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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 since that was the first place I could find it written out)

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