asyluman at gmail.com
Tue Apr 28 20:27:11 UTC 2009
You must not attend high school.
I, on the other hand, do; how anyone could not understand this joke (or why
anyone would analyze it for semantic meaning rather than the obvious implied
humor) escapes me.
On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 3:38 PM, hkhenson <hkhenson at rogers.com> wrote:
> 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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