Thursday, March 29, 2012

A dad joke I will never tire of

Suppose you are watching a movie or tv show and there is a baby or toddler who is crying or conveying some other emotion. Say "that kid can act!". I find this never fails to be funny. It also works with animals. Imagine a farmer grabbing a chicken by the legs or a fox running from hounds. Say "that chicken (or fox) can really act!". You can riff on that for further amusement, eg "So convincing", "Probably the stand-out performance of the show so far", "He was snubbed by the nominations committee", "Criminal!", etc. Deadpan is what you are aiming for. (Try out my joke for yourself the next time the opportunity presents itself, and let me know how it goes. Post a comment here. :)

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