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This week's question comes from Janet Sumner Johnson of Fairfax, Delaware. Janet writes:
Dear Chris,I hope you got the $5 I sent with this e-mail. I inserted it in the slot on my console. Crossing my fingers it gets me on your blog.My question is about humor since that seems to be your thing. My husband and I have this disagreement, and maybe you can settle it for us: Is it possible to be funny on command? If so, prove it. :)Your faithful follower in Fairfax-Janet
I am going to assume you are not asking if I can fart on command (yes btw,) which is hilarious. But rather I think your question is focused around being at a party or some other interaction and someone says, "Oh, hey, this is Chris. He's funny. Chris, say something funny."
That is what I refer to as funny man's kryptonite. It's not that I can't come up with something funny per say, but that I don't want to waste any good one-liners with such a poor setup and such high anticipation. The person has this unrealistic perception that I'm going to juggle pies or something, and I might just do that, but it isn't as funny if people are expecting it and I'm just carting pies around for nothing.
Good bail outs:
"Oh, __insert_name__ you're so kind! This guy is really kind. Go ahead, do something kind. Like right now. In front of me."
"A blond a brunette and a redhead walked into a bar. None of them would go home with me."
"Something funny. Oh, I kill me!" <Then laugh like it was funny for an awkward amount of time, stop and then laugh again. Add in some coughs and wheezes too.
Really this is a terrible situation to be in and the best way to be funny is off the top of your head and by drinking large quantities of alcohol.
p.s. How old is your computer to have a slot? If the fiver starts smoking, take it out and mail it to me.