I have told this, my favorite joke, at locations the world over. It may be that I have not mastered the timing, or the art of the simultaneous eyebrow waggle-punch line delivery, but this joke never fails to not produce a laugh.
These two cannibals are eating a clown. One says to the other, “Does this taste funny to you?”
At one of the farthest reaches from home, I related this tale to a group. An hour passed and then somebody spoke up (not in English). As it was translated to me, “I thought about it and I thought about it. But I just don’t see why this joke is funny.”
As the Duke had it, never apologize, never explain. It is not only a sign of the weakness of the joke, but a personal failing as well. If somebody doesn’t laugh at your tale, you must make them feel it is their fault, not yours. That your humorous depths cannot be penetrated except by the keenest and most perspicacious of minds, the kind of mind your listener evidently does not have.
So since I am still busy, I thought this would be an opportune time to let us air our best bad jokes. Tell them below, and may the most obscure win.