• Humor: A horse walk into a Bar

    From Markem618@21:1/5 to horse on Tue Sep 14 10:17:16 2021
    A horse walks into a bar and orders a pint. The barkeep says youre
    in here pretty often. Think you might be an alcoholic?, to which the
    horse says I dont think I am., and vanishes from existence.

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    V



























    See, the joke is about Descartes famous philosophy of I think
    therefore, I am, but to explain that part before the rest of the joke
    would be to put Descartes before the horse.

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  • From DerbyDad03@21:1/5 to All on Tue Sep 14 09:19:07 2021
    On Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 11:17:26 AM UTC-4, Markem618 wrote:
    A horse walks into a bar and orders a pint. The barkeep says “you’re
    in here pretty often. Think you might be an alcoholic?”, to which the horse says “I don’t think I am.”, and vanishes from existence.

    |
    V

    See, the joke is about Descartes’ famous philosophy of ‘I think therefore, I am”, but to explain that part before the rest of the joke would be to put Descartes before the horse.

    Very nice...a little deeper than the normal A horse walks into a
    bar. The bar keeper asks "Why the long face?"

    On the subject of "deep jokes", I heard a joke many years ago that
    I still think about to this day. I really want to ask the comedian if the
    joke was as simple as it sounds or was there something deeper
    buried in there. He was the type of comedian that could go deep
    when he wanted to. Unfortunately, it was a long time ago and I don't
    even remember who the comedian was.

    He was doing a set on driving and directions and GPS's, etc. He said
    "You know how they show the arrival time on the GPS screen? That's
    not the "time to arrive", that's the "time to beat". (audience laughs)

    OK, so instead of laughing, I start thinking about it this way:

    Was that joke as simple as it sounds? e.g. If the ETA says 11:35,
    he wants to get there before 11:35. He has therefore beaten the
    original time on the display. Ha ha, simple joke.

    But wait. That time keeps updating as conditions change. It may
    have been 11:35 an hour ago, but now it's 11:34, then 11:33, etc.
    In other words, it's *impossible* to beat the time on the display
    because the arrival time shown, at arrival, will be the actual time
    of day. You *can't* beat it.

    Was the comedian being that deep or was it as simple as trying
    to beat the original time? I'm hoping that he was being deep, but
    I'll probably never really know.

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  • From krw@notreal.com@21:1/5 to teamarrows@eznet.net on Tue Sep 14 19:00:42 2021
    On Tue, 14 Sep 2021 09:19:07 -0700 (PDT), DerbyDad03
    <teamarrows@eznet.net> wrote:

    On Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 11:17:26 AM UTC-4, Markem618 wrote:
    A horse walks into a bar and orders a pint. The barkeep says youre
    in here pretty often. Think you might be an alcoholic?, to which the
    horse says I dont think I am., and vanishes from existence.

    |
    V

    See, the joke is about Descartes famous philosophy of I think
    therefore, I am, but to explain that part before the rest of the joke
    would be to put Descartes before the horse.

    Explaining a joke kinda kills it.

    Very nice...a little deeper than the normal A horse walks into a
    bar. The bar keeper asks "Why the long face?"

    On the subject of "deep jokes", I heard a joke many years ago that
    I still think about to this day. I really want to ask the comedian if the >joke was as simple as it sounds or was there something deeper
    buried in there. He was the type of comedian that could go deep
    when he wanted to. Unfortunately, it was a long time ago and I don't
    even remember who the comedian was.

    He was doing a set on driving and directions and GPS's, etc. He said
    "You know how they show the arrival time on the GPS screen? That's
    not the "time to arrive", that's the "time to beat". (audience laughs)

    OK, so instead of laughing, I start thinking about it this way:

    Was that joke as simple as it sounds? e.g. If the ETA says 11:35,
    he wants to get there before 11:35. He has therefore beaten the
    original time on the display. Ha ha, simple joke.

