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By Lambert Strether of Corrente

Affected person readers, this title of this submit is just not Lambert-style gentle irony, alluding to a farce about the collapse of the Roman empire (written — I used to be at this time years previous once I discovered this, go determine — by Stephen Sondheim). Relatively, I assumed that after the multi-course extravaganza of dangerous information, dangerous religion… properly, I’m at a loss, let’s to to the algos–

— however there aren’t any dangerous youngsters in my life, so good! Higher than anticipated! “Multi-course extravaganza,” I say, requiring a palate cleanser, “a neutral-flavored meals or drink that removes meals residue from the tongue permitting one to extra precisely assess a brand new taste” (of bullshit, little doubt, since realism springs everlasting).

It occurred to me that jokes, whether or not one-liners or sketches, could be one such residue-cleaning gadget. Additionally, laughter is good for stress and the immune system. And so I’ve aggregated some humor. I hope the jokes don’t bomb, and I hope, whether or not they do or not, you’ll contribute your personal!

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Starting at first with a bartender joke:

A bartender says, “We don’t serve time vacationers in right here!”

A time traveler walks right into a bar.

Swap in a pet retailer:

If there’s a comedy vertical with a wealthy vein of jokes on the Twitter, I didn’t discover it:

Children discover child jokes humorous:

One other child joke, however an older child:

NFT-adjacent, so horridly commoditized not directly….

Transferring to stand-up and video, extra one-liners:

There are lots of duck jokes, that is Mitch Hedberg’s:

I actually needed to search out some Phyllis Diller, however I couldn’t discover something appropriate:

“Mom Theresa’s previous formal!” 1984. on the finish of feminism’s second wave.

Bob Newhard, gentle as soufflé:

Not all comedy is gentle:

I’m wondering if these jokes land, at this time. They’re very Freudian, very ’50s. Maybe the household has utterly modified?

Louis CK on race relations. Oh my, the punchline:

Regardless of Louis CK’s shall we say unorthodox disgusting and creepy views on the accumulation of social capital from unconsenting associates in his field, I nonetheless assume it is a nice sketch and way more worthwhile than something his detractors might produce. (It’s unhappy that nice artists aren’t all the time good individuals.) “Give them a while to be cranky” is one thing I might take to coronary heart (versus kicking sideways, or down).

Richard Prior [a bit NSFW]:

Mudbone is a recurring Pryor character. Mudbone’s accent, oddly, introduced Bert and I to thoughts:

And ending on the dryest potential be aware, a brand new episode of Bob & Ray’s “Garish Summit” surfaces:

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I hope your palate is at the least refreshed, if not cleansed. This being Bare Capitalism, we in all probability have some stand-up comedians within the readership; in that case, I’m wondering what y’all assume. I’ve tended to think about comedy and humor as timeless. However doing this aggregation, which has materials from once I was a young person all the best way to at this time actually introduced dwelling to me how embedded in time comedy actually is. If there’s a good historical past of comedy, I ought to go learn it. “It’s a joke!” Nicely, sure.

Anyhow, the principle objective of this submit was to offer some laughs to the readership, and if any of you laughed, I’m completely satisfied. Additionally, please be happy so as to add jokes and sketches to the feedback!

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