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June 18th, 2007
  • Q: What’s brown and sticky?
  • A: A stick.

While I think this is the Best Joke of all Time, and my fiancee
contends that is not even a joke (“because it is not funny”*), it
continues to strike me on a visceral/cognitive level. There’s the
schoolboy-glee of the imagined-yet-frustrated response, coupled
with the ontological insistence that an object has (must have?) itself
as a property.

And perhaps it is more of a suggestion. Could a stick not be sticky?
Could a chair lack chairness? My fiancee would readily agree that —
if this is a funny — it lacks funniness.

*does a joke need to be funny, any more than a piece of art be beautiful? Is funny an essential property of joke?


June 6th, 2007

Court Rebuffs F.C.C. on Fines for Indecency

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