    But wait. That time keeps updating as conditions change. It may
    have been 11:35 an hour ago, but now it's 11:34, then 11:33, etc.
    In other words, it's *impossible* to beat the time on the display
    because the arrival time shown, at arrival, will be the actual time
    of day. You *can't* beat it.

    Was the comedian being that deep or was it as simple as trying
    to beat the original time? I'm hoping that he was being deep, but
    I'll probably never really know.

    "mistress" definition:

    Half way between a mister and a mattress.

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  • From DerbyDad03@21:1/5 to k...@notreal.com on Wed Sep 15 06:14:01 2021
    On Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 7:00:47 PM UTC-4, k...@notreal.com wrote:
    On Tue, 14 Sep 2021 09:19:07 -0700 (PDT), DerbyDad03
    <teama...@eznet.net> wrote:

    On Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 11:17:26 AM UTC-4, Markem618 wrote:
    A horse walks into a bar and orders a pint. The barkeep says “you’re >> in here pretty often. Think you might be an alcoholic?”, to which the >> horse says “I don’t think I am.”, and vanishes from existence.

    |
    V

    See, the joke is about Descartes’ famous philosophy of ‘I think
    therefore, I am”, but to explain that part before the rest of the joke >> would be to put Descartes before the horse.
    Explaining a joke kinda kills it.

    Whooosh! You totally missed the point. The so called "explanation" is
    part of the joke. It's actually the punchline.

    Did "put Descartes before the horse" (put the cart before the horse)
    even enter your mind before the "explanation"?

    Tell me how the first part of the joke is even a joke without the "explanation".

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  • From krw@notreal.com@21:1/5 to teamarrows@eznet.net on Wed Sep 15 20:54:34 2021
    On Wed, 15 Sep 2021 06:14:01 -0700 (PDT), DerbyDad03
    <teamarrows@eznet.net> wrote:

    On Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 7:00:47 PM UTC-4, k...@notreal.com wrote:
    On Tue, 14 Sep 2021 09:19:07 -0700 (PDT), DerbyDad03
    <teama...@eznet.net> wrote:

    On Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 11:17:26 AM UTC-4, Markem618 wrote:
    A horse walks into a bar and orders a pint. The barkeep says youre
    in here pretty often. Think you might be an alcoholic?, to which the
    horse says I dont think I am., and vanishes from existence.

    |
    V

    See, the joke is about Descartes famous philosophy of I think
    therefore, I am, but to explain that part before the rest of the joke
    would be to put Descartes before the horse.
    Explaining a joke kinda kills it.

    Whooosh! You totally missed the point. The so called "explanation" is
    part of the joke. It's actually the punchline.

    Did "put Descartes before the horse" (put the cart before the horse)
    even enter your mind before the "explanation"?

    Indeed, I didn't sound out the words.

    Tell me how the first part of the joke is even a joke without the >"explanation".

    I dont think I am., and vanishes from existence.

    The mirror of "I think, therefore I am" He doesn't think, therefore
    he isn't. Few would even get Descartes to begin with.

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  • From Bob La Londe@21:1/5 to Bob La Londe on Wed Sep 15 19:57:10 2021
    On 9/15/2021 7:56 PM, Bob La Londe wrote:
    On 9/15/2021 5:54 PM, krw@notreal.com wrote:
    On Wed, 15 Sep 2021 06:14:01 -0700 (PDT), DerbyDad03
    <teamarrows@eznet.net> wrote:

    On Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 7:00:47 PM UTC-4, k...@notreal.com
    wrote:
    On Tue, 14 Sep 2021 09:19:07 -0700 (PDT), DerbyDad03
    <teama...@eznet.net> wrote:

    On Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 11:17:26 AM UTC-4, Markem618 wrote: >>>>>> A horse walks into a bar and orders a pint. The barkeep says “you’re >>>>>> in here pretty often. Think you might be an alcoholic?”, to which the >>>>>> horse says “I don’t think I am.”, and vanishes from existence. >>>>>>
    |
    V

    See, the joke is about Descartes’ famous philosophy of ‘I think >>>>>> therefore, I am”, but to explain that part before the rest of the >>>>>> joke
    would be to put Descartes before the horse.
    Explaining a joke kinda kills it.

