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September 27, 2006


Ruby Riley

When I had my original blog and it was drawing a lot of traffic, I got responses like this too. A lot of people not at all getting what seemed to be an obvious joke. And recently I took a creative writing class online with students from all over the U.S. I wrote a humorous how-to article about keeping in touch with your friends, and one of the ideas was to mail them odd and interesting clutter from off of your desk at work. My classmates came back with comments about how it might be immoral to use the company mail system for this purpose.


I hear you, Ruby. I suppose, when someone fails to get the gag, no amount of explaining will do. They'll only ever see it as a poor joke at best.

Also: Thank goodness that you DO have a sense of humour! :)

Gives me hope.


You don't understand what it's like to live among people who believe that The Onion and The Colbert Report are legitimate, non-satirical news sources.

I don't know what's more unsettling, the amount of time bud spends googling himself or the fact that his professor felt the need to weigh in on the topic of "failed jokes."


Confuzzled: Thanks for the comment, and for the shared perspective.

Maybe we should start and Irony 101 course at every major college?

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