JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2006/04/low-humor.html (5 comments)

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jsid-1145073760-358210  Cindi at Sat, 15 Apr 2006 04:02:40 +0000

Mmmm, cannolis.

Too many people have no funny bone.

On the other hand, maybe that's what comes from living with teenagers.

jsid-1145104996-358227  tomWright at Sat, 15 Apr 2006 12:43:16 +0000

I still get people with the old henway line.

I do have to be judicious where I try the puseefour version.

Sometimes old school is the best school.

jsid-1145127683-358259  LabRat at Sat, 15 Apr 2006 19:01:23 +0000

On the canola oil, you missed a golden opportunity: its proper name (which is not used for obvious marketing reasons) is rape oil.

jsid-1145447936-358755  Joe Huffman at Wed, 19 Apr 2006 11:58:56 +0000

Rape and Canola are two different plants. You can't tell them apart (at least I can't) by just looking. Rape seed has a high erucic acid content which is toxic. Canola has a low (less than 1%) erucic acid content. Erucic acid is a crucial component for many of the industrial uses (Mobil One the "synthetic" oil is made from rapeseed) of rapeseed oil. Hence one variety of the plant is optimized for high erucic acid content while the other is optimized for low erucic acid content.

On the farm my brothers have raised both rape and canola.

But I digress. This is all quite off topic. It's a good joke. Closely related to a couple other favorites of mine.

If pro is the opposite of con then what is the opposite of Congress?"

If vegetarians eat vegetables what do humanitarians eat?

jsid-1145592621-359078  Paul at Fri, 21 Apr 2006 04:10:21 +0000

Pathetic that they didn't get the joke. My daughter has a wicked sense of humor, she would have gotten it immediately. Shortly after 9/11, when she was 8, her two year old brother was causing trouble. I jokingly suggested that we duct tape his mouth shut, wrap him in blankets, and tie him in his stroller. I also suggested we tell people he has a disease so they wouldn't look too closely. Without missing a beat, she said "Yeah, we can say he has SMALLPOX".

I'm so proud of her.

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