A spectrum of jokes

I think I used the word "puerile" to describe many blogs in my previous post, so here goes.

Here are the Grauniad’s "corrections and clarifications" from yesterday’s edition. Pay special attention to the last one on the list.

For more upmarket humour, popular science writer Brian Clegg writes on his blog Popsci that many jokes will "separate the scientists from the other people in the room". He tells a good one (go to the link in previous sentence) — well, it made me laugh, so I must be a scientist I suppose. He then asks his readers to suggest more, and there are some very funny examples in the comments.

Graham Steel’s offering (in the comment thread): "A neutron walks into a bar. “I’d like a beer,” he says. The bartender promptly serves us a beer. “How much will that be? asks the neutron. “For you?” replies the bartender. “No charge.” "

My favourite, though, is not a joke but a lovely posting via Cath Ennis on the analogy between the Lord of the Rings and doing a PhD. Lovely. Very much worth reading.

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