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Calling all ATS jokesters--This is your chance to get it out of your system!

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posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 08:33 AM
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I love humor. And I love Above Top Secret. I especially love when jokes are born on ATS. And there’s almost nothing more hilarious than seeing an enthralling thread title that immediately hooks you in, but when you click to indulge you find nothing but a blank opening post.

One of the funniest times I’ve ever come across this phenomenon was when I spotted a thread called “This is it” aptly posted in the Dreams & Predictions forum (now moved)www.abovetopsecret.com...

So here is your chance to get it out of your system right along with me. What thread title would you like to see followed by a completely blank post?..and you MUST include the specific forum that it would be posted in.

I will get us started with a few:

“Mom used to cook this for me when I was a kid” –Food and Cooking

“Can someone verify this for me?”—ATS Skunk Works

“I know I’m supposed to wait to post a full thread, but I just had to say this now!!!”—Introductions

“If I learned ONE thing in grad school, it was this..”—Education and Media

“The one thing no BOB should be without!”—Survival

“I will tell the interesting parts of my life right here, right now!”—The Gray Area

“Our star brothers and sisters have a message for us!”—Aliens and UFOs

“Will someone be able to find my thread here?”—RATS

“FINALLY! The proof that will end all debates forever!”—Origins and Creationism

“Life is not stressful if you look at it this way”—Philosophy and Metaphysics

“Can I ask a dumb question?”—ATS Freshman’s Forum

“I think it might need some more work. What do you guys think?”—Short Stories

“Why must so many people be spoon fed information?!”—Rant

“Is it just me or is anyone else having this issue?”—Computer Help

“I just met the most wonderful, beautiful woman and this is what I said to her..”—Relationships

“This is my 10TH year on ATS and these are the members I have grown to respect over the years”—Members

Please know that I wrote these jokes with the utmost love and respect for the ATS community. Please add your own in the spirit of laughter and lightheartedness!
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posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 09:05 AM
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posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 09:10 AM
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yes



posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 09:29 AM
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"I've just compiled a list of the honest politicians." - Political Issues


Edit - actually, maybe not.
Its getting too close to the worlds shortest book joke, which is probably not what you had in mind.
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posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 09:31 AM
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It doesn't really work like that.

I couldn't even read all of this↓.....

Originally posted by NarcolepticBuddha

“Mom used to cook this for me when I was a kid” –Food and Cooking

“Can someone verify this for me?”—ATS Skunk Works

“I know I’m supposed to wait to post a full thread, but I just had to say this now!!!”—Introductions

“If I learned ONE thing in grad school, it was this..”—Education and Media

“The one thing no BOB should be without!”—Survival

“I will tell the interesting parts of my life right here, right now!”—The Gray Area

“Our star brothers and sisters have a message for us!”—Aliens and UFOs

“Will someone be able to find my thread here?”—RATS

“FINALLY! The proof that will end all debates forever!”—Origins and Creationism

“Life is not stressful if you look at it this way”—Philosophy and Metaphysics

“Can I ask a dumb question?”—ATS Freshman’s Forum

“I think it might need some more work. What do you guys think?”—Short Stories

“Why must so many people be spoon fed information?!”—Rant

“Is it just me or is anyone else having this issue?”—Computer Help

“I just met the most wonderful, beautiful woman and this is what I said to her..”—Relationships

“This is my 10TH year on ATS and these are the members I have grown to respect over the years”—Members

..... because it isn't funny when it is taken out of context.
No context = No humor.

The funniest crap comes from spontaneity. Some of the 'spur of the moment' responses can be hilarious. This place is ripe with comedic material.



posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 09:34 AM
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Originally posted by alfa1

"I've just compiled a list of the honest politicians." - Political Issues


Edit - actually, maybe not.
Its getting too close to the worlds shortest book joke, which is probably not what you had in mind.
edit on 16-1-2013 by alfa1 because: (no reason given)


Huh--I guess that's exactly what I was doing..world's shortest book. I guess it also models those posts that go like "Thread titles you'd never see on ATS."

Well, I like your joke anyway



posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 09:41 AM
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So basically you think no one has ever written a joke before? They all just brought themselves to life under some set of random, chaotic circumstances with no human intervention whatsoever, and were marveled at only after the fact?

I'm sorry I wasted your time..seeing as how you're the joke arbitrator of ATS
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posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 09:51 AM
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Originally posted by NarcolepticBuddha
reply to post by BrokenCircles
 


So basically you think no one has ever written a joke before? They all just brought themselves to life under some set of random, chaotic circumstances and were marveled at only after the fact?

I'm sorry I wasted your time..seeing as how you're the joke arbitrator of ATS

lmao. See, there ya go, that was much better.
Context with a bit of emotion.

Your slight anger = My humour.


I don't know why you're mad about it though. I said nothing about jokes. I said nothing about a waste of my time. I didn't say that you weren't funny. I was just saying that those specific fictitious titles weren't funny to me, because they have no context.







 
 
ETA: At times, context(or the lack thereof) can have quite a profound effect on the way in which certain things are perceived.





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posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 10:26 AM
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i did a 'no post' the other day [by accident] with this thread ...

Chinese Zoo visitors pelt frightened lions with SNOWBALLS

i entered the text and a pic real quick and then u2u'd the mod, as he had moved it quickly to the trash.

the moral of the story is don't press 'enter' when the cursor is in the box to enter your title, it will post your thread before you are done!






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