    Whooosh! You totally missed the point. The so called "explanation" is
    part of the joke. It's actually the punchline.

    Did "put Descartes before the horse" (put the cart before the horse)
    even enter your mind before the "explanation"?

    Indeed, I didn't sound out the words.

    Tell me how the first part of the joke is even a joke without the
    "explanation".

    “I don’t think I am.”, and vanishes from existence.

    The mirror of "I think, therefore I am"  He doesn't think, therefore
    he isn't. Few would even get Descartes to begin with.



    Its weird.  I read the first part, and then read it again before getting
    it was a jab at Descartes philosophy (I didn't remember it was
    Descartes.)  It was a small smile joke on its own.  Then I realize there was more and scrolled down.  It was like a bonus second joke... that actually made me laugh.





    A bit of a shaggy dog... er shaggy horse story.

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  • From Bob La Londe@21:1/5 to krw@notreal.com on Wed Sep 15 19:56:29 2021
    On 9/15/2021 5:54 PM, krw@notreal.com wrote:
    On Wed, 15 Sep 2021 06:14:01 -0700 (PDT), DerbyDad03
    <teamarrows@eznet.net> wrote:

    On Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 7:00:47 PM UTC-4, k...@notreal.com wrote: >>> On Tue, 14 Sep 2021 09:19:07 -0700 (PDT), DerbyDad03
    <teama...@eznet.net> wrote:

    On Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 11:17:26 AM UTC-4, Markem618 wrote: >>>>> A horse walks into a bar and orders a pint. The barkeep says “you’re >>>>> in here pretty often. Think you might be an alcoholic?”, to which the >>>>> horse says “I don’t think I am.”, and vanishes from existence. >>>>>
    |
    V

    See, the joke is about Descartes’ famous philosophy of ‘I think
    therefore, I am”, but to explain that part before the rest of the joke >>>>> would be to put Descartes before the horse.
    Explaining a joke kinda kills it.

    Whooosh! You totally missed the point. The so called "explanation" is
    part of the joke. It's actually the punchline.

    Did "put Descartes before the horse" (put the cart before the horse)
    even enter your mind before the "explanation"?

    Indeed, I didn't sound out the words.

    Tell me how the first part of the joke is even a joke without the
    "explanation".

    “I don’t think I am.”, and vanishes from existence.

    The mirror of "I think, therefore I am" He doesn't think, therefore
    he isn't. Few would even get Descartes to begin with.



    Its weird. I read the first part, and then read it again before getting
    it was a jab at Descartes philosophy (I didn't remember it was
    Descartes.) It was a small smile joke on its own. Then I realize there
    was more and scrolled down. It was like a bonus second joke... that
    actually made me laugh.



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  • From DerbyDad03@21:1/5 to Bob La Londe on Thu Sep 16 07:44:22 2021
    On Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 10:56:33 PM UTC-4, Bob La Londe wrote:
    On 9/15/2021 5:54 PM, k...@notreal.com wrote:
    On Wed, 15 Sep 2021 06:14:01 -0700 (PDT), DerbyDad03
    <teama...@eznet.net> wrote:

    On Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 7:00:47 PM UTC-4, k...@notreal.com wrote:
    On Tue, 14 Sep 2021 09:19:07 -0700 (PDT), DerbyDad03
    <teama...@eznet.net> wrote:

    On Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 11:17:26 AM UTC-4, Markem618 wrote: >>>>> A horse walks into a bar and orders a pint. The barkeep says “you’re
    in here pretty often. Think you might be an alcoholic?”, to which the
    horse says “I don’t think I am.”, and vanishes from existence. >>>>>
    |
    V

    See, the joke is about Descartes’ famous philosophy of ‘I think >>>>> therefore, I am”, but to explain that part before the rest of the joke
    would be to put Descartes before the horse.
    Explaining a joke kinda kills it.

