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9 Responses to “David Carr's "Geeks Telling Jokes"”

  1. rvernon says:

    OK, hard act to follow.  My favorite nerd joke is from Dilbert (paraphrased): Does an engineer see the glass half full or half empty?  Neither, the engineer has two redundant glasses in case one spills.

  2. bingo says:

    thank you.  I loved most of this and have to find an opportune moment to try the last physical prank at home.  no way that works.

  3. 8bar says:

    My favorite: Why do programmers confuse Christmas and Halloween? Because 31(oct)=25(dec).

  4. jgs says:

    I have been liking this one recently:

    A mathematician, an engineer, and a physicist are being interviewed for a job. In each case, the interview goes along famously until the last question is asked: “How much is one plus one?”

    Each of them suspects a trap, and is hesitant to answer.

    The mathematician thinks for a moment, and says “I’m not sure, but I think it converges”.

    The physicist says “I’m not sure, but I think it’s on the order of one”

    The engineer gets up, closes the door to the office, and says “How much do you want it to be?”.

    (scraped from http://jcdverha.home.xs4all.nl/scijokes/6.html since that was the first place I could find it written out)

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