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Warped or outdated sense of humor?

The past two days I've told my coworkers (and Ro) jokes that have totally bombed. I mean crash and burn, lie there on the floor dead in flames jokes. I'm wondering if my sense of humor is too warped, outdated or left-field for the "normal" person.

1) This is from Fibber McGee and Molly. (background here) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibber_McGee_and_Molly

I don't know how it came up but we got to talking about Halloween and tricks or treats and the like and it turned my mind to an episode of Fibber McGee and Molly. In an episode where Fibber is looking for his hip boots to go fishing they get to talking about Halloween as well and Fibber relates what happened to him one night. He and two of his friends were out trick or treating and a tornado hit. "Talk about being three sheets in the wind."
Yeah, no one got it.

2) I realized that we have a dead spot in the casino where there is no camera coverage at all. So I needed the layout of the cameras we do have to figure out if I needed a new one or if I could just move an existing one. I couldn't find the darn thing, but in looking through the state codes I found that in the definitions section they have defined player, dealer, cashier, pit boss, security officer, and surveillance officer (among others). I said that its a good thing we're all defined so clearly so if we ever stop thinking we won't disappear.
No one got it.
I went a step further and told the old joke about Rene Descart walks into a bar. The barman asks if he wants a drink. He says I think not and vanishes.
No one got that one either.

Now I'm depressed. Oh well, at least my dad understood and got them both.



( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 24th, 2008 09:06 am (UTC)
Hmm, I like think of your humor as a little warped but the Fibber McGee thing went a little over my head but the casino thing I got.
Sep. 24th, 2008 10:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :) I like warped. And truthfully I like it when I worry my co-workers too.
Fibber McGee - three sheets in the wind = drunk as hell. It was the 1940s. They were watching their language. I'll post the link to the actual episode tonight after my chemistry exam, Criminal Minds and NY.
Sep. 24th, 2008 10:09 pm (UTC)
Oh, okay. I know what three sheets to the wind means, I just thought there was something I was missing. Guess I overthought it.
Sep. 25th, 2008 06:36 am (UTC)
*grin* Happens to all of us.
Sep. 24th, 2008 09:56 pm (UTC)
if i had been there i would have laughed. your humor is obscure but i totally understand you. i have to say "oh, nevermind, it won't be funny when i explain it anyway" a lot. but i tend to make myself laugh so its not that bad. and...my dad is about the only one who gets all my jokes too. =)
Sep. 24th, 2008 10:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks kiddo. It makes me feel better to know there are folks out there who do understand what I'm trying to say. I think I might give up explaining because it just depresses me.
Sep. 25th, 2008 12:42 am (UTC)
LOL Good ones!
Sep. 25th, 2008 06:12 am (UTC)
Thanks. *grin*
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