    Whooosh! You totally missed the point. The so called "explanation" is
    part of the joke. It's actually the punchline.

    Did "put Descartes before the horse" (put the cart before the horse)
    even enter your mind before the "explanation"?

    Indeed, I didn't sound out the words.

    Tell me how the first part of the joke is even a joke without the
    "explanation".

    “I don’t think I am.”, and vanishes from existence.

    The mirror of "I think, therefore I am" He doesn't think, therefore
    he isn't. Few would even get Descartes to begin with.

    Its weird. I read the first part, and then read it again before getting
    it was a jab at Descartes philosophy (I didn't remember it was
    Descartes.) It was a small smile joke on its own. Then I realize there
    was more and scrolled down. It was like a bonus second joke... that
    actually made me laugh.



    I consider both parts of the joke to be a single joke. Notice which part actually made you laugh. The scroll down is the "pause" for effect as if
    the joke was told out loud.

    I would not expect anyone to come up with the pun "putting Descartes
    before the horse" on their own.

    Imagine the confused look on the listener's face after the first part is spoken. Maybe they might end up where you did - remembering the
    concept of "I think therefore, I am". Maybe they might even remember
    that Descartes came up with the concept. OK, slightly humorous.

    However, I don't think that anyone would put it all together and
    come up with "putting Descartes before the horse". That's what,
    to me, makes the joke so good. You can't really get to that without
    the "explanation" because the "explanation" contains the punchline.

    IOW...getting to the pun is the entire point of the joke. The pun is
    the punchline.

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  • From Leon@21:1/5 to All on Thu Sep 16 12:17:18 2021
    On 9/16/2021 9:44 AM, DerbyDad03 wrote:
    On Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 10:56:33 PM UTC-4, Bob La Londe wrote:
    On 9/15/2021 5:54 PM, k...@notreal.com wrote:
    On Wed, 15 Sep 2021 06:14:01 -0700 (PDT), DerbyDad03
    <teama...@eznet.net> wrote:

    On Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 7:00:47 PM UTC-4, k...@notreal.com wrote:
    On Tue, 14 Sep 2021 09:19:07 -0700 (PDT), DerbyDad03
    <teama...@eznet.net> wrote:

    On Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 11:17:26 AM UTC-4, Markem618 wrote: >>>>>>> A horse walks into a bar and orders a pint. The barkeep says “you’re
    in here pretty often. Think you might be an alcoholic?”, to which the >>>>>>> horse says “I don’t think I am.”, and vanishes from existence. >>>>>>>
    |
    V

    See, the joke is about Descartes’ famous philosophy of ‘I think >>>>>>> therefore, I am”, but to explain that part before the rest of the joke
    would be to put Descartes before the horse.
    Explaining a joke kinda kills it.

    Whooosh! You totally missed the point. The so called "explanation" is
    part of the joke. It's actually the punchline.

    Did "put Descartes before the horse" (put the cart before the horse)
    even enter your mind before the "explanation"?

    Indeed, I didn't sound out the words.

    Tell me how the first part of the joke is even a joke without the
    "explanation".

    “I don’t think I am.”, and vanishes from existence.

    The mirror of "I think, therefore I am" He doesn't think, therefore
    he isn't. Few would even get Descartes to begin with.

    Its weird. I read the first part, and then read it again before getting
    it was a jab at Descartes philosophy (I didn't remember it was
    Descartes.) It was a small smile joke on its own. Then I realize there
    was more and scrolled down. It was like a bonus second joke... that
    actually made me laugh.



