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Monday, July 8, 2013

A DELIGHTFUL WASTE OF TIME

Surfing the web aimlessly and pointlessly, I came on this list of high brow jokes.  I think some of them are hilarious.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/how-many-surrealists-does-it-take-to-screw-in-a-light-bulb-a-fish-the-most-highbrow-jokes-in-the-world-8691191.html

2 comments:

David Auerbach said...

They are, as you know, of variable quality and fitfully fit the label of 'highbrow'. The tachyon one is magnificent.There's nothing highbrow about the juggler one (and it isn't very good).And the Chomskey, Godel, et al. is just lowbrow. The Mandelbrot one is brilliant. The Satre one is a pisspoor version of a great Morganbesser one: Come time for dessert at the restaurant, the wait tells Morgenbesser that they have apple pie and cherry pie. Morgenbesser says he'll have the apple. The wait says, oh, I'm sorry, I should have said, we also have peach. "In that case, I'll have the cherry." Which is a very clever joke about rational choice theory. Etc. So, now I get to tell a few. But not in this post.

Robert Paul Wolff said...

I can tell Morgenbesser stories all day and all night. He is one of the great men of our age. I first met him, or at least saw him, in 1949, when I visited Swarthmore while looking for colleges. Getting to know Sidney was perhaps the best thing about teaching at Columbia.