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How long do you wait to drop a good joke in a thread if you have one?

Asked by Imadethisupwithnoforethought (14271 points ) October 6th, 2011

This is in no way a knock or a complaint- I lurve the joke answers.

I am just curious. If you see a question in General or Meta, and you think of a funny joke, do you have an internal rule about how many actual answers come in before you add your comment?

Have you ever gotten pissed somebody beat you with a similar line?

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poisonedantidote's avatar

If it’s the social area I will drop a joke any time, but often feel like a bit of a twat when I post a joke as the first answer. In the general area I have given up on the idea of jokes, I just accept it’s not the place for it and refrain.

However, I often get a strong urge to troll the ever loving crap out of the general area with jokes. I often see questions in there that are just begging for a good bit of sarcasm, or random strange humor.

Looking at the general section questions at the moment, here are some I would not mind dropping a joke in:

- What are alcoholics known for doing?

- What methods have worked for you to get your child to stop talking back?

and…

How should I go about destroying some data?

As for Meta, its rare to find me here, so few jokes.

filmfann's avatar

Sometimes I think of a funny answer, then I agonize over trying to find the proper answer to join it, so that it isn’t removed by the mods.

janbb's avatar

As with farts, I pretty much just let them fly, although I do try to be careful that I am in the right section.

Bellatrix's avatar

I am pretty spontaneous. If I think of something, I post it.

Symbeline's avatar

If I have something, it just happens. It’s ’‘usually’’ related to the matter at hand, but I can be pretty crass, stupid and obscure, so it hardly ever seems like it.

I wait for nothing though.

blueiiznh's avatar

Depends on my mood and if I read the question as serious or supercilious .

I give both when both are there, but the supercilious one hits first.

CWOTUS's avatar

I like to tell thread-appropriate jokes. I’ve forgotten more jokes than I can recall now, and I can recall hundreds. But it wouldn’t be appropriate to drop some jokes – even the best ones – in a thread that’s not fertile for that joke.

JilltheTooth's avatar

penguin farts…hee hee hee

janbb's avatar

(blushes)

rebbel's avatar

Usually after already nine answers have been given.
But, as you can see, they’re not always successful…

erichw1504's avatar

What is this section you call “General”?

CWOTUS's avatar

Oh, it’s major, colonel. But that’s a private joke.

janbb's avatar

@CWOTUS That was a really rank comment.

erichw1504's avatar

@CWOTUS I senior joke the other day, but didn’t like it.

JilltheTooth's avatar

Pounding my head on the desk, now.

janbb's avatar

I think we’re all suffering from corporal punishment.

JilltheTooth's avatar

Coming over to pound your head on the desk, now…

janbb's avatar

Oy – that hoits!

CWOTUS's avatar

@JilltheTooth you could drill her from now until next March, and she’d still parade those things out there. It’s going to take heavy artillery to stop her. Personally, I think she tanked on this thread.

janbb's avatar

@CWOTUS I call @JilltheTooth as a materiel witness.

CWOTUS's avatar

@janbb the Tooth! You can’t handle the Tooth!

janbb's avatar

@CWOTUS Inci-dentally, I can. (and by the way, that was good.)

JilltheTooth's avatar

And yes, that was very good, both of you

CWOTUS's avatar

Eh, I’m still waiting for a good joke. These are just bombs.

janbb's avatar

@CWOTUS So nu? Bring out the heavy artillery; why cannon you!

CWOTUS's avatar

Ack! Ack! Is that the best you’ve got?

JilltheTooth's avatar

@CWOTUS : Don’t you mean “Auk, Auk”?

janbb's avatar

@JilltheTooth Now don’t get too emu-tional here!

lillycoyote's avatar

It’s not a matter of time or how many answers. If a question is in social or meta, I just drop it. If the question is in general I try to control myself but sometimes I can’t. And if I can’t, on occasion, control myself, I do it with the full knowledge that I will almost certainly be modded.

Coloma's avatar

What ^ she said!

I mean c’mon…can’t you tell by my face that I’m a joker? LOL

SavoirFaire's avatar

Q: How did the hipster burn the roof of his mouth?
A: He ate his pizza before it was cool.

This long.

blueiiznh's avatar

@SavoirFaire far out, we got pizza for munchies!

Symbeline's avatar

I just did right now!

Except it’s not actually a good joke.

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