    I consider both parts of the joke to be a single joke. Notice which part actually made you laugh. The scroll down is the "pause" for effect as if
    the joke was told out loud.

    I would not expect anyone to come up with the pun "putting Descartes
    before the horse" on their own.

    Imagine the confused look on the listener's face after the first part is spoken. Maybe they might end up where you did - remembering the
    concept of "I think therefore, I am". Maybe they might even remember
    that Descartes came up with the concept. OK, slightly humorous.

    However, I don't think that anyone would put it all together and
    come up with "putting Descartes before the horse". That's what,
    to me, makes the joke so good. You can't really get to that without
    the "explanation" because the "explanation" contains the punchline.

    IOW...getting to the pun is the entire point of the joke. The pun is
    the punchline.



    Woop! woop! woop! Woop! NERD ALLERT!

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  • From Bob La Londe@21:1/5 to Leon on Thu Sep 16 17:12:25 2021
    On 9/16/2021 10:17 AM, Leon wrote:
    On 9/16/2021 9:44 AM, DerbyDad03 wrote:
    On Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 10:56:33 PM UTC-4, Bob La Londe
    wrote:
    On 9/15/2021 5:54 PM, k...@notreal.com wrote:
    On Wed, 15 Sep 2021 06:14:01 -0700 (PDT), DerbyDad03
    <teama...@eznet.net> wrote:

    On Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 7:00:47 PM UTC-4,
    k...@notreal.com wrote:
    On Tue, 14 Sep 2021 09:19:07 -0700 (PDT), DerbyDad03
    <teama...@eznet.net> wrote:

    On Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 11:17:26 AM UTC-4, Markem618
    wrote:
    A horse walks into a bar and orders a pint. The barkeep says
    “you’re
    in here pretty often. Think you might be an alcoholic?”, to
    which the
    horse says “I don’t think I am.”, and vanishes from existence. >>>>>>>>
    |
    V

    See, the joke is about Descartes’ famous philosophy of ‘I think >>>>>>>> therefore, I am”, but to explain that part before the rest of >>>>>>>> the joke
    would be to put Descartes before the horse.
    Explaining a joke kinda kills it.

    Whooosh! You totally missed the point. The so called "explanation" is >>>>> part of the joke. It's actually the punchline.

    Did "put Descartes before the horse" (put the cart before the horse) >>>>> even enter your mind before the "explanation"?

    Indeed, I didn't sound out the words.

    Tell me how the first part of the joke is even a joke without the
    "explanation".

    “I don’t think I am.”, and vanishes from existence.

    The mirror of "I think, therefore I am" He doesn't think, therefore
    he isn't. Few would even get Descartes to begin with.

    Its weird. I read the first part, and then read it again before getting
    it was a jab at Descartes philosophy (I didn't remember it was
    Descartes.) It was a small smile joke on its own. Then I realize there
    was more and scrolled down. It was like a bonus second joke... that
    actually made me laugh.



    I consider both parts of the joke to be a single joke.  Notice which part >> actually made you laugh. The scroll down is the "pause" for effect as if
    the joke was told out loud.

    I would not expect anyone to come up with the pun "putting Descartes
    before the horse" on their own.

    Imagine the confused look on the listener's face after the first part is
    spoken. Maybe they might end up where you did  - remembering the
    concept of "I think therefore, I am". Maybe they might even remember
    that Descartes came up with the concept. OK, slightly humorous.

    However, I don't think that anyone would put it all together and
    come up with "putting Descartes before the horse". That's what,
    to me, makes the joke so good. You can't really get to that without
    the "explanation" because the "explanation" contains the punchline.

    IOW...getting to the pun is the entire point of the joke. The pun is
    the punchline.



    Woop!   woop! woop! Woop!    NERD ALLERT!




    Yeah, he really nerdsplained it didn't he.

    The first part is an egghead joke all on its very own. My wife (super
    smart and well educated) got the first part instantly and gave me a
    small smile and groan. Admittedly I didn't get much better reaction
    after finishing this shaggy horse story.



