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Black belt caterpillar wrestler BS: What is a joke? (37) RE: BS: What is a joke? 04 Oct 17


Isaac Asimov's short story Jokester is worth reading. The premis is an investigation of why we have humour and why Puns are greeted with groans instead of the laughter caused by jokes.
His conclusion (plot spoiler alert) Jokes are being imposed on humans by a higher intelligence in the same way that we impose mazes on rats!

Robin


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