It’s just not funny
So Roger e-mailed me this great joke.
I went home and told it to my husband who smiled wanly and said: “Yes, that is a great joke when told by someone who doesn’t pause halfway through and then correct the earlier part of the joke before limping to the punchline.”
Harsh but fair.
Our close friend Richard has been telling the same jokes since we first met him in the early 80s and they’re still a little bit funny (but please, please don’t tell him I said so).
There is something about the progression of a comic yarn that I don’t get. I try but the ends of my jokes are great silent wildernesses broken only by the tumbleweed of embarrassed titters.
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This is the one Roger sent. It works better when I’m not telling it.
I was visiting my son and daughter-in-law last night when I asked if I could borrow a newspaper.
- 1 Cook proud of players after Town hold on for elusive first win
- 2 Stu says: Five observations following Ipswich's 1-0 win at Lincoln
- 3 Ratings: How the Ipswich Town players performed in their 1-0 Lincoln win
- 4 Watch Town CEO Ashton wildly celebrate Lincoln win with Town fans
- 5 Suffolk to miss worst of thunderstorms - but heavy downpours still expected
- 6 Gangs of 'lampers' use spotlights to distract animals and kill them
- 7 See inside stunning £2m Woodbridge home with 'fantastic leisure complex'
- 8 Five cars and a horsebox involved in crash near RAF base
- 9 Lincoln City 0-1 Ipswich Town: Bonne does the business as Blues earn first win
- 10 Concerns as 12 Suffolk landfill sites could contain 'hazardous material'
“This is the 21st century, old man,” he said. “We don’t waste money on newspapers. Here, you can borrow my iPad.”
I can tell you, that b****y fly never knew what hit it...