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  • From Bob La Londe@21:1/5 to Bob La Londe on Thu Sep 16 17:15:35 2021
    On 9/16/2021 5:12 PM, Bob La Londe wrote:
    On 9/16/2021 10:17 AM, Leon wrote:
    On 9/16/2021 9:44 AM, DerbyDad03 wrote:
    On Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 10:56:33 PM UTC-4, Bob La Londe
    wrote:
    On 9/15/2021 5:54 PM, k...@notreal.com wrote:
    On Wed, 15 Sep 2021 06:14:01 -0700 (PDT), DerbyDad03
    <teama...@eznet.net> wrote:

    On Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 7:00:47 PM UTC-4,
    k...@notreal.com wrote:
    On Tue, 14 Sep 2021 09:19:07 -0700 (PDT), DerbyDad03
    <teama...@eznet.net> wrote:

    On Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 11:17:26 AM UTC-4, Markem618 >>>>>>>> wrote:
    A horse walks into a bar and orders a pint. The barkeep says >>>>>>>>> “you’re
    in here pretty often. Think you might be an alcoholic?”, to >>>>>>>>> which the
    horse says “I don’t think I am.”, and vanishes from existence. >>>>>>>>>
    |
    V

    See, the joke is about Descartes’ famous philosophy of ‘I think >>>>>>>>> therefore, I am”, but to explain that part before the rest of >>>>>>>>> the joke
    would be to put Descartes before the horse.
    Explaining a joke kinda kills it.

    Whooosh! You totally missed the point. The so called "explanation" is >>>>>> part of the joke. It's actually the punchline.

    Did "put Descartes before the horse" (put the cart before the horse) >>>>>> even enter your mind before the "explanation"?

    Indeed, I didn't sound out the words.

    Tell me how the first part of the joke is even a joke without the
    "explanation".

    “I don’t think I am.”, and vanishes from existence.

    The mirror of "I think, therefore I am" He doesn't think, therefore
    he isn't. Few would even get Descartes to begin with.

    Its weird. I read the first part, and then read it again before getting >>>> it was a jab at Descartes philosophy (I didn't remember it was
    Descartes.) It was a small smile joke on its own. Then I realize there >>>> was more and scrolled down. It was like a bonus second joke... that
    actually made me laugh.



    I consider both parts of the joke to be a single joke.  Notice which
    part
    actually made you laugh. The scroll down is the "pause" for effect as if >>> the joke was told out loud.

    I would not expect anyone to come up with the pun "putting Descartes
    before the horse" on their own.

    Imagine the confused look on the listener's face after the first part is >>> spoken. Maybe they might end up where you did  - remembering the
    concept of "I think therefore, I am". Maybe they might even remember
    that Descartes came up with the concept. OK, slightly humorous.

    However, I don't think that anyone would put it all together and
    come up with "putting Descartes before the horse". That's what,
    to me, makes the joke so good. You can't really get to that without
    the "explanation" because the "explanation" contains the punchline.

    IOW...getting to the pun is the entire point of the joke. The pun is
    the punchline.



    Woop!   woop! woop! Woop!    NERD ALLERT!




    Yeah, he really nerdsplained it didn't he.

    The first part is an egghead joke all on its very own.  My wife (super
    smart and well educated) got the first part instantly and gave me a
    small smile and groan.  Admittedly I didn't get much better reaction
    after finishing this shaggy horse story.



    In punance for this terrible word play I waited for a moment before I
    said, "37," and she just busted out laughing which goes to show some
    jokes are funnier than others.

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  • From Michael@21:1/5 to Bob La Londe on Fri Sep 17 09:33:34 2021
    On Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 9:57:14 PM UTC-5, Bob La Londe wrote:




    A bit of a shaggy dog... er shaggy horse story.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxD3pT8C9-A

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