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« on: March 16, 2020, 07:41:00 PM »
John and Bill were crossing the Yukon river on horseback when Bill fell from his mount, as the current carried him down river he shouted, John save me, John save me.

John hollered back Awe shut up Bill and die like a man.

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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2020, 04:44:12 PM »
PeeWee Herman:  "So funny I forgot to laugh."
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2020, 11:19:45 PM »
Took me a minute but it did produce a grin.
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2020, 08:07:43 AM »
I'll be honest.... I don't get it, and I'm usually pretty good at getting humour... must be a US thing?

Plenty of really dark humour here in the uk... for example, there's a one-legged beggar here in Manchester. Mate of mine is a bit of a sissy when it comes to beggars, and got talking to him. Turns out, he's a veteran, and lost his leg in a campaign in Afghanistan. Mate asked him how come he was on the street begging - to which he replied; "I'm trying to raise the air fare so I can go back over there and find me bloody leg!"
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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2020, 08:58:51 AM »
I'll be honest.... I don't get it,

Me neither.   :embarassed:

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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2020, 09:41:18 AM »
+1 for the lack of comprehension.

Mind you it did take me a while to understand why that when two parrots were sat on a perch one of them wondered if the other could smell fish.....

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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2020, 04:41:24 PM »
Yip, must be a US thing.  I have no clue as to the funny side.  Didn't want to be the first to admit though, so hats off to AdeV for being brave.

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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2020, 05:14:54 PM »
A few hints for us that remember PeeWee, please.

I know Mr. Hoo is on First.  Mr. Watt is on second but I can't remember whos on third.  There's the fundamentals of US humor but Bill dying like a man - huh?
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« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2020, 05:27:15 PM »
two parrots were sat on a perch one of them wondered if the other could smell fish.....

LOL!
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« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2020, 05:38:30 PM »
Strange thing is, some American humour really is both clever AND very funny... e.g. IMHO this little dialogue from Airplane 2:

Witness : Striker was the squadron leader. He brought us in real low. But he couldn't handle it.
Prosecutor : Buddy couldn't handle it? Was Buddy one of your crew?
Witness : Right. Buddy was the bombardier. But it was Striker who couldn't handle it, and he went to pieces.
Prosecutor : Andy went to pieces?
Witness : No. Andy was the navigator. He was all right. Buddy went to pieces. It was awful how he came unglued.
Prosecutor : Howie came unglued?
Witness : Oh, no. Howie was a rock, the best tailgunner in the outfit. Buddy came unglued.
Prosecutor : And he bailed out?
Witness : No. Andy hung tough. Buddy bailed out. How he survived, it was a miracle.
Prosecutor : Then Howie survived?
Witness : No, 'fraid not. We lost Howie the next day.

All delivered pretty much deadpan.
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« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2020, 08:40:50 PM »
How do you tell the difference between a black bear and grizzly.

A black bear will chase you up a tree and the grizzly will shake you outta the tree.

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« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2020, 09:32:42 PM »
John and Bill were crossing the Yukon river on horseback when Bill fell from his mount, as the current carried him down river he shouted, John save me, John save me.

John hollered back Awe shut up Bill and die like a man.

This kind of "joke" does nothing for me I find it akin to Ernest Hemingway books, Beatles songs and Van Morrison "singing"

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« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2020, 01:33:09 PM »
Strange thing is, some American humour really is both clever AND very funny... e.g. IMHO this little dialogue from Airplane 2:

Watched that movie with the Mrs the other night.  Never watch TV but that was my 3 months allocation.
It was a very clever and funny piece and delivered Very well.

In the veg oil group I was in there was an Egyptian gentleman that played an Instrument called the Oude.
Used to bring it to all the gatherings and play the thing.  Was like we were sitting in the old Bazzar or something.  It was akin to a middle eastern Guitar.

As a joke, I used to Introduce him to people and tell them he's an oudist.  ( a Nudist).  people had no idea what an oude was so took it as  sans clothes.  Later found out he was a very religious man and was highly embarrassed at the connotation.  Of course being Highly familiar with the instrument and in the context, he took it as being an Oude player and took him some while to latch onto what all the laughter was about.

It was an easy setup too.  " so you do it in the back yard? " Oh yeah, sometimes but last week was at a wedding reception and the people really liked it.  Do you ever go to parks or anything? "  Oh yeah, I often go to the beach when I finish shift work late and night and just relax sometimes people walk along and just stop for a while.  " What does your wife think?" She really likes it but my daughter loves it and wants to play with me!

Geez we set the poor guy up something Chronic!  All in good fun as he was a really nice and kind fella always willing to help everyone else.

The ease with which "an Oudist"  and "a Nudist"  could sound so similar was hilarious and the playing was always mentioned as  " do it" .
To see the man and think of him running round in the buff was a thought that clearly took many people aback as did the setup questions  which conjured up this guy in his birthday suit  "Doing it" at weddings and at parks etc. which he responded to as an everyday run of the mill thing he and other people around enjoyed seeing him bare arsed in public places.