What do you get when you cross a joke with a rhetorical question?

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March 10, 2011 by Tracey S. Rosenberg

We pause our usual writing-themed discussions to repost the best (in my own opinion, natch) of the intellectual jokes posted on reddit.com, mainly so I know where to find them again when I want to pass them off as my own witticisms at a cocktail party tell them.

Is it solipsistic in here or is it just me?

M.C. Escher walks into a bar. The bartender says, “hey, want to hear a joke? Okay, so M.C. Escher walks into a bar. The bartender says, “hey, want to hear a joke? Okay, so M.C. Escher walks into a bar. The bartender says, “hey, want to hear a joke? Okay, so…

My friends tell me I’m condescending. (That means I talk down to people.)

What did the Buddhist say to the hot dog vendor? “Make me one with everything.”

Why did the chicken cross the Möbius strip? To get to the same side.

(On a red bumper sticker) If this sticker is blue, you’re driving too fast!

Knock Knock
Who’s there?
To
To who?
To whom!

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I'm a novelist and poet (both page and performance). I've published a historical novel, The Girl in the Bunker, and two poetry pamphlets, Lipstick is Always a Plus and The Naming of Cancer. I've won a Fulbright scholarship in creative writing and a New Writers Award from the Scottish Book Trust.

For upcoming events, biographical trivia, and details on how to order my books, please see the pages below. Anything else, please email me at writingmostly at gmail dot com.

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CURRENTLY READING: You are One of Them by Elliott Holt.

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