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By John Lloyd, John Mitchinson

1,227 QI proof blew your socks off. 1,339 QI proof made your jaw drop. Now the QI group go back with this year's groaning sack of astonishment. organize to be knocked sideways...

Orchids can get jetlag. Lizards can't stroll and breathe while. There are 177,147 how you can tie a tie. Ladybird orgasms final for half-hour. site visitors lighting existed ahead of automobiles. Sir Bruce Forsyth is 4 months older than sliced bread. The soil on your backyard is two million years old.

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By John Lloyd, John Mitchinson

1,227 QI proof blew your socks off. 1,339 QI proof made your jaw drop. Now the QI group go back with this year's groaning sack of astonishment. organize to be knocked sideways...

Orchids can get jetlag. Lizards can't stroll and breathe while. There are 177,147 how you can tie a tie. Ladybird orgasms final for half-hour. site visitors lighting existed ahead of automobiles. Sir Bruce Forsyth is 4 months older than sliced bread. The soil on your backyard is two million years old.

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What? Of course the idea is that Puccini is so bad that what he did doesn’t even 16. 1 heard this example when Jerrold Levinson stunned his audience with it during a lecture at the University of Copenhagen in 1998. 17. 1 owe this marvelous example to Andy Austin Cohen, who also told me the quip is from Diana Vreeland. PROBLEMS AND OCCASIONS FOR JOKE-MAKING 35 count as music, and whatever it is that he did, he was bad at it. Hence Wagner is bad at music just as Puccini is bad at whatever that is.

PROBLEMS AND OCCASIONS F O R JOKE-MAKING 43 For a somewhat different kind of joke we need a topic or event that seizes the attention of many people, because these jokes are, so to speak, meant for everyone. For a general audience, we need something that everyone can be expected to know, and for this we need something widely publicized, and anything like this will be an obvious candidate for jokes, no matter how solemn the event or serious the topic. Thus we have jokes about the Polish pope, the illness of Ronald Reagan, the crashes of airplanes, and the blowing-up of a federal building, and also about imagined events, like World War 111.

Not necessarily,” said the teacher, a distinguished Soviet Army commander. “It is entirely possible for the smaller army to win. Just notice what happened not long ago in the Middle East. ”14 Beneath the twist in this story, the idea that the Soviet officer-candidatedid not see how to transfer the lesson of Israel to the Soviet Union, is the savage irony of the fact that at the time of the Six-Day War there were far more than 3 million Jews in the Soviet Union, many of them there only because they were not permitted to emigrate.

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