare, as much as I've read it, contains nothing really funny.
 
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BicycleTree said:
Congratulations moonbear, you got post # 3000.

And congrats to you for getting reply #3000. :biggrin: Do we share the prize? I think that's just easier than renewing the whole post vs reply argument for the next 50 posts. :smile:
 
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It's the actual number in the top right that matters.
 
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:rofl: I got the 3000th post, but Bicycle Tree got the 3000th reply. Darn, someone was supposed to post in between my two! I think the official ruling is the 3000th reply is what counts, right? :grumpy:

Anyway, I'm still celebrating that the thread has now passed 3000! :biggrin:
No thread has ever gotten this high, but we decided last time that both win.
 
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BicycleTree said:
Shakespeare, as much as I've read it, contains nothing really funny.

Oh, Shakespeare is REALLY funny...though, admittedly, I didn't "get" the humor when I was younger. There are a lot of very adult-oriented jokes in Shakespeare's work. Of course, some of it will depend on which plays you're reading. The tragedies aren't going to have you rolling in the aisles every few lines or anything.
 
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Evo said:
No thread has ever gotten this high, but we decided last time that both win.

So, where's Don Pardo (sp?) to tell us what we've won? :biggrin:
 
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franznietzsche said:
How are old jokes not funny?
My father had a book called '1001 Jokes, Toasts and Quotes for All Occassions'. I haven't seen it in years, but I'll never rest until I find it again. It was published in 1901 (the same year he was born), and a lot of the jokes in it were at least 50 or 100 years old then. A lot of them were hilarious, some were just plain sick, and others mildly amusing. For instance tombstone inscriptions from the 1700's and 1800's. (example: Below lies Miles, who's Miles below--or Here he lies and no wonder he's dead, for the wheel of the wagon ran over his head) In the next one, I'm going to substitute a modern brand name for the original which you would never have heard of, but the rest is original: Ruth rode on my Harley, on the seat in back of me; I took a bump at 95 and rode on Ruthlessly.
I don't care how old you are, that's funny. There are also more Little Willie jokes in there than I ever dreamed existed.
 
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Evo said:
We have our winners, the phone lines are now closed.

Franzy is official winner with the 2000th reply, Dex is the 2000th post.

Perhaps we can make both categories winners?
You never said anything farther than "perhaps."
 
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Moonbear said:
you all are just making me feel old tonight. :grumpy:
Gee... thanks!
 
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Danger..you message quota is full..deleat some of them.
I've actually sold several copies of that joke book..it was revised several times..up untill the 60's i think.
 
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Danger said:
My father had a book called '1001 Jokes, Toasts and Quotes for All Occassions'. I haven't seen it in years, but I'll never rest until I find it again. It was published in 1901 (the same year he was born), and a lot of the jokes in it were at least 50 or 100 years old then. A lot of them were hilarious, some were just plain sick, and others mildly amusing. For instance tombstone inscriptions from the 1700's and 1800's. (example: Below lies Miles, who's Miles below--or Here he lies and no wonder he's dead, for the wheel of the wagon ran over his head) In the next one, I'm going to substitute a modern brand name for the original which you would never have heard of, but the rest is original: Ruth rode on my Harley, on the seat in back of me; I took a bump at 95 and rode on Ruthlessly.
I don't care how old you are, that's funny. There are also more Little Willie jokes in there than I ever dreamed existed.

Oh, I've heard of that book, but never got my hands on it. I should check Amazon.

Those tombstones remind me of this little tombstone-shaped knick knack my grandfather has behind his bar that reads:
"Ma loved Pa
Pa loved women
Ma caught Pa with two in swimmin'
Here lies Pa"

:rofl: I still love that one!
 
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Danger said:
Gee... thanks!

:redface: Sorry. You're not making me feel old. You're keeping me feeling young. :wink: :devil:
 
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1900s in USA is still pretty much our current culture of humor. 1700s isn't. Find me a funny joke from the 1700s or before and you'll knock my socks off. If you could find me a bunch of funny jokes from the 1700s then you'd win the point.
 
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BicycleTree said:
franz, I'm calling up Douglas Adams because his opinion carries weight. Of course the only opinion I ever rely on is my own (though I can be convinced). Shakespeare, as much as I've read it, contains nothing really funny.

His opinions carry weight why?

If his opinions carry weight, then the pope's opinions certianly carry the wieght of god(irony intended, since you obviously wouldn't get it).

The fact that you don't get the jokes in shakespeare (especially the vast number of sex jokes, we used to call him 'the dirty old man' in my english class) just throws your lot in with the rest of the uncouth masses that i disdain so much.
 
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BicycleTree said:
1900s in USA is still pretty much our current culture of humor. 1700s isn't. Find me a funny joke from the 1700s or before and you'll knock my socks off. If you could find me a bunch of funny jokes from the 1700s then you'd win the point.


*Sigh*

Burden of proof is on you Bob (that's called an allusion).

You're the one making claims.
 
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BicycleTree said:
You never said anything farther than "perhaps."

and she said the official winner was me with post #2001 in the topright corner. Ok Bob?
 
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BicycleTree said:
franz, I'm calling up Douglas Adams
Don't waste your long-distance minutes on that... he's dead.
 
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Danger said:
Don't waste your long-distance minutes on that... he's dead.


:rofl: :rofl:

Funny.
 
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Franz, my class also covered the sex allusions in Shakespeare, Othello in particular. They aren't funny in themselves--and weren't even intended as funny in the original play, as they are spoken with anger by serious characters--they're just amusing phrases from a modern standpoint.
 
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Yes, franz, that was the point about #2001. Evo was just now claiming that she had been in favor of both #3000 and #3001 being winners.
 
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BicycleTree said:
Franz, my class also covered the sex allusions in Shakespeare, Othello in particular. They aren't funny in themselves--and weren't even intended as funny in the original play, as they are spoken with anger by serious characters--they're just amusing phrases from a modern standpoint.


I love how you refer to one play, and a tragedy at that. Did you ever read midsummer night's dream? Much ado about nothing? Hamlet(also a tragedy, but hamlet's little discussion with ophelia about it costing her a groaning to take of his edge during the player's performance, also had the bumbling grave diggers that didn't spakums da well anglish gud.)
 
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hypatia said:
Danger..you message quota is full..deleat some of them.
On my way, honey. They're still all there because I treasure every word that we've shared. (You too, Evo.) :wink:
 
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I did read Hamlet, but how about you actually quote some of it, because a bumbling gravedigger (a scene I don't even remember) who speaks with an impediment doesn't sound like a laugh-riot to me.
 
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hypatia said:
Danger..you message quota is full..deleat some of them.
Okay, Hypatia. They're gone. (Well, not the really good ones...)
 

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