David Carr's "Geeks Telling Jokes"

New York Times media columnist David Carr invited some "media geeks" to tell jokes, for a video played during Carr's talk at SXSW yesterday. I have a very brief cameo, at the end. Before you hurl tomatoes, remember: none of us have plans to quit our day jobs. Also, The Aristocrats.

About the silly project, below:

Related: Carr had an interesting column about conversations at SXSW on the NYT's paywall.


  1. 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.

    1. My variation is that an engineer see’s the glass as being twice as big as it needs to be. 

  2. 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.

          1. I hail from the old FORTRAN days, where = was both an assignment and a logical test! But I like your modernized version better, 31(oct) == 25(dec).

  3. 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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