Y’all’s (always hilarious) comments on the last post got me thinking of the Dear Sweet Mama Theorem on Whether Stuff Is Funny. I use this at least once a day to keep from getting my ass fired, and it sounds like y’all should, too!
How it works is this: Think of what you’re about to say. Do you think it’s funny? If the answer is “yes,” it may be offensive. If the answer is “FUCK, yes!” it is most definitely going to piss somebody off. I give you an example.
Back when I was writing jokes for Chuckweasel instead of for myself, I wrote WHAT I THOUGHT was a very amusing story about a new set of Jesus Christ Action figures. Some of you may see where this is going… in fact, I was torn between 2 different punchlines:
1. Just don’t try to play with it in the bathtub, it’ll keep popping up outta the water.
2. And don’t worry if it breaks, just put it back in the box and it’ll fix itself in 3 days!
After some discussion, we went with #2. It did not go over well. Strangely enough, though, that was NOT what got Chuckweasel fired…
I also much later did a joke about how how the new manuscript from the Da Vinci code guy had been stolen, and gave the description of the suspect as… well… as the Pope. Again, fucking HILARIOUS, but apparently… not to everyone.
So, according to Dear Sweet Mama, the funnier we think something is, the more likely it is to cause a fistfight. Which is why I’m glad I found all you bitches to share my inappropriateness with! Share away!
PS: The first person to identify where I
stole borrowed the title of this post from gets TWO juice boxes in their bag lunch on the bus to hell!