Have you ever said anything in a humorous way in a virtual forum and got lambasted for it with scathing replies because they assumed you was serious, even with all those smilies dotted around your post? If you’re like me you would’ve just laughed at the lack of humour.
As an experiment try this…. Just tweet about having something new in your virtual world and then just wait for the over the top, frothing in the mouth reactions. In virtual world’s it’s the epitome of an anti-joke.
My fave style of humour is actually anti-humour aka anti-joke it’s basically delivering something that’s deliberately not funny, but the hearer is expecting a punchline and when this doesn’t happen, it becomes a joke in itself.
Anti-jokes or anti-humour are not everyone’s cup of tea and my renditions of my fave ones didn’t go down so well on twitter lately LOL. With anti-jokes you either laugh out loud or just scratch your head and assume the teller has just gone totally bonkers!
Here’s some from the interwebs….
Q: What is red and smells like blue paint?
A: Red paint.
Q: What’s green and has wheels?
A: Grass, I lied about the wheels.
Q: What did the farmer say when he lost his tractor?
A: Where’s my tractor?
Q: What do you call 100 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean?
A: A horrible boating accident.
Q: How many blondes does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: One. He was an electrician.
… and remember an anti-joke is not a joke when it’s a joke.