[ExI] joke

hkhenson hkhenson at rogers.com
Tue Apr 28 19:38:50 UTC 2009

At 11:10 AM 4/28/2009, you wrote:
>On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 11:45 PM, Lee Corbin <lcorbin at rawbw.com> wrote:
> >
> > Any analogs to this phenomenon occur to you,
> > or emergent new generalities, or other examples?
> >
>'Man walks into a bar...
>... says "ouch."
>We find humor in the unexpected outcome that (in retrospect) could
>have been obvious.  What I find interesting is that we generally like
>this kind of deception while we dislike many others.

Minsky has a lot to say about humor.  I don't know exactly how he 
would classify this one, perhaps an "out of context" joke.

Lee, you might send this one to Marvin Minsky <minsky at media.mit.edu> 
and see what he says